About Us

We are Planet Argon: a mix of designers and developers, strategic thinkers and project managers.

When Planet Argon was started, we wanted to create a collaborative space for nonconformists and eccentrics to combine forces and make a positive impact on our industry. We’re not into fake smiles and schmoozing. We don’t attend networking events so that we can pass our business cards out to a bunch of random people. We don’t work insane hours to meet deadlines.

We care more about making a difference than how much we’ll earn in our lifetime. We don’t accept projects that we don’t believe in. We ensure that our employees get time away from the studio each year so that they can feel refreshed and productive when they’re working on our client projects. And we don’t recruit and/or work with anyone that doesn’t share those values.

We believe that this allows us to be more empathetic and mindful about our customer’s users when we’re not having to hide our authentic selves.

We give a shit.

From the humble beginnings in a Portland apartment in 2002 to the agency it is today, here is our story.

Visit Our Timeline

Each year, we reflect on the previous 365 days of growth and change. For our 2016 Year in Review, we went back further in time to see how the internet has progressed in 20 years. Get ready to reminisce.

Explore 2016's Year in Review

Planet Argon Gang
Planet Argon Designers
Discovery Process

Our Core Values


We actively seek opportunities to improve our client’s products, our processes, and our abilities.


A natural curiosity for the undiscovered results in remarkable work for our clients – and stronger connections for our team. We ask questions, learn, and aren't afraid to fail.


We are invested in our work. We manage expectations. We support our clients and teammates. We hold ourselves, our teammates, and our clients accountable.


We choose to set a mindful, positive tone that allows everyone to flourish.


We readily adapt to change and encourage innovation because our team and work are transparent and flexible.

We always have our eyes peeled for talented individuals to potentially join our team here in Portland, Oregon. Interested?

Culture & Open Positions


While we work with our clients as partners, we also partner with other companies and organizations, whether to collaborate on our project or just give back to the community. View the list of partners we’ve trusted and worked with over the years.

Open Source Contributions

Contributing to the open-source web community is in our DNA. We encourage sharing our knowledge with others, so we can improve the way we work - together. See our collection of open-sourced internal projects and industry contributions.

Visit Our Open Source Page


Planet Argon Dogs!
Radiator Building

Our studio is in the Radiator Building, part of the One North complex, in the heart of Portland’s lively Boise neighborhood. We are just a short walk from some of our city’s most well-loved eateries, coffee shops, and boutiques, as well as the friendlist neighborhood grocery store. We’re also a quick bike or bus ride from almost anywhere in Portland.

Planet Argon

3530 N. Vancouver Ave
Suite 300
Portland, OR 97227-1426


1.815.642.4068 (fax)