So you want to know who we are and why we do what we do? Sounds like such a simple question doesn’t it? However, the reality of the answer is a little more complex.

The who we are is the easy part; Six Demon Studio is a close knit group of professionals in the Champaign-Urbana Illinois area dedicated to partnering with our clients to provide service and results that shows that we genuinely care about their company and want to see their company grow. Six Demon Studio has been referred to by some of our clients as their off site in-house design studio and that’s just how we like it.

Why we do it is a little harder. We could take the easy way out and just say that we love to design, but it really goes deeper than that. Artists see the world with an artist’s eye and everything around them becomes the inspiration for their canvas. The same can be said for the Six Demon Studio team; marketing is our life and we look at everything around us with a marketer’s eye. We take that view of the world and translate that to meet the goals and needs of our clients while constantly improving, evolving and enjoying what we do and how we do it.

What does Six Demon Studio mean?
In regards to the origin of our name. In ecommerce design there are six major phases of the project. Each of these phases has it’s own unique challenges to overcome and as with ones personal demons, they are always looking over your shoulder waiting to cause mischief if you are not vigilant. Here at SDS, we remind ourselves that it takes attention to detail, awareness and dedication to keep any of the six phases (or demons) of ecommerce design from causing project issues.

As to what caused us to call the six phases demons in the first place, admittedly we’re huge fans of the B movie classic “Big Trouble in Little China” in which one of the main characters carries the “Six Demon Bag”. During a late night showing of the movie we began to wonder what was in the “Six Demon Bag” and if ecommerce design & programming had one, what would be in it. The rest as they say, is history.

So what are the six phases of ecommerce design?
1) Planning & Analytics
2) Design & Layout
3) Implementation & Functionality
4) Testing & Bug Fixes
5) Project Launch
6) Post Launch Support