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

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  | City of HillsboroViewpoint Construction Software, Portland, OR  |  Fabric Depot, Portland, OR  |  Idealist Consulting, Portland, OR  |  Rebel Herbs, Bloomington, IN  |  Dexter Copywriting, Santa Monica, CA 

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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