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We capture family stories and celebrate the people in your life

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“Studio-quality”

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“Memorable keepsakes”

“Sure to inspire tears or laughter”

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“A creative way to commemorate”

Today

“Amazing!”

“Studio-quality”

“Great for families”

“Memorable keepsakes”

“Sure to inspire tears or laughter”

The Wall Street Journal

“A creative way to commemorate”

Life stories, chapter by chapter

Interviews explore chapters of life
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1 interview for $149

Buy 2 episodes or more, get 10% off!

CHAPTER 1

Childhood

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CHAPTER 2

Coming of Age

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CHAPTER 3

Family Life & Career

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How it works

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Professional interviews

Interviews are 30 minutes (we schedule for 45 so no one feels rushed), held over the phone or computer.

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Studio-quality edit

Artifact edits each interview into a studio-quality, 20-minute episode.

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An instant heirloom to cherish

Artifacts are enjoyed on a private, beautiful webpage, where you can add unlimited photos and invite friends and family to listen.

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ONCE A YEAR

You'll have a thoughtful chat about your child with a professional interviewer

We edit the recording into a beautifully produced episode.

This annual interview helps you capture your thoughts and feelings about your child — and we make that process easy, by taking on all of the work. It feels like catching up with an old friend, and you can be confident that our editors will craft the recording into an amazing episode.

Interviews last half an hour (we schedule for 45 minutes, so that nobody feels rushed) and take place remotely, over the computer or phone.

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ONCE A MONTH

Your interviewer sends you a personalized prompt

You’ll receive it by text message and answer with a short voice note (add photos, too).

What are monthly prompts like?

We get you talking about things like developmental milestones, summer vacations, Halloween costumes, and family traditions. Sometimes we’ll even ask you to record them singing their favorite song, or to capture yourself reading that book they love for the 80th bedtime in a row....

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ALL YEAR LONG

We share highlights from your child’s story

Warning: Grandparents may become addicted!

We make it incredibly easy for you to invite family and friends to your Artifact Family Account — and keep it private from everyone else. As we help you add to your child’s story, your chosen few will be following along.

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Capture their story as they grow

Collage of a baby growing up

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Families love Artifact

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Carol B
January 29 2023
Very positive experience. I look forward to another one!
James T
January 31 2023
I appreciate that Jodi allowed me room to be comfortable in my responses without putting pressure on me. She was very kind and considerate in her approach and demeanor.
Steven S
January 30 2023
Jarrod did a wonderful job of interviewing. He asked all the right questions that led me to explicit answers. His entire manner was very welcoming and kind.
Michelle H
January 19 2023
Julie was friendly and warm and made us both feel at ease before we began!
Glenn N
January 20 2023
Lee was congenial. She put us at ease and guided us through the technical aspects of the procedure with which we were not familiar. She listened carefully and crafted intelligent questions that guided us through a smooth interview.
Pat
January 20 2023
Jarrod did an excellent job and I was comfortable with his questions including the ones that went "deeper".
Poonam P
January 23 2023
Wanda was absolutely fantastic...the conversation flowed beautifully with her.
Paula H
January 24 2023
I loved doing this. It was really a conversation of sharing between us.
Marybeth N
January 24 2023
Lee was warm and patient. I was a bit nervous about the interview but she helped me to relax. If I decide to do another interview I will ask for Lee.

Meet some of our interviewers

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Carter B.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/appforest_uf/f1631059748771x439850965806124000/Carter-Barrett.mp3
Journalist
Carter B.
Public radio, USA Today
Raul V.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/appforest_uf/f1631058551160x780967209547300000/Raul-Vilchis.mp3
Journalist
Raul V.
NY Times, The Guardian
Drew D.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/appforest_uf/f1631058526468x483935283014276500/Drew-Daudelin.mp3
Journalist
Drew D.
Public radio, PBS
Lindsey F.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/appforest_uf/f1631058538784x212176669381290980/Lindsey-Ford%20%281%29.mp3
Actor & Podcast Host
Lindsey F.
Late Late Show, Story Pirates
Kevin K.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/appforest_uf/f1631058484680x125231590513084530/Kevin-Koczwara.mp3
Journalist
Kevin K.
Esquire, Vice
Sophia Q.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/appforest_uf/f1634741146075x555190796366871200/Sophia_Q_Bio.mp3
Journalist
Sophia Q.
French Morning, Le Parisien
Stephen W.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/appforest_uf/f1631058514348x244239127054156400/Stephen-Wood.mp3
Journalist
Stephen W.
McSweeney’s, Paste
Pria M.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/appforest_uf/f1634770327947x306017873306553500/Pria%20M.mp3
Journalist
Pria M.
Public radio, iHeartMedia

Frequently asked questions

Want to talk about specific details? Give us a call at 415-792-4001
Who asks the questions?
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Our interviewers are predominantly moonlighting journalists whose work has appeared everywhere from national publications to local airwaves. Others come from the fields of comedy and entertainment. If you have specific questions or topics you’d like us to discuss, you’ll be invited to provide as much guidance as you like after purchasing your Artifact.

How do I prep for an interview?
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When you schedule your interview, you'll answer a few basic pre-interview questions. It can also be helpful to look through some photos from the period of time you'll be speaking about. Otherwise, find a quiet spot with good WIFI or telephone signal. Then, just relax — you're about to have a lot of fun!

What if I want Artifact to record with people who aren't all that tech-savvy?
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When inviting guests, you’ll have the opportunity to assign a “helper” who will take care of scheduling the guest’s interviews. The “helper” can be you or anyone else with an email address. This is a great way to get less tech-savvy folks or children set up with Artifact!

Life happens — what if I need to reschedule?
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Guests are free to reschedule up to 24 hours before an interview. If a guest reschedules within 24 hours, we charge a $20 fee — 100% of which goes to the interviewer, in order to compensate them for having reserved the time on their calendar.

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