I’m re-designing this on the fly in real time so things will be a wee bit untidy for a while.

Without a staging site ~ I know, ridiculous.

Clients always get a staging site for their website re-freshes, btw.

art direction / graphic design / web design / writing

Hi. I’m Kristin, an outstanding graphic designer + creative resource who turns marketing struggles into marketing successes.

Effective Design Solutions + Marketing Strategies for Nonprofits + Socially Responsible Enterprises

What’s Your Marketing Struggle?

Are you looking for ways to grow your audience, turning them into engaged advocates for your organization? Do you grapple to keep your messaging consistent across all media? Maybe it’s time for a branding refresh that better aligns with your vision and who you are as an organization. Or you’re sensing your communications plan could be more effective and have greater reach if it had a well thought out creative strategy to support it. Whatever your marketing situation is, I’m here to turn your struggles into successes.


Grand Ciel Design is my graphic design studio where passion for good design and good causes come together. My focus is partnering with nonprofits and socially responsible enterprises (like you!) helping them succeed in their overarching mission to make the world a better place.

design for good causes / featured projects

honey bee flying into large yellow sunflower

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

honey bee flying into large yellow sunflower

Lifespan Chiropractic
Chiropractic Care for the Span of Your Life
{ WordPress Website Design }

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
Prouty i•Will
Igniting Women in Leadership + Life.
{ New Branding, Print Design }


“Kristin 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 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

Whether it’s creating a clear brand voice, a successful marketing strategy, or transforming your website into an engaging, responsive one, there are many creative, effective ways I can benefit you and your organization.

As Grand Ciel Design, I offer my clients creative strategy and consulting to solve issues of brand clarity, awareness, outreach, retention, growth, and sustainability. Intrigued? Find out about my process and what it’s like to work with me.



Get In Touch

Ring the Studio: 651.318.7100
Send a Note: hello@grandciel.com

Regular Studio Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

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