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Why Shew Design

We specialize in marketing and graphic design. We create brands, websites, videos, and campaigns, and we do it from an interconnected perspective. Here’s what makes us what we are:

We’re committed to growing and adapting to help our clients grow.

Our business is nearly two decades old. Our work emerges from a lifelong commitment to our craft and our clients.

We’re on your team.

We want your project to succeed. We want you to succeed. We are on your team.

We’re focused on the big picture.

We strive to take the long view, creating solutions for you that will serve their purpose for months and years to come.

We have robust systems and processes so that we can focus on being creative for you.

Record keeping, archiving, billing—all administrative tasks have been honed from years of evolution through daily use. These efficiencies help our costs stay low and allow us to focus on being creative on your behalf.

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Becca Shew

Becca’s formal education is in art history, and she enters projects from a printer’s perspective, creating clean, minimalist designs. At Shew Design, Becca coordinates and implements social media campaigns. She researches, plans, and schedules creative and production work, and handles the administrative side of the business.

Becca guides the creative work using color and texture, and she collaborates with Eric on design tasks. She listens to clients and makes sure the work fits both the letter and spirit of the need.

Eric Shew

Eric enters projects from a writer’s perspective, approaching design as a fusion of visual and verbal thinking. He is a restless thinker, and he wants every project to be as unique as the client and based on their needs and audience.

His formal education is in creative writing, but his work shows other influences as well. His parents are puzzle makers. His dad is a biologist.

At Shew Design, Eric handles most copywriting, illustration, and programming tasks and collaborates with Becca on design tasks.

working with us

We strive to create an efficient, worthwhile, and positive experience for our clients. Here is what to expect from working with Shew Design.

what we do

branding and identities

The brand we develop for you will be an integrated system that helps your audience find, understand, and value your organization and the products and services it provides. A good brand addresses color, typography, use of language, photography, illustrations, and more.

  • logo and tagline design
  • print collateral
  • brand strategy
  • media planning
  • content creation

See examples our brands and logos here.

website design and development

We build websites from the ground up to accomplish your specific goals, harnessing a combination of writing, design, and database integration. We develop document strategies that allow you to easily keep the content fresh on your website. We have multiple support options available for the sites we create.

  • Sites use the WordPress platform
  • Front and back end development using a combination of
    • PHP
    • Javascript
    • CSS

See examples our websites  here.

animation and video production

We develop short videos featuring animation, interviews, and infographics that are designed for social media or integration with a website. By following a process of scripting, story boarding, and video editing, we can efficiently work with groups of decision makers to communicate stories in an elegant, economical, fun way.

  • Infographics based videos
  • Interviews
  • Event promotions
  • Public alerts and announcements

See examples of our videos here.

what people say

Angela Broderick

Climate & Sustainability Coordinator

San Juan County Environmental Stewardship

I appreciate the thoughtful way they approach each project and the seamless way they guide us through the process. They always manage to harness our initial ideas and translate them into fantastic results! Eric and Becca are great communicators; we trust their design talents to elevate our work.

David Stalheim

Consultant

Mud Bay Consulting

When working with Shew Design, I’m reminded of the Calvin and Hobbs “bats are bugs” report. A crisp presentation was meant to overcome the report shortcomings. Shew Design consistently produces crisp graphics, concise text and stunning reports. I’m not sure they would put their name on a “bats are bugs” report, but if they did, someone might just believe it because their work is outstanding.

Christi Banks

Owner

Doulas of Bellingam

Shew Design’s method of diving into every aspect of our business enabled them to understand what our clients are looking for, and was vital in the development process. The final results were spot on. 

James Lovell

Director of Development and Advancement

Neighborhood House

I worked with Shew Design on a fast-moving project with a lot of externally-mandated parameters, and Shew Design was wonderful! Our $24 million/year multi-service nonprofit has a lot of considerations and voices to factor into all web design projects, and Becca and Eric listened and responded well. They kept our users at the center of the conversation and provided excellent customer service as they implemented a production plan that followed an aggressive timeline. The website they designed & produced is better for our clients, staff, and communities than we had envisioned, and can easily be edited and expanded to continue to meet the needs of an ever-changing social services landscape.

Jenny Rae

Communications Manager

Chuckanut Builders

The insight, creativity, and depth of knowledge about branding and marketing that Shew Design provided to Chuckanut Builders was amazing and beyond our initial expectations. The entire process was highly-collaborative and educational. We left armed with a better understanding of our own business and processes as well as tools to improve customer communications.

Karen Parker

Communications and Outreach Director

Whatcom Land Trust

Shew Design was wonderful to work with. They answered all our questions and I felt we were in very capable hands through the entire process. We now have a beautiful website and we’re getting so many compliments from our supporters.

Rebecca Johnson

Development Director

Interfaith Community Health Center

Our new logo and the quality of the materials they’ve created have truly inspired our staff and board. The materials they created are a fabulous presentation of our service to the community. Our marketing efforts have reached a whole new level of professionalism.

Michele Bodtke

Senior Ecologist

Northwest Ecological Services

Shew Design showed an amazing ability to adapt as they strived to obtain a working knowledge of our business goals and needs and those of our clients. Throughout the entire process of retooling our market image, the Shew Design crew was able to deliver tasks on schedule while maintaining amazing attention to detail at all levels of the project.

Additional testimonials can be found here.

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Contact us!

115 West Magnolia, Suite 210
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-733-2265

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