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.
Get to know

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 is a professional web development & graphic design firm based in Boulder, Colorado. The company was founded under the trade name 'DesignDivine' by Todd Dumas in 2001. DesignDivine functioned as a one-man-web-shop until 2007, when the first programmer, Taavo Smith, was brought on board.  The scope and complexity of DesignDivine projects expanded rapidly with a tilt toward web development. Then, in 2010, Hilary Clarcq was recruited to increase our service capacity and extended graphic illustration capabilities.  She is currently our senior graphic illustrator and front-end web designer. After a decade in business, DesignDivine outgrew its name and workspace. Thus, in 2012, DesignDivine began a transition to a new studio with a new brand name, DD9. Looking forward, DD9 expects strong growth in 2015 as we take on increasingly sophisticated application development projects and large scale branding and marketing campaigns.