I design websites, print materials, and graphics for a range of clients in creative industries around the country: artists, authors, filmmakers, and musicians. I live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area.


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Freedom Fighters
Web Design / WordPress Theme Building

Documentary filmmaker Jamie Meltzer follows four advocates for those wrongfully convicted by Dallas' flawed justice system as they gather evidence to exonerate their defendants. is a home for the film's trailer and information about the documentary's subjects and creators and brings investment to Kickstarter.

After Tiller
Web Design / WordPress Theme Building

Filmmakers Martha Shane and Lana Wilson document the lives of four doctors providing late term abortions. This "intimate and heartfelt" (LA TIMES) doc needed a clean wordpress site for it's premier at Sundance and subsequent tour to festivals throughout the country.

Fake It
Web Design / WordPress Theme Building

Co-Authors Steffan Heuer and Pernille Tranberg needed a website to promote the launch of their book Fake It: Your Guide to Digital Self-Defense. Together we created a WordPress theme where they can blog and post news in both English and Danish about safeguarding your personal information on the internet.

Darwin Cafe
Web Design / WordPress Theme Building

Darwin Cafe needed a simple wordpress site where it could post a rotating menu. With the wonderful darwings of Jon Ching, we were able to put together a beautiful site that let the food take center stage.

The Bay Area Graduate Symposium
Web Design

The Bay Area Graduate Symposium brings togther academics from a variety of California institutions. Promoting the event with website instead of a poster allowed the organizing committee to create a registration tool that let them estimate attendance for sponsors and to provide directions and details about their speakers.

Business Cards
Print Design

Fun business cards for interesting people.

Wedding Paper and Websites
Print and Web Design

When designing for a wedding, my job is simply distill a couple's ideas into a design we can use across the invitation, program, menu, website, and thank you cards. I try really hard to get out of the way completely, so the wedding paper reflects the couple and their event.

Never Odd or Even
Stanford MFA 2012
Exhibition Catalog and Materials
Identity & Print Design

For the 2012 Stanford MFA thesis exhibtion, I designed a catalog featuring work from the graduationg artists and writing from the department's PhD candidates in Art History. I worked alongside the artists to build a visual identity that would support the exhibtion without infriging on the personality of the work on show. Catalogs are available for purchase here.

Cat Trick
Identity and Web Design

Cat Trick Films, an up-start production company based in San Francisco, needed help building a brand. I collaborated with the three primary filmmakers to produce a fun, fresh portfolio site to showcase their talent and attract new clients. The site uses Javascript to simulate folders opening and closing, allowing the viewer to show and hide portfolio categories.

Open Secret
Terry Berlier
Print Design

Artist Terry Berlier asked me to design a tri-fold brochure to document her work, Open Secret, shown at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery. The installation is a visual responce to web images of spent nuclear facilities and comments on a global dependence on nuclear energy. Open Secret was on show in July and August of 2011, just months after the Japanese nuclear catastrophe at Fukushima.

Driven: A Car Culture Film Series
Graphic Design for Print

Posters for Driven: A Car Culture Film Series, presented by REVS January 9 thru June 7, 2012.

Recent Posters
Graphic Design for Print

Posters for various events.

Safety Not Guaranteed
Web Design

I worked with Big Beach Films to create a site for their film "Our Idiot Brother" in 2011. In 2012, they asked me to build a site for their upcoming release, "Safety Not Guaranteed." These sites helped Big Beach find a distributor for both Sundance featured films.

Stanford MFA, Thesis Exhibition Catalog
Print Design

Stanford's Department of Art and Art History asked me to design a catalog for their MFA thesis show. The book includes essays by Art History PhD students about the MFA work.

Entanglement Technologies
Identity and Web Design

Entanglement Technologies, Inc. came to me with a specific challenge: create a logo that spoke to the quantum measuring techniques they develope. To do so, I simplified models of complex laser locking processes employed at Entanglement to create the particle-cavity logo.

The Martell Agency
Identity and Web Design

The Martell Agency was contending with a slew of inaccurate information about their firm posted online. By producing their own site, the agency is now able to state clearly their mission as authors' representatives.

Best Wedding Ever
Web Design / Print Design

My clients wanted a website to announce their wedding and celebration plans. Together, we created a fun, colorful print invitation and website that reflected the bride and groom's personalities.

City Notes: San Francisco
Terry Warner Press
Book Production

City Notes: San Francisco, written and researched by Jesse Coburn, is a compilation of often overlooked landmarks and histroric sites in San Francisco. I produced the hand bound volume and collaborated on the book's design. City Notes: San Francisco was published by Terry Warner Press in 2011 and is the first of a series.

Chris Neff Goldsmith
Visual Identity / Web Design

Chris Neff Goldsmith, a jewelery design and fabrication operation, set forth clear goals: create a brand that speaks to handmade production and give that brand an electronic home. I worked closely with Chris to redesign the Chris Neff Goldmisth logo and build a site that reflects the company's unique point of view. The resulting visual identity, based on Sears Roebuck era catalogs, sets Neff's small company apart from other small scale jewelry designers.

Identity & Print Design

ALMANAC is a compilation of work from MFA and PhD students in Stanford University's Department of Art and Art History. Students in both the art practice and art history programs organized the book in order to cement the relationship between theory and practice within the department. I worked with these students to develop a visual style for ALMANAC that supported an array of submissions from diverse fields.

Visual Identity / Graphic Design

I created a brand for the Stanford art history Roundtable Series in order to boost visibility for their events.

Web and Graphic Design

Z Behl needed a new online home for her intricate and thoughtful drawings and bold installations. I built a site for her current work with ample space for growth in her portfolio.




Recess Activities INC. is dedicated to fusing art practice with exhibition. The nonprofit gallery provides emerging artists with street-level studio space open to the public. The new logo I created expresses the playfulness essential to the Recess brand. The logo is currently used for print and email communications.

Web Design

Anders Johnson is a sculptor and installation artist working out of Providence, Rhode Island. His webspace content needed reorganization and editing. I produced a new site that emphasized displaying Johnson's portfolio of work.

Pattern FPOW
Graphic Design

Pattern FPOW

Pattern designed for print or web applications.


Good Country Kino

Goodcountry Kino, a fledgling production company based in New York, needed a visual identity in a pinch. I gave Goodcountry Kino a logotype that brought interest to the new company but could also evolve as the company grew.


In 2008 I produced a series of paintings on drywall. I was interested in creating concurrent flatness and illusionistic space. These floating murals also reflect my interest in using construction materials in fine art applications.


In order to brand this luxury couture clothier, I used text to express long-held traditions within the brand as well as a new, creative, and youthful mentality.




Martin Schapiro Online