About Us

Founded in 1998, elephants & ants strives to provide best practice based solutions for our clientele. You take care of business. We take care of you.


elephants & ants is a full-service design and development firm specializing in creating market-ready, usable website and software applications. elephants & ants approaches each project with a methodology based on industry best practices, as well as effective processes and procedures developed and refined through our numerous client engagements.

elephants & ants creates thoughtfully designed, intuitive user experiences with sophisticated and meaningful functionality. Our development and ecommerce capabilities surpass those of other design firms and exceed those of many other development consulting firms.

elephants & ants work has been featured in leading industry publications including Commarts.com, Step Inside Design, and Create Magazine and is a past recipient of numerous industry accolades for its design work.

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Seattle, WA, elephants & ants is a division of Paperless Business Systems, Inc. This relationship provides our team with access to top notch financial and transactional expertise, experienced senior software developers and extensive business systems consulting capabilities.

Awards & Recognition

  • NW People’s Pick Finalist, 2009 Favorite Creative Company by nwjobs.com
  • Create Magazine, Pacific Nortwest Edition Spring 2006 for Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
  • Interactive Design Annual 2005, STEP Magazine September 2005 for LeoPaper.com, ElephantsAndAnts.com and BeechersHandMadeCheese.com
  • Seattle Show 2005, Merit in the category of Business Web Sites, for BeechersHandMadeCheese.com
  • Seattle Show 2003, Gold in the category of Corporate Web Site and Flash Web Sites for LeoPaper.com
  • Featured Site of the Week July 2003, Design Interact (part of the Communication Arts Site)
  • 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies, 2001
  • Website of the Month Oct. 1999 in “Computer Source Magazine” for OnTheBoards.com
  • Cool Site of the Day for ElephantsAndAnts.com, 1998
  • Society of Publications Design Winner, 1997
  • WSA Best World Wide Web, 1989

  • CSS Vault for eRequester.com, February 2005
  • eWeek Magazine, January 2004 review of eRequester.com, excellent rating for interface design
  • CSS Beauty for SarboxSolutions.com, October 2004
  • Excite for Point.com
  • Business Week for Point.com
  • Fortune for Point.com
  • SmartMoney for Point.com
  • CNet.com for Point.com
  • ZD Net for Point.com
  • USA Today for Point.com