We Are State Creative

An award winning web design and development agency in Oakland, CA
that builds websites on WordPress and Drupal.

About Us

State Creative is an award winning web design and development agency established in 2000. We started as a design studio creating logos, branding and marketing materials, but by 2005 we were designing more websites than logos. In 2010, Founder Aron Scarinzi partnered with Garrett Goldman to grow the agency into a full-service design and development studio. We relocated from the Fruitvale neighborhood to downtown Oakland, California and assembled a team of designers, developers and UI/UX experts to create experiences that deliver measurable results. Today, State Creative builds custom websites on WordPress and Drupal.


What We Do

We design, develop and maintain websites that generate leads, sell products and tell stories. We work primarily with financial and professional service firms, along with e-tailers and nonprofits. Our process starts with a deep discovery that teaches us about the nuances and goals of each organization.


How We Do It

Our teams collaborate from kick-off through launch by integrating strategy, design and development that keeps customers engaged. Our process will help you define a project plan to ensure a successful deployment. We’re precise, organized and consultative in our approach. We believe in sticking to timelines and using clear communication. After launch, we continue to work with our clients to enhance, secure and protect their websites on WordPress and Drupal.


Who We Do It For

We work with a wide range of industry including financial and professional services, E-commerce, education and nonprofit organizations. We specialize in WordPress and Drupal websites that produce measurable results. No matter what industry you are in, we would be proud to partner with you from pre-flight to post-launch.

Our Mission

State Creative designs, develops and maintains high-impact websites on WordPress that generate leads, sell products and tell stories.


Aron Scarinzi
Aron Scarinzi
Creative Director

As a graduate of the Institute of Art in Florence, Italy and with 20 years of digital design experience, Aron Scarinzi founded State Creative and works with the design team as the Creative Director.

Garrett Goldman
Garrett Goldman
Client Services

Garrett joined State Creative in 2009 and focuses primarily on project management. He works directly with clients from kick-off to post launch, making the complexities of a multifaceted project simple.

Vijish Kumar
Vijish Kumar
Lead Developer

Vijish joined State Creative in 2007 and now manages a team of developers on projects built on WordPress, Drupal and Laravel. He specializes in theme, module and plug-in customizations.

You’re in good company.

We design and develop websites for a variety of organizations and are deeply familiar with the nuances found in the retail, financial and professional service industries.


I didn’t think it was possible to have such a positive experience with a web development project. They did a very high-quality job and followed through on all their promises.

Litman Gregory - AdivorIntelligence Financial Research Publishing

They were extremely engaged all the way through from learning about the business and understanding what we were trying to accomplish, our target market, to helping us develop the site. I’m not an expert in social media or website development and they were able to accommodate, listen to, and respond to what I anticipated we needed.

TForce Driving Creative Logistics

Great experience all the way around. Exceeded our expectations, delivered on time and on budget and effectively guided us through the process with outstanding results.

Humphreys Group logo
Humphreys Group Financial Services Client

I could not have asked for a better team to work with on my project and I highly recommend State Creative if you want a professional team who exceeds expectations, delivers on time and cares about your project as if it was their own.

Hello, Wonderful logo by State Creative
Hello Wonderful advertisement supported portal

Our old site was very cumbersome, to say the least, and being able to have a partner that understood our goals, and was able to execute in a timely manner, was extremely important. Our website redesign project was a huge undertaking, and we could not have asked for a better partner to work with.

Heffernan Insurance Brokers Logo
Heffernan Insurance Brokers Insurance Broker Client

The team at State Creative is world class. Their service and quality of product is the best in the field. State Creative understands the pace, needs, challenges and the lofty goals that their clients have for their vendors. State Creative built us a logo and website in record time, while delivering an extremely high value product.

Siluria Technologies
Siluria Technologies Biotechnology

The entire project from start to finish was smooth. The State Creative folks deliver quality products on time, within budget and to the full satisfaction of the customer. We're really happy with how things panned out.

Bell Biosystems
Bell Biosystems Biotechnology

Layer42 was looking for a new website design that would represent our product sets and showcase our company. State Creative delivered on both, far exceeding our expectations.

Layer42 by Wave Business
Layer42 Networks Network & Data Center Solutions

State Creative understood our needs and delivered the product on time and with the end result we had in mind. They were clear, upfront and precise in their proposal, time line and performance.

Western Mixers logo
Western Mixers Wholesale Food Sales & Distribution

I cannot speak highly enough about State Creative's design work and customer service. We hired State Creative to totally revamp our website. They were patient, supportive and extremely responsive anytime I emailed or called.

Social Policy Research Associates
Social Policy Research Associates Nonprofit