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About Us

Design that communicates...

Our focus is effective visual communication—identity, advertising, marketing, and website design. We support our clients in creating, building, and evolving their brand. Our design communicates clearly and creatively. We listen, collaborate, then translate ideas and vision into quality design and products that support each desired outcome. Enjoy the process.

Stand out with design that communicates effectively for you!

Our Design Process

  • Initial Consult
    First, we meet with you to learn about your business/organization, collectively define the project, understand your timeline, and explore style and design preferences you may have. Once we define the project and overall goals, we will provide you with a proposal and estimated cost.
  • Design Phase
    Upon agreement, the creative process continues. We brainstorm, collaborate, and build upon the ideas and vision we discussed in your initial consult. We will come up with unique, one-of-a-kind, professional designs that are customized for YOU and support the desired goals of your business/organization.
  • Presentation
    Next, we setup a meeting with you for a design presentation. Depending on our proposal agreement, we may show you one design mockup or multiple versions for your consideration. We gather feedback and discuss any revisions you may have — or prepare to finalize the project.
  • Review & Revisions
    If you do have adjustments or revisions, we go back and forth with you to accomplish the goal. During this stage we will send PDF proofs by email for your review.
  • Final Files
    Once the final design is approved, we do any necessary file preparation for its final destination. For print, we optimize everything for press and create high-resolution, print-ready PDFs that we send directly to the printer. For websites, we upload to your site's server and get things up and running. We can also send you final PDFs, jpegs, or other file formats depending on your needs.

Creative design solutions for:

• Logo, Identity & Branding
• Brochures, Reports, Newsletters
• Postcards, Flyers
• Website Design & Production
• Social Media Graphics
• Email Marketing
• Display Ads & Campaigns
• Trade Show Displays
• Banners, Signs
• Packaging ...and more!

What our clients say...

“Hurd & Associates just gets it... without exception, every project we've done with you has turned out precisely as we hoped it would. More often than not, the final products exceed what we could have imagined at the start."

—T. Irwin, Public Affairs Manager
First 5 Contra Costa

“Hurd & Associates has partnered with us year after year on innovative designs. They're professional and a pleasure to work with. They listen to my needs and the finished product is superb. I highly recommend Joan and her staff to any company looking for award-winning designs that are creative and fun!”

—M. Coelho
Nestlé Dreyer's Ice Cream Company

“This is truly a beautiful design. The centerfold is just what I envisioned! Joan, you are FANTASTIC! I am certain that I will work with you for a long time to come and recommend you to all. Wow... what great work!”

—Development & Marketing Department, STAND!

Let's get started on your next design project!

925.930.8580... or email us with the details and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.