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Code Rodeo Mark Seliger Studios

We are a small and nimble design, development, branding, marketing, and social media management agency based in the Arts District DTLA. Iconic imagery that speaks for itself

Our Team

Kari Svendsboe

kari “Making your web dreams come true, one div at a time.”

Founder, Head Cowgirl, Chief Code Wrangler

Zelda Lin

kevin “There, I fixed it.”

Founder, Art Director, Lead Developer

Linden Goh

linden “Sharing is caring!”

Founder, Chief Rodeo Clown, Social Media Maverick

Jessica Westbrook

jessica “I’m happiest when I get to play at the intersection of Art & Technology.”

Senior UX Designer, Pixel Herder

Geneva Skeen

geneva “Dotting ‘i’s, crossing ‘t’s, and tightening the lassoes.”

Code Wrangler

Kevin Talbot

kevin “Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, I do all of it!”

Social Strategist, East Coast Client Manager

ContactLet's get this party started!

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And your email address?

Your company, if you have one?

The URL of your website, if you have one?

What can we help you with?

Your Message

ServicesSo... What can you do for me?

Here at Code Rodeo, we excel most at making dreams come true. Our default stack for making magic happen is:

  • Full Stack Web Development
  • Logo and Branding Design
  • Web Design
  • WordPress Development
  • Custom CMS Development
  • Drupal Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Social Media Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Website Maintenance
  • Custom Database work
  • Site and CMS migration
  • App Development

ClientsSome of the fine folks we've had the pleasure of working with:

Culture Pop
DesignGood
The Walt Disney Corporation
Doceri
Glow Santa Monica
Game Show Network
Invest Southwest
Local Motors
MIT
NIRI Houston
Noodle.org
Ovation TV
POM Wonderful
SP Controls
Venture Madness
VO|CO
IT Support Guys
Community Partners
Access Books
Mark Seliger Studio
Fallen Fruit
El Cid
BRG Sports
Advancement Project

About Code Rodeoaka - who are you and why should I care?

WE ARE: (descriptors courtesy of The Brand Deck)

Imaginative

Tech driven? Research driven? Market driven? We’re imagination driven. The rest will follow.

Savvy

We’re not the biggest online and social agency in LA. We’re not the most well funded either. We’re a small business, like most of our clients. Know what we are? We’re savvy. And we like it that way.

Approachable

Sure we speak CSS, PHP, HTML and JS. But we speak English too. Sometimes pretty good, err, well.

Multifaceted

Need a website? We love building them. Need help with social media? We do that too. Need an app? We’ll make you one. Design? Yup. We do all the things.

Crafted

We love crafting code. We’re not outsourcing your work overseas. We prefer not to use templates. We hand craft your work right here in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. You might call it “artisanal” code (we would, but we don’t want to sound like d-bags).

Progressive

We believe in having an opinion and taking a stand. We believe our work can do social good. We believe in finding better ways to do things. We believe in the people and companies we choose to work with.

WE ARE NOT:

Mass-market

We’re not one size fits all. We’re not the dollar menu. We’re not everyone’s cup of tea. We’re “that guy”.

Big

We are not big. We’ve come from big. We know big. We’re small by design.

Ordinary

We’re not ordinary. We’re not everyday. We’re not a slice of life. We’re a slice of cake.

Austere

No.

Mark Seliger was Rolling Stone’s chief photographer for over a decade. His portraiture is iconic, having shot Presidents Obama, Clinton, W. Bush and Carter, Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, U2, Kurt Cobain and many more. His photography continues to shape popular culture. Who could forget Kim Kardashian’s naked silver behind?

Form follows function.

Mark Seliger’s images were all over the internet but the photographer didn’t have his own website. His work was represented on various gallery, media and manager’s sites but he wanted to regain control over the presentation of his extensive body of work. Being that Seliger was a huge fan of architect Richard Neutra’s work (he had Neutra’s Alpha Wirin House in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, meticulously restored as his residence), Code Rodeo took a similar approach to designing his website. We knew that it had to be, first and foremost, functional, with a clean and streamlined aesthetic. The design had to serve the content and it had to be easily updatable, as Seliger is constantly shooting new photos. Code Rodeo launched version one of Mark Seliger’s website in 2014.

Renovating for the future.

In 2015, Seliger again approached Code Rodeo looking for an updated design direction. He wanted a more dynamic site, while still in keeping with our original design. Given Seliger’s long history with moving images and stills, giving these pieces a more prominent place was key. We also agreed that rotating still images on the homepage would have a great deal of visual impact. The challenge was to introduce more elements, but to keep them elegant and unobtrusive, which we achieved with the help of CSS3 transitions and HTML5 video. We also designed a new, cleaner mobile layout, and implemented social media sharing for all content.

Code Rodeo launched version two of Mark Seliger’s website in 2016. We look forward to a continuing collaboration and future evolutions of the site.