Merit Lee, CEO & Founder

Digital Design Solutions as featured in Old City Life Magazine

To say that Merit Lee has led an interesting life would be an understatement. Whether it’s skydiving, living on a Chinese sailboat in San Francisco for a decade, hosting a radio show reviewing wine, or modeling for Levi’s jeans, Lee is always on the hunt for adventure.
So, when an opportunity arose in the mid-1990s to get ahead of the tech boom, Lee jumped onboard.
“Living in California at that time was so vibrant and exciting,” she says.
“A friend suggested that
I get into multimedia, so I went to San Francisco State University and graduated with a degree in Internet Technology & Design in 1996.”
That same year, Lee founded Digital Design Solutions, a full-service digital marketing firm that specializes in web design, e-commerce, digital marketing, branding and graphic design, and mobile apps.
Today, as CEO and creative director, the Renaissance woman and relative newcomer to St. Augustine (she’s lived here for three years) has worked with hundreds of clients all
over the country, including local businesses like The Kookaburra, Meehan’s Irish Pub, GoFresh Farm Market, and Simply St. Augustine.
“I’ve been in this business for 21 years, and I have a different vision for each of the companies that I work with,” Lee explains. “I like to say. ‘We don’t just build your website, we position you for success.’ We can really help small businesses not just build their site, but help with marketing and make it profitable.
Merit Lee, Founder and CEO of Digital Design Solutions and SearchThruster, graduated with a degree in Internet Technology & Design from San Francisco State in 1996 and went on to found Digital Design Solutions.

She has built lucrative internet companies for over 20 years and, in addition to her flagship companies; she also founded Google Map Builder.

Merit enjoys combining her love of design and her talent for sales to create websites that are not only visually stimulating, but focus on usability and ROI.

Merit is also very involved in giving back to the community. She enjoys the title of Vice President with the 501c3 Non Profit St. Augustine United.

Her organizational skills and passion for her staff and clients contributes to the on-going success of Digital Design Solutions.

Merit is fully committed to staying on top of the latest design trends and technologies in her industry. She understands the importance of being a full-service, state-of-the-art digital marketing firm, focused on helping her clients build a successful online presence.