About :: Bodie Dennis :: Rumblecroon Design Services :: Graphic Design, Creative Direction, and Consulting :: Flagstaff, AZ

The bio degrading

It was a blustery January day during something called the Ford administration. Films were bleak, legs were plaid, and the country’s top men were busily failing to improve the Chevy Vega. Inauspicious beginnings to be sure, but it was then in Northern New Jersey that Bodie Dennis inconvenienced everyone by being born during the heaviest winter storm in decades.

Bodie Dennis

The years that followed did not prove any easier. It seemed the world was positively covered with hard surfaces, and this paired badly with his poor judgement and underdeveloped motor skills. Whenever he convalesced, he'd spend countless hours gazing at things that sounded fascinating, listening intently to things that looked intriguing, and sitting contently at the bottom of the nearby lake. He claims to have learned a lot from this sort of thing.

Otherwise, it's the usual tale of bicycle trauma, soul-sucking rejection, failed hat experiments, occasionally catching fire as boys do, but sadly nothing dissuaded him from being himself. By high school it was clear that his spirit was never going to be properly crushed. Emboldened, he began experimenting with electrified scraps of wood and successfully made a lot of unsolicited noise for a number of years. The results were not reliably awful, and he took that as proof positive that he was somehow important.

To spread the word, Dennis set about exploring the North American continent. Countless offending gestures were made in far-flung places before he eventually landed in the mountains of the southwest with a kind of splat / grunt sound. A few locals took interest. They fed him broth until he acclimated to the high elevation, but just as his full strength returned he was shackled to some electrical equipment and forced to be interesting at all times. This is where he can still be found today.

He occasionally enjoys a nice tart apple, and he neither confirms nor denies the rumor that he is a deposed baron from someplace no one has ever heard of anyway.

In no way does he reside in Monaco with a rhesus macaque named Argyle.

Some find this very disappointing.

More dirt

Bodie graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Arts Management (a hybrid business & art degree with emphasis on the 501(c)3 non-proffit sector).

For over a decade, Dennis worked as a senior designer and creative director at various national ad agencies, and also performed design and production work on a freelance basis.

His primary studio is located in beautiful, historic downtown Flagstaff, AZ. Bodie has lived in many different parts of the United States, and he continuously serves clients all over North America.

Bodie is also a lifelong musician and even spent years producing and engineering sessions at professional recording studios. He has a voracious appetite for music, and since 1999 he's completed three major releases on a small, independent label called North Shore Entertainment.

What I do

My company and my career are built upon an obsession with genuine quality and substance. From that perspective, I help real people distill their passion, personality and inspiration down to memorable and effective communication. I aim to cleanly render complete ideas that have nuance, legitimacy, immediacy and beauty, and to create an intriguing movement and tension that triggers involvement from a viewer. All of this means that your audience won't merely read your message, they will unwittingly have an experience with your brand, and that's a world of difference.

My clients are great and small. Huge, established organizations, wily, ambitious startups, and everything in between. I pride myself on being quintessential to every scrappy, small operation while offering large entities a nimble, fearless maneuverability that can't be found in-house.

But regardless of scale, everyone who trusts me with their message always receives the same total conviction and uncommon work ethic. I simply don't have any other mode.

What it means to you

Ever heard of the 55/38/7 rule? It comes from a UCLA study on public speaking showing that 55% of what people absorb from a speaker is owed to visual cues, 38% is from tone of voice, and a mere 7% comes from the actual words being spoken. Like it or not, the effectiveness of any message depends on the way in which it's presented. It's not what gets said, it's how.

So what if your every effort could be enveloped in a subtext that led people to comprehensive and accurate conclusions? What if you could have this despite the limited time and attention people are willing to give?

My work is about showing rather than just telling. It can land you onto the same page with investors, clients and customers faster so you can focus on actually doing what you do – rather than explaining it all the time. It can connect you, resonate, galvanize, create loyal subcultures, and ultimately help you capitalize and grow.

Style and philosophy

Design is not only a profession, it's a calling. It's my therapy. It's my way of showing the world what can come from tirelessly working intelligently. I simply want everything that crosses my desk to be rendered in the way that I believe everything should. With excellence.

It's my job to clarify, not to cloud or confuse. My prime directive is to pull the truth into better focus. I believe this always gives my clients the most fundamentally sound chance of success.

And while the style of my work is somewhat flexible, it's also fairly distinctive. Even though it may not be right for every project, I can happily overwhelm anyone who likes what they see in my portfolio. Similarly, I always encourage people to embrace what makes them unique even if it's not for everyone. Usually an attempt to be everybody's cup of tea will only dilute everything distinguishing, and that won't be memorable to anyone at all.

If you're still scared

Don't be. Just request an estimate and describe your needs.

It's ok. Honest. I almost never bite.