Dutchy Designs is owned and operated by Arie Opzeeland. With over 10 years of experience in visual design, Arie has been able to accumulate a client list ranging from start-ups to globally recognized companies. He has been featured in Martha Stewart Online Weddings and has made a name for himself in Ventura County for being able to work with a wide variety of industries. Arie’s niche focuses on brand consistency and development so it’s only natural that the majority of companies who initially hop on board for one project eventually turn into consistent monthly campaigns.
Arie started his professional career at a private golf club designing all the advertisement, restaurant menus, and special event signage that was used throughout the clubhouse and 18-hole course. After 7 years he got picked up by a website development company to be their in-house graphic designer and delve into the website building world. After 2 years of learning the ins and outs of development, he started contracting enough clients on the side to start his own design agency. With a personable attitude and an eye for custom details, Dutchy Designs acquired three of its largest clients - Accuride International, Senseon Secure Systems, and Harbor Freight Tools, who’s scope of work range from web design to national convention signage.
Arie has become a favorite for weddings by turning a couples’ shared interest into a personalized brand. Logos, invites, save the dates, websites, event signage, informationals, itineraries, menus, and table signs are all part of his repertoire that deserve to be showcased together and tied to a consistent chosen theme. Being recently married, Arie understands wedding planning and all the immense details that go into making that perfect day (and all the days leading up to it) as fluid as possible. He was able to embellish his and his wife’s own personality and interests of music and wine into every piece of printed artwork displayed for guests.
When Arie is away from his desk, the artistic brain continues in other avenues. He is a current active musician who plays monthly shows with his band Silhouettess (yes two s’s) and enjoys decorating houses as a secondary side project running under the current title Dutchy Designs: for the Heart and Home (search for that all-one-word hashtag on Instagram to find examples of his work). Explorations, concerts, wine, and Dutch obsessions fill out the remaining free time while residing in Thousand Oaks, CA with his newly titled wife, bulldog, and miniature pinscher.