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 3-year old daughter 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 is a professional graphic design & web development firm based in Boulder, Colorado. The company was founded under the trade name 'DesignDivine' by Todd Dumas in 2001, shortly after his graduation from Stanford University. For several years, DesignDivine operated as a one-man-web-shop with a focus on small, design-heavy projects for local businesses.  In 2007, the first programmer, Taavo Smith, was brought on board.  Empowered with the support of a highly talented engineer, the scope and complexity of DesignDivine projects expanded rapidly with a tilt toward application development. In 2010, Hilary Clarcq was recruited as front-end designer for her unique, edgy style and masterful illustration skillset.  She is currently a DD9 principal and our lead designer. After a decade in business, the DesignDivine name had become stale, and the rented office seemed like a bad fit.  So, in 2011, we rebranded as DD9, relocated to a hip new studio space in north Boulder and we  haven't looked back since. DD9 continues to expand its network of senior-level contractors and we look forward to taking on increasingly sophisticated development projects, high visibility branding projects and large scale marketing campaigns.