I’m a Creative Professional Who Believes In What You Do

If you’re looking for an Art Director + Graphic Designer with a blend of industry smarts, talent, who believes in what you do and committed to your success, then you’ve found her.

Hi. I’m Kristin Maija Peterson. I am owner, art director, designer, writer, and artist of Grand Ciel, a virtual design studio whose focus is helping educational and environmental organizations succeed in their mission to make the world a better place.
See client projects. 

I offer creative, consulting, and strategy services packaged to solve issues of clarity, reach and awareness, retention, growth, and sustainability.

Find out what it’s like working with me.


“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

Featured Projects

honey bee flying into large yellow sunflower

Blue Thumb Resilient Yards Workshops
Be inspired. Become resilient.
{ Print Design, Videos + 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 }

Providing Branding + Design + Marketing Solutions For:



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 virtual design studio and a Minnesota State certified woman-owned business, providing smart, effective branding, graphic design, and digital marketing solutions for non-and-for-profit organizations. Your image is important. Translating all your branded marketing communications from print to web to social media seamlessly and consistently is what I do — every touch point, every time.

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Good Relationships Start with a Conversation.

I’ll actively listen to your thoughts, your vision, your obstacles, your objectives, and your goals, even if you’re not sure what your objectives and goals are yet. You get to ask questions and learn about my process. Together we can shape an effective course of action that works best for you and your budget.

Let’s Make Something Grand Together.