WHAT IS ELLEBY DESIGN STUDIO?
We’re a multi-disciplined boutique design firm in Richmond, Virginia.
We enable businesses, startups, makers and craftspeople to share what they stand for—and help them stand out—through cross-platform storytelling. We engage, inform, and delight by being intentional, curious, and playful. We’re purveyors of visual goods, and perpetual students of our evolving trade. We build forward-thinking brands with an eye for simplicity. We love what we do. If you like the way we think, we’d love to make your acquaintance.
WHAT WE BELIEVE IN
Design is our north star, our passion, our wheelhouse—the work we “can’t not do.” We ground ourselves in these values to keep our work compelling, smart, and ever-evolving:
Keep things as simple as possible—but no simpler.
Know your destination before you start your journey.
Share stories from the heart. Be warm, emotional, and passionate.
Be steadfast, not trendy. Change without reinventing.
Work with integrity, communication, and responsibility.
Make honest, emotional appeals based in truth.
Understand and respect our greater impact on the world.
Delight in the unusual. Take risks. Create work unlike anything ever seen.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
“Design adds value faster than it adds cost.” – Paul Rand
Quality design based on sound brand strategy is a powerful expression of the values at the core of your business. It not only gives your business aesthetic appeal, it allows space for intangible benefits like trust, loyalty and relevance to grow.