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Shari Van Vranken  |  President + Creative Director

I like to think I’m a quirky blend of left-brained grammar-freak and right-brained free spirit. I’m obsessive about detail and a talented listener, so I can take your ideas and bring them flawlessly to life. As a kid, I loved hand-lettering fonts and creating unique greeting cards for friends and family. That early interest has grown into a passion for typography, design, photography and illustration that has driven my business for nearly 20 years. I've worked with companies in a variety of industries — from large corporations to small businesses launching into the marketplace. Whether it’s an invitation or a full-blown rebranding, I can handle it.



Shari has taken photos of our family, professional head shots for our law firm, and event shots for fundraisers. She excels at capturing candid moments as well as staged professional photos. She’s extremely easy to work with and quick. Shari also created our law firm logo, a nonprofit logo, a fundraiser logo and personal stationery. Her logos have impacted our business and the nonprofit in such a positive way. She puts her heart into designing a logo, asking many questions to be sure she thoroughly understands the organization. The personal stationery she designed for my husband was elegant and professional. Instead of choosing one layout, I opted to print a series so I could incorporate all the designs—it was too hard to choose.
— Kelly Schorr, Schorr Law Firm

Shari created our logo and has been a great help in all of our marketing ideas. We LOVE her creativity and the ease of working with her. Great ideas, no pressure, fast turnaround. She puts her heart and soul into all of her work and beyond that, she is an absolutely wonderful person!
— Cindy & Dennis Breen, CPI

Shari took my vision and transformed it into something that captured my vision and became the foundation of my brand. My favorite part of working with Shari was she took all my “tweaking” in stride and didn’t stop until I was completely satisfied. She made top-level corporate branding accessible to my small start-up business.
— Margie Wallis, Frisco Midwifery

I want our annual Christmas card to be different from what you typically see — something with an artistic flair and polish. Shari definitely delivers. She has an artist’s eye, yet is flexible and adaptable to requests. Whether it’s Shari’s photography, design or both, you will love it!
— Melissa Crew