In 1999, Impressive Designs was formed by a local print shop as a graphic design and pre-press firm. We designed brochures, ads, and marketing pieces for businesses, government agencies and trade associations. We had an imagesetter and produced film for small print shops and screen printers. Our technical expertise included color correction, trapping files for print and prepping files for output. Then platesetters came along and nobody needed prepress services!
“No need to worry,” we said, “There’s the internet! We are techies… hell if we can figure out how to get a Corel Draw file to output, certainly we can do this web thing!” And we were off. We learned a whole new mass of acronyms, CSS, XHTML, PHP, MySQL and on and on. Before long we found we had a knack for web development and after a lot of soul searching (and a lot of meetings with bankers), we bought out the print shop, ditched the imagesetter and moved into the 21st century.
In 2008, we completed our transformation by changing our name to Imp Designs, LLC. About this time we also decided to focus on ExpressionEngine as our platform of choice. We’ve built close to 200 EE sites to date and rescued or updated countless others.
Our focus has always been on long term relationships with our clients, big and small. We’re not a ‘build it, launch it and forget it’ web vendor—in addition to web development services we can also help you choose and manage your server environment, monitor your site, apply upgrades and tweaks, and be proactive in helping you navigate the challenges of operating an effective, productive website.