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818 is a tiny design empire that specializes in brand development…

for businesses, product labeling and branding for the brewing and hospitality industries and environmental graphic design for corporate and athletic spaces.

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Great graphic design is only great if it accomplishes the right goals…

whether that’s evoking emotion, increasing brand equity, driving sales or building the brand within your building. We focus on harnessing the power of design to move our clients’ businesses forward.

PRINT

Brand Development
Logos
Collateral
Packaging

DIGITAL

Websites
Motion Graphics
Presentations
Video

ENVIRONMENTAL

Large Format
Wayfinding
Signage
Event Display

We also believe working with a design team should be enjoyable…

not something that feels like verbal wrestling. At 818 you’ll work with people who are high-talent and low-maintenance, keenly insightful and highly collaborative, devoted to good design and focused on clients.

Melissa Carlson

Melissa Carlson

Partner/Designer

Melissa has the grand idea. She enjoys learning about an organization’s brand and brainstorming ways to take it to the next level. With an advertising background and an extensive knowledge of environmental graphics and signage, she has experience in a vast array of projects and is always ready to take on a challenge. She also has a love for biking, volleyball, sunshine, craft beer, art and her dog, Riley.

515-720-3895
melissa@818iowa.com

Paige Kleckner

Paige Kleckner

Designer

Paige has a passion for the details, the overall concept and working with her hands. She has knowledge and experience in branding, editorial design, and illustration. Paige is involved in the local design community serving 5 years on the board of AIGA Iowa as Co-President & Membership Director. She enjoys reading, photography, traveling, Harry Potter, craft beer, avocados, coffee, and riding her motorcycle.

515-720-4953
paige@818iowa.com

Rachel Abel

Rachel Abel

Partner/Designer

Rachel listens to the client’s design needs and works hard to find the right solution, not the first solution, to any project. She has experience in corporate marketing, environmental graphics and signage projects, and helps create compelling brand extensions for companies of all sizes. She enjoys golfing, meeting people, quoting movies, drinking craft beer, collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia and taking road trips.

515-865-8665
rachel@818iowa.com

Eric Harlow

Eric Harlow

Des Moines Beer Week Coordinator

Eric brings a wealth of beer sales & marketing knowledge to the 818 team. With experience in all 3 tiers (brewery, distributor, retailer), he works on a variety of coordination efforts needed to bring the craft beer industry together for Des Moines Beer Week each year. He enjoys long boarding, reading, any movie by the McDonagh brothers (especially In Bruges), Arsenal sportsball, going on family vacations by himself, and all things beer.

515-850-8015
eric@dsmbeerweek.com | eric@818iowa.com

Megan Anderson

Megan Anderson

Designer

Megan has a knack for paying attention to detail and loves the cohesion of typography, illustration, and imagery in creating a successful design. She has experience in illustration, editorial design, and photography with a passion for continually growing her skill set as she navigates the professional world of design. Megan enjoys sweets, The Beatles, photography, guacamole, The Eagles, antiquing, nature, dogs and going to concerts.

319-540-0884
megan@818iowa.com

Creativity is fun. Creativity is powerful. 818 puts both fun and power into every project we do. Let’s talk about working together today.

Associate Member

Member

818 HEADQUARTERS

301 East Court Avenue, Suite 105
Des Moines, IA 50309
Entrance located on south side of the building.

 

CONTACT US

design@818iowa.com
515-720-3895

 

INTERESTED IN DESIGNING AT 818?

Send your resume & portfolio to the email below, and tell us why you’d be the perfect addition to our team! IWantToDesign@818iowa.com