Direct Development is a dynamic design and communications agency specializing in creative services for businesses, government and non-profits.



We have the expertise to fully leverage and adopt the latest integrated marketing and communications methods to create, design and push through a memorable message.



Based in Monmouth County, NJ, we are situated right in between New York and Philadelphia. Our proximity to two major metro areas helps us foster close relationships with our clients.



I love working with Direct Development. They often feel like our in-house design team. I send an idea of what I’m looking for, they ask a couple of follow-up questions and then produce something that always exceeds my expectations. They are wicked responsive and sharp. I would recommend their work to anyone who is looking for a writer or graphic designer.
Naomi Roth-Gaudette – Massachusetts Organizing Director , Families for Excellent Schools
Working with DirectDevelopment has been a pleasure. All of our experience with the company and Lori Donnelly particularly has been positive. They were able to bring our website into the 21st century and develop it to the point that our visitors have been complimentary on the ease of use and ability to find the information they seek. I would highly recommend working with DirectDevelopment for your website needs.
Eric Colvin – Municipal Clerk, Borough of Point Pleasant
A properly done website is an extremely important part of a non-profit organization. Achieving the proper branding is critical in order to present your mission to potential supporters. Direct Development was able to capture our mission in every sense of the word. They were able to achieve the clean, modern but very sensitive look that we were seeking. Surely, that was a product of their natural skill and eye for excellence but it was also a product of the planning and preparation.

Direct Development listened to all of our ideas and included them but also offered some of their own which ended up being some of our favorite aspects of the website.

They were available to us at any point in time to answer questions, make any changes and work diligently to put us at ease throughout every step of the process. Direct Development is professional but easy-going, making us feel like we were spending a relaxed time with a friend.

We are so grateful to them for taking the time and great amount of care – from conceptualization to the final product. I highly recommend Direct Development, without reservation, for any and all of your website needs!

Monica Vermeulen, The Ashley Lauren Foundation
As you know, the Brick Farmers Market was an overwhelming success and it grew in popularity each week.
The vendors were very grateful for the support and assistance from event staff and I appreciate how easy you made it for vendors to participate and to enjoy the experience!

The Farmers Market is another example of ways we are working to enhance our community and the programs, events and services we offer to our community.

Please commend your staff, particularly Victoria and Shirley, for all of their hard work!

Brick Township
As a new non-profit, with a limited budget, our Foundation was incredibly nervous about building a website. Luckily our group was referred to Lori Donnelly at Direct Development PR. Lori and her team at Direct Development PR were very patient with novices like us! Lori was able to create a website for our group within our parameters and it was just as we had envisioned. With every new idea or change, Lori was able to implement it quickly to our site. The quality of work, customer care, and attention to detail is evident in our site. Thank you Lori and Direct Development PR!
Elizabeth Bovitz – President, MESEF