// about

Dogmo Studios is a collaborative group that strives to use our powers for good.

We believe that good design is more than skin deep, and we pride ourselves in thinking through the project arc and finding the best solutions for our clients. We have a deep understanding of media--whether it be print or interactive design, and we strive to keep current with best-practices and evolving strategies.

As a studio, our structure is collaborative and intentionally lean, agile and iterative. We love and believe in what we do, and we love working with people who are similarly passionate about and enamored by what they do.

// Collaborators

Eliza Wee // Design Lead, Founder

Eliza WeeWith over 20 years' experience in design that runs the gamut--print, web, and mobile--Eliza combines a thorough understanding of technology, production, and business issues to develop comprehensive strategies that work with the client's mission, strategic goals and budget. She brings to the team a broad combination of visual design skills, knowledge of front-end development and a through understanding of business goals and best practices.

She is honored to have worked with some of world's most incredible and inspiring clients, including the Astraea Foundation, Amnesty International, the ACLU, the California State Labor Commissioner's Office, and Code for America.

Eliza received her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from Amherst College, where she established a strong foundation in painting, printmaking, and illustration. Her creative practice uses landscape to explore the interactions between community, time, and memory. At her Tol (돌) ceremony, she grabbed a pen and has spent the rest of her life living up to it.

Catherine Chanse // Designer, Multimedia Producer, Developer

Catherine ChanseCatherine Chanse is a freelance multimedia producer and developer focusing on web and graphic design as well as interactive media. She has worked with a number of individuals and nonprofits in the Bay Area, including Neighborhood Parks Council, Small Business Majority, and Life Frames, Inc.

Catherine has over 15 years of experience in teaching and designing curriculum and education focusing on literacy, design, and interactive media work within the nonprofit sector. She currently teaches graphic and web design classes at Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC), and has also taught and served as Academic Director of Graphic Design and Web Design & Interactive Media at the Art Institute of California Sunnyvale.

Prior to moving to the west coast from New York City, Catherine oversaw the growth and development of the Educational Technology Program at the Phipps West Farms Technology & Career Center, which focused on addressing inequities in access to digital tools and resources. Central to her work was the expansion and development of the New Media program where students learned design and interactive media skills.

Catherine received her Masters of Arts in Multimedia through the California State University East Bay Multimedia Graduate Program, an interactive and telematic arts program that emphasizes content development and creative expression through the use of digital tools. Her team's thesis project, See What You Feel, used image analysis, data visualization, and storytelling to explore the visual language of emotions as expressed through photographs.

Catrina Roallos // Developer, Technology Architect

Catrina RoallosAn award-winning coder fluent in multiple programming languages, Catrina is an active member of the open source community. She has always been deeply engaged in community organizing and is currently involved with #Asians4BlackLives, a group that supports the safety, justice, and resilience of Black communities—so all communities can prosper.

As the Web Content Manager & New Media Strategist for the ACLU of Northern California, she has grown the affiliate's online reach through rich landing pages, strategic calls-to-action, email advocacy initiatives, and thoughtful social media engagement on a range of ACLU issues.

Catrina is a queer butch pinay born in Manila, raised in the Bay, and currently living in Oakland. Follow her on Twitter at @catrinachaos.

Robert Dawson // Developer, Dev Ops Lead

Robert Dawson

Robert Dawson loves front-end technologies and his passion is to create a better Web for everyone. From designing interfaces to creating performant code, he loves that a single programming language, JavaScript, has taken over the Web, allowing developers to write code that seamlessly interoperates.

His career started wearing a variety of hats within a small team at a fledgling startup. Today, he focuses most of his time planning, writing, and refactoring quality code.

He received his Masters of Arts in Multimedia through the California State University-East Bay, where used the Python-based Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK), PHP, and MySQL to create a Web-based AI agent. Thanks to his highly flexible mind, we're able to provide inventive solutions for our clients' most complex problems.

Jim Hutson // Application and Software Developer

Jim HutsonJim Hutson has been developing custom software solutions for the web since 1999. He received his degree in Computer Science from California State University, Stanislaus.

From that time, he has worked at PCWorld/Macworld as Director of Software Development building all internal and external online applications for both publications (most of which have outlasted the dotcom bubble/bust and are are still going strong).

In addition, he has built CMS, software, and database solutions from the ground up for a number of SMB clients. He brings a depth of technical expertise that allows us to provide highly customized solutions for every client. Combined with this technical prowess, Jim also is the best yes-man in the field. He might not be able to build everything (at least not all at once), but there's no doubt that he can build anything.

Contact

ewee@dogmo.com | 510-IS-DOGMO

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Clients

We're thrilled to support people doing amazing work, using powers for good, and generally making the world a better place:

Skills

HTML, SASS/CSS, JQUERY, PHP, Agile workflow, UX/UI, Iterative design, Prototyping, CMS systems (Wordpress, Drupal), Adobe CS, Information architecture

Tidbits

How can we help?
Always interested in hearing about collaborative projects that use our powers for good. If we're not able to help, We're happy to recommend people who can.

Whirlwind!...Whadda ride!
The cobbler's children and all that, we've been too busy to tend to our own site! (Not complaining, mind you...). We wanted to stop and at least thank you (yes, you!) for the fantastic five years we've had. Here's to many more! (Let us know if we can be of any help!)

Using our powers...
Recipient of 2nd Place Award at Change.org's first-ever Hack for Change contest. Part of a three-person team, provided design, UX, strategy for AnonyMouse, an SMS/mobile/web app that connects LBGT youth with mentors that can safely and anonymously answer difficult questions.

...for good
Created promotional materials (including a billboard!) for Amnesty USA's first ever Shine a Light on Human Rights award presented to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.