26 Years and Counting
Azalea Software was born in 1992, brainchild of founder Jerry Whiting. Jerry learned PostScript when he worked for Aldus in the good old PageMaker days. His late night kitchen table hacks resulted in the ElseWare Barcode Kit, published by Ben & Clyde of 728 Club fame.
In 2013 long-time Azalea sales director Miranda Pinero took over the role of president and CEO. Jerry stayed on with Azalea as mentor and technical guru, though he now has more time to devote to his multitude of interests, creative pursuits and flights of fancy.
We’re an old-school digital font foundry and contemporary telecommuters, often working with laptops and cell phones from our favorite coffee place. Aided by a small band of coding conspirators, our company culture can best be described as work smart, not hard. We'd like to help you do the same.
Why Azalea? Because Squid totaled the car in Azalea, Oregon. Azaleas make for a really nice logo. And Jerry loves flowers.
Causes & Organizations That We Support
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a donor-supported membership organization working to protect fundamental rights regardless of technology; to educate the press, policymakers and the general public about civil liberties issues related to technology; and to act as a defender of those liberties.
The Tibetan Nuns Project was founded to provide education and humanitarian aid to refugee nuns from Tibet and Himalayan regions of India. The Project provides facilities and programs to educate, empower, and improve the status of ordained Tibetan women.
Doctors Without Borders is a humanitarian-aid non-governmental organization and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries facing endemic diseases.
Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis.