design first


Working with clients & partners in the Salesforce ecosystem has taught us to value 4 main principles: Design First, Early Access to Test Environments, Your Project Team’s Success, Executive Engagement


Always focus on design first


Early Access to Test Environments


Your Project Team’s Success

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Who we Are

About Design First, LLC

Our History

Design First, established in 2012, is a niche consulting firm specializing in cloud-computing solutions focused on the platform.

Our Mission

Our focus is to support clients within the Salesforce Community with senior-level architecture and customization services for Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud, Community Cloud, Salesforce CPQ, and Field Service applications.

Our Values

We value establishing long-term, strategic relationships with our select clients. We value the success of your team. We value bringing a collaborative design to full adoption.


We love what we do

We are committed to working with you to meet your project goals in a flexible work flow process. We’ve succeeded in both waterfall and agile implementations, but we strive to work within a structure that best fits your company’s culture.
Sales Cloud
Service Cloud
Community Cloud
Revenue Cloud
Lightning Experience  Migration


Words from our clients

100+ happy
I really enjoy working with Design First. They are quick to respond to my emails and can jump on a call right away when I need help. David is very knowledgeable with the platform and takes his time to walk me through step by step. Issues are resolved in a timely matter and it is a pleasant experience. MeetingOne will continue to use Design First for their Salesforce needs.
Abby Burch, Meeting One Marketing & Sales Coordinator
When we wanted to reimagine how our company utilized Salesforce, Design First was able to help us turn our ideas into an action plan. With their help, our organization came to alignment on sales funnel measurement across various objects that Salesforce could not manage out of the box. When the time was right and we wanted to launch a partner portal, we knew exactly who to call.
Alexa O'Hanlon Marketing Operations Manager
Alex and his team provide thorough and timely responses to all of our Salesforce inquiries. They have not only done an excellent job at helping us to create custom forms and build our Salesforce community, but also provided detailed and easy-to-follow instructions on how to replicate what they did. We have enjoyed working with their team and recommend their services.
Paul Woods CTO

Our Team

Who Is Design First?

We specialize in implementing for a wide range of businesses. Our core competencies are: design, configuration, custom development, integration, analytics, data migration, training, and post-implementation support. Our experience through hundreds of prior projects will navigate you through change management, system adoption, and corporate-wide acceptance.
David Shapiro

David Shapiro

Founder, CEO
Alex Delgado

Alex Delgado

Principal Consultant


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