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The Cotton Candy Machine

When Tara McPherson, intrepid art darling, told us she was planning on opening a real-life art boutique—The Cotton Candy Machine—and o-by-the-way, would we build the website?, we tried to talk her out of using us. We wanted her to use more established software. She declined our attempted decline, and, well, we're grateful: We really like this site. Pretty fond of her, too.w/ Tara McPherson

Imaginary Foundation

Imaginary Foundation is one of our oldest clients. Period. When we hooked up with The Director, we were still figuring a few things out. We ended up taking an online-only business that operated from a few static templates and creating a slim, trim, agile site that has processed over 50,000 retail orders to date. Countless backend tools, wholesale solutions, a custom blog, and an in-development enterprise-level overhaul later, and we're still happily pattern seeking.

Flying Coffin

One of the neatest things about what we do is working with like-minded folks that are making a product that we are already excited about. In the case of Flying Coffin, a one-man clothing company based in Seattle, we were fans. We were already customers. When the talk of websites came up, well, it just seemed like a match made in heaven. Support Small (Rad) Business. w/ Four Color Creative

Power Fury

Power Fury is (one of) the portfolio site(s) for the super talented, incredibly down to earth Mark Todd. We and he met at San Diego Comicon one year (we were already customers of his) and politely mentioned to each other how cool it would be to make a site that showcased his comic-themed artwork. Boom. It's here.

'Lette Macarons

What could be sweeter than selling sweet little cookies in sweet little boxes to sweet little people giving sweet little gifts to their sweet little sweeties? Nothing. Nothing can be sweeter than that. We worked closely with UNO to bring their vision of what an online macaron store should be, and several thousand orders later, I think it's safe to say that we succeeded. Plus: we get free cookies sometimes.w/ UNO LA

Tara McPherson

What is the best word to use when referring to Tara McPherson and her rise to power? Meteoric? Mercurial? Bone-crushing? Whatever it is Tara is one of the most talented, business-savviest, and downright nicest folks in the art game, and we are pleased as punch to have built no less than 2 versions of her awesomely deep and fearlessly honest portfolio website.

James Jean

James Jean is the real thing. He's made the jump. What started as very painterly illustrations has absolutely become a steadily shining star in the night sky of fine art. We are so proud to have been involved with this amazing artist during this transition. In 2005, we helped James redevelop his blog site, Process Recess, with his main portfolio staying separate. In 2009, however, we combined the two, to much aplomb and delight. James Jean. Remember that name.

OVM

OVM is, in a word, mysterious. No one really knows exactly what the deal is. The person with the most details about the shadowy company, however, is one Mr. James Jean, and he asked us to collaborate with him on constructing a microsite to sell some fine limited-edition wares. Who were we to decline?w/ James Jean

Flinchy

All one really needs to know about why we would work with a group of folks like those from Flinchy, one can learn by watching the brief, informative, hilarious and charming video on that site's homepage. How could you NOT want people like this to succeed at whatever venture they choose?

Maiden Noir

Beautiful clothes. Beautiful design. Beautiful photography. This site has it all, and our friends at Maiden Noir are completely to blame. These folks continue to pump out the finest quality garments they can, and they were kind enough to ask us to be a part of their...thing. Hundreds of online orders later, we assume that we did something right, and we look forward to seeing whatever it is this awesome company comes up with next.

Suitor

We're trying really hard right now, but we just cannot seem to recall how we met Jessica from Suitor. She very likely found us. Because she is resourceful like that. When she did finally find us, she had a hugely grandiose plan involving selling custom letterpress stationery online and managing the entire process in-browser. On a budget. After telling her it couldn't be done, we did it for her, and then she helped one of us announce our child's birth, so we guess it went pretty well.

Comet Debris

What a blast. Koji Harmon—also known as Cometdebris—is a totally quiet, totally down to earth, totally awesome guy. We met him at San Diego Comicon at his associates' booth (Gargamel) and hit it off pretty swell. It was pretty easy—from there—to decide to do a site together. One of us is such a HUGE Tokoji Seijin (CD's flagship toy character) fan, we made a little movie about him. Just for fun.

Arik Roper

It's not every day that you get to work with the legendary spawn of Vaughn Bode and Frank Frazetta. Arik Roper is his name, and he is The Master of the watercolor. We had been fans for some time: his work for bands like High on Fire is absolutely seminal, and he also has the rare gift of being able to translate his beautiful fades into actual, real-working print separations. On top of all that, he's, like, the nicest. One of us has a print of his hanging in a very special spot.

The Bird Machine

NOT a mechanical apparatus designed to produce winged beasts. Not an ornithology-themed hulk of unknowable repute. Not even a poster company that tends to make bird-themed posters. Sure, there are SOME birds, but we're pretty sure that happens organically. Jay and crew are some of the nicest and most talented designers/ printers around, and we could not be happier to be on their team of helpers. We'd mop the floor in his shop...all he has to do is ask.

Brian Ewing

We've been working with one Mr. Brian Ewing since the long lonely summer of 2003. We count our relationship with him as a testament to one of our biggest strengths: that we are human. We bought a poster from him and decided to make a comment via Paypal about websites. And boom. We have a great client, a better friend, and close to a decade's experience shadowing a technical giant on his travels through the art-o-sphere. Outsiders as insiders. Thanks paypal.

Zenvironments/Zach Jonhsen

Zach is one of those prolific, varied, and—of course—supremely talented artists that make it hard for us to ever think we could come even remotely close to any sort of artistry. Ever. With dudes like him out there, quietly doing their thing, over and over; better and better, it just seems like there's no room left. The world's got enough good art...no need for more bad. We teamed with him for his personal portfolio and his brand portal...we were awed the whole time.