About Us

Catalyst Digital Partners Web LogoCatalyst Digital Partners is a web services and branding consultancy based out of Washington, DC. We specialize in Branding, Web Development, Graphic Design, and Social Media Marketing. With us, building your web presence starts with understanding the fundamentals of how your business functions offline and how to communicate effectively with your online audience. Our preliminary discovery and analysis boot camp will catalyze your company’s marketing and branding campaign both online and offline. That’s a promise! Catalyst Digital Partners takes pride in delivering industry-leading design, efficient workflows, and ease of usability. We teach every one of our clients how to use an array of tools that are engineered to maximize effectiveness and increase brand visibility regardless of their level of comfort with computers and technology.

About Our Leaders


ProfileJohn Patton | Principal & Director of Social Media and Strategy

John has a broad range of experience in social media strategy and website development. Prior to starting Catalyst Digital Partners, John worked for Living Cities where he collaborated with senior management to launch their social media presence and improve the structure and usability of their website. While in this capacity, John helped Living Cities successfully produce a “top ten” nationally trending hashtag on twitter (#HyperConnect) as part of a Webinar done in collaboration with the Stanford Social Innovation Review. During the Webinar “Leading in a Hyperconnected World,” the hashtag #HyperConnect reached an audience of nearly 2 million twitter accounts in just an hour.

John has been consulting for small and medium-sized businesses to help them improve their online visibility, connect with new audiences and improve their communications. Some notable clients include Phone2Action, Time Warner Cable, Blue Room Productions, Abdo Development and Capitalist Times.

John brings an organic approach to growing an organization’s online and social media presences. He takes the time to understand an organization and how it fits more broadly into an industry before developing a strategy. This approach has helped grow meaningful audiences while establishing quality messaging and brand trust.

John graduated from the College of Wooster with a B.A. in Philosophy and a minor in Economics.


homepageV2Ramsay Lanier | Director of Web and Graphic Design

Ramsay has a passion for elegant simplicity. He especially enjoys delivering interesting content in new and fresh ways. He recognizes that, while current design trends are focused on usability, there is more than just function to good design.

Ramsay has over four years of industry experience as a lead designer. He has worked on both large and small projects, from individual portfolio websites to brand design for large non-profit companies. In his spare time, he enjoys experimenting with the latest web technologies, illustration, photography, and writing about his life as a father.

Ramsay graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S in Information Systems and a B.S in Accounting. Ramsay is also a Certified Professional Accountant.


JeffJohns_headshotJeff Johns | Brand Design & Community Engagement

Jeff Johns is an award winning photographer, journalist and documentary filmmaker currently living in Dubai. He has lived and worked in Chile, India, Thailand, and South Africa, and continues to pursue projects both domestically and abroad. Recently, in 2012, Johns finished producing his fifth documentary “STIGMA”, which sent a team of two journalists around the world to document the still present plight of leprosy affecting millions of people in almost every country on Earth.

He is also the founder of the Latitude 34 Travel Blog, which provides advice, tips and reviews for those looking to travel world wide. A top blog in the travel industry, Latitude 34 works with some of the most well known brands in the hospitality and travel industry to increase their brand recognition and online presence to their world wide audience.

A native of Washington, D.C., Johns attended the Washington Waldorf School for 12 years, an institution to which he attributes a great deal of his creative talents. He went on to study art at the University of Redlands, and in 2010 graduated from the Brooks Institute of Photography with a B.A. in Visual Journalism. Along with his B.A., Johns was the recipient of the prestigious “Outstanding Achievement Award” for his work on two international documentary projects as well as his lengthy record as a volunteer after natural disasters worldwide. Jeff is also an alum of the Eddie Adams Barnstorm Workshops.

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