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

Branding Solutions + Design Strategy for Nonprofits and Socially Responsible Enterprises.

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Hello. I’m Kristin. I create for and partner with nonprofits and businesses who are working to make the world a better place.

Are you looking for ways to grow your audience, turning them into engaged advocates for your organization and your brand? Do you struggle to keep your brand’s image and 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. Perhaps you sense your communications plan would be more effective and have greater reach if it had a well thought out design strategy to support it. Whatever your current marketing situation might be, Grand Ciel Design can act as your strategic creative partner.

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. I take a dive deep into your organization to fully understand where you are at, your subject matter, what you want to improve and the issues you are wanting to solve.


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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 success marketing strategy promoting your organization, or transforming your website into an engaging, responsive one, there are many creative, effective ways in which Grand Ciel Design can be a benefit to you and your organization.

Grand Ciel Design offers creative, strategy, and consulting services packaged to solve issues such as 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, your vision, your obstacles and objectives, even if you’re in the process of 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 skill sets and strengths, the outcomes have a greater certainty of being successful.

Let’s Make Something Grand Together.