A Little About Us
At ARD, we design and develop websites, specializing in artful UX design and acute development. With offices along the California coast, we’re comprised of designers and technologists with impeccable taste and cutting-edge knowledge of ecommerce development. We’re on the forefront of developing custom websites that scale with our clients’ growth. We have a vivid understanding of what it means to create great website designs and smart strategies that generate intrigue, a touch of envy, and most importantly, sales.
Quality Over Quantity
We’ve done the big agency thing and now choose to be small and selective. It allows us to provide the best experience for our clients as well as ourselves in creating a tailored, hands-on approach. Each and every client works alongside our a-team, devoted to your e-commerce goals from start to finish, and thereafter.
A Trusted Shopify Expert for Over a Decade
Abby (founder) and David (lead engineer) started ARD in Venice Beach 10 years ago and have created nearly a hundred beautiful, custom Shopify stores. As Shopify has grown, so has ARD, where Abby and David’s team continues to be a trusted and highly recommended partner by the original Shopify founders.
Founder | Mother of Lucy | Creative
Abby’s obsession for design drove her to form ARD, where she cultivated an agency of forward-thinking designers and technologists. Shopify took notice of ARD’s UX and development talent early on where they’ve been partners since the early stages of the booming ecommerce platform. Abby’s acute eye for high-fashion as well as her devotion to bring clients’ visions to life, has led ARD to become a top ranked agency in ecommerce website design and development.
Lead Developer | Code Courier | Happy Humbug
With over 13 years of experience in web programming (10 of those specializing in Shopify), his unrivaled experience makes him one of the top developers in the field. His vast knowledge in website customization and building streamlined tools to accomplish clients’ goals, has propelled ARD to become known as a developer powerhouse, causing other tech experts to flock to the agency. David graduated Magna cum Laude from Berklee with a BA in Music Production & Engineering. In his spare time, he learns new programming languages and has a passion for music, woodworking and electronics.
New Business and Strategist | Marathon Runner | Event Planning Guru
Advertising Exec. with a passion for business and startups, Dana has over 11 years of experience in strategy, creative development, and production. She specializes in digital, having worked for some of the top ad agencies such as Wieden+Kennedy, Deutsch, and AKQA and on global brands like Nike, Coca-Cola, Vitaminwater, TaylorMade, and General Motors. Clients love her because she knows how to stretch their marketing dollars to create huge impact disproportionate to spend. In her spare time, Dana coaches high school varsity soccer and lacrosse, and loves to explore backcountry on foot or skis.
Lead Designer | Mother of Felix | Artist Extraordinaire
Carly has over 15 years in art direction, engaging both editorial and digital audiences. With a BA in Advertising Photography from RIT and Certificate in Design Communication from UCLA, she has worked for top brands such as Tesla, NBC, LA Times & Los Angeles Magazine. Armed with a gift for creative problem solving, Carly is responsible for creating some of ARD’s most well-known work and growing the creative team. On the side, you may spot her running on the So. Cal beaches or at a new art gallery opening.