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Julie Rea Design

We are a small, strategic COBID certified WBE (Woman Business Enterprise) and ESB (Emerging Small Business) graphic design studio in Portland, Oregon specializing in creating thoughtful, engaging publications and outreach materials for public projects. We are committed to—and prioritize—subcontracting with D/M/W/ESB firms, as well as with non-certified women- and minority-owned businesses. As a Silver Certified business with the City of Portland, we practice sustainability in our daily activities and have employed "green" strategies such as reducing, reusing and recycling since our business was founded in 2003. We also strive to use local vendors who have sustainable business practices.

Julie, the Principal Designer, has 20 years of experience designing versatile, sustainable, cost-effective print and digital communication materials. A proud member of AIGA, she adheres to their standards of professional practice. She has experience managing interdisciplinary teams from concept to delivery. Her process starts with listening to synthesize her client’s needs and then collaborating with them to create the best design solution for each project. For the past five years, she has been working with the City of West Linn and the City of Milwaukie crafting well-executed and thoughtfully designed solutions for their communities, such as a downtown walking map, logos, infographics, presentation posters, financial reports for print, and accessible online PDFs. She can translate complex ideas into designed communication materials that can be readily understood by professionals and the general public alike while being culturally sensitive.

Noteworthy News:

November 2018
The City of Beaverton chose Julie Rea Design (JRD) to create their 2019 State of the City marketing materials (social media graphic, postcard, and poster).

September 2018
JRD became a Silver Certified Business with the City of Portland.
Sustainability at work 2018-21 Silver

August 2018
KLiK Concepts, (Portland-based photography & videography studio) invited JRD to collaborate on the art direction and design of an open house invite for Markowitz Herbold.

June 2018
Clackamas County awarded JRD a two-year graphic design contract.

August 2017
Julie was featured in Mac's List Success Stories.

July 2017
City of Milwaukie's Community Development Department awarded JRD a one-year graphic design contract. Throughout the year numerous public outreach materials were created, including this downtown walking map.