Founded by Dee Dee Hunt in 2006, ARTdeezine LLC is a full service branding and marketing design studio originally located in the sunny Mission District of San Francisco, (we are now located in the Sunset District of SF). With a simple, modern, yet timeless design style ARTdeezine offers branding and marketing consulting and design, along with top quality custom printing. Favorite projects include Identity & Branding, Menu Design & Creation, Wine & Food Label Design, Storefront Signage and Trade Show Graphics.
“Like ingredients in a recipe, we combine process with passion and stir the batter. We get to know the character and personality of our clients and their company, strategically finding the most appropriate branding and marketing solution within each clients budget. We work “with” our clients rather than “for” them. We have found that with such a personal approach, often times magic occurs, which is what drives us to continue coming up with new recipes,” says Dee Dee, who admits to being obsessed with food and relates her design style to her cooking style, “It’s always more fun and the results are amazing when you get int the kitchen and cook together!”
After receiving her BA in Industrial Design with an emphasis in Graphic Design from SFSU in 2000, Dee Dee was sure she would have a hard time sitting behind a desk. “The corporate world can be extremely scary for an artist”, she says. So for the next five years she worked in the restaurant industry as a bartender, waitress, even a cook, meanwhile painting and creating art. When she would get freelance job offers she took them and realized bringing other people’s ideas to life was very gratifying. She eventually started taking business planning classes and workshops offered by Women’s Initiative, and received a business certificate from Women’s Initiative in 2003. It was through the EARN savings program offered to Women’s Initiative graduates that Dee Dee was able to purchase a new computer, fax machine, desk, camera, and printer. By 2006 with a completed business plan, a group of loyal clients and all the equipment needed to conduct business professionally, it was time to make it all official, and on February 4th 2006 ARTdeezine LLC was born! “Yes we threw a party and it was so much fun, we decided to make it an annual tradition…and ARTasting was born!” ARTasting gives Dee Dee the ability to combine all her passions and get to know others in her community who share her passion for art, design, food, and wine!