A Minneapolis based business providing website design, search engine optimization (SEO), web hosting and graphic design.
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Why We’re Obsessed With Building Great Websites

At Watermark Design, we are absolutely obsessed with web design, and it’s not just because it’s our profession – it’s our passion!

Our team eats, breathes, and sleeps design, and we truly believe in the power of a well-crafted website to transform local businesses.

We understand that your website is often the first point of contact between your brand and potential customers. That’s why we pour our hearts into creating visually stunning, user-friendly websites that not only captivate visitors but also convert them into loyal customers.

We take the time to understand your unique goals and challenges, ensuring that every element of your website is tailored to meet your specific needs.

When you work with Watermark Design, you’re not just getting a website; you’re getting a dedicated partner committed to helping your business thrive online.

What Do We Value?



Problem Solving


Faith in Jesus



Hard Work

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Watermark Design is a Minneapolis Web DesignSearch Engine Optimization & Website Hosting company founded by Mark Haugstad.

In 2011 we launched from Fargo and then relocated to Elk River, Minnesota in 2013.

Our main focus is building WordPress websites, but we also specialize in web hosting, logo design, and SEO. Mark has been a member of a local BNI networking chapters; Full Circle in Plymouth and MGM Networkers in Maple Grove.

How We Started

My name is Mark Haugstad, creator of WaterMark Design, which is based in Elk River, Minnesota. I have 10+ years of experience in web design & graphic design. After obtaining my degree, I had a challenging time finding a job because I had no work experience. So, I took a risk and started WaterMark Design. I wanted to provide quality service, affordability & support to small businesses.

I believe that working with a designer or making a website doesn’t need to be complicated. I am transparent in all that I do and educate my clients along the way. Keys to my success are my determination, integrity, faith and having fun each day.

Behind The Name

WaterMark Design came about while Mark was in college. He was looking to build a portfolio online to showcase what he could do. After lots of brainstorming he came up with WaterMark Multimedia, which later evolved to WaterMark Design.

We liked the concept of a watermark leaving its impression upon that which it is overlayed. For us, this means we want to help you create a brand that will leave a lasting impression with your customers. Visitors to your website should remember it and you should be proud to show it to the world.


My goal is to make jaw-dropping websites that increase your business while keeping it affordable for you. With a focus on increased traffic and leads within your new website.

What We Do

We are creative innovators who love to build, design, learn, teach, collaborate and communicate. We build and maintain websites in WordPress, not because it’s easy, but because it allows our clients to maintain their sites if they so choose. Something unique is our innovative Build Your Golf Cart Software that we offer to golf cart dealers.

Increase Traffic and Leads With A New Website

Why Work With Watermark Design

Excellent Reviews

We are proud of what we do and always want your feedback. Google us and see our outstanding reviews across Google, Facebook and LinkedIn. We aren't satisfied unless you are!

Great Communication

If you've ever worked with an agency before, you know it can be frustrating to get the designer on the phone. We take pride in being readily available through both phone and email.

Top Results & Monitoring

Building a mobile-friendly website is key. We take it further and look at the speed of your website , page views, keyword ranking, security and uptime.  Creating a Local SEO Strategy can help your business grow locally.