Who I am

Creativity with a Purpose
Hello and welcome! I’m Michele Mielcarz, a graphic designer based in Portland, OR. With over a decade of professional design experience, I can help you accomplish your business goals through effective design and visual communication.

What gives me an edge as a designer is my innate understanding of meaningful visual communication, storytelling and branding in print, digital and video. I am able to get to the heart of your brand and communicate it in a visual way that resonates with your customers. I learn what your challenges are and how we can use design to solve the problem.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Portland with a BS in Graphic Design, I joined the Portland Urban Pages as Art Director, producing four issues as well as a pocket guide book to Portland. I then went on to work in house with Norm Thompson Outfitters, designing for both print and web for multiple brands. This is where I honed my skills in digital design, eCommerce and email marketing.

In 2016, I launched my own freelance practice, where I specialize in helping small businesses and organizations with their marketing and business development needs.
I especially enjoy working with small businesses, sole proprietors, organizations and non-profits. How can I help you achieve your business goals? Let my experience and expertise go to work for you!

For more information, please contact me at hello@michelemielcarz.com


Specialties
Print Design | Publications & Books
White Papers & Document Design
Magazine & Catalog Production

Brochures | Mailers | Advertisements
Logos, Identity & Branding Systems
eCommerce | Email marketing
Photography | Video Editing
Mailchimp | Squarespace | Social Media
Consulting | Marketing Strategies
Project Management | Art Direction




Clients Include
Rain BDM, Bloomfield Hills, MI  |  Carnegie Custom Homes, Houston, TX  | Volcanica Candles, Los Angeles, CA | Moda Health, Portland, OR | City of Hillsboro, OR  |   Viewpoint Construction Software, Portland, OR  |  Fabric Depot, Portland, OR |   Idealist Consulting, Portland, OR


Testimonials
Michele is a true professional in every sense of the word. I am extremely pleased with the amazing quality and promptness of her work, and is probably the best designer I've worked with -- and I've worked with a lot! Highly recommended! - Suveer Sarna, Volcanica Candles

Michele is not only very talented with a keen creative eye, but she also takes initiative and a consultative approach, exactly what we needed on this project. I highly recommend her!
- John Reed, Esq., Rain BDM


I love how much excitement and beauty you have brought to the Solutions e-mails. I’m so excited to see the business start to stabilize.There is no doubt in my mind that this is helping our results. Keep up the great work and thank you so much! Scott Johnson, CEO Norm Thompson Outfitters
I have worked with Michele for 8 years. She has amazing skills in online and print design as well as video producing. She has always been a very calm, professional, “you can count on” type person. That is one of the things I really value in her on our team amidst all the crazy deadlines and curve balls of the creative world. - Elaine Olson, Creative Director, Solutions
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