meraki (μεράκι), is a word that, in modern Greek, is used to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love – when you put “something of yourself” into what you’re doing, whatever it may be – a mix of love and style and enjoyment. It is the passion for perfectionism and the obsession, the ultimate personal care, during a creation.

branding & identity

Are you looking for a new logo or a comprehensive overhaul of all marketing materials? I can help create a new brand identity or unify your existing identity across all media channels, including business stationery, collateral, websites, and social media.

print design

Whether you are looking for business cards and corporate stationery; brochures, collateral, and annual reports; large scale projects such as posters, banners, and tradeshow graphics; or promotional items for special events, I can help.

digital design

Do you need a new website, an online newsletter, or help branding your social media? Together we can integrate all of your online experiences with website design (including WordPress), email marketing (Constant Contact, MailChimp), and social media.

what clients say

She knows her stuff!

Michelle Bea was so easy to work with and she is very knowledgable. She helped me to design my company logo and website. After asking several questions about my vision for my company, she came up with great ideas and worked with the colors I liked. She knows her stuff! I would highly recommend working with her for all your graphic design needs.

Michelle Karver
MK Consulting

Creative Vision

Michelle Bea handled all of the branding and web design for my new business. Her attention to detail and creative vision helped to jump start my firm. I frequently receive compliments on the quality of my company website. Given that my website is a tool used to market my own services, Michelle Bea has really helped me to position my company as a high level and high quality search firm. I could not be more… Read more “Creative Vision”

Helen Kurtz
HK Recruiting

A pleasure to work with!

Michelle was always a pleasure to work with, combining reliability with creativity in an ideal balance. In addition to the quality of her work and her ability to listen, I also greatly appreciated her even and pleasant temperament. I, along with others in my department, was sorry to see her go when she went on leave.

Dinah Sanders
Innovative Interfaces

Fantastic Value!

Michelle developed a website for my new recruiting business with skill, speed, and a delightful attitude. My business came together quickly, forcing me to prioritize other activities. When the website content I was supposed to write was delayed, Michelle was very patient and offered guidance that helped me visualize and complete my assignment. She was able to interface the website with my recruiting CRM, which makes the workflow much easier. Additionally, she taught me how… Read more “Fantastic Value!”

Larry Smith
Larry Smith Consulting

Talent & Attention to Detail

Michelle conceived and directed the branding and website of our multi-disciplinary health practice from the inception to the continued management of the website, social media, and print communication. She is a true professional who listens carefully to the client’s wishes then implements with the talent and attention to detail of a true professional. She is always responsive to ongoing needs and a pleasure to work with.

Patricia Geraghty, NP/WHNP
Comprehensive Wellness

You are indeed Speedy Gonzalez! I’m working quick to catch up. For what it is worth, I think we’ve added a ton of good content and information! Fingers crossed the [confidential client] loves it and signs on the dotted line!

Arne Brock-Utne
Issio Solutions

This new site organization is great – I think it really organizes the information clearly and sets us up to scale to more courses while still maintaining the core program info. Thanks so much digging into the site and getting immersed in the program. Really appreciate your great suggestions and ideas.

Emily Grad
Amplify

Thank you!

Thank you so much! You have truly made this so easy on me and I thank you for that! I cannot express enough what it feels like to have this done. I pushed this to the back of my to do list for a long time for many reasons. I’m so darn proud!

April Meagher
Site Solutions

Highly Recommend!

I highly recommend working with Michelle. She was a pleasure to work with from concept through implementation of my website, working closely with me to find a look and feel that I felt accurately represented my personality. In addition to the website, Michelle has done numerous print advertising, business cards, etc., and has kept the look of my materials consistent. She is accessible, returns calls and emails promptly, and gets work done quickly. I am… Read more “Highly Recommend!”

Brian Clark, PsyD

Great work!

Michelle, really great work. Thank you for accommodating this quick turn project. I’m really happy with where we’ve landed.

Emily Grad
Edhesive

Michelle can do it all!

I have been working with Michelle over the last year and a half to develop our new website, produce some print pieces for direct mail, and advertisements supporting our “covid friendly” sponsorships. Michelle is amazing – creative, perceptive, and focused. She has this wonderful ability to listen to my thoughts and needs, then translate them into a productive message and artful design.

Heather Hamilton, Managing Principal
Fiduciary Accounting Services LLC

Consummate Professional

Michelle has designed beautiful logos, printed materials, posters and billboards for a variety of high-profile, campus-wide projects at UC Berkeley. She is a consummate professional who is both highly creative and delightful to work with. She communicates well, delivers on time and on budget, responds quickly to feedback, and always follows through. I would give her the highest possible recommendation, and look forward to working with her on future projects!

Melanie Hurley
UC Berkeley

Creative, professional, helpful, and fun!

Michelle was a pleasure to work with: creative, professional, helpful, and fun. We collaborated on the redesign of our corporate Web site and company intranet. She handled design and HTML and I handled PHP coding and information architecture. She was always curious and interested in helping me with techniques like card sorting and willing to jump in and help out to meet our deadlines. Her style guide was immeasurably useful in my day to day… Read more “Creative, professional, helpful, and fun!”

Frances Santiago
Innovative Interfaces

Strongly Recommend Michelle

I have used Michelle on a contract basis for jobs ranging from brochure content development and design to contest theme development and design. Michelle really takes the time to get to know the company she is working with and does research on her own to make sure that the project she is working on is accurate and the best it can be. I was really impressed with her project/time management skills. I strongly recommend Michelle… Read more “Strongly Recommend Michelle”

Nicole Larsen
Bay Alarm Company

Be prepared to be amazed!

Be prepared to be amazed! I am a business owner with many competing priorities and always on my mind has been… finishing my website, the logo, the details, the scheduling, the social media, and everything in between. Michelle took the time to learn about why I am so passionate about my work and engaged in this project as if it were her own. She turned my passion for my work into professional materials that were… Read more “Be prepared to be amazed!”

Dr. Allyson Mayo
Behavioral Fitness Today, LLC

The new site looks amazing!

The new site looks amazing! Thank you for bringing our site into the 21st century!

Board Member
Meadow Swim & Tennis Club

Wonderful Graphic Design

Michelle is a pleasure to work with and produces wonderful graphic design. Her understanding of web design concepts as well as print work is top-notch.

Gene Shimshock
Innovative Interfaces

Fantastic Job!

Michelle did a fantastic job on our annual progress report…she is so talented: creative, detail oriented, highly professional, flexible, responsive, and fun to work with. She also kept our project on time and on budget…couldn’t have asked for a better partnership. Feel lucky if you get to work with her.

Elizabeth Wilcox
UC Berkeley

Great Design Sense!

Michelle has great design sense, and has created a complete membership and marketing campaign for Friends of the Orinda Library. Thanks to Michelle, the Friends have a new logo, brochures, window clings, posters and signage, as well as a redesign of our website and newsletter. The look is clean and sophisticated. Michelle has worked well with a large board comprising diverse viewpoints, and is greatly appreciated for everything she has done. I highly recommend her… Read more “Great Design Sense!”

Linda Landau
Friends of the Orinda Library

Beautiful and effective marketing materials

It has been such a pleasure to work with Michelle! She is very skilled at developing beautiful and effective marketing materials, recommending and managing the placement of ads on social media. Her follow through and attention to detail is wonderful. I highly recommend her!

Maria Carson Breber
Decide LLC

Someone who understands me!

I finally found someone who understands me, my business needs AND she is a tremendous graphic designer, marketer and website builder. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to work with Michelle! I would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone looking to get a leg up in this on-line world.

Candia Smith, DMH
Advanced Therapy Center

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