Portfolio

You chose to filter our work down using a single project type. If you haven't already noticed, you can also "soft filter" the main work page using the links toward the bottom of the super charming and not-at-all cumbersome intro message. Sorta neat.

The Armoury

We could not be more proud of this website. When Kevin came to us with the project, we collectively decided that we would develop the main company website for The Armoury while other offshore developers worked on the store portion. What a blessing it was to JUST focus on the aesthetics of this fantastic shop; from the lookbooks to the blog, we had a blast. She's multilingual, too.
w/ Kevin Roberson Design

Skinner

Is your life about to change? Is this the first time you've heard of Skinner, the awesomely amazing, profoundly prolific, seriously Sacramentoan Skinner? If it is, get ready for a treat. Working with the artist to design and build a brand new site from the ground up was a hugely fun enterprise....the verve with which he populated the portfolio with tons of incredible artwork was the gleaming cherry on top. Very proud of this site...and of Skinner. World get ready.

Office: Jason Schulte Design

We were elated to work with the Office folks on their new website. We had developed a flash-based site for them in the Summer of 2005 that I think both parties wish did 'more', and so the chance at vindication was quite juicy. For their part, the Office staff recentered our definition of 'savvy design professional'. The process was like hiking: difficult, but in an expectedly refreshing way.w/ Office: Jason Schulte Design

Atomic Attack!

There is—quite often—a huge (postiive) reaction from folks when this website comes up. When we show it to them as a part of our portfolio. And it took a few times for us to realize that, sadly (but still radly), that reaction had absolutely nothing to do with us. The Artwork speaks for itself. Calvin at Atomic Attack! is a master of his own domain, and we count ourselves lucky to have been involved with the creation of this beautiful portfolio site.

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.

Mondo Archive

If you haven't heard of Mondo, that doesn't mean that you're unaware of their work. It's very possible that you've heard of their sister-entity: The Alamo Draft-house. Still, heard of 'em already or not, get ready to hear about Mondo. A lot. Constantly. We teamed up with the sage and well-named Justin to create a vast archive site to chronicle the comings and goings of their hugely prolific output. Even if you're not buying posters, you can go to the archive and behold the beauty.

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.

Bob Dinetz Design

We've been working with Bob since somewhere near the beginning of the 2001 Annual Report season. We've worked together on all kinds of projects, and we can honestly say that we'd work with him on anything. Anything. So of course, when it came time to develop version two of his own website, we jumped at the chance. As we see it, he took his portfolio to that new-web 'meta' place about 2 years before anybody else. Which of course, is an eternity.

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.

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.

Tolleson Design

We have worked—proudly—with Tolleson Design since early 2004. During that loooong time, we have worked closely with them to develop two entirely different versions of their website, with a third on the way. Each has brought a new twist to how we think about data, how we think about thinking about data, and, of course, set a new standard in how we approach 'presentation'.w/ Tolleson Design

Buff Monster

We suppose it's very possible that you've never heard of Buff Monster. BUT! We're willing to bet you may have seen his artwork. Around. Here and/or there. His signature characters sparkling in his signature pink and silver colorscheme have done thier job of wooing the art world and turning Buff into somewhat of an art celebrity. The only thing we like more than his art and his site is him...we've become pretty good friends over the years.

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.

Burkman Bros.

It was fun to team up with our friends at Groundwave to build this little lookbook site for Burkman Bros. We would have done it for shirts, but alas, we're too big (all the sitting we do?) and so we had to charge real money.w/ Groundwave Design Corp.

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.