Quality is not an act, it is a habit.

“Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.” But here goes…

James A. Doerflinger II
Creative Engineer

Mahalo! I am 23 Creative. In human form, I go by James. I’m a 3rd generation German, 2nd generation Englishman. Long removed from my California homeland, I’m currently living and working in Charlotte, NC.

My mission is simple: To make you look good.

How do we do it? C23ATIVE ENGINEERING; Cultivating a thorough understanding of your business, your goals, and your current obstacles. Then, shaking those ideas loose via sketches, whiteboard meetings, and lots and lots of coffee. We create graphics that convert and websites that engage.

We offer a wide range of creative solutions and services for small to medium sized businesses and organizations. (We offer a 23% discounts for Non-Profit Organizations!)

When I’m not busy catering to a client’s every whim, I enjoy making music, painting, gardening & traveling. I’ve also taken up Estate Sale hunting and reselling vintage goods!

I’m currently available for work and looking for opportunities in a design, web development, or other creative role.

Specializing in

Web Development 93%
Graphic Design 92%
Logo Design 44%
Album Design / Bands 23%
Marketing 75%





Completely professional experience with creative developers/designers who built on my ideas to create the look I needed. Would recommend 23 CREATIVE to anyone looking for a seamless, interactive and personalized web design experience.
 He is proactive in finding solutions and his solutions were often spot on. James can work well independently or with a team. He’s respectful and polished; he often had direct contact with our client base.
James was always a pro at getting the job done right and on time. Plus he always had new, creative ideas to make our projects better and more successful.
I highly recommend using 23 CREATIVE for your design services. They offer great talent, dedication and passion for the web. We are very satisfied with the time, effort and results we’ve received. We can’t say enough about the excellent work they’ve done for our business.
Holly Lanham
Trish Saemann
Alison Phalen
Max Siles


  • Adobe Creative Suites
  • Sketch
  • Coda, Text Wrangler
  • Cyberduck, Filezilla, MAMP Pro
  • WPEngine
  • Invision App
  • Adobe Xd
  • Hubspot
  • WordPress
  • ClickDimensions
  • Unbounce
  • Leadpages
  • Slack, Hipchat
  • Evernote
  • Teamwork, Basecamp


  • Content Marketing Design
  • Digital Marketing
  • Front-End Website Design
  • Hubspot CMS
  • HTML5 & CSS3
  • Javascript, JQuery
  • Logo Design
  • Package Design
  • Pre-Press Production
  • Print Collateral
  • SEO Best Practices
  • UI/UX
  • Website Design
  • Web Development
  • WordPress


  • Graphic Design
  • Logo Design + Branding
  • Website Design + Development
  • Album Design
  • Digital Marketing
  • Social Media Graphics
  • Conversion Driving Graphics
  • Landing Page Design + Development
  • Inbound Marketing Design
  • & Other Creative Solutions
  • Licensed Ordained Minister
  • Met his wife on MySpace
  • Prefers life on the road
  • Collects vinyl records
  • Currently reading »