Big ideas, boutique service
One team to meet all of your creative needs.
Design in Mind is a creative agency located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Founded in 2002, we started as a one-woman venture and have grown into a competitive agency built on referrals and relationships. Today, our work spans the globe and we’re grateful to serve clients that put our work at the forefront of change.
We work with nonprofits and budding startups to Fortune 500 companies, and continue to tap into new industries each year. Across the board, our mission is simple: to help our clients succeed.
Work hard and make it count.
years in business
fees waived for local nonprofits
miles traveled as a team
songs on our Spotify playlist
We tailor our approach to meet your needs, but always follow these three rules for success:
It’s our priority to understand your goals and to ask the questions necessary to share your vision. We don’t just take on projects, we form partnerships, and believe successful initiatives are always rooted in good communication.
Never skimp on quality.
We are perfectionists that believe in process, collaboration, and utilizing the unique talents of each member of our team. We start with brainstorms, scrutinize every detail in review, and never let anything out the door we’re not proud to claim as our own.
With every project, we expect curveballs. Whether it’s about deadlines, budget, a shift in priorities or scope, we’ll make it work. We understand every project hits its snags, and will approach with empathy to help you work through them.
We're better together.
Each member of our team brings something unique to the table, but our collective talents are our greatest asset.
Chelcie’s superpower is the ability to step into chaos and create calm through organization and process. In other words, she’s a natural project manager.
Chelcie brings over a decade of experience in the marketing and advertising realm to her role at Design in Mind. She supports the team by streamlining creative processes into tasks and milestones, keeping projects on track and under budget. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Chelcie stays motivated by knowing that every day brings a new opportunity to push our team and our projects closer to success. Away from work, Chelcie loves to get outside. Catch her running, hiking, or planning her next adventure.
Katie is the CEO, Founder, and Creative Director of Design in Mind. She guides our company vision, develops workplace culture, forms client relationships, and oversees crucial creative output.
After starting her design career at a Fortune 500 company, it wasn’t long before Katie broke out as an entrepreneur. She grew Design In Mind from a sole proprietorship to a competitive agency, and though she’s now proud to share responsibilities with a hand-picked team, she still oversees critical aspects of the creative process. Above all, Katie is driven by her belief that good design is a powerful tool for business—playing a key role in functionality, brand recognition, and the communication of complex ideas. She is humbled to help clients find creative solutions and add value through design, day in and day out.
Off the screen, Katie enjoys spending time with the people she cares about most, whether it’s dinner with the girls, movie nights with her husband and son, or gathering with extended family for a weekend cookout.
Raymond is passionate about finding design solutions that are as functional as they are beautiful. Never afraid to take a risk, his designs push the envelope in pursuit of client goals.
As a senior designer, Raymond has led award-winning work in logo and event design, and few projects leave our doors without his stamp of approval. He’s “OCD in a good way” and reviews every piece down to the last detail. In his own design work, he always looks for the wow-factor and prides himself on his innate talent in developing unique brands. When he’s not on the clock, Raymond enjoys hanging out with his wife and baby, watching “The Office,” or catching up on sports.
If there’s one thing Caitlyn believes in, it’s the power of messaging. She’s spent the last decade knee-deep in copywriting and marketing strategy, helping brands in various industries find their voice.
An agency natural, Caitlyn is able to balance speed with quality and (almost) never misses a deadline. She lives for the challenge of problem-solving through messaging, and has a strong attention to detail when it comes to brand nuances. When she’s not researching the latest industry trends, you can find her kayaking at the nearest body of water, riding horses, or hanging out with her husband, dogs, and giant rabbit Moon.
As our Lead Project Manager, Andrea is the bridge between clients and designers. She translates client ideas and business objectives into concrete, actionable items for our team to tackle—and helps everyone stay on top of deadlines.
Andrea believes in the power of process. She has an instinct for identifying bottlenecks, brainstorming solutions, and implementing changes (and of course, documenting it all in a spreadsheet). Boasting both a BFA and a PMP certification, Andrea loves working at the intersection of her passions and applying project management expertise to a creative field. Away from work, Andrea is a passionate cook and loves all things food and wine.
Kelly distills complex information into beautiful visuals. From infographics and page layouts to vibrant illustrations, she brings her perfectionism to every project she touches.
With professional experience ranging from fashion design to political branding, Kelly’s passion for art runs deep and wide. We’re lucky to have her meticulous eye at Design in Mind—in addition to her skills and talents, her calm demeanor and listen-first approach make her an asset to the team. Outside of work, you can find Kelly snapping photos and exploring the roads less traveled across California.
Sohan’s natural curiosity and detective-level research skills make analyzing social trends appear effortless. He lives for discovering the strategies that boost brand engagement—down to the smallest details.
A recent graduate of San Diego State, Sohan was hooked on marketing from his very first class. Now, he’s on board as our Marketing Intern to take a fresh look at our social channels and digital presence and support our SEO efforts. Sohan might be an introvert at heart, but he doesn’t mind being the center of attention when it comes to his passions (like competitive jiu-jitsu, for example). He rarely slows down, but when he does, it’s at a coffee shop with a good book and an oat milk latte.
Jady is a fierce perfectionist devoted to creating stunning work. She believes that whoever said, “never judge a book by its cover” clearly wasn’t a designer.
Jady brings a critical eye and researched approach to every project. Always on top of the latest design trends, she loves to experiment with new styles and enjoys a good challenge. Jady joined our team as an intern while earning her BFA from California College of the Arts, and her thoughtful work quickly made her an asset to the team. Out of the office, you might catch her cruising on her fixie around San Francisco, working out, or watering her extensive plant collection.
Aaron’s lifelong love of all things design has grown into a passion for making brand identities come alive through thought-provoking, inspiring visuals. He’s a die-hard perfectionist who treats every project as a chance to take clients to the next level.
As a designer with over a decade of industry experience, he pairs thoughtful creative approaches with carefully crafted aesthetics to help brands extend their reach and impact. He doesn’t just think outside the box, he doesn’t even know where the box is. In his free time, you’re likely to catch him biking around town, enjoying live music, or getting in a round of disc golf with friends.
Adam is no stranger to the nuances of words and their power to shape brand identities. He spent most of his life studying writing in various forms, from marketing to poetry and everything in between.
Adam brings bold, intentional ideas to the table, whether it’s for a new brand introducing themselves to the world or a well-established company looking to spruce up their messaging. He’s passionate about developing personality-driven brand voices while staying grounded in values and mission. When not typing away, you’ll find him landscaping, painting, or taking orders from his cat companion (and micromanager), Edith.