Cottleston Pie designs & builds websites for organizations making a positive impact in the world.

We’ve worked with nonprofits, political campaigns, colleges & universities, world-renowned cultural institutions, and a whole lot of other great organizations.

Cottleston Pie delivers beautiful projects on time & on budget.

Cottleston Pie is the design studio of Dave Dawson. We work with companies and organizations to design and build websites and products that solve real business problems. From conception to delivery (and every step in between), Cottleston Pie takes a holistic approach to design.

The Work

Cottleston Pie specializes in responsive web design & development as well as user experience & interface design. Available for full website design projects or as an individual consultant, working alongside your team.

The studio

Each project is unique and every client has different needs. Why should the project team remain the same for problem being solved?

Led by Dave Dawson, Cottleston Pie assembles a team of partners tailored to each project, with team members who are specialized in their area of expertise. This approach allows us to create a team that is designed specifically to solve your organization’s problems.

Our Partners

Partnerships are important. We pride ourselves on working with the best people in the industry. A few of our favorite folks to work with:

Find Us

Cottleston Pie is based out of Small city coworking space where we host community events and cultivate an eclectic mix of people.

Get in touch and hire us for your next project.

Cottleston Pie Adventures

Projects that do one thing, and do it well.

The Works logo

The Works is a coworking space in a former storefront in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Opened in 2014, we’ve created an intimate community of creative people who share the space. Learn More →

The Works storefront

Photos by Jen Mussari for On The Grid.

The Works storefront
The Works backyard
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Get Biked

Get Biked is a weekly email newsletter of bikes for sale in New York City. Learn more →


scrtchpd is a simple tool for quick note taking. It saves your notes in your browser, locally, so you don’t need to worry about it. And you can write your notes in Markdown, and the app will automatically format them. Learn more →

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What’s in Season Today

What’s in Season Today is a tiny website for people that don’t know all that much about seasonal produce. This site simply lists the foods that are in season today. Learn more →

On a Wednesday

Short interviews with people. On Wednesdays.

A collaboration with Bekka Palmer where we walked around NYC and talked to strangers about their days. Learn more →

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