Work with a small, personal team to create
a brand that reflects your authentic value. 

With Persimmon Development, our founder is your lead consultant and project manager.

You are never one more client in someone's large stack of work. We take the time to know you well, hear your feedback, and craft material that feels true to you. 

Persimmon Development has given me a professional platform from which I can grow my business!
— LouAnne Giangreco, VP and CMO of Healthcare Improvement at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

We believe in true stories. 


Whether through web design, photography, branding, copy writing, email campaigns, or SEO, we understand that building your businesses is about forging connections through honest communication. 

We're here to help you understand and communicate your value,
through every piece of your communication. 


Metal letterpress type design


Web Design and Development
Logo and Branding
User Experience/User Interface

iPhone on a blue wooden floor


Email Marketing Campaigns
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Lead Generation

Modern Japanese design building


Creative Portraits
Product Images
Social Media Assets

Not only does Derek make sure to get the job done, he somehow finds a way to do the next thing that you didn’t even know you needed.
— Tim Balzer, VP of Product at Roadtrippers

Website Design


Event Photos


Creative Portraits


Video Production

Derek is a fantastic designer. I was 100% satisfied with the work done and excellent levels of communication.
— Mathew Stokes, Photographer

Persimmon Development makes
digital work to help you grow.


Our team specializes in digital communication, whether through web design and development, graphic design, photography, copy writing, email campaigns, or SEO. Our collaborators work together, so that you don't have to hire multiple contractors, saving you time and money. 

Led by photographer and web designer, Derek Neuland, Persimmon Development focuses on communication that's as beautiful as it is true. By telling your authentic story and targeting the right clients, we help you grow.  

Derek is always thinking big picture while paying meticulous attention to the specifics.
— Natalie Akers, Product Director at GAKKO

Our Team

Derek Neuland, Founder of Persimmon Development

Derek Neuland

Founder and Principal Developer

Derek Neuland founded Persimmon Development to help small businesses use design, email marketing, and beautiful websites to expand their footprint. He founded Persimmon Development with a degree in Interactive Media Design, 20 years of photography experience, and over a decade of experience in web design.

Derek designs differently. With experience with large tech startups, Derek is specialized in creating for the business you want to be tomorrow, on the budget you have available today.

From the first time Derek invited me to have coffee, I have been very impressed with his ability to listen carefully to my business challenges and provide fast and affordable solutions to help my business grow. Quite simply, he has been awesome!
— Bob Gosch, owner of Uniquely Human Fitness

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Derek took the time to listen to my needs and made my job easier. He helped me save time and made it easier for my clients to connect with my business.
— Gary Kendra, owner of Impressive Comics

Persimmon Development

Proudly Based in Buffalo, NY