what people say

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.

Maureen McCarthy

Manager of Community Relations and Marketing

Whatcom Transportation Authority

With Shew Design we got a lot more than compelling, high-quality graphic design. They helped us create an effective strategy for reaching a hard-to-reach audience. We appreciate their critical thinking and creative approach.

Riley Grant

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.

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!

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.

Michele Bodtke

Senior Ecologist

Northwest Ecological Services

Shew Design showed an amazing ability to adapt as they strived to obtain a working knowledge of our business goals and needs and those of our clients. Throughout the entire process of retooling our market image, the Shew Design crew was able to deliver tasks on schedule while maintaining amazing attention to detail at all levels of the project.

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.

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!

Amy Nelson

editor

Salish Current

We are delighted with the insight and expertise Shew Design brought to creating our new look and website. Becca and Eric adeptly translated the mission and purpose of our new nonprofit news organization into a visually attractive and reader-friendly site that dramatically enhances our ability to serve the community.

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.

Jacqueline Brawley

Executive Director, Communications and Community Relations

Bellingham Public Schools

We love our new Good Food Project branding in Bellingham Public Schools. Eric and Becca listened carefully to our vision and designed a beautiful, vibrant logo and assets that allow us to move our food services program forward. It is a fresh look that perfectly pairs with our new menu. They are wonderful designers and extremely responsive to our numerous and unique requests, which included a new look for our school menu, an introductory video, buttons, stickers, aprons and even vehicle graphics. In addition to being very talented, they are lovely, funny and fun people to work with.

Paul Hemminger

Owner

Bellingham Frameworks

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.

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.

Kat DeVaney

Owner

Bellingham WindWorks

Shew Design updated our brand’s look and feel, and helped us organize a lot of content into a new website. The result is a website that beautifully expresses who we are, is easy for customers to navigate, and is easy for us to maintain. 

Elizabeth Boyle

owner

Elizabeth Boyle Consulting

Shew Design jumped in so beautifully, quick to catch on to what we wanted to make happen, and keeping pace with a hectic “we need this now” approach. There are many stakeholders engaged in this project and they are able to wrap their arms around all the insights and ideas. I’m so grateful for their expertise, attention to detail, project design, and their overall approach to working with our diverse group!

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.

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!

Robin Engle

Communications and Development Director

One America

I was happy with both the process and the final result for our collaborations with Shew Design. Our website was a hit and we look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.

Dan Hammill

owner

Make it Rain Productions

They are hands down the best around. 

Anna Ehnmark

Executive Director

Technology Alliance Group of Northwest Washington

Shew Design helped us develop an updated look for our popular Tech Stomp fundraiser for scholarships. The beautifully-designed marketing pieces and event signage helped drive event attendance and contributed to making this our most successful scholarship fundraiser since the event’s inception 11 years ago.

Jennifer Boyden

Development and Operations Manager

Friends of the San Juans

Shew Design helped clarify our organization’s message and materials through brilliant design and a thorough approach to content. The result is a far more compelling message and professional image that better reflects the work we do and why it’s important.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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. 

John Jenkins

President

Spark Museum of Radio and Electricity

We were looking for a logo that reflected our new brand: bold and modern while still anachronistic. Not everyone “gets” it, but Shew Design understood and produced a stunning design. We couldn’t be more pleased with the result, so we asked Shew Design to design a full corporate identity package for us: name tags, business cards, envelope design, letterhead, and a newsletter template. Again, an incredible job. I think the result speaks for itself!

Kristi Birkeland

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.

Kate Clarke

owner

Blue Dot Refillery

They have a keen sense of design and understand the nuances of how target market, product, brand, and design come together for the best possible outcome. I continue to get unsolicited compliments on my logo.

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.

Sarah Sumadi

Senior Program Manager

One America

We were really happy with Shew Design. They listened to us, incorporated our feedback and ideas, and delivered a website that we love. I recommend them to anyone looking for help with building a website.

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.

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!

Joe Fuller

Program Specialist

Whatcom County Health Department

We have enjoyed working with Shew Design on a variety of projects.  Their expertise and collaborative approach benefits concept planning, design work, and leads to a finished product that is better than expected. 

Melissa Morin

Communications Specialist

Whatcom County Health Department

Shew Design heard what we said and thoughtfully worked it into the design and messaging of our materials. The end products convey our message beautifully, clearly and effectively – just what we were hoping for. 

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.

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.

Louis Prussack

Head of School

Spring Street International School

We have completed our long-overdue complete redesign of our website with the Shews and are very pleased with the outcome. They have worked hard to both lead with their thoughts and expertise while also getting to understand our mission and our ideas and needs. I deeply appreciate their sense of design, efficiency, professionalism, ability to meet deadlines, and under the hood coding expertise.

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.

Kimberly Larson

Communications and Marketing Director

Climate Solutions

Shew Design is a key partner and contributor in our campaign.  They care about their clients and take care of their needs from soup to nuts.

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.

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.

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