651.318.7100 hello@grandciel.com

Let’s Show the World How Amazing You Are.

I’m your branding & design partner to help make it happen.

You Make The World A Better Place.

Marketing solutions for the educational + environmental sectors.

We’re a Design Studio with Creative Flair.

Smart brand marketing solutions tailored specially for you.

Hello. I’m Kristin.

An art director and designer who Thinks Big for her clients.

Choosing a Branding and Design Partner is a Really Big Deal.

You want a blend of smarts, talent, and commitment to your success. Through listening and asking the questions that get to the heart of issues you’re needing to solve, with trust and vision, I can deliver compelling creative solutions that will make your brand shine.


“Kristin 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

If You Shape Minds, Build Lives or Work to Make the World a Better Place, I Work With You.

When choosing a branding and design partner, you want to know right off if they have expertise in your field or industry.
I’m most experience working with and best optimized to deliver successful results to these sectors:


Schools and School Districts
Colleges and Universities
Museums and Cultural Centers
Mentoring Programs


Renewable Energy
Green Economy
Water Shed Districts
Government Agencies
Eco-friendly Organizations


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 }

Grand Ciel Design is a creative brand identity graphic design studio, offering strategic brand marketing/promotional campaigns and smart design solutions for both web and print.


I work with Educational and Environmental clients in the non-profit and for-profit sectors, collaborating with strategic marketing directors and project managers to successfully and creatively address all aspects involved with clients’ projects.


Creating strategic branded marketing communications that inform, are memorable and incite action — whether that means building audience awareness, motivating them to donate, buy a service, an idea or simply fall in love with your brand.


I take a holistic approach to your organization – understanding your business’ funnel for generating revenue, (and/or donors, supporters, fans, brand advocates), and work to create a solution that spells success to you.


Would we make good partners? I offer a free 30-minute “Getting to Know You” consultation to listen and learn about your objectives and goals to help shape a course of action that works best for you and your organization.

Let’s Build Something Grand Together.