This season we've had the pleasure of initiating a working relationship with Allison DeVane, owner of Teaspressa, a coffeeshop alternative concept with the first flagship store located in Scottsdale.

This is our first piece for Teaspressa, a brand video. We'll be creating recurring cinema work, as well as handling various design and web responsibilities. We're very honored to be a part of Allison's grand vision, and guiding the Teaspressa brand forward. This first brand video features Arizona locals, Joey Jepson (@alligatormoney) and Shelby Pine (@shelbypine). Kitchen proved by Becca Marie (@cookingwithconfetti), with product by Shop For The People (@shopforthepeople). Enjoy.


For the last three years, (2014, 2015), we've had the esteemed honor of creating and delivering the annually refreshed brand and State of Downtown video, for Downtown Tempe Authority. Downtown Tempe have become something of our kindred spirits at R&D. While we continue to grow the scope of our work with these folks year round, this project in particular is always something we look forward to.

We call upon a handful of the community's favorite faces to play a role in the piece; talent, businesses, and musicians. Our friends, Jared & The Mill, have remained large advocates of their hometown, Tempe, and celebrate alongside us its ongoing development through our implementation of their beloved music.

Enjoy our latest installment to the DTA umbrella of exciting content, and please continue to support your local community.


Alex Leiphart is a skilled, Phoenix-based designer, specializing in visual design. He recently launched a new site to celebrate and showcase his recent portfolio of work.

He asked us to create a brand video for the landing page that expresses his aesthetic and alludes to some of his philosophies and lifestyles. The objective was to create an engaging and brief vignette that allows the viewer to feel as if they've gotten to know Alex after watching. Enjoy, and be sure to explore his beautiful work, alexleiphart.com.

We're also happy to announce Alex and our team have and will continue to work closer together on internal and external projects.


This spring, we had the esteemed privilege of visiting Sonoma County, California. We dirtied our denim and set our alarms to explore the winemaking and culinary processes behind the sheer wonder of Kendall-Jackson Vineyard Estates, one of the largest winemakers in the world.

We worked alongside talented film photographer, Constance Higley, who graciously brought us aboard for this opportunity. The objective was to create three unique videos featuring varying components that form the Kendall-Jackson makeup: Wine Center, Winemaking and Sustainability. Characters ensued, and our job become less of a challenge, and more of cheery union of smiles and salads. Justin, Fritz, Tucker; to name a few.

Enjoy the set with a glass of cabernet. We recently returned from another visit and have more content in the works.


After a summer well spent exploring parts of the planet where the sun is far more forgiving, and tending to the inner workings of R&D, we've jumped back into the fire with full force. We were contacted by Downtown Tempe, (Tempe, Arizona), and asked to create a new video that revisited much of what we'd highlighted in the first, as well as cover many of the new activities and developments that have seen fruition since.

We were able to work with some of our favorites, as well as add a few more to the list. Sarah Hubbell, (EMMA Magazine), and Hudson, made it out to show us around the Guard, Groomer, and Restful Rabbits. Jayarr and copilot, Dominique, gave us a sunrise tour of Tempe Town Lake; and a sunset with his CRAP Ride Tempe cycling group. Geof, Donjay, and Erin Ware worked effortlessly to show us a good time at the new Pedal Haus Brewery. And of course, no DT piece of ours is complete without the musical excellence from our friends of Jared & The Mill; of Tempe.

It's always a pleasure to work creatively alongside Downtown Tempe. More from R&D and DT to come. View our original video created for their #TempeRising campaign with AWE Collective last fall, here (extended), and here.