Jimmydog Design Group was founded by North Carolina based husband-and-wife team Todd and Stephanie Belcher in 2002. Todd, custom portrait artist, and Stephanie, creative director, joined forces to create a company to pursue their creative talents. Jimmydog also reflects its founders' love of animals through the custom pet portrait specialty, the many dedicated efforts for animal welfare organizations and even the company name.
Todd and Stephanie chose the name Jimmydog Design Group after their beloved dog, Jimmy who filled their lives with joy. Jimmy had been rescued by the Belchers after being abandoned as a puppy. Sadly he died in 2003 at the age of 12.
Joey joined Jimmy at the Rainbow bridge in 2015, followed by Freddie in 2019 and Luna in 2020.
Through the wonderful letters we've received from Jimmy over the years we know that they are all the best of friends,
share a wonderful house and are having a wonderful time. To read the letters and learn more about this magical place visit From the Rainbow.
Now the Belchers share their home with two more rescue dogs, Sally and Betty. By the way, Todd and Stephanie love cats too! Unfortunately they can't take one (or two) home due to allergies.
Betty & Sally
Freddie & Joey
Todd Belcher, custom portrait artist
With an established specialty in custom pet portraits, Todd's talent as a custom portrait artist extends to child and adult portraiture, as well as architectural portaits and professional illustrations. Especially in his custom pet portraits, Todd is known for his ability to capture the personality of his subjects. His custom portraits have been featured in several national publications and magazines and his works are shown in many North Carolina and other Southeastern galleries and exhibitions. Todd's connection with animals is obvious in his pet portraits, but he also expresses his concern for animals by actively supporting such nonprofit organizations as the Best Friends Animal Society and the Forsyth Humane Society of Forsyth County, North Carolina. To find out more about Jimmydog's custom portrait artist, see About the Artist.
Stephanie Belcher, creative director
Stephanie is a graphic arts professional with more than 25 years of experience designing trade and custom publications, including work for the world's largest trade publisher and the country's largest privately owned custom publisher. Stephanie specializes in designing or redesigning market-savvy magazines in a range of industries, as well as for nonprofit organizations and business associations. In her role as creative director, Stephanie also manages client service for custom portraits.
Stephanie is also an active volunteer for animal welfare, volunteering for over 20 years with the Forsyth Humane Society of Forsyth County, North Carolina. Today she devotes most of her volunteer time to UNchain Winston, an organization she co-founded in 2003. To find out more about Jimmydog's creative director, see About the Designer.