About Gratzer Graphics LLC

Designers who know brand strategy and accessibility

Founded in 2003, Gratzer Graphics LLC is a Washington, D.C.-area woman-owned design firm specializing in helping nonprofits and businesses that do good get better results through their branding and marketing collateral, website and publications, 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 Gratzer

Chief Creative Officer | Accessibility Specialist

Leading the team, Colleen is an award-winning designer with 20+ years of branding, publication and web experience. She is a Brand Academy™ Certified Branding Expert.

Colleen is also an accessibility consultant, having been trained by one of the top accessibility experts to the federal government, who sought her out to take their course because of her sharp creative and technical skills. In May 2019, she provided training on accessibility using InDesign to the Department of the Interior.

Colleen is the host of the Design Domination podcast for aspiring graphic designers.

Photo by Nicole Fine Photography

Eliza Gokun

Senior Graphic Designer

Eliza brings 15 years of expertise in print design, along with exceptional creativity and attention to detail. Her design work brings life to brands, helps to tell meaningful stories and connects with the reader.

Having worked in the past for a printing company and advertising agencies, she has experience in all things print, including magazines and books. She also has expertise in the medical and pharmaceutical industries.

Partner Developers

Artyom Scherbyna

Rock Star Web Developer | Website Support

Artyom builds websites—from simple to complex—adding custom functionality to address specific client needs and to help clients update their content easily. He also provides support for our monthly website maintenance plans, quickly addressing technical issues, performance issues or anything else that might be needed.

Michael Loeffler

Programmer Extraordinaire

With more than 20 years of experience, Michael is a seasoned developer in the alphabet soup of programming languages: PHP, MySQL, XML, jQuery and JavaScript, plus hosting and e-mail. He helps with custom WordPress theme development and enhancement, and plugin/widget development. He is also well versed in database and server technologies.

Special Skills

Special Skills

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

  • accessibility for InDesign and PDF files (Section 508 and ADA compliance)
  • accessibility for websites (WCAG)
  • eagle eye for catching spelling and grammatical errors
  • foreign languages: Spanish (proficient) and French (intermediate)

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