Our history disguised as a big fat lie…
Charfish Graphics, LLC was formed in the crucible of imagination. We are a mixture of moon dust and wax from the wings of faeries.
No, that’s rubbish. Not a word of it is true, except one. The way we really came to be is so unbelievably boring it’s actually visible from outer space:
We went down to the courthouse, signed some papers, and here we are.
Who we really are…
Charfish Design is a firm that really has a simple singular purpose: increasing your business by improving your image.
Image and business go hand in hand. According to web usability studies, you’ve got a little less than two seconds to convince people to stay on your website. If your image isn’t professional, polished and trustworthy, these new visitors to your site (and their potential business) disappear.
The better you and your business look, the more trust you inspire in people who may do business with you.
We could say we design logos, ebooks, and websites, and while that would be true it’s also a bit of a shallow view. The ultimate purpose of what we do is to make you and your business look professional.
What’s with the fish hook all over the site?
The hook in our logo, right. Bit of a story behind that.
Well, we’re called Charfish, which is sort of an awesome mysterious play of fantasy and horror, mixed with trepidation and angst, laughter and spooky doom. I mean…what even is a Charfish, right?
Anyway, the “fish” part of Charfish seemed to inspire a fish hook, which we liked a lot as a graphic element. Plus we had a tagline at one time that was something like: Hook more visitors and business with awesome design. So the whole thing was sort of this spooky, maritime evil specter from the deep metaphor.
That about covers that.
I’m an artist, writer and musician who turned architect as “a backup plan,” then turned back to art, writing and music, as that’s what I should have been doing all along. Backup plans, in my book, should be renamed “failing all the way to the grave plans”.
I draw on everything, love fonts with a drooling idiotic passion, and rock climb even though it’s frightening. Finding misplaced semi-colons in 30 pages of hand-written code is to me a brilliant good time. My pizza has anchovies on because they taste like awesome. When I see nice pens or pencils I have to buy them, so I rarely visit stores called “Expensive Pens and Pencils”.
If you don’t write back on Twitter, honestly, I’ll think you’re a clown. Any human who can’t spare 140 characters for another human doesn’t really get it. If you’re a social media “guru” and make this mistake, you’re a clown with extra large clown shoes.
I believe in going about your business much more than talking about going about your business.
I don’t challenge Authority so much as just laugh at it when it starts saying stuff.
I believe that above all else, the purpose of man is to help.
Annora is relatively new to the field of design, though she claims to have taken it up three days after her first birthday. While I can’t attest to that story, I can say that she has created some of the most incredibly slick ebooks I have ever seen.
Honestly, she started at Charfish with a lot of experience in photography – and she transitioned quite quickly into design from there. When she isn’t turning out sexy ebooks, she still does spend time with her camera, making sweet photo awesomeness.
Feel like skipping the contact forms and just emailing her? Go for it!
annora (at) charfishdesign (dot) com.
Has anyone ever even heard of you guys?
Most definitely. We’ve worked with clients from all over the planet, and even a few who seemed to have been from the Horsehead Nebula. Here are a few areas where we’ve made happy clients:
Thanks for stopping by. We hope you enjoy your stay!