get to know us.

Next Generation Designs is a full-service advertising, digital and public relations company led by a growing team of young, energetic, hardworking associates with over 25 years of experience. We provide our clients with comprehensive, creative services that deliver results. At NGD, we provide the answers for your advertising questions.

Reach out to us for your advertising needs,


Where we SHine.


Every project has to start somewhere. And every great product started with a great idea. This is where we excel. We research the brand’s history, competitors and map the customer’s actions to determine an effective campaign.

  • Research
  • Brand Strategy
  • Digital Strategy

We take pride in treating our client’s brand like it was our own. You know your brand will get the best treatment. We stay in contact with our clients to make sure that all objectives, expectations, and deadlines are met successfully.

  • Account Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Building

Now this is the fun part. Our creative team breathes life into each brand we serve. Our goals are to create compelling and integrated experiences that produce results.

  • Visual Design
  • Copywriting
  • User Interface / Experience
  • Development
  • Photography
  • Video Production

We use every tool and resource to connect our brands to their eager audiences. Every story told, connects with an audience that makes the user want to take action. 

  • Media Buying & Planning
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Branding
  • Content Streamlining
  • Search Engine Optimization

Our Leadership Team

Dany Turner
President, CEO

Dany was previously the computer coordinator at Hidden Valley Middle School for Roanoke County School district, where he was in charge of the maintenance and management of the school’s computer systems. Dany later joined The Go Agency at Smith Mountain Lake as the Senior Web developer/Web Master.

Dany enjoys wood turning and target shooting in his “free” time. Dany is also a board member of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, a founding board member of the Smith Mountain Lake Young Professionals, for YPSML he has served as President, Vice President and continues to serve on the board as an advisor.

Alicia Dudley
Multimedia Specialist

Born and raised in Franklin County, Virginia, Alicia hometown roots run deep. Serving as Next Generation’s resident digital video expert Alicia has the credentials to back up a career as a successful digital editor and animator. 

With a degree in Film and Television Production and Media Writing from Mary Baldwin College, Alicia began her career as an editor and for Telemedia Productions in Harrisonburg, Virginia where she worked on both short format commercials and long format corporate videos. 

With $300 in her pocket, Alicia decided to board a plane to Los Angeles to see how her skills measured up in a large market. She quickly became a lead editor for the TV Guide Channel working specifically on special events such as The Grammys, The Daytime Emmys, The Prime Time Emmys and The Oscars.

Mike Charles
Creative Director

Mike was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia. He graduated from Lynchburg College with a B.A. in Graphic Design and participated as a member of Kappa Pi, an art and design discipline honor society. 

While not creating digital mastery, he enjoys running a muck around the world of terrorism in COD or saving the galaxy in virtual worlds. He also enjoys sports like softball, basketball, football, hiking, painting and illustrating comic book characters, and is quite the movie buff. Mike has an impressive collection of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figurines on his desk. Cowabunga!

Josh Hodges
Web Developer

Josh is originally from Ridgeway and attained his BS in web development from Radford University (Go Highlanders!) where he graduated as a member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, a computing discipline honor society. He has previously worked for Modea, where he incorporated his six years of development experience building large web and flash based applications for Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile. 

Josh is passionate about emerging web standards, text editors, Moleskine sketchbooks, Sharpie pens, and Mountain Dew. He enjoys the lake life, spending his spare time to enjoy an occasional video game or movie, but using most of it to learn about new development tools and "redditing".

who we work with.

We’ve had the privilege to partner with some of the best businesses in and outside of Southwest Virginia.
We’d love to work with you. Connect with us.
40 Village Springs Drive, Smith Mountain Lake, VA 24101
Call us at 540.352.4435