About Us

Area 51 Design, based in Irvine, creates digital assets for the Action Sports industry.  Established in 2007 as a sole proprietorship, we leverage a trusted network of sub-contractors, specialized in taking high-volume projects from concept to completion under tight deadlines.  This includes photographers, models, stylists, production managers, retouchers and copywriters.  Our business model can provide flexibility for clients with budget restraints by utilizing smaller, experienced teams working more efficiently.  We offer a convenient, one-stop-shop solution for digital assets and are passionate about what we do.  


  • To improve the integrity of digital assets with a strong focus on quality, efficiency and accuracy


  • Assets shot as high resolution RAW files under a dedicated lighting setup

  • Uniform cameras, software, lighting, equipment and guidelines used to maintain consistency

  • Post production focuses on quality assurance, color accuracy and consistency


  • 7-14 business days is usually needed to shoot/retouch an entire season assuming all samples provided


  • Final assets are delivered digitally in the file format and size requested through ‘Box’.   

  • Working files are stored for 3 years or provided on a drive if requested. 

  • Physical samples are returned upon completion of project as they are needed to ensure accuracy