Helping You Make The World A Better Place.

Smart branding + design + marketing solutions for Educational + Environmental organizations.

You’re Super Busy Making the World a Better Place.

If you’re working in Education or addressing Environmental issues, your work plays an important part in the advancement, health, and well-being of our society. That’s a pretty tall order, whether you’re non-or-for-profit enterprise.

Behind the scenes, you struggle to keep your organization’s branding and message clear and consistent. Maybe you’re just struggling to figure out how your brand could be more relevant and resonate better. Or maybe it’s about increasing people’s awareness, growing your donorship — heck, just growing your organization. Or perhaps it’s a matter of achieving benchmarks for your cause. I got to tell you, having professional creative partner backing you up can help you get over these hurdles and then some. See for yourself.

Choosing a Creative Partner is a Really Big Deal.

If you’re looking for a creative partner with a blend of industry smarts, talent, and committed to your success, you’ve found her. Because I actively listen and ask the questions that get to the heart of the matter you’re wanting to solve, I can deliver compelling, creative branding + design + marketing solutions that will make you, your organization, and your brand shine.


“Kristin Maija Peterson is one of those rare designers who is the whole package – she’s brand savvy, thorough, passionate, and focused on the end result. Her astute marketing sense belies the fact that she is a true artist. Her unique and refreshing take on design is not only thoughtful but full of insight, wit, and a keen attention to detail. She is always ready to tackle something new, is precise with specs for both print and digital projects, and she can write. In short, she is an indispensable partner.
I trust her and highly recommend her.”

— Mary Pat McNeil, Owner/Solution Master, MP+G Marketing Solutions

Offering Effective Branding + Design + Marketing Solutions for Education+Environment Sectors


Schools and School Districts
Colleges and Universities
Museums and Cultural Centers
Mentoring Programs
e-Learning Programs
Educational Publishers
Education Based Non-profits


Renewable Energy
Green Economy
Watershed Districts
Government Agencies
Eco-friendly Organizations

Grand Ciel Design is a design studio (and a Minnesota State certified woman-owned business), providing smart, effective branding, graphic design, and marketing solutions for non-and-for-profit organizations and for promotional campaigns + events. Image is important. Translating all your branded marketing communications from print to web to social media seamlessly and consistently is what we do — every touch point, every time.

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A Sampling of Our Projects

honey bee flying into large yellow sunflower

Blue Thumb Resilient Yards Workshops
Be inspired. Become resilient.
{ Print Design, Video Shorts + Social Memes }

Walking in Woods Health Benefits of Trees

Minnesota Department of Resources
Get Your Daily Dose of Trees 
{ Creative Direction and Design }

Kaleidoscope Charter School Rebranding

Kaleidoscope Charter School
Education. Reimagined.
{ Rebranding, Print+Web Design }

Would We Make Good Partners? I offer a FREE “Getting to Know You” Conversation to listen and learn about your objectives and goals. You get to ask questions and learn about my process. Together we can help shape a course of action that works best for you and your organization.

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Let’s Make Something Grand Together.