About us.

About us.

Hello! We’re YellowDog. We’re Denver’s print and design studio.

Our big idea is to help you realize yours.

YellowDog provides print, design, and branding solutions to hundreds of businesses, large and small. Whether you’re a non-profit doing more with less, a small business taking root, or a corporation on a quest to gain market share, we’re here to help you move the needle. 

The YellowDog team is a hearty mix of dreamers, doers, and makers. Between us, we have the unleashed creativity, number-crunching strategic thinking, and code-slinging tech skills to send your brand soaring to new heights. So. What’s your big idea?

100% cheerleader, 0% snob.

We treat every client like you’re our only client. Delivering sky-high creative services without the sky-high price tag is just how we do things. Think of us as the friend you have on speed-dial to bounce ideas off, problem-solve, or get things done. We team up for the long haul, helping you through “oh shit” moments, believing in you, giving a shit, and celebrating your wins.

Our Roots

We’re a family-owned and operated business with our doors open in Denver since 2005. How did it all begin? Here’s a rough timeline.

1997

Boy Meets Girl

Dan Mulligan meets Jenny Freece at a BBQ Jenny was hosting. When they were introduced, Jenny handed Dan some grilling utensils and said, “Can you help?” They have been working together ever since.

Boy Meets Girl Illustration
 
1997

1998

Things are heating up

It’s getting serious. Dan and Jenny pull the trigger on adopting a puppy together. She is a yellow lab named Maggie.

1998

2001

Deep in it

Cruising toward the major life milestones, there has been moving and working and traveling and now marriage.

Jeep illustration

2001

2005

The business is born (and a couple kids)

Daughter #1 is born, and daughter #2 is on the way. For maximum chaos, an idea is proposed. “Let’s start a business. It will be called YellowDog Printing & Graphics.”

See what we did there?

2005

2006

We become bosses

We hire our first two employees. Bossing is hard, but we must be doing something right. Matt is still with YellowDog today!

2006

2010

People seem to like us

Our client base is growing as fast as our kids. We’re working with some great Colorado businesses and nonprofits. We our customers!

 

2010

2014

Goodbye, Maggie. Hello Lucy!

Our beloved yellow labrador Maggie crosses the rainbow bridge. YellowDog 2.0 is born. Welcome Lucy, our new yellow mascot.The rainbow bridge

2014

2015

We go for “high touch”

With all of the online competition out there, how can YellowDog Printing be different? Turns out it’s good ol’ fashioned customer service. We hire account managers to be a single point of contact for every YellowDog client, no matter the company size or size of the order.

2015

2017

Sprouting our digital services

Our best clients are asking for more than just print. They want one-stop-shopping for design, marketing, and printing. Well, ask and you shall receive. yellowDogLab is open for business.

2017

2018

We need a bigger doghouse

Turns out customer service and one-stop-shopping was a winning combination. YellowDog has 13 employees, yellowDogLab has 5. We’ve outgrown our space! We double our square footage by building out an awesome warehouse studio east of Denver’s RiNo Arts District.

2018

2019

YellowDogLab and
YellowDog Printing & Graphics

Is just too darn confusing. It’s same great company, same great people but too many names. In preparation for our move, we decide to rebrand. We are now YellowDog. Just like our pups, we are always happy to see you.

2019

2019

The grand reopening

We’ve hauled our giant printers over to our new studio. We’ve launched our new YellowDog logo and branding. Now it’s time to celebrate! We throw a big housewarming party at our new location.

YellowDog Open House Party

2019

2020

Weathering the pandemic storm

Just when we’re celebrating big milestones, winning awards, and growing fast, COVID-19 strikes and takes a big bite out of business. Nevertheless, we rally to keep employees on board and keep delivering sky-high design, print, and marketing services.COVID-19 Illustration

2020

Our Core Values

Purpose powers everything we do. Over the years, three core values have emerged to guide our decisions and company culture. Today, these core values are codified as an awesome large-scale mural on our wall that we illustrated and installed ourselves. 

Curiosity. We ask tons of questions, fall down rabbit holes of idea exploration, and challenge ourselves to grow our talents and experiences. We believe that understanding our customers helps them to understand theirs.

Creativity. This is a given for a design and marketing studio, obviously. But creativity is more than what we bring to work. It’s who we are and how we’re wired. Almost every YellowDogger has some kind of artsy, craftsy, or creative passion. 

Community. We love our Denver home. We are inclusive, open and actively engaged with the local community. Staff volunteer days, in-kind giving, community partnerships, and a 15% discount for nonprofit organizations are just a few of the ways we give back.

Our big idea is to help you realize yours.

YellowDog provides print, design, and branding solutions to hundreds of businesses, large and small. Whether you’re a non-profit doing more with less, a small business taking root, or a corporation on a quest to gain market share, we’re here to help you move the needle. 

The YellowDog team is a hearty mix of dreamers, doers, and makers. Between us, we have the unleashed creativity, number-crunching strategic thinking, and code-slinging tech skills to send your brand soaring to new heights. So. What’s your big idea?

100% cheerleader, 0% snob.

We treat every client like you’re our only client. Delivering sky-high creative services without the sky-high price tag is just how we do things. Think of us as the friend you have on speed-dial to bounce ideas off, problem-solve, or get things done. We team up for the long haul, helping you through “oh shit” moments, believing in you, giving a shit, and celebrating your wins.

Our Roots

We’re a family-owned and operated business with our doors open in Denver since 2005. How did it all begin? Here’s a rough timeline.

Our Core Values

Purpose powers everything we do. Over the years, three core values have emerged to guide our decisions and company culture. Today, these core values are codified as an awesome large-scale mural on our wall that we illustrated and installed ourselves. 

Curiosity. We ask tons of questions, fall down rabbit holes of idea exploration, and challenge ourselves to grow our talents and experiences. We believe that understanding our customers helps them to understand theirs.

Creativity. This is a given for a design and marketing studio, obviously. But creativity is more than what we bring to work. It’s who we are and how we’re wired. Almost every YellowDogger has some kind of artsy, craftsy, or creative passion. 

Community. We love our Denver home. We are inclusive, open and actively engaged with the local community. Staff volunteer days, in-kind giving, community partnerships, and a 15% discount for nonprofit organizations are just a few of the ways we give back.

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