We get a sense for something as soon as we encounter it – visually, intellectually, emotionally, even physically.
My clients understand the importance of smart, engaging design that effectively communicates on multiple levels.
From brand identity to websites, signage to event materials, brochures to books and packaging, wise planning and design are essential to a distinctive presence in any field or endeavor.
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Communication occurs in many ways.
Tamarack branches sway in wind on desktop version of site.
Branding and website design for custom home builder
"Weaving Wholeness" animates across desktop screen when viewer first opens to the site.
Loren has a life-long collection of polaroid photos we used (and simulated) for his online story.
Julie Larsen's adventurous personality (and her constant companion yellow legal pad) inspired the look of her not-completely-buttoned-down-tax-accountant brand.
One design printed in black on a variety of paper colors and textures
Colorful, dynamic yet professional system for a colorful, dynamic economic development professional
Dignified, understated, memorable system for a philanthropic organization
With lots of volunteers but a tight print budget, a mass of colorful stickers were printed to affix to invitations, envelopes, letterhead, and program booklets so that all the materials could be printed in just black ink, but still have a colorful, identifiable look.
James Burke speaking event hosted by James Ford Bell Rare Book Library. Materials also included invitations, bookmarks, and programs. Letterpress printed on cotton rag paper
Dava Sobel speaking event hosted by James Ford Bell Rare Book Library
Canoe Nations Gathering for youth, every spring on the south shore of Bde Maka Ska in Minneapolis.
Musical, historical performance highlighting events of the year 1966
Graphic created for use on social media, websites, printed programs
Created to generate volunteer help at a free, walk-in counseling center
Two-sided accordion fold brochure describing Loren Niemi's two different service offerings. The effect is circular when reading the piece in hand.
Created for a capital campaign to support the Oberholtzer Foundation and Mallard Island
An exploration of place and reverence through one man's personal vision. Private commission.
Book of poems by John Calvin Resmerski.
Notes and observations from Russia by author, Neala Schleuning
For documentary film about Fredrick Manfred using photos from his personal collection. Produced by Center for International Education
Songs inspired by the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay, composed for Prudence Johnson
An exercise in careful organization and typography with a pleasing result.
For jazz album by Larry Ankrum
3x6.5 foot panels created to cover storefront windows during build-out and to create excitement for upcoming bakery/cafe
For jazz group. photo: Karen McCall
For band celebrating 45 years
and Facebook Community header
Photo: Karen McCall
Love Show 2019
Thumbnail image for social media
For use on posters, ads, websites and program cover
Something Fun for a fun fundraiser
background image: Karen McCall