We are dedicated to meaningful design through
creative strategy and modern technology.
Our Process
  • Plan + Wireframe
    We research user expectations and target common use cases, developing a clear sitemap and user flow for intuitive engagement and conversions.
  • Design + Create
    During this phase, we focus on brand experience, content engagement and creative expression through custom design. We work with our clients to create an end result that all sides will be proud of.
  • Develop + Deploy
    Using the most appropriate technologies and interactive elements, we build standards-compliant, cross-platform websites and apps that are a pixel-perfect match to the design phase mockups.
  • Evaluate + Grow
    After launch, we provide ongoing web and graphics support to keep your message relevant. We love to nuture the long-term needs of our clients, keeping on top of print and online media so they can focus on growing their businesses.
  • Research + Discover
    We start each project with a kickoff meeting where we identify key goals and technical requirements. This phase also includes research into competitors, design directions and potential platforms.
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Our Team

We are a small group of senior-level artisans ready to get personal with your project.
Todd Dumas
President, Creative Director

Todd earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Tragically (or serendipitously), Todd graduated at the peak of the dot-com crash, in the Silicon Valley / Bay Area, and was unable to get a job that would utilize his engineering background. He then moved back to Boulder, and began toying with graphic and web design software, taking on small, starter projects as they came up. Fast forward a decade, and his hobby has morphed into a career, and his diploma has morphed into an origami swan on his desk. Todd, his wife, their newborn daughter and pet hedgehogs live in Longmont, CO.

Hilary Clarcq
Senior Designer, Illustrator

After graduating with a B.A. from CU Boulder, Hilary explored various parts of the world before returning to Colorado where she designs print and online media for DD9's clients. In addition to polished pixels, handsome vectors, and elegant code, Hilary also loves the outdoors, the printed word, and challenges. Her preferred means of transportation are bikes, surfboards, and the Internet.

We contract with talented affiliates who share our commitment to crafting beautiful results.
Taavo Smith

Senior Developer

Rachel Rippy

Designer, Front-end Developer

Todd Siegel

Senior Developer

Chris W. Sharp

Search Engine Optimization

Background &

Company History

DD9 came into existence as DesignDivine in 2001. The company and was founded by Todd Dumas and functioned as a one-man-web-design-shop for the first six or seven years. Then, in 2007, programmer Taavo Smith was brought on board. The size and scope of DesignDivine projects expanded rapidly with the new service offerings derived from Taavo’s vast web development skill set. In 2009, Taavo relocated to New York and now fulfills his C.T.O. duties before the rest of us finish our coffee in the morning. In 2010, Hilary Clarcq was recruited to increase our service capacity and extended graphic illustration capabilities.  She is our senior graphic illustrator and front-end web designer. In 2011, to celebrate our 10th anniversary, we changed our name to DD9.