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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

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.

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.

Marlene Finley

Board Member

Evergreen Islands

The process of designing the website was very well communicated and smoothly delivered. Their tutorials were excellent and the written instructions provided are clear and extremely helpful as we update content. Since our organization launched the new website I have heard people call it “exciting”, “informative” and “fresh look”. Within two weeks, people outside our organization were referencing the website on social media.

Amy Hockenberry

Health Information & Assessment Supervisor

Whatcom County Health Department

Shew Design is amazing at creating and facilitating a meaningful and thoughtful collaborative process. They are very talented in balancing innovation and creativity, building on the expertise of the group, and at the same time meeting project deliverables and timelines.

Teresa Myers

Events Director

Climate Solutions

Becca and Eric are wonderful to work with and do a great job of turning ideas into beautiful designs.

Kyle Dungan

owner

Life Rescue, Inc.

Seamless process from start to finish. The design work was thoughtful, creative and delivered promptly. Extremely happy with our new company logo.

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.

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. 

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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