• 8′ Lombardy Trophy dessert stand for Superbowl LIV National Media Party

Ideas Made Real

Artifacture is a design–build studio south of downtown Dallas with a great big laser cutter and a small but dedicated staff of experienced creatives, fabricators and design-nerds.

We specialize in using common materials in unconventional ways, and in fusing multiple processes and disciplines to create jaw dropping, one of a kind experiences.  We don’t promise it will be cheap – but it will be amazing.

Meet the Inmates

We are running the asylum now, and having a great time doing it.

Michael Reilly

Michael Reilly

Partner

The beating heart of the company. If there was ever someone who was made to do what we do, it’s Michael. He constantly absorbs new knowledge and skills without apparent effort, and somehow manages to apply them in ways that never occur to most people. Without Michael, there would be no artifacture.

Shane Selman

Shane Selman

Partner

Former software architect and developer, I‘m the guy who is supposed to keep the wheels on the bus, and make sure nobody’s paycheck bounces. So far, so good.

Dakota Franklin

Dakota Franklin

Senior Fabricator

"The Kid", or occasionally "the damn kid". He’s too talented by half for someone his age - and when we are not having to suppress the urge to strangle him - we have no idea what we would do without him.

Dan Engmark

Dan Engmark

Meet the new guy. After 7 years of making it up as we go along, we‘re getting stretched a little thin. Dan is here to help us figure out how to grow the company without giving up the things that make us love it. We just hope he’s half as happy to be here as we are to have him.

James Savage

James Savage

Senior Fabricator

James is all about the details, including the ones the rest of us miss. He keeps us honest, and our standards high.

Lindsay Sappington

Lindsay Sappington

Creative Design Specialist

The sole trained designer in a room full of engineers who think we’ve "picked it up" because we "make cool stuff".

We’re frankly a little surprised that she keeps showing up every day when forced to work with us, but she is absolutely amazing and uttery indispensable.