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’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 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.
Shew Design 101
Need a new logo design? Here’s what to expect.
Considering a branding or rebranding process? Start here.
Need a video? Here’s how our process works
website development: a phased approach
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
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
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
- Event promotions
- Public alerts and announcements
See examples of our videos here.
what people say
National Grassroots Advocacy Director
National Association of Community Health Centers
Shew Design consistently produces great communications tools for our national advocacy efforts. They encouraged us to invite a diverse group of stakeholders to be part of an advisory group for each project. After listening to multiple voices, they made recommendations, including creative strategies we had not considered. Communicators across the country love the assets they have created. We will definitely continue to work with Shew Design!
The Rural Collaborative
We worked with Shew Design on our rebrand. We love the end product! They were efficient. Professional. And delivered!
Environmental Education Coordinator
City of Bellingham
The quality of the product is exceptional, they were receptive and thoughtful about incorporating feedback and I really appreciate their insights into the end-user experience.
Development and Communications Director
United Way of Whatcom County
They have a unique point of view and are excellent at building a visceral experience that conveys your organizational purpose and promise. Paying close attention to your business model, values, and goals, they create a complete look and feel that gets the message across and is unmistakably yours.
Elder Law Attorney
Safe Harbor Legal Solutions
Our company, Safe Harbor Legal, worked with Shew Design to rebrand our look including logo and marketing material. We are very happy with the final product and found working with Becca & Eric to be easy and fun! Definitely recommend using this company if you need marketing and design support.
Director of Development and Advancement
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.
I have worked with Shew Design a couple of times, most recently for a new logo and rebranding for Bellingham Frameworks. I came to them with the most vague idea of what I wanted and had a hard time articulating it. Within minutes they had on screen what was in my head. They do get it. The whole process was also super efficient and clear.
Development & Communications Manager
United Way of Whatcom County
We have worked with Shew Design for years and love their work! Becca and Eric are a dream team. They bring years of knowledge, expertise, and unique perspectives that consistently produce top-notch designs.