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We're digital geeks who love what we do

Tragic Media is a San Diego-based technology company, specializing in custom software development and digital support services.

We are a small, high-performance team built to architect and scale modern digital experiences. Our strength is in working collaboratively with internal stakeholders to strategize, design, develop, and scale innovative solutions that drive real business value.

Whether you are enhancing your website, modernizing existing applications, building new business software, or moving your infrastructure to the cloud, we can help. Don't let your next software project turn into a tragedy!

A Tragic History

Tragic Media was founded in 2009 by Rich Rudzinski after leaving his job at a large national agency in San Diego. Rich saw a growing gap in the digital landscape. Existing digital agencies were ill-equiped to scope and manage the growing complexity of digital technologies. Rooted in marketing or design, these agencies did not understand how to scope or build the custom software their clients needed.

He saw the "tragic" way that client projects were treated at these agencies, either being outsourced and poorly built overseas or being hobbled together by underskilled internal resources. Ultimately the solutions that were delivered were poorly built, and a nightmare to manage and scale.

Initially Tragic served as a white-label resource for other agencies, helping to save them from their own development tragedies. Slowly, the company started to build a reputation for trusted, reliable custom software development.

Over the last decade, Rich has built a team of technical experts - and more importantly a brand - focused on providing expert technical support and solutions for brands of all sizes.

Partnerships and Associations

  • Drupal Association
  • Hubspot Partner
  • Google Cloud Partner
  • Avalara Partner

Danielle Lemons

Operations Unicorn

Danielle Lemons, as sweet as she is sour. Don’t get too puckered up yet… an Army Veteran, specializing in Explosive Ordnance Disposal, she takes her precision & tactical skills and puts an explosive spin on the everyday mundane projects.

With over 10 years in operations management at a fortune 500 company in the technology distribution industry her primary focus was building client relationships, managing people, and creating lean processes in order to drive and manage change while reducing process waste.

Danielle joined Tragic Media in 2018 bringing her extensive management experience together with her passion for detonating things into the world of website development to make an explosive impact on client experiences.

When Danielle isn’t blowing sh*t up, she’s a mother to three little lemon drops, Rhyanne, Chloe, & Brody, a pseudo mama for a miniature schnauzer named Lou, and enjoys traveling abroad to places like the Caribbean, England, France, Italy, & the Netherlands, to name a few. 

Don't let your project turn into a tragedy.