• You imagine. Arck creates.

    Arck Interactive is a custom web development agency based in Portland, Oregon. We help our clients implement custom digital solutions and solve complex problems with technology.

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Custom Web Development

Arck Interactive is a full-service custom web development agency specializing in web and mobile application development. Our projects come in all shapes in sizes: from small community sites, enterprise class business intelligence platforms to heavily integrated mobile applications. If it’s out there, chances are, we’ve worked with it.


Our development methodology is iterative, incremental and highly responsive to change. Pair that with 100 years combined development experience and you have solutions that last.

UI/UX Design

Style is important. When it’s a way of life it becomes truly timeless. Our solutions meet our clients’ current and future needs. We call it “Design Sustainability” and it’s always in fashion.

Business Process Automation

One of our greatest passions involves identifying, optimizing and automating inefficient business processes. Rapid economic and technological change makes operational change a requirement.


No application is an island. We understand that your application needs to communicate with external systems. If it has an API we’ve probably worked with it. If it doesn’t, we’ll write one.


Technology moves quickly. What was once a popular platform, is now a dinosaur. With over one hundred years collective experience, we’re experts migrating data.


Need help with your own team? Our senior level technologists can join your team in an advisory role to assist you with team building, scrum management, product management, tech strategy.

Recent Projects

We’re open-source enthusiasts. Given the right circumstances, we believe it makes the Web (and our lives) better. And our clients agree, because our solutions power some of the country’s largest organizations and corporate institutions.

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Elgg Platforms // Health Modeling Community


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WordPress Platforms // Vibrant Nation


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Elgg Platforms // Movewme Hobby Network


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Magento Platforms // CorrectToes Wholesale Storefront


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Elgg Platforms // Griffin Groups Conservation Network


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Elgg Platforms // Childcare Software


Elgg is our bread and butter.

While we work with almost every platform on the LAMP stack, Elgg is our platform of choice. We're one of the first firms to provide a full range of custom Elgg development services. In the past five years, we've launched more enterprise class social networks based on the Elgg framework that anyone else. If you're considering Elgg for a new project, or need help enhancing an existing platform, you've come to the right place. Check out our Elgg plugins and Let's talk.

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  • We hired Arck Interactive two years ago to manage the development of a complex Drupal marketing site. Since then, Arck has been our go-to agency for all technical projects that cannot be handled in house, including the new Trivantis BuddyPress community. Paul and team offer the whole package: Technical talent, managerial talent, while always remaining solution-oriented.

    Peter Bray, Chief Marketing Officer, Trivantis Corporation

  • I hired Paul and his firm for a client of mine to develop a social networking platform for church management. From the beginning I was impressed with Paul's professionalism. He has a unassuming way of asking what is needed to be asked when contracting for work. I was also immediately impressed with his software discipline. A rare talent in these days of fly by-night software companies. As we worked together I found out how deep Paul's knowledge of web software really was.

    Henry Dittmer, Principal, Dittmer Consulting Group

  • Arck has been a long-time support of Elgg by financially sponsoring a number of ElggCamps, donating time and development to a new site design for elgg.org, and also contributing directly to Elgg's development by being active in discussions and digging in to write code. Arck is a company that gives back to the OSS community and keeps projects like Elgg alive.

    Brett Profitt, Lead Developer, Elgg Community Project

  • Our relationship with Arck has been critical to our success and growth. When we decided to outsource our development and hosting processes we had no idea that we could find one company that could provide such more support. Arck provides innovative solutions at a fair price. They have consistently exceeded our expectations in terms of the types of solutions they have been able to provide us. If you are unsatisfied with your current development or hosting providers, you can't find a better company to work with or one with more integrity.

    Matt Ehrlich, CEO, Healthost Inc.

Recent Posts

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An Interview with Marie Maher of Lullaby Sitters

In this week's Arck Spotlight, we interview Marie Maher, founder and owner of Lullaby Sitters LLC. L...

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An Interview with Garret Armes of Nurses Lounge

This week's Q&A is with Garret Armes, co-founder of Nurses Lounge, a professional network for n...

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Solr Lucene Presentation at ElggCamp Italy

ElggCamp Italy is just a few short weeks away.  Our very own Matt Beckett is going to be there and ...

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