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Building brands for a better world. We create brands and communications design for non-profit organizations and mission-driven businesses that work to mitigate the coming effects of climate change and biodiversity loss. We believe in the all the good that private companies and non-profits can do to make meaningful change for the world, and we employ the full force of our talent and skills to help make this happen.

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What We Do

We bring small brands to life.

Our in-depth creative process enables us to create compelling brands and identity design for small business and non-profits organizations across the country. We work to inspire and engage your audiences, drawing them into the unique offerings of your brand.

We deliver:

  • Brand Audit
  • Brand Creative
  • Naming & Re-naming
  • Logo Design & Corporate Identity
  • Brand Guides
  • Icon & Image Libraries
  • Word & Powerpoint Templates
  • Email Signatures & Templates

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We design communications you can actually 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.

We offer:

  • Communications Audit
  • Brochures & Booklets
  • Trade Show Displays & Presentations
  • Email & Social Media Campaigns
  • Interior & Exterior Signage
  • Campaign & Event Creative
  • Product Development & Design
  • And more

We bring your brand to the www.

Whether it’s redesigning your current website or starting from scratch, we have the experience to bring your best to the Internet. From helping find the perfect web agency partner, to providing creative direction that reflects your new brand, to website project management, we can help you along the path to success on the www.

We offer:

  • Website Audit
  • Information Architecture & Content Strategy
  • Creative Direction
  • Web Project Management
  • Digital Assets

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

Want to learn more?

Melissa Tatge

Creative Director

Melissa helps mission-driven businesses and non-profit organizations define, design, and deliver their brand and communications.

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Melissa did a wonderful job helping EFM develop new marketing materials for our Evergreen Fund! She was creative, thoughtful and efficient and she was great at helping our team troubleshoot some of our complicated design challenges. I look forward to working with her as our company grows and continues to market!

Alex Mackay

Senior Manager, Investor Relations, EFM
Innovative visual design and lay-out that very effectively highlights key knowledge and take-away points. Highly recommend working with Melissa!

Sissel Waage, Ph.D.

Independent Strategic Advisor

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 Michaels

Executive 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 Silverman

Instructor, Pacific Northwest College of Art

Melissa is hard working, detail-oriented and wonderfully talented. I give her an unqualified recommendation.

Stan Adler

Owner, 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 Zwick

Producer, Bionic Planet

We have used Melissa many times because she is fast, creative, reasonably priced and professional. I recommend her services often.

Michael Dimock

President, 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 Hagen

Managing 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 Kellon

Executive 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 Jackson

Managing 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 Mead

Director, Downtown Programs at Portland Business Alliance