Our Studio’s Name Means Big Sky.
KRISTIN MAIJA PETERSON
Prior to founding Grand Ciel Design, Kristin held art director/graphic designer positions in book publishing, corporate incentives, and marketing communications. Kristin received a BA in Studio Art, Art History, and Biology from the University of Minnesota, Morris and went on to study design through courses at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Ever curious and an insatiable learner, she continues her professional and artistic development through online course work, and through classes in the book arts at Minneapolis Center of Book Arts.
Kristin is a past board member and design volunteer for Minnesota Women in Marketing and Communications and is an active advisory board member and art director for The Mars Generation.
Kristin is also a practicing visual artist. Her current work is influenced by the scientific knowledge she absorbs working with her environmental clients, climate change and the natural world.
Kristin has a deep heart and an intuitive feel for design. She’s not afraid to ask the hard, “old school” questions that lie at the heart of any creative challenge, instead of just relying on “new school” bells and whistles and smoke and mirrors.
Kristin isn’t a designer simply because it’s fun or it’s lucrative. She’s a designer because she is an artist and a creative soul who NEEDS to design. It’s a rare thing to work with someone who has talent as well as that kind of passion.
— Jennifer Kane, Owner of Kane Consulting, Social Media Marketing & Digital Communications Strategist
About the Studio
Founded in 1996, Grand Ciel is a design studio committed to getting measurable real results for non-profits, environmental and educational organizations as well as socially responsible enterprises. We create brands and communications that build critical awareness, connect people to the amazing work our clients are doing, to inspire them into action.
Grand Ciel Design is certified by the State of Minnesota as a targeted Woman-Owned Business (W) with the Central Certification (CERT) Program.