A Visual Design Studio.
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A focus on approach, execution and client services; creating a balance of type, color and style.
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My friend John Locke has written a great article about the differences between WordPress versus Drupal with a comparison to the difference between Microsoft Word and Excel. I agree, WordPress is a great tool for putting together a websites with rich content and information and Drupal does more of the data management side of a […]
Design is one Please see link in title to for viewing info to documentary. In my life time I have had the privilege to be in the practice of graphic design for over 25 years and one of the most influential designer’s that I admired is Massimo Vignelli. I have fortunately been able to follow in his […]
One of my favorite iconic designer’s Milton Glaser, describes the birth of his now-ubiquitous “I ♥ NY” logo and the early days of New York Magazine. It is a must see story for those who want to know how design evolved from the imagination into the now. See interview with Milton Here: The iconic designer […]
Who we Are
If you are looking for an internet presence or to re-designing your old outdated website, I recommend using WordPress starting with a template that has all the elements of plugins and widgets in place. That way you will be starting with a website that can meet your needs and grow with your business easily. A custom designed WordPress website from development to release is what I do.
I can set up your next WordPress website. From a simple brochure website to an advanced e-Commerce portfolio solution. The focus is on what you as a client desire to achieve, to create the ideal solution to meet your marketing goals and objectives. If you need a portfolio WordPress website set-up, with the standard amount website pages, let’s talk and go over your budget requirements.
For a more content and brand driven website the fee structure is higher for development time. All depending on requirements; amount of content, development, implementation, photographs, illustrations, and icon illustrations are all factors of great design. Links are important too and need to be thought out and strategic partners made with other websites. Instructing on how to manage and change your website content, using WordPress, helps to keep your website fresh and seen in search engines.
Your goal should be to look professional with a website presence that matches your desired audiences expectations.
I create strong and agile graphic design—branded graphic design that thrives on change. New audiences and new technology generate new demands. These rapid changes in this world have become the norm and the pace is accelerating every day. Agile and well thought out graphic design, captures these opportunities as the market transforms. My approach to each project is based on listening to the clients demands, coming up with solutions, and communicating why, how and what my thinking is for how I come up with what I have created. As I get to know the clients brand and the purpose for what they are presenting I come up with solutions through the information they provide and am able to envision the right design that will intrigue the audience they are wanting to reach.
I first studied communications at Washington State University, then went on to graduate from The Art Institute of Seattle. From there, I worked for some of the top design firms in Seattle; Ted Mader and Associates and John Van Dyke Design, both with national and world wide exposure. During my career, I have also spent time working with corporate design departments; Microsoft and AT&T, which gave me insight into large corporate brand strategies, by working with top strategic marketing teams. Other treasured experience included being the art director at Seattle University, designing maps for Community Transit and designing brochures, flyers and direct response mailers for Royal Caribbean Cruise lines. Part of my experience was spent working on the board of the American Institute of Graphic Designers, AIGA, where I designed an annual report, Brochure about picking a graphic designer and was chair of two design conferences in Seattle. I have a broad scope of work and delivered a great well thought out design products for each project.
Branding allows organizations to deliver fine-tuned customer experiences to aid in growth and efficiency throughout an entire organization. I helps turns your product and services into a well-executed and purposeful brand experience.
Services include logo development, print design, website design, illustration, publication, and presentation design.
McKinnon Design can work with you using Paypal for billing and payments. Let us know what works best for you.
Our business partner Freelock specializes in Drupal based website development and implementation. If you are in need of a more powerful CMS website with CRM, e-commerce and event management features and or need LAMP platform—Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP web development based solutions. Our services provide those capabilities as I design and manage the process with Freelock. Please know what you want and have a budget to do it with, if you are looking for an e-commerce website solution. Reasonable budgets can create value driven development of websites, to be realistic a custom shopping cart on a 20 page website is going to be more than $500.
McKinnon Design is located in the heart of the Emerald city, Seattle, Washington State, USA.
What we Do
We offer complete WordPress website design. From a simple brochure website to an advanced e-Commerce portfolio solution.
I create strong and agile graphic design—branded graphic design that thrives on change. New audiences and new technology generate new demands. These rapid changes in this world have become the norm and the pace is accelerating every day. Agile and well thought out graphic design, captures these opportunities as the market transforms. My approach to […]
McKinnon Design turns your product and services into a well-executed and purposeful brand experience.
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What People are Saying
“Peter’s work impressed me on multiple levels. He understood fully what I wanted to accomplish and made suggestions to improve upon my ideas. Peter created some beautiful designs for my consideration, and did it in a timely manner with excellent communication skills. Peter is a wonderfully talented creative person and I would hire him again to help me with any new designs.”
“Peter is GREAT to work with and incredibly creative! He paid very close attention to my needs, vision and budget during our initial meeting and was able to interpret exactly what I wanted within a very short time frame. The graphics he created for my project are fabulous! He is thorough, pays attention to detail and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Thank you, Peter!”
Working with Peter is such a pleasure! Peter has the ability to listen to my ideas and dreams for my business and translate them into images, colors, logos, etc. that aptly represent me. From the initial brand development to color schemes to advertisements, Peter’s design expertise has contributed to every aspect of my business.
~ Kate Chase
I’ve worked with Peter for many years. He does top-notch design work, regularly coming out with fresh designs that completely fit the personality of his business clients. He’s talented at everything from developing a unique personality for a business to custom logos to fresh takes on individual icons. He experiments with many different approaches while working with his clients, generally in a fairly intensive process, and then comes out with pure genius. Highly recommended for any business looking to establish, extend, or refine their visual brand.
Peter McKinnon Principal - Creative Director