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Design solutions to help your business thrive.

what plum does best

Signature Services


Other Capabilities


Digital Illustration, Custom Icons, Brand Pattern, Product Illustration


Menus, Business Cards, Postcards, Brochures, Thank You Cards, Merchandise


Menus, Email Templates, Brochures, Guides, Ads, Presentations, E-books, Website Landing Pages


Tradeshow Booth Design, Exterior Signs, Banners, Wayfinding, Interior Menu Boards, Sandwich Boards

Social Media

Instagram Post & Story Templates, Instagram Highlight Icons/Images, Profile & Cover Photos for Instagram, Linkedin, Facebook, & Pinterest

Retainer Work

Reserve time in my schedule on an ongoing basis so you have consistent and reliable support. Limited spots available.

The Process

brand design process questionnaire



In our initial phase, we'll focus on understanding what makes your business unique. You'll complete a questionnaire to share your goals, values, target audience, and more. We'll then have a discovery call to review this information. Using these insights, I'll create a mood board to guide our creative direction.

brand logo process design and refine


Design & Refine

Once aligned on a visual direction, I'll create design concepts for your review, incorporating your feedback and refining until you're confident about every detail. After finalizing your branding, I'll integrate it into your website, packaging, marketing collateral, and selected design components.

Bumblebee Brand Guidelines Photo by Moyo Studio


Deliver & Launch

I'll share an organized Dropbox folder of assets along with brand guidelines that will provide you with the guidance you need to maintain your new brand. If I've created a website for you, I'll also send a tutorial on how to edit your new website. You’ll now have all the design assets you need to consistently and confidently grow your business!


I’m not local to Portland. Can we work together?

Absolutely! I work with clients from all over the world. If we live in different time zones, we can coordinate call times to make sure it works for both of us.

What do I need to provide?

For most projects, I'll send you a questionnaire to fill out before your project start date. I'll be asking you all about your business, your goals, your ideal customers, visual inspiration, etc. For web projects, you'll also need to provide the written copy and professional photography that will be displayed on your site. I can suggest a copywriter or photographer if you need a recommendation. Throughout the project, I'll ask you to provide feedback on the design concepts that I present to you.

How much does it cost to work with you?

Since every project is truly unique in scope, pricing can vary. Most custom projects start at $4K. After we chat and I have a better idea of your project goals, I’ll create a custom proposal which will include different package options tailored to your needs and budget. If you aren't ready to invest in custom design, my Brand in a Week or Website in a Week services may be a good fit for you.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, I always break projects up into regular payments to make the investment a little easier. I require a non-refundable deposit for all projects (25% for custom work, 50% for my Brand in a Week or Website in a Week services) in order to hold your spot. The remaining payments are spread out throughout the rest of our project.

Can you design me just a logo?

I do not currently offer logo-only design. While a logo is important, it is only one small part of a larger branding system. My process is rooted in strategy and results in a comprehensive brand identity system (logos, color palette, typography, illustration, patterns, etc.) to support your business. If you only need the essentials to get started, my Brand in a Week service may be right for you.

How soon can we start working together?

My availability varies and will depend on my current workload. Sometimes we can start right away but during my busier seasons it may be 1-2 months before I have availability. I encourage you to reach out as soon as possible so you can reserve your spot.

How long will our project take to complete?

The timeline depends on your specific project. Most custom brand design projects take 6-8 weeks to complete. Custom web design projects typically take 8-10 weeks. If you are in a time crunch, my Brand in a Week or Website in a Week services may be the best choice for you. After our consultation call, I'll provide a specific timeline and project schedule.

Do you work with existing branding?

Possibly! I prefer working with brands that I have designed myself. However, if you have branding in place that is working for your business and it aligns with my design style, I am happy to work with you on a project.

kind words

“She listened to and embraced my big ideas, then went above and beyond executing them into fruition. From the initial brainstorm, to revisions and refinement, it was an inspiring, collaborative, and truly thoughtful process!”

— Kellan, Goddess Mousse

“Mariel did an incredible job of listening to my needs and bringing the brand vision to life! Her designs are unique and beautiful and she perfectly captured the aesthetic I was looking for.”

— Kelly, May Leave Stars

“Working with Mariel to develop my branding and build my website was such a wonderful experience. She was able to bring my vision to life through a well thought out process, asking the right questions, and always thinking a step ahead.”

— Jaclyn, Push-ups & Peanut Butter

“Working with Mariel has been an absolute dream. It blows my mind how quickly she got a feel for where our visual brand was and where it could go.”

— Eva, HealthSherpa

“Mariel is very skilled at asking the right questions to get to the exact specifics of what you want and responding with empathy and understanding. She is very professional and adaptable to feedback. I would highly recommend working with Mariel!”

— Kelly, May Leave Stars

“Mariel took the time to truly understand my ideas and intentions, while also offering her invaluable professional opinion and expertise. Her ability to incorporate her hand drawn images into my project was an added surprise.”

— Jaclyn, Push-ups & Peanut Butter

“Mariel is so wonderful to work with and such a talented designer! Our engagement went SO smoothly and I walked away with results that I was thrilled with!”

— Hil, VivorCare

“Throughout the last several years, I’ve collaborated with Mariel on a wide range of projects. I’ve been extremely impressed with the quality of Mariel’s work, her professionalism, her communication, and her thoroughness in all matters.”

— Pablo, Dedrone

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