Partnerships are made up of a few multitalented staff and contractors, whose portfolios belie their small size. They can probably handle only one major project at a time.
52mm This New York-based design firm created Crashsite and Urban Desires.
6168 Peter Horvath and Sharon Matarazzo show off their extensive talents at their site. They aren't billed specifically as a web design studio, but they'd probably do some cool stuff if you paid them.
Brazil Design Group Beezer-Katz Advertising transformed itself ito the Brazil Design Group, named after the movie, not the country. Their work can be seen on page 25, and at
Evantide Graphical As featured in Secrets' case study The Hamptons, Lizi and Anders create well designed, technologically sound sites.
Kioken Kahng Na Design The New York-based designers of Fine Magazine create beautiful, artistic sites  the way the Web should look. Clients include Kang & Lee and Atlantic Records.
The Leonhardt Group This Seattle-based firm has focused on marketing and corporate communications for 20 years, and now they're bringing that experience to the Web. Clients include Microsoft and Hogue Cellars.
Pear Transmedia These four San Franciscans have come together with the goal of "squeezing magic out of technology." See their wizardry at work at Hewlett-Packard and Bugle Boy.
Peponi This up-and-coming Seattle firm created the Jones and Jones site. Their CD ROM work is also top-notch.
Phoenix Pop Productions Designers Simon Smith and Bruce Falck have practically redefined JavaScript on the Web by using it to both enhance design and content. Their clients include Levi's and Samsung.
Roger Los Design Roger Los designed High Five winners Big Healeys and Mungo Park.
Second Story This Portland-based firm (formerly Brad Johnson Presents) has done many wonderful projects for National Geographic, including Secrets' feature "Kaikoura," "The River Wild," and "Fantastic Forest." Other clients include VISA and Communication Arts.
Worker Bees Worker Bees was one of the first creative groups in the pacific Northwest to use email, FTP, faxes and telepathyto make the "virtual agency" concept work. Their work includes, but is not limited to, the Secrets' feature "Pyramid Breweries".