Who We Are

We are a boutique, full-service digital agency located in the Historic Third Ward of Milwaukee, WI. Established in 1998, we have a collective 50+ years of experience in designing, developing, and marketing in the digital and interactive spaces. 


Our Philosophy

Our success has been tied to a mash-up between the connections and relationships we build with our clients, within the community, and amongst ourselves. Although we may not take ourselves seriously 40 hours a week, our clients' interests and expectations are top-of-mind from the moment we meet.


325 E Chicago St
Milwaukee WI, 53202


A word from Lightburn:

"We have many fun activities including a Halloween pumpkin carving contest, holiday parties, a beer club every other Thursday, ping pong tournaments, lots of paid time off, casual dress code, computer games, summer pedal pubs, and Brewers games."

Lightburn Designs offers the following options for employees who are parents to help make their lives easier:

  • Private space for nursing mothers
  • Participation in Bring Your Child to Work Day
  • Openness for children to be at the workplace occasionally
  • Family centered events or celebrations - at some locations

The following amenities are offered to employees to promote their health and wellness:

  • Private restrooms

Lightburn offers the following areas and amenities for employees to break for meals:

  • Cappuccino / coffee bar
  • Kitchen
  • Starbucks or upgraded local coffee served

The following perks and amenities are available for employees to rest and relax during breaks:

  • Ping pong/air hockey/foosball/pool tables
  • Computer games
  • Library
  • Quiet rooms to nap/relax

The following employee community building activities are available at Lightburn:

  • Sports team sponsorship
  • Company sponsored social gatherings
  • Holiday parties and activities
  • Employee art competitions
  • Friday night socials
  • Hobby groups
  • Volunteer events
  • Birthday recognition
  • Work anniversary recognition
  • Goal achievement celebrations
  • Shared special events/sports tickets

Lightburn offers the following eco-conscious options for employees:

  • Bike parking
  • Access to public transportation

Employees have the opportunity to participate in the following options at Lightburn:

  • Openness to bring dogs to work occasionally - at some locations
  • Personal music choices
  • Access to personal social media
  • Walking / outdoor meetings
  • No dress code
  • Performance contest with prizes
  • Free parking


A word from Lightburn:
"We believe our employees are our biggest asset; we treat them like adults. Get your work done so we can be a success together, and it doesn't matter when the hours are done."

Lightburn Designs offers the following non-traditional work arrangements for employees:

  • Extended maternity / paternity leave

The following scheduling options are available for hourly (non-salaried) employees:

  • Choice of beginning and end work hours (8am-4pm vs. 9am-5pm)
  • Choose the number of hours in a day (5 8-hour days vs. 4 10-hour days)
  • Work a reduced schedule during a certain time of the year
  • Decide which shift they work
  • Choose when they take breaks
  • Choose when they break for meals
  • Take time off during the workday to attend to important personal or family needs
  • Control the amount of overtime they work
  • Work a guaranteed minimum number of hours per week

Employees are aware of their schedule at least 4 weeks in advance.

Employees are aware of overtime scheduled at least 2-6 days in advance.

The following scheduling options are available for salaried employees:

  • Choice of beginning and end work hours (8am-4pm vs. 9am-5pm)
  • Allow salaried employees to work a part-time schedule
  • Choose the number of hours in a day (5 8-hour days vs. 4 10-hour days)
  • Work a reduced schedule during certain times of the year
  • Work from home regularly
  • Work from home occasionally
  • Resources are provided for remote employees
  • Work from an alternative location to attend to important family needs
  • Decide how many hours they work in a week

Lightburn offers employees the following technologies to facilitate flexibility in the workplace:

  • Company subsidized smartphone usage
  • Video conferencing
  • Remote access to organizational computer system
  • Company provided laptops/tablets

Employees can take unpaid time off to volunteer.

The following paid time-off (PTO) options are available to employees at Lightburn:

  • Use of sick time for personal time or ill dependents
  • Carry over unused sick time for future years
  • Take an extended career break for care giving or family responsibilities - on a case-by-case basis
  • Vacation time is unlimited if performance expectations are met or exceeded
  • Unused vacation time can be carried over to future years
  • Bereavement time off for the passing of a family member or partner
  • Bereavement time off for the passing of a pet - on a case-by-case basis
  • Time off during the workday to attend to family or personal needs
  • Take a sabbatical after a certain level of longevity - on a case-by-case basis
  • Return to work gradually after childbirth or adoption


Number of Employees
 Locations: 1
Business Founded

Digital Marketing; Web Design; Web Development