About Us - Carney

About Carney

A team as dynamic as the digital landscape

We’re more than designers, developers, and marketers. We’re a nimble team of data-obsessed strategists, deep thinkers, believers, over-achievers, artists, curators, and dedicated guides.

We’re crafters
& builders

And giant killers. Well, we’re still working on that last one. But you could call us slayers of all sorts. When we create, when we strategize, when we collaborate, we always go in for the kill. Because we live for the thrill of seeing you win.

We’re founded by a guy named Rob

Rob Carney founded the agency more than 15 years ago. After working for several other agencies and creative shops, he knew that he was going to have to do things differently to succeed. When he launched the agency, he lived by these three rules:

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Produce great work quickly and efficiently. You won’t have to wait months for your project to be delivered.


Treat clients like coworkers. You’ll feel like we’re sitting just a few desks away from you. We’ll even invite you to happy hour every Thursday.


Build an agency that gets results for clients. You won’t just get deliverables from us. You’ll get results.

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We’ve worked with incredible brands

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“A talented team who are very professional, trustworthy and reliable.”

While I was the Digital Lead at Philips Respironics, we partnered with Carney to help us with website design, development and architecture, mobile apps, sales enablement tools and many other digital marketing needs. Always delivered on time and within budget.

They were an extension of my team and we couldn’t have been successful without them. Additionally, Carney worked within the Philips branding, privacy and security guidelines to build Sleepapnea.com which is the #1 channel to speak to consumers.

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Justin Van Estenberg | Digital Marketing Director, BlackBox
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“Carney helped elevate and differentiate our business from our peers.”

Steel City Re helps companies ensure and insure their reputations by bringing expectations and capabilities into alignment, proactively mitigating social media amplification, and backstopping losses with risk capital. We turned to Carney to help us communicate our complex message to our stakeholders in a simple, easy to understand, and completely credible format.

From planning—which was refreshingly thorough—through design and development, they used their expertise to guide the process while always listening to and incorporating. The interactive dynamic on both the artistic and technological fronts was frictionless.

Delivered on time and on budget, Carney helped elevate and differentiate our business from both our insurance peers and our marketing and public relations analogues.

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Nir Kossovsky | CEO, Steel City Re

“Carney consistently exceeded our expectations on projects.”

The team at Carney is incredible to work with. As a startup founder with limited resources, we had to be extremely conscious of the investments made in design and marketing services. Carney consistently exceeded our expectations on projects. I regularly refer work to Carney with complete confidence.

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Sean Ammirati | Partner, Birchmere Labs & Birchmere Ventures
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“If you are looking for a smart, creative, hardworking bunch of digital experts, you can find them right here in Pittsburgh.”

Duolingo, the world’s most popular language learning app, turned to Carney to grow our user base during the critical 2019 New Year’s time frame. The Carney team delivered a powerful concept, strong creative and a robust media plan. Then they executed the plan with excellence, constantly optimizing to ensure that we got the most for our money.

I have rarely seen an agency so focused on making sure they understand a client’s goals and then driving to exceed them. Together we delivered record 30% growth and they ensured that I was one happy client.

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Cammie Dunaway | CMO, Duolingo
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“The Carney team responsible for our account showed great dedication to understanding our history, processes, audiences, and every nuance of the furniture retail business.”

Carney became a part of our Wolf Furniture advertising and marketing team in 2004. The Carney team responsible for our account showed great dedication to understanding our history, processes, audiences, and every nuance of the furniture retail business. They were not pitchmen looking for the next project to bill for. They truly immersed themselves in furniture retail. This approach was especially helpful when planning, designing, and developing our website, various apps, social media and overall digital strategy not to mention the occasional print design or creative project.

Their team doesn’t just deliver efficient work, they guide you through the process to make sure everyone involved is on the same page. They kept my team up to speed with not only current digital trends, but also where we should focus our efforts and digital budgets moving forward. Team Carney was truly looking out for our best interest and it was a great partnership.

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Chris Bertani | Director of Marketing, Wolf's
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“I couldn’t be happier with our successful partnership and plan to continue building cool things with Carney for years to come.”

As Manager of Web and Digital at the Carnegie Museum of Art, I’ve collaborated with Carney on essential web development projects since 2016. Carney designed and developed the museum’s main website which includes numerous customizations to connect the museum’s many events, programs, and exhibitions and bringing them front-and-center for our visitors.

Also, Carney developed Storyboard, the museum’s award-winning art journal, that offers a forum for critical thinking and provokes conversations about art, ideas, and the intersections between. The journal features layout options for optimal art direction for our expansive photo essays and long-form articles all packaged in a modern design tailored for extended reading.

And not to be missed, the museum’s online collection, a critical project, showcases 88,952 works from the museum collection. The lightning-fast application was built to last, using modern static-site technology to significantly improve security and reduce the technical overhead of our application.

Carney has also worked with us on many adventurous grant-funded projects that explore connections between our artworks and their metadata. Together we’ve explored the possibilities of connecting objects through Linked Data, Machine Learning, and Facial Recognition, all to explore ways to improve visitor access and serendipitous discovery of objects in the museum’s collection.

I couldn’t be happier with our successful partnership and plan to continue building cool things with Carney for years to come.

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Neil Kulas | Web & Digital Media Manager, CMOA

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