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/ who we are


Years in business


Clients served


Mercury 100 award recipient

/ our team

We are a small group of senior-level artisans ready to get personal with your project.

Todd Dumas
President, Creative Director

Todd graduated from Stanford University with an Electrical Engineering degree at the peak of the dot-com crash and was unable to get a job in the tech field. He moved back to Boulder, Colorado, and began toying with graphic and web design software, taking on small projects as they came up. Fast forward more than a decade, and his hobby has morphed into a business and his diploma has morphed into an origami swan on his desk. Todd and his wife and two daughters live in Longmont, CO.

Hilary Clarcq
Front-end Developer

After graduating with a B.A. from CU Boulder, Hilary explored various parts of the world before returning to Colorado. She started as a designer at DD9 10+ years ago, but is now focused on building and maintaining sites as DD9's primary front-end developer.

Conner Simmering
Senior Software Developer
Deborah Ossi
Brand Strategist + Copywriter
Todd Siegel
Senior Software Developer
Anna Lawrence

/ our process

Research + Discover

We start each project with a kickoff meeting where we identify your key goals and technical requirements. This phase also includes research into competitors, design directions, and potential technology platforms.

Plan + Wireframe

We research user expectations and target common use cases, developing a clear sitemap and user flow for intuitive engagement and conversions.

collage of website wireframes
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, we build standards-compliant, cross-platform websites and apps that are a close match to the design phase mockups.

Website mockup shown in desktop and phone
Support + Maintenance

After launch, we offer optional web and graphics support to keep your site up-to-date and running smoothly. We love to nurture the long-term needs of our clients, keeping on top of print and online media so they can focus on growing their businesses.

/ background

DD9 is a professional branding, web design and web development firm based in Boulder, Colorado.

DD9 was founded in 2001 by Todd Dumas under the trade name DesignDivine. For the first few years, DesignDivine operated as a ‘one-man-shop’, servicing the needs of local small businesses. In 2007, Todd partnered with a programmer and the scope/complexity of DesignDivine web projects expanded rapidly.

In 2010, Todd hired Hilary Clarcq, an exceptionally talented graphic designer and illustrator with an interest in website development. Some years later, Hilary is a DD9 principal and our lead front-end web developer.

After a decade in business, DesignDivine officially outgrew its own brand and shared office space. In 2011, We moved to a hip new studio in ‘NoBo’ (North Boulder) and rebranded with a hip new name, DD9.

The 2010s were an era of custom web application development (Ruby on Rails), custom WordPress development, expanded graphic design services to support large companies.

Looking forward, DD9 expects to continue our strong growth trend as we take on increasingly sophisticated development projects and large scale marketing/design campaigns.

/ project showcase

Browse DD9's showcase projects which feature work across multiple design and development mediums