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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

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.

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.

Dana Brandt

Owner

Ecotech Solar

Shew Design cares deeply about quality and customer satisfaction. They listened to our input and worked hard to make our new brand representative of who we are and something we’re excited about.

Bonnie Packo

Owner

Packo Private Wealth Management

Our new brand elevates the presentation of our practice to our clients and distinguishes us from other financial companies. It efficiently brings together form and function in a fresh, professional way. It incorporates the visual elements that are important to us and more clearly demonstrates the services we provide. Shew Design really listened carefully to us and went the extra mile. They exceeded our expectations.

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.

Molly Seimears

Owner

Doulas of Bellingham

Working with Shew design to build our website has been a breath of fresh air amidst the craziness of starting a new business. They are easy to work with and an excellent guide when refining our brand’s message and image. 

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.

Mary Tyson Catlin

Senior Director

Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest

Shew Design provided Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest with a brand design and PowerPoint template. They were a pleasure to work with and we love the product they created. They were responsive, timely, and responsive to our needs and limitations. The final product is well done and we are already receiving compliments!

Additional testimonials can be found here.

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