We are dedicated to meaningful design through
creative strategy and modern technology.
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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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 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 daughter live in Longmont, CO. When not in the studio or with the family, you may find Todd at one of his three gyms; boxing, cross-training or yoga-ing.

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 6+ years ago, but is now focused on building and maintaining sites as DD9's primary front-end developer.

We contract with talented affiliates who share our commitment to crafting beautiful results.
  • Alexa Taylor
  • Andi Moller
  • Conner Simmering
    Software Developer
  • Dan Lehman
  • Deborah Ossi
    Brand Strategist + Copywriter
  • Max Hofert
  • ryan
    Brand Strategist, UX/UI Designer
  • Samantha Chandler
    Designer + Copywriter
  • Todd Siegel
    Senior Developer
Background &

Company History

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

The company was founded under the trade name ‘DesignDivine’ by Todd Dumas in 2001. DesignDivine functioned mostly as a ‘one-man-shop’ until the first programmer was contracted in 2007. At this point, the scope and complexity of DesignDivine projects expanded rapidly with a tilt toward web development.

In 2010, Hilary Clarcq was recruited to increase service capacity and extended graphic illustration capabilities. Hilary is currently a DD9 principal and front-end web developer.

In 2011, after a decade in business, DesignDivine outgrew its name and rented office space and began a transition to a hip new studio with a hip new brand name, DD9. In 2016, we purchased our studio space, giving DD9 a permanent base of operations in ‘NoBo’ (North Boulder).

In 2017, we partnered with Land & Sea Co., expanding our network of contractors/specialist, extending our service offerings further into branding, marketing and copywriting.

Looking forward, DD9 expects strong growth as we take on increasingly sophisticated application development projects and large scale branding and marketing campaigns.