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Good design starts with a great conversation

So let’s talk about your needs. I provide clients with tailored design, illustration, and development, working collaboratively to transform their goals into compelling expressions of visual communication. Sometimes whimsical, often surprising, always informed.

Working with me

Creativity can be messy. I educate and empower my clients with transparency in the creative process, ensuring that outcomes exceed their expectations. No matter the type of work, I follow the same set of steps to deliver a beautiful product that’s on-time and on-budget.

1 Budget

Starting with a well-defined budget is key to understanding the scope of the work involved. I help my clients see what can be achieved within their budgets, small or large.

2 Ideation

After a strategy is agreed upon, it’s go-time for the fun stuff: the creative iterative process that leads to the most well thought out end result.

3 Execution

The home stretch: producing the final deliverable. Web, print, or anything in between, a successful project depends on ensuring the final design is produced to last.

There’s a real benefit in working with one person who can wholly focus attention on your next creative endeavor. I offer creative direction, project management, execution, and development, all in one friendly package. If you have a larger project with more involved requirements, I collaborate with a trusted network of specific expertise, such as video production, copywriting, brand strategy, and photography.

Think we’d be a good fit? I’d love to hear from you.

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Erik Mace

About Erik Mace

Erik Mace is an award-winning designer who has spent the past decade leading creative direction at advertising agencies in Chicago, San Francisco, and New York. After working with some of the brightest minds in advertising and design, he opened his own design studio in 2013.

His focus has been on web design and development, branding, illustration, and graphic design, working with clients towards unique visual expressions across multiple media. When he’s not working, he enjoys exploring New York City on his bike, trying to find his new favorite spot to do the crossword puzzle.

Past clients have included
Alvin Ailey
Cleveland Institute of Art
Duncan Hines
George Washington University
New York City Ballet
Omnicom Group
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Tablet Magazine
Vox Media
Washington University in St. Louis

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