about

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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the team

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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

Matt Lesinski

Sales and Marketing Director

The Upfront Theatre

The process in creating our updated logo consistently had the goal of being as collaborative and as efficient as possible – which I greatly appreciated. They have been tremendous assets for additional questions and assistance. In short, they’re rock stars!

Anitra Accetturo

Program Coordinator

City of Bellingham Water Conservation

Working with Shew Design, I’ve learned two things: 1. They truly produce ‘strategic visual communications’ and 2. They do their research and are excellent collaborators.

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.

Christina Claassen

Marketing & Public Relations Manager

Whatcom Museum

We love working with Shew Design. They offer clear communication, interpret design ideas in unique and thoughtful ways, and create outstanding quality materials. We’ve been working with Shew Design on both our website management, as well as, digital and print collateral and have been extremely pleased. We highly recommend them!

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.

Amy Robinson 

owner

3 OMS Yoga

Shew Design listened carefully to our ideas, and then took them to the next level. They were patient, supportive, and flexible every step of the way. We are thrilled with the look and performance of our new website and branding.

Iris Anthony

Family Engagement Services Coordinator

Early Learning and Family Services,
Opportunity Council

Shew Design guided us to develop a clear, concise and cohesive marketing portfolio with eye catching designs. They helped us hone and craft a message designed to engage our  target audience. They took the time to understand our audience and worked to create images and a feel that would welcome families and cut through the noise. We were quite pleased with the end product.

Jonathan Lee

Storytelling and Digital Engagement Manager

Climate Solutions

Climate Solutions has hired Shew Design for a number of graphic design and animated video projects over the years. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Eric and Becca on several of these projects; they are thoughtful, talented, organized, and highly insightful people. Highly recommended!

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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