IN THE BEGINNING OF ARTISAN HISTORY
Company founders Doug, Joe, and John draw up company concept after hours at a local watering hole.
APR 2, 1998
Artisan Colour was officially founded, providing catalog services to national brands. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Four original hires plus co-owners: Joe, John, and Doug.
The company started its journey as a catalog production company in the year of 1998 and began establishing their reputation within the first five years as one of the top print catalog production and color management companies in the nation. Winning over retail catalog clients such as Neiman Marcus, Patagonia, Chico’s and Sundance. Soon after, adding other nationally well-known brands including Pottery Barn, PrAna, White House/Black Market and Bergdorf Goodman.
Artisan Colours first corporate catalog account—The Territory Ahead. A retail company that offers high-quality, casual travel wear and shoes for men.
Sundance Catalog was Artisan Colour’s first big win as a newly founded company. Sundance Catalog caters to men and women–offering unique clothing, jewelry, shoes, and accessories. To this day, Sundance Catalog is our longest running national account.
As the company continued to grow, they were in need of a much bigger space. In 2000, Artisan moved from their original startup office into their second building location, which was located in the Scottsdale Airpark.
Launched photo studio—Artisan Captures. Today, Artisan’s professional Photo Studio is utilized for Fashion, Products, Jewelry, Food & Beverage, Catalog Imagery and much more.
In 2005, as growth continued, Artisan Colour built and moved into their third location which would also remain their current to date. A 36,000 square foot building in North Scottsdale, Arizona.
Purchased Mighty Imaging, a large format printing shop, and began evolving into Artisan Colour Printing & Graphics.
Founded ArtisanHD—our first dot com e-commerce website. A professional fine art printing service that offers high-quality printing for photographers and art enthusiasts. ArtisanHD offers unique custom printing materials and mounting options such as HD Acrylic, Brushed Metal, Canvas, and much more.
The Artisan brand gets a facelift. Rebranded Logo Design. Artisan Colour: Modern Colour + Print
Began selling unique art prints created by talented artists from around the world on ArtBoja, our second e-commerce website.
Artisan launches their first mobile app, SpiffySquare. A clean, custom photograph gift/design mounted to Plexiglass with a personalized card included.
Artisan Colour celebrated 20 year anniversary!