Our Story

We’re 4S Design Studio.

We support business goals through the alchemy of content & design

Since 2013

We’re a content-driven digital marketing agency in The San Francisco East Bay + Central Connecticut

We’re a tight-knit team of storytellers & wordsmiths, web designers & developers, videographers & photographers, graphic designers, data nerds, project managers and process junkies whose individual talents converge on content marketing.

We’ve purpose-built that team to execute across the digital marketing stack.  That means we can help your team create content that legitimately matters while simultaneously helping you navigate the Design, User Experience & Marketing Technology that gives that content the legs it needs to translate into revenue.

We’re a small and growing team that prides ourselves on hitting above our weight class.  While we’ve been following our own growth trajectory path since 2013, we genuinely love that sweet spot that we find ourselves in now – working with small-to-mid-sized companies that realize inbound marketing is the way to achieve their growth goals, but don’t have the in-house resources to effectively build, implement, refine and manage it.  That gives us the opportunity to really dig into the businesses we work with and make meaningful contributions across the board – contributions that have a crystal clear return on investment.

Get to Know

Your New Content Marketing Team

Steve Forcash

Founder/Sales & Marketing Director

Darren Gonetti

Digital Design/Dev

Cindy Hernandez

Content Strategist & Copywriter

Stephanie Linford

Paid Social & Search Specialist

Matt Gerde

Hubspot Specialist/Project Manager

Oliver Dansworth


Inbound Marketing

A ground-level look at ways we work with our clients.

There are going to be recurring pieces with any project, but there's very rarely a standardized recipe to get you from where you are to where you want to go.  The 4S Design Studio team works across the trifecta of creative, technical and analytical disciplines to plan and execute digital marketing strategies that work and that are measured quantitatively.

Discovery & Strategy
  • State of the Union Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Buyer Personas & Journey Mapping
  • Keyword & Market Research
  • Process Mapping
  • Production Planning
Structural & Lead Processes
  • CRM Implementation & Customization
  • Marketing Automation Workflows
  • Sales/Marketing Synergy
  • Sales Communication Sequences
  • Lead Scoring
Digital Design & Development
  • Wireframes & Prototypes
  • Web Design & Development
  • Landing Pages
  • Information Flow
  • User Experience
  • Back-end Site Improvements
Content & Communications
  • Copywriting
  • Marketing Materials
  • Photography & Video
  • Infographics
  • Campaign Development
  • Social Media Management
SEO, SEM & Social Media
  • Keyword Research
  • Link Strategy & Execution
  • Google/Bing Ecosystem Management
  • Paid Search & Display
  • Paid Social
Data Analytics
  • KPI Reporting
  • Rank Tracking
  • Google Analytics & Tag Manager
  • Conversion Tracking & Optimization
  • Competitor Analytics