Website Design

The Easy-Breezy Reveal

My client Prichard and I worked on a brand new website for their agency at the end of 2018. They’re a wonderful communications agency that services social changemakers and leading philanthropic organizations, and one of the best clients ever. We were all excited for their new site to go live. After months of design, development, Read More…

Business Strategy

Learning My No-No and Yeah-Yeah Projects

  My 17-month-old kiddo Nina has a great book we read together called “No No, Yes Yes.” In the book are pages of a kiddo doing no-no things on the left, and yes-yes things on the right. For example, no-no spilling your food all over your head. Yes-yes, picking up your food with a fork, Read More…

Non Profit Design

Designing for Complex Issues

  Some projects are very difficult to work on, not because of design issues, but due to the nature of their subject matter. I’m working on one of those right now and I want to share what I’m learning. My client is an agency and their client is a foundation whose mission is to protect Read More…

Brand Identity

Why Your Brand Foundation Matters, Part 2

In part one of this article, I talked about the importance of a brand foundation that is solid. Like a house foundation, the brand look and feel of a business/organization needs to have its solid elements—for example its logo, colors, fonts, image selection. Along with a solid structure, a brand foundation also needs to have Read More…

Brand Identity

Why Your Brand Foundation Matters

  I’ve got a builder for a husband. He works on houses all week long, and he takes good care of our house. When we bought our home one of the biggest concerns was keeping Portland’s winter rain out of our foundation. Every other house we lived in before buying ours leaked water through countless Read More…

Client Kudos

Working with Maria has been a wise investment. We were presented with 3 great looking concepts. It was very hard to choose our favorite design; however we were able to fine-tune our favorite which captured our product and its unique use, in a vibrant and engaging way. If you are a growing business, and need a logo, brand identity, and collateral, I would highly recommend working with Maria.

Cindy C., Marketing, Advertising & Branding Professional