How Are We Different?
We focus on the bigger picture and the impact that you want to have, as opposed to just focusing on a deliverable. After all, what you’re really coming to us for is something beyond that. We help ensure that our work together is going to help your organization have more impact.
Our process is collaborative. We don’t go behind the curtain to design something in isolation. Your input is important throughout the process.
We also use our expertise in accessibility to help you reach more people through your branding, your website or digital publications.
Colleen Gratzer, Chief Creative Officer
Leading the team, Colleen is an award-winning designer with 20+ years of branding, publication and web experience.
A native of the Washington, D.C.-area, Colleen founded Gratzer Graphics LLC in 2003 to help nonprofits and businesses that do good further their missions and have more impact with their branding and marketing efforts.
She is a Brand Academy™ Certified Branding Expert and 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.
Outside of work, Colleen raises money and awareness for shelter animals, donating all proceeds from two online stores to animal rescues and shelters.
Photo by Nicole Fine Photography
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.
Rock Star Web Developer
Artyom is quite literally a rock star. He has played guitar in a band.
Artyom develops websites—from simple to complex—adding custom functionality to address specific client needs and to help clients update their content easily. This includes adding in features to help you with ongoing accessibility compliance.
In addition to print and digital design, our expertise includes additional, unique skills:
- accessibility for InDesign and PDF files and websites (Section 508 and ADA compliance, WCAG)
- eagle eye for catching spelling and grammatical errors
- foreign languages: Spanish (proficient) and French (intermediate)