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

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

Hi. I’m Kristin Maija Peterson, a resourceful, seasoned creative professional. I’m all about crafting effective, authentic brands and design solutions for clients who are in education and environmental arenas.

Because I actively listen and ask smart questions that get to the heart of what you’re wanting to solve, I can deliver meaningful branding + design + marketing solutions that will make you, your organization, and your brand’s purpose shine. Working with me, you’ll find it’s a breeze.


“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 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 listen and learn about your vision, your obstacles, your objectives, and goals. You get to ask questions and learn about my process. Together we can shape a doable, effective course of action that works best for you and your budget.

Let’s Make Something Grand Together.