We (the three founding members) first brainstormed the idea of starting a business together back in 2010 when we were each on separate career paths in our own distinct fields. Patrick did commercial photography and videography for TV commercials and restaurants, Ivan designed and coded websites for a wide range of clients and Alli was freelancing and finishing up her bachelors degree in graphic design. We had talked about how the three disciplines really went hand in hand and that many agencies in the Sacramento area focused on one thing and hired out for the remaining work. We believed that we could do better. High quality content and design should not be crafted separately from a website or any digital presence.
Fast forward a few years and we started our business out of a home in Sacramento, built our client list, got our first office on R street, moved to on 29th and S, and then settled in our new location of the Triangle District in Oak Park at 2907 35th Street. While none of us grew up in Sacramento, we each moved here during our college years to pursue an education and move to city that inspired us and has a lot of great things going for it. From Oak Park, to the Pocket, to Midtown, to East Sacramento, we have become a part of this community and are proud to be Sacramentans!
Our dining and food scene is out of control — we love it. From fine dining and local & seasonal inspired cuisine, to authentic regional mexican food, to barbecue, we have it all and man do we love our restaurant and farm clients. Branding, photography, and websites are especially key to growing restaurants, wineries, breweries, coffee roasters, and any business in the food & beverage sector. We admire and work hard for these entrepreneurs to bring their products and dining rooms to life both in person and in the digital realm.
Did you know the Sacramento region has the highest concentration of non-profits outside of Washington DC? It’s pretty awesome! We love working with nonprofits because they are usually honed in on their mission and who they are and what they do better than many traditional businesses. The hard thing about being a non-profit here is that because they are so numerous compared to other areas of the country, the competition is steep. Luckily we help create content, a digital presence, and a solid brand that allow the nonprofits we work with to stand out and reach a wider audience and create memorable, lasting connections with the communities they serve.
Starting a business, opening up a store, or launching a new product is a praiseworthy effort. It takes a LOT of work to start and run a successful business (we know!) And are happy to educate our clients on many aspects of their brand beyond the visual. We are familiar with and have experience with a multitude of aspects of running an online business: e-commerce payment processing and how to get the best rates, what the best online ordering apps are and how much you should pay, how to send out emails to customers who abandon a full shopping cart, so much more... We sit a on a wealth of tedious information that we have gathered over many years of working on ecommerce and other sites!
Tech-meet ups, start-ups, Free Code Camp — many of us frequent these events and have been known to give educational talks to those interested in forging their own digital path for their business.
It is one of the most diverse communities in the country. Being a minority owned business we knew that it was a place that would be accepting and have many opportunities for us to give back as well.
We serve the greater Sacramento region and central valley including Davis, Folsom, Winters, Elk Grove, Roseville, Fairfield, Vacaville. The Bay Area including San Francisco, San Jose, Emeryville, Pleasanton, Union City, Walnut Creek, and more. The northern coastal regions of Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino counties.
We have created brands and websites for clients across the country who we sometimes do not even have in person meetings with. While we prefer to have close contact with our clients we can easily achieve a great working relationship with clients in an online setting through a meticulously managed design process and easy to use video based conference meetings. Our process of sharing documents, concepts, drafts, wireframes, and in-progress website builds and providing feedback is simple and painless for our clients. Contact us today to learn more and plan a project!