No-Nonsense Graphic Design and Brand Consulting 

I have been a valued resource for no-nonsense branding, print, and web design for over 20 years. Below are some of the projects I have had the pleasure to be a part of.

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Happy Teeth

A warm, cheerful brand sets the tone for personalized, high-quality dental care. Happy Teeth is a children’s dental practice, established when its founders decided to break free from the constraining dental franchise business model, and strike out on their own. Their goal is to provide patients (and their parents) with appropriate, affordable dental treatment in […]

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ConversionIQ Posters

Poster Boys for Attention-Grabbing Collateral ConversionIQ provides ongoing, expert analysis and recommendations for incrementally and steadily improving the sales results of your website. CIQ introduces a level of expertise and quality of services and tools previously only available to the largest, wealthiest enterprises (like Amazon.com or Netflix) to the local bakery or moving company. Building

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Campus Publishers

Producer of Campus Guides Makes the Grade with A+ Print Management Campus Publishers creates glossy, magazine format annual Official Visitor Guides for colleges and universities nationwide. These Guides function as hospitality and marketing tools for these schools and provide information about campus life in their respective communities. For the last several years we’ve provided ongoing

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Category Killing Startup Company Establishes Its Identity at Industry Functions ConversionIQ helps businesses structure their website experience with the goal of getting more of their visitors to convert into paying customers of these companies. ConversionIQ is still a very young company, but the need is so strong, and their tools and service so effective that the

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A Strong Brand Builds Strong, Healthy Communities The Denver Office of Drug Strategy (DODS) Prevention Arm is the division of DODS tasked with actually going into Denver communities and talking to kids about staying off drugs and away from alcohol. But their constituents also include those kids’ parents and the other community organizations and funders

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Satori Solutions

Bringing Enlightened Branding to the Fax over IP Industry Satori Solutions was founded in 2000 to provide Fax over IP solutions for enterprise-level organizations in both the public and private sectors. Over the years, they’ve come to dominate their market, thanks to an almost fanatic dedication to customer service that meets or exceeds their client

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Improved Site Functionality Leads to Enhanced Revenue WeeklyPlus is a localized online coupon store that harnesses the power of collective buying to offer customers great deals on great products. Faced with a highly competitive market, WeeklyPlus enlisted Phases to assist with the architecture and design of their new website. In addition to creating the brand, our

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Westerra Credit Union

Brand Implementation for Westerra Credit Union Westerra Credit Union was founded in 1934 as a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative, whose mission was to put the needs of its members first when offering financial services and to treat those members as valued owners. When Westerra came to us, they already had some of their branding basics

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Save Jeffco Libraries

Non-Profit Website and Brand Design Save JeffCo Libraries is a grass roots organization of Jefferson County Library patrons, formed to preserve the funding and independence of the Jefferson County Library system by converting it from a County Library to a library district. When Save JeffCo Libraries came to us, they had a name, a letter to

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Random Acts of Kindness

Website Redesign through Conversion Optimization Spinning a web of kindness. Random Acts of Kindness is a foundation formed in 1995 to inspire people to practice kindness and to “pass it on,” to others. The foundation provides free educational and community ideas and resources through its website, www.randomactsofkindness.org. Their brand was fairly effectively implemented overall, but their

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Griffith Publishing

Interactive eCommerce Website Design Griffith Publishingwas founded to help contemporary speculative fiction writers access the various new distribution channels opening up for them in the 21st century. They had a sheath of beautiful maps and drawings, as well as some fascinating ideas about building worlds and inviting readers into them. They needed our assistance transforming

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Orchestrating a Brand Makeover Realis Real Estate Software got its start as REOMaestro, providing the first software tools for the REO (Real Estate Owned) real estate industry—designed and developed by and for real estate professionals. To address today’s evolving real estate market, REOMaestro developed additional real estate management tools. As they geared up to market these

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Bead Junkies

Think Pink for a Whimsical but Effective Small Business Brand Implementation Since early 2001, Bead Junkies has provided a wide range of beaded items from handcrafted jewelry to accessories and attire. They also had a very broad target audience. Our task was to create a visual identity that was professional, but not stuffy, and that

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Renaissance Adventure Guides

Finding (and understanding) Your Brand In 2008, Phases Design Studio co-sponsored a branding contest – Making the Brand – with CreativeXchange Marketing and The Write Stuff, to award a single small business in the Denver Metro area a full branding package, from name, logo, and tagline, to website, print collateral, marketing strategy, and SEO. Renaissance Adventure Guides (RAG) was our

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Voice Customer Service

The Voice Customer Service Training

Giving Voice to Your Brand The Voice Customer Service Training was founded to offer customizable training programs that would help small businesses increase sales and provide a higher return on their marketing investment through excellence in customer service. They came to us in need of a unique, professional and memorable image that would make it

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