Internet Services to Grow Your Business






We started Hatteras Designs in 1999 to provide consulting and internet services to businesses and other organizations in eastern North Carolina with a special focus on the Outer Banks region.  With offices in Hatteras and Nags Head, we are easily accessible to the entire Outer Banks business community.  The firm is owned and operated by its two partners,  James E. (“Jim”) Boyd and Linwood I. (“Buddy”) Swain.


Mr. Boyd holds a BS in Engineering from NC State University and is a registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina.  He enjoyed a 24 year year career in business consulting and industrial manufacturing, having served 10 years as President of a $185 million company with 2,200 employees. As President and Technical Director of Hatteras Designs, he provides a strong base in the application of internet technology to help grow our clients' businesses.  Jim is the holder of one United States patent.


Mr. Swain holds a BS in Biology from UNC in addition to a Masters from Duke.  He taught biology at both high school and college levels before retiring after 35 years. He is an accomplished writer, photographer and stained glass artist in addition to his responsibilities as Vice President and Creative Director for Hatteras Designs.  Buddy’s short stories about summers with his grandparents in Hatteras have been regularly published in the Island Free Press.





Website Design and Development

Website design and development is the core business of Hatteras Designs.  We  help our clients present their ideas on the internet in a clear, crisp and attractive manner that quickly creates user loyalty among visitors.  In addition, our approach to website design is particularly suited to companies and organizations that seek to convey a sense of  “place” in addition to “presence” on their internet sites.  The hallmark of our work is our use of rich natural photography to frame and enhance the presentation of the client’s message and to improve the visual appeal, giving visitors a strong reason for coming back.  Our design techniques produce websites that are easy for visitors to navigate, visually appealing and that are flexible for varied needs regardless of the complexity or depth of the material being presented.


Website Hosting and Domain Registration Services

Hatteras Designs is a "one-stop" supplier for your company's internet presence, providing both website hosting server solutions as well as full domain name registration and renewal services.  Doing business with Hatteras Designs means making one LOCAL call for LOCAL support, regardless of whether you need changes made to your site, features added, additional domains registered and pointed to your website or any other possible issue related to your internet presence.  When you are supported by Hatteras Designs you will never again have to worry about trying to communicate with broken-english "techno-speaking" personnel in a foreign country!  We do everything from right here in eastern North Carolina.


  Email or call us today and let us help you grow your business!


(252) 475-8876