An Empathy Driven Design Studio Working with People Who Are Making The World A Better Place.

Design Solutions + Strategy for Nonprofits and Socially Responsible Enterprises.

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Hi. I’m Kristin, an outstanding creative resource who can turn marketing struggles into marketing successes.

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 a virtual creative studio whose focus is partnering with nonprofits and socially responsible enterprises and helping them succeed in their overarching mission to make the world a better place.


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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 }

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.

Grand Ciel Design offers creative strategy and consulting packaged to solve issues of brand clarity, awareness, outreach, retention, growth, and sustainability. Intrigued? Learn about my process and what it’s like working with me.

“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

Good Working Relationships Start with a Conversation.

My role is to actively listen to your thoughts, ideas, your vision, your obstacles and objectives, even if you’re still figuring things out. You get to ask questions and learn about my process. Together we can shape an effective course of action that feels right for you, your organization, and your budget. When there is mutual respect for each other’s skillsets and strengths, the outcomes have a greater certainty of being successful.

Let’s Make Something Grand Together.