About Gratzer Graphics LLC

We have the vision to get results.

Founded in 2003, Gratzer Graphics LLC is a Washington, D.C.-area woman-owned design firm specializing in helping nonprofits get better results through their branding and marketing, website, publications and event collateral so they can further their missions.

Gratzer Graphics has its own mission: to raise money and awareness for shelter animals, donating all proceeds from two online stores to animal rescues and shelters.

The Team

Colleen with dog

Colleen Gratzer

Creative Director | Visual Brand Expert

Colleen is an award-winning designer with 20 years of branding, print design, and web design and development experience. She is known for her eagle eye for detail and is committed to helping clients to get results.

Her experience includes branding, all forms of print design, website design and development, EPUBs and accessibility.

Colleen also has a passion for foreign languages, studying Spanish and French throughout high school and later earning a bachelor’s degree in foreign languages. Admittedly a grammar geek, she has edited in A.P. and AMA styles.

Photo by Nicole Fine Photography

Robert Simmons

Robert Simmons

Developer | SEO and Marketing Jedi

Robert has a bachelor’s degree in media management, which comprises design, development and copywriting for websites. His background includes working as a web designer for a firm specializing in e-commerce websites. The firm grew so quickly, Robert helped them with pay-per-click (PPC) advertising and SEO until they “found a replacement.” He became so good at both, he became the replacement, doubling their PPC revenue.

As director of SEO and PPC advertising at another company, he increased their monthly revenue by 25% in just nine months.

Robert holds Google Analytics and AdWords certifications from Google Academy.

Alex Juchniewicz

Alex Juchniewicz

Tech and Processes Guru

Alex has a passion to serve others and help out in any way he can. He constantly streamlines our processes and workflows for behind-the-scenes efficiency and to ensure a great client experience.

He is an expert in WordPress and Beaver Builder (a tool that allows our clients to more easily update content on their sites), client communication and technical support.

His other work experience includes being a customer success engineer, project manager and Scrum Master.

Special Skills

Special Skills

In addition to print and digital design, our expertise includes additional, unique skills:

  • eagle eye for catching spelling and grammatical errors
  • foreign languages (Spanish and French)
  • knowledge of A.P. and AMA styles
  • proofreading


Key Industries

We specialize in working with:

  • nonprofit organizations and associations
  • the aerospace industry
  • the health care industry

WP Elevation
Everyone on the team is a WP Elevation–certified digital business consultant.

We’ve gone through a specialized six-week training process that is proven to help us get results for you.

Our Collaborative Work Process



We ask you questions related to your brand, goals, target audience and more.



We research ideas and create concepts—trashing a few in the process—to end up with the best solution.



You provide feedback and we refine the design and make any necessary revisions.



We send the promised deliverables of the finalized work.