Welcome to Venus Designs: a small, nimble graphic design agency. We are based in the Twin Cities and create brands, print, & web design.
This means two things: a website that moves across platforms, and a direct branding relationship where we respond directly to your needs.
We look at each project as part of your whole brand, so it reinforces your message and gives maximum return on your creative budget.
Context is the key. Design must fit the audience and the needs of the client, even if it pushes the design envelope.
I’ve worked with many designers, and I can say. You really know what you’re doing!”
— Beth Shoedl, Transitio Marketing
Microagency = we start small, but think big
Owner & Graphic Designer
Karin Odell has created visual strategies for clients such as the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation and Taylor Corporation for over 15 years. She has solid agency experience with advertising and marketing agencies Fallon / Duffy Design and Nemer Feiger, and has taught design for Miami Ad School in Minneapolis. Karin augmented her BA in Fine Arts from Macalester College with 4 more years of education in art, design and photography at Minneapolis Technical College and Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She has helped many small-to-large-sized companies and organizations align their communications design, both on-line and in print.
Web design starts with strategy – we consult with clients to understand the specific goals for the users of their site. We start with a site map, then move to wireframes, and finally build and test the site. Web design follows function, not the other way around.
With over 15 years of experience developing grid-based print design – we can handle everything from brochures, to books, to annual reports. We work with – or develop – clients' brand standards to create consistency across the web and print.
Identity & Logo Design
Logo design is the foundation of the brand identity, but not the whole brand. We specialize in building digital brand kits that include all the elements you need to roll out your brand in-house and out.
We design effective marketing communications, marketing and sales collateral, and print advertising for business-to-business and consumer-focused companies in diverse fields from the medical industry to tech products.
High quality presentations are a key tool for most businesses. We design effective, professional presentations from screen to environment. The best presentation delivers the message in an organized manner, yet suprises the viewer in the details.
Product & Package Design
Venus Designs has created hundreds of paper product designs and packaging designs for large and small brands alike. Our work is featured in Target, Walmart, Officemax, Office Depot and other large retail stores.
Venus Designs is a microagency in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota that specializes in brand and marketing design. Our design methodology revolves around context: design must fit the needs of the client first and foremost. Visual strategies must fit with today’s budget but also be engineered to grow with tomorrow’s business. Click on a thumbnail below to view the entire project gallery.
Use the icon on the left to email us, or call 612-239-0583. Click the icon below to download a pdf of capabilities and design samples.
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