TCHOPSHOP Media was founded by Elena Reeves-Walker, an art director and graphic designer with over 24 years experience in markets as diverse as Seattle, Santa Fe, New York City, Washington D.C., and London, England. The company was founded in 2001 in her hometown of New Orleans, LA.
Tchopshop Media has always sought to provide a concept-driven solution to our clients, including copywriting, print design, identity, strategic consulting, advertising design and websites. Most importantly, we do not focus on mere technology — we specialize in what our clients need. Starting with a clear and unique identity, extending that identity into ad campaigns, a print publication, sales collateral, or web presence — we believe it's important to wear many hats. These various channels of communication mutually inform each other, making sure that the brand stays consistent without fracturing through all channels.
Through the years, Tchopshop Media has employed a number of exceptionally talented designers, writers, developers and salespeople including Theo Erasmus, Kerry Tully, Kenneth Robin, TJ Pitre, Daryl Pfeif, Melanie Crout, Katrina Andry, Chesley Adler and many others. After Hurricane Katrina, Elena shifted to serving a small number of hand-picked clients.
After years of building custom web applications for clients in PHP and later Ruby on Rails, Tchopshop Media now fully embraces the sustainability of open source applications. Since 2009, we have focused almost exclusively on Drupal for web applications and content management. We embrace the future of the web and all its challenges — we love building large, complex, dynamic, responsive websites!
Our greatest strength, however, is not our geeky technical skills, but our ability to conceptualize & communicate the big picture of our client's strategic marketing needs.