Hi, I'm Julia
YOUR CHILL DESIGN PARTNER WHO'S SERIOUS ABOUT MAKING SURE YOUR PRODUCT-BASED BUSINESS STANDS OUT WITH BOLD, INTENTIONAL DESIGN
But before we dig into my story, let’s dig into yours
YOU'RE NOT AFRAID OF SOME RISK. AN ADVENTURER AT HEART, YOU KNOW THE THUMP-THUMP OF A TOO-STRONG HEARTBEAT MEAN'S YOU'RE ONTO SOMETHING GOOD.
YOU'RE CHANGING THE WORLD. YOU'RE REALLY GOING FOR IT.
When I design, I don’t design for the muted box-fitters who simply want to play it safe. I design for the founder bursting with passion and a dream too big for their body. Through color, confidence, and a sh*t-ton of strategy, you will create a brand that grows big and leaves a bright mark on the world.
DESIGN FOR THE BOLD. FOR THOSE WHO DON'T DO AS THEY'RE TOLD.
My story is a combo of creativity & healthy risk-taking
I STARTED AS A CRAFTY KID
Born and raised in a small town in Oregon, I started being creative when I was young. Not in a child prodigy artist way, but in a free-spirited ‘lemme make this look nice’ way. I put myself in places where I could let my creative heart run free. And that led me to OSU to get my BFA in Graphic Design.
Then, with a degree in hand, I wanted to get my hands on anything crafty. Screen printing, bookbinding, packaging design. You name it. I created it.
MIXING THE TRAVELING SPIRIT WITH THE CREATIVE MIND
Post-graduation, I set to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cambodia, but the pandemic threw a wrench in that plan. So my partner and I packed our bags, moved to the Oregon coast, and turned a ‘couple of months’ move into an over-a-year chapter.
I got a job serving at a local craft brewery and an opportunity that sparked Julia Kenyon Design Studio. A multi-wall mural and a line of designed beer labels.
AND SO THE DREAM BEGINS
I continued to take on design responsibilities at the brewery, and decided to ditch the burnout-worthy world of customer service. I took on more freelance design clients and let my adventurous heart roar with the dream of entrepreneurship.
A design studio. Julia Kenyon Design Studio. The sound of it on my lips is as nice as the sweet foam on an icy cup of cold brew.
I guess it’s time to take a leap of faith. I have no idea what the f*ck I’m doing, but man, I want this so badly.
Spreading freedom and impact,
one mission-driven brand at a time
AS A PASSION LED FOUNDER, YOU WANT TIME, SPACE, AND FREEDOM TO CHANGE THE WORLD, WHILE LIVING LIFE ON YOUR OWN TERMS. TO GET THERE, YOU NEED A BOLD BRAND, COURAGEOUS HEART, STRONG STRATEGY, AND A BIT OF CREATIVE MAGIC. IF YOU BRING THE HEART, I'LL ADD THE STRATEGY AND BIT O' SPICE YOU NEED TO STAND OUT.
Some fun facts about me!
I will swim in almost ANY body of water! I love a glacier lake after a long hike
Even though I’m laid back, I’m not afraid to unleash my fiery Leo side when there’s a cause I care about
The best Saturday is the one where I’m strolling through a farmer’s market, supporting local artists
I adopted my fur baby, Theo, during the pandemic. He is the world’s cutest cat. No debating necessary
When I need to unwind, it’s always nature. Backpacking, yoga, hiking. You name it - I’m there