About Charfish Design
This is where we’re supposed to say something fancy and official sounding about increasing the ROI of your website’s efficiency parameters by necessitating the affluence of the flux capacitors and being customer-centric.
What we do is much more simple: We help you look good and run a smarter business so you can make more money and use it to help out your fellow man.
That probably sounds too simple. But it works, so that’s what we roll with.
Since 2008, we’ve helped more than
300 700 individuals and start-ups look better & earn better. And it’s no accident that our clients go on to have six-figure product launches, hit best-seller lists and quit their jobs to become location independent. It happens over and over. It’s almost like science.
I’m a 30-something, happy-go-lucky, ever-kid. Once an artist, writer and musician, I turned to architecture as “a backup plan.” Years later I turned back to art, writing and music, as that’s what I should have been doing all along. In my book, backup plans should be renamed “failing all the way to the grave plans.”
I started Charfish while working for a large coffee company you’ve probably heard of. It was a fine job, “architecting” coffee shops and pretending to be Frank Lloyd Wright.
But I had a graphic design itch that needed to be scratched, and during evening hours Charfish was exactly what I needed. Soon those moonlight hours creating logos for fake clients turned into an obsession. And I started asking myself the question, “What if?”
So I quit my job, and thus began the what-if experiment.
It has been exhilarating, difficult, amazing, terrible, educational, full of wonder, a dream come true, and worth every single second.
My clients are the best people in the world, each one holding a part of my dream in their hand.
- I draw on everything. So please don’t hand me a permanent marker and then ask me to babysit.
- I love rock climbing. Looking forward to breaking the 12a barrier soon.
- My pizza has anchovies because they taste like awesome.
- When I see nice pens or pencils I have to buy them.
- I rarely visit stores called “Expensive Pens and Pencils.”
- I believe that communication is at the base of every success in life and business. If you write me, I’ll write you back.
- 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.
Has anyone ever even heard of you guys?
Well, yeah. If you’re a seasoned internet clicker-grounder, it’s likely you’ve seen our work in one place or another. We work with all sorts of people. From Fortune 500 companies to busy mothers nervously launching a business from their kitchen tables. New York Times bestselling authors, to people just finishing up their first ebook. Six-figure product launchers, to the woman excited about getting her first subscribers.
So, yes. We’ve worked with clients from all over the planet. And there was even one guy who might have been from the Horsehead Nebula.
Here are a few areas where we’ve made happy clients:
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.
Anyway, the “fish” part of Charfish seemed to inspire a fish hook, which we liked a lot as a graphic element.
Plus, at one time we had a tagline that read something like: Hook more visitors and business with awesome design! So the whole thing was sort of this evil maritime specter from the deep metaphor.
Which makes sense, right? I mean, when people think about web design, who doesn’t envision an evil, scary, bottom-dwelling fish?
That about covers that. (Hey, I said it was a story, not a good story.)
Need help or want to get in touch? I’m here for you!