About

Wharton Media is a full-service digital creative studio based in Santa Cruz, California.  Web, video, interactive, and digital strategy.  That’s what we do.  We design digital media and help our clients discover all the amazing things they can do with it.

Who we are.   Wharton Media is a full-service digital creative studio based in Santa Cruz, California.  Drew Wharton founded WM in 1997 after serving as Director of Internet Services for a Fortune 1000 technology company.  WM is comprised of a talented and experienced team of creatives, technologists and strategists who share a fresh and creative approach to work, play and life.  We’re incredibly passionate about our work and we have a great time doing it. We operate on a simple premise that when you love what you do and who you do it with, great things can happen.  What we do.  Web. Video. Interactive. Digital Strategy.  That’s what we do.  We design digital media and help our clients discover all the amazing things they can do with it.  Our core capabilities include: website design and development, video production and postproduction, interactive design, digital strategy and emerging media, content management, and custom application development.  How we do it.  Making it all happen can be hard work but we’re a smart, creative, up for any challenge bunch who gets the job done with dizzying speed and efficiency.  We’ll spare you the tech talk and pitch for now but just know that in addition to being very good at what we do, we’re also a lot of fun to work with.  Who we've worked with.  Borders, National Geographic, Netflix, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, PBS | KQED, City of Santa Cruz, University of California Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay Aquarium, California State Parks, California Department of Fish & Wildlife, among others.  Why Wharton Media.  Because we bring it.  Developing and implementing a successful digital media strategy demands the creativity, experience and hard-nosed determination that WM brings to the table.  WM is committed to bringing our clients and partners the best in strategic digital media solutions through vision, technological expertise and creative power.  Since our inception we’ve continuously exhibited a passion for digital media that our clients really respond to, and from what they tell us we do a pretty good job at it.  How we approach things.  The digital landscape never stops evolving, and neither do we.  Here at WM we’re always pushing for smarter, more creative solutions - constantly taking things that work well (or not so well) and improving upon them.  This open-minded, open-ended approach ensures the best, most compelling work possible. It’s the driving force behind everything we do.  What we like.  Solving tough problems, beating deadlines into submission, building sustainable relationships with our clients, and delivering results that exceed our clients’ expectations.  We also like dogs - especially a little dog named Sam.  What drives us.  Having our hands in the process of shaping the way the world perceives and interacts with our clients.  From each of these unique experiences we evolve creatively and take with us a deeper understanding of how great ideas can be transformed into even greater solutions.  What we believe.  We believe in listening to our clients - intently and regularly.  What you can expect from us.  Results.  What's our secret.  Expertise. Dedication. Collaboration. Experience. It’s really that simple.