We provide excellent brands and communications design for mission-driven companies and non-profit organizations who work to directly improve the quality of social justice, human health and wellness, the environment, animal welfare, and the arts. We believe in the all the good that non-profits and private companies can do to make meaningful change for everyone, and we put the full force of our talent and skills to help make this happen.
What We Do
We bring small brands to life.
Our in-depth creative process enables us to create compelling brands and identity design for nonprofits and mission-driven businesses across the country. We work to inspire and engage your audiences, drawing them into the unique offerings of your brand.
- Brand Audit
- Brand Creative Concept
- Naming & Re-naming
- Logo Design & Corporate Identity
- Brand User Guide
- Icon & Image Libraries
- Word & Powerpoint Templates
- Email Signatures & Templates
We make your brand sing with WordPress.
Utilizing the flexibility of the robust WordPress platform, we are able to bring your brand to life on the www. Integrated mailing list campaigns and social media optimize your virtual assets. Whether it’s redesigning your current website or starting from scratch, we have the experience to bring your best to the Internet.
- Website Audit
- Website Information Architecture & Content Strategy
- Website Design
- WordPress Theme Customization & Build
- Ongoing Web Maintenance
- Backend WP-ADMIN Training
We design promotional materials you can use.
Your brand should drive everything you do. From brochures to presentations, trade show booths to email blasts, fundraising campaigns to office signage, we design each bit of communication to inform and engage your audience. And we thread your brand through every nuance.
- Communications Audit
- Brochures & Booklets
- Trade Show Displays & Presentations
- Email & Social Media Campaigns
- Interior & Exterior Signage
- Campaign & Event Creative
- Product Development & Design
- And more
We start you on the right foot with a deep dive.
Our favorite way to kick off a big project is to do a workshop. Workshops are basically a guided meeting of the project’s key stakeholders in order to glean where you are coming from and where we will be taking you. This gives us solid footing for forward momentum, helps all of us get on the same page, and advances the process by leaps and bounds, especially for large projects.
Examples of workshops:
- Naming & Brand Development
- Website Redesign
- Organizational Visioning
- Campaign Concept Development
- Annual Planning
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We’ve had great success with our program due in no small part to the wonderful ideas and precise execution that Melissa brought to our projects. Melissa is very detail oriented and a great project manager — she’s also fun and easy to work with. Melissa has been a great choice for our small non profit.
Renee MichaelsExecutive Director, Kinship Foundation
Melissa brought a spark of creativity to every discussion we had at Ecotrust. She executed fabulously on a wide range of projects in a wide range of media. Plus was a lot of fun to work with.
Howard SilvermanInstructor, Pacific Northwest College of Art
Melissa is hard working, detail-oriented and wonderfully talented. I give her an unqualified recommendation.
Stan AdlerOwner, Adler Branding & Marketing
We’ve contracted Melissa on several occasions to help us with print publications, and she has always managed to both roll with our changes and keep us on track. She knows design, and she understands the production process. The final product has always been crisp and attractive.
Steve ZwickProducer, Bionic Planet
We have used Melissa many times because she is fast, creative, reasonably priced and professional. I recommend her services often.
Michael DimockPresident, Roots of Change
Melissa is the full deal for graphic design — thoughtful, technically savvy, creative, and always delivers what she promises — and very fun to work with.
Bettina von HagenManaging Director & CEO, Ecotrust Forest Management
Melissa’s great to work with. She’s personable and listens well to the client. Her work is always impressive — striking and attractive designs. We have received a lot of compliments on the web and print materials she created for us.
Cathy KellonExecutive Director, Columbia Slough Watershed Council
A great communicator, a creative designer and an expert marcomms professional, Melissa demonstrates global awareness and great creativity, she is reliable and a pleasure to work with.
Jeremy JacksonManaging Director, Cardiau David John
I’ve worked with Melissa on several different projects and found her to be talented, enthusiastic, results oriented, and overall a great creative director. A pleasure to work with!
Sydney MeadDirector, Downtown Programs at Portland Business Alliance
Melissa’s work is wonderful — clean, creative, and easy to digest. She is professional and thoughtful. Though I know her client portfolio is diverse, I really appreciate her knowledge of the environment and sustainability.
Nicole MasonDirector of Marketing & Community Engagement, Veritable Vegetable
Melissa is that rare designer who cares as much about moving the business needle for her clients as she does about developing compelling creative. She’s smart, responsive, strategic and RESULTS ORIENTED.