Founded in 2003, Gratzer Graphics LLC is a Washington, D.C.-area woman-owned design firm specializing in helping nonprofits and small businesses 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.
Creative Director | Visual Brand Expert
Leading the team, Colleen is an award-winning designer with 20+ years of branding, print design, and web design and development experience. She is also trained in document and website accessibility.
Equally left- and right-brained, Colleen has always been an artist, with a pencil and drawing paper always in hand as a kid. She was 10 when her family got their first computer and her father taught her DOS. Studying graphic design in college (including HTML in the earliest days of websites) was a natural choice.
She is the host of the Design Domination podcast for aspiring graphic designers.
Photo by Nicole Fine Photography
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.
Artyom holds a master’s degree in computer applications in IT and an MBA in management.
Senior Graphic Designer | Print Production Artist
Eliza brings 15 years of experience in print design, along with creativity and attention to detail.
Eliza’s professional background includes working for a printing company and advertising agencies. She has experience in all things print, including magazines and books. She also has expertise in advertising services for medical and pharmaceutical companies.
Eliza holds a degree in journalism and mass media communication.
In addition to print and digital design, our expertise includes additional, unique skills:
- accessibility (Section 508 compliance) for InDesign and PDF files
- eagle eye for catching spelling and grammatical errors
- foreign languages: Spanish (proficient) and French (intermediate)
In 2016, Colleen completed:
- an accessibility course by Pubcom on Section 508 compliance for InDesign files and remediation of PDF files.
- a six-week business course by WP Elevation, learning a process that is proven to help us get results for you.
- a six-week website support course by WP Elevation.
Our Collaborative Work Process
We ask you questions related to your brand, goals, target audience and more to fully understand your needs.
We research ideas and create concepts—
You provide feedback and we refine the design and make any necessary revisions.
Upon your approval, we provide the promised deliverables. If it is for print, we arrange for printing through trusted printers we regularly work with. We obtain the pricing, but you directly pay the printer of your choice. Once we send them the print files, they will send you print proofs, which you need to approve prior to printing.