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Why Shew 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

Katie Hayton

Marketing Manager

La Conner Country Inn and Channel Lodge

Shew Design patiently helped us navigate the waters of a major rebranding project. The creative process was on point and their thoughtful objectivity was much appreciated. The final product turned out wonderful, we are extremely happy with Shew and will work with them again in the future.

Sarah Baizer

Director of Policy Research

National Association of Community Health Centers

Shew Design is incredible to work with. They are highly creative and have a great eye for design, while also being very professional, organized and understanding of business delays. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a graphic designer.

Hart Hodges

Principal

Waycross Investment Management Company

Shew Design helped us get comfortable with wording that would resonate with more people and work on our website, while also respecting the fact that regulations often dictate what we can or cannot say. But they did it, and we’re very happy with our new look.

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.

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.

Susan Marks

Executive Director

Bellingham/Whatcom County Commission Against Domestic Violence

Working with Shew Design to develop a new website and branding for Bellingham/Whatcom County Commission Against Domestic Violence, along with social media tools such as blogs and Facebook, has been a wonderful experience. They were very thoughtful about the needs of our organization and about the issue of domestic violence in our community, conducting their own research and obtaining a high level of input from our staff. They then provided us with tools and guidelines for using those tools in a way that will allow us to continually promote our mission in the community.

Elya Prystowsky

Executive Director

The Rural Collaborative

We worked with Shew Design on our rebrand. We love the end product! They were efficient. Professional. And delivered!

Katie Fleming

Community Engagement Director

Friends of the San Juans

Shew Design not only develops outstanding products for us at Friends of the San Juans, but are excellent collaborators and our staff feels like an integral part of the design team. They are great at organizing project timelines and help us meet our deadline goals.

Additional testimonials can be found here.

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