Inside The Studio
History and Hi-jinks:
All About Shadowbend Studios!
Strategy. Design. Development.
I opened Shadowbend Studios because I truly enjoy design work and the creative process. After being exposed to other excellent design work and continually thinking to myself that I could produce at least the same level of quality work, I decided to stop talking about it and put my money where my mouth was. I began putting together websites and producing design projects for friends and family and it was not long before “Shadowbend Studios” was born. Strategy. Design. Development.
Born from an idea to produce affordable websites, bigger and better than what was available to most businesses, at a time when choices were extremely limited. Shadowbend Studios is constantly evolving and continually adapting to meet our client’s business needs.
At the turn of the 20th century, the Arts & Crafts movement strove to retain authenticity and integrity in the design and creation of everything from the smallest stained glass window to complete homes. Set against a marketplace that was overrun with the poor quality of cheap mass-produced goods, the famous “Morris” Chair remains a symbol of the timelessness of this design philosophy. I recall a powerful quote from the film version of “The Fountainhead”, “…artistic value is achieved collectively, with each man subordinating himself to the standards of the majority…” Shadowbend Studios embraces the concept of retaining authenticity in a cookie-cutter, paint-by-numbers web and graphic design marketplace. We design for the individual, not for the majority.
At Shadowbend Studios, our focus is on providing our clients the most current in web design, functionality and responsiveness, to make their online presence work for them. Besides web development and design, we also provide an array of services including, search engine optimization, social media marketing, website security and graphic design, to help keep our clients on the cutting edge of business technology.
Located in the East Bay Area, our clients run the gamut from local to worldwide, from indivisuals to corporations, from blogs to ecommerce. We pride ourselves in working closely with our clients to make sure they are completely happy with the services we provide. Unlike many web design companies we have been here for years and will be here for years more. We are serious about keeping our clients happy and satisfied!
We are proud to be a part of a growing community of entrepreneurs, small and large business owners, artisans and professionals who choose quality over cookie cutter options. Call us today and we’ll help you determine what services will benefit you and your business! We’re here to help!
Contact us today to find out how Shadowbend Studios can help your business grow!
“Success is that old ABC; Ability, Breaks and Courage”
– Charles Luckman
Meet The Creative Team
James "Skip" Sommer
Owner / Creative Director
Skip studied Commercial and Fine Art in college, spent some time as an Art Director for a graphic design firm in the late 80’s, began coding HTML sites in the mid 90’s, opened Shadowbend Studios in 2005 and (Read More…)
Sandy "Bunny" Stafford
Owner / Creative Ideation Architect
Sandy studied Graphic Design, Art History and Dance in college. She also spent some time as the President of the Board for the West Africa Cultural Arts Institute (WACAI). She has spent most of her life expressing herself (Read More…)
What Our Clients And Colleagues Are Saying About Us
“Shadowbend studios did amazing things for my company, not only the design of our website, but the optimization of the site as well. I was amazed at how much traffic we got in the first month of our site going live. This has translated into new clients and has helped us build our company WilCo Films into a viable video production house. I have sent many people to Shadowbend Studios and they all have experienced the same kind of success we have.
The whole staff is a delight to work with. It is clear on your first meeting that they are dedicated to providing the best service to you and creating a great looking and optimized website for your needs.”