Courtney Merino
Freelance Graphic and Web Designer

I’m a designer with a passion to create visually expressive messages. I'm here to offer strategic and creative partnerships that help businesses communicate, engage, and grow.

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Located In Seattle. Work Everywhere.

As a designer for nearly 10 years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with businesses of every kind providing web design & development, branding, logo design, print design, marketing and identity systems.

In doing so, I’ve learned which designs actually make a business more successful. So when you work with me, you’re not just getting something that looks awesome… It’ll also boost your bottom line.

So go ahead and browse my site. Then let's chat! Feel free to contact me for whatever projects you have in mind.

Tools I use everyday:
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Dreamweaver
  • Indesign
  • Wordpress
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
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What I can do for you

Responsive Web Design

Responsive Web Design

I provide a diverse range of web services tailored to the specific requirements of your business or organization, all centered around branding and telling your story.

Brand Design & Strategy

Brand Design & Strategy

I will work with you to build strong brand assets by producing creative and meaningful visual media through which your brand can communicate to your customers.



From concept to completion, I will work with you to design and develop a WordPress website that will not only make you stand out, but will keep you feeling comfortable and in control of the site that markets you.
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Art Direction

Art Direction

I employ a comprehensive approach to my work, which extends beyond the conventionally defined roles of graphic designers. By applying design strategy to a broader scope we can ensure that nothing detracts from your compelling visual message.



I ensure that your product will get noticed by skillfully bringing together eye-catching methods to separate your product from the competition. No matter how beneficial the product inside may be, the first step is to convince a consumer to grab it.



I am truly passionate about creating whimsical and sometimes ridiculous imagery that appeals to children and adults alike. Whether it's hand-drawn or vector illustration you are after, I'm ready to help bring it to life.

My Design Process

My Design Process

A few recent works

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I'm always grateful for the kind words my clients have to say


I honestly cannot say enough about how pleased I am with Courtney and her excellent work. In addition to designing me a fantastic website (that I love and am finally proud of), Courtney’s professionalism was stellar. On more than a few occasions, I asked for one thing and decided I wanted another. She never made me feel bad for changing my mind on something or simply being indecisive. When I asked for Courtney’s opinion, she gave it to me from both a designer’s standpoint as well as a customer’s standpoint, without ever making me feel like she ‘knew better than me.’ If you have ever worked with graphic and/or web designers before, you know that this can be an issue! My sales have not only increased exponentially since Courtney’s redesign, but I actually made my money back within the first week of our relaunch! If that isn’t a testament to her work, I don’t know what is! Courtney is an incredible designer who actually listens to you and really understands the needs of her clients. She is lightening fast and more than fairly priced. I would recommend her work to anyone; anytime.

- Shelly Ebeling

Owner of Seattle Soap Shop


As a creative partner, Courtney is a pleasure to work with. She offers the perfect balance of visual creativity and sound logic, which makes project development easy and efficient. Her design aesthetic is fresh, clean and always impeccably executed. She is gracious and tactful, straightforward and honest. She continually exceeds my expectations as well as the clients', and has quite possibly spoiled me for other creative partnerships.

- Kate Protage

Copywriter and Artist


For nearly a decade, Courtney Merino has provided our company with outstanding design and creative services. Our requirements vary greatly from campaign to campaign. Courtney consistently adds value by refining our concepts and delivering impactful results that exceed our expectations. We find great value in having a trusted resource like Courtney who takes a genuine interest in our business goals and success. As a small business, we can’t afford a marketing staff. Courtney provides the just-in-time services we require with predictable results. We are fortunate to have her working on our behalf.

- Bill Hole

President of US Licensing Group


I am a 40-year homebuilder who has dealt with quite a few graphic designers over the years. In that time the best professional relationship I've had with a creative mind to handle my graphic design needs is my current relationship with Courtney Merino Design. Whether its taking care of simple needs like business cards and stationery, more challenging tasks like sales brochures and marketing programs for my homes and business, designing, building and updating my company's website and keeping me up to speed on the latest in tech trends and exposure tricks, Courtney has been a savvy, knowledgeable colleague whose opinion I value and whose enthusiasm and professionalism I appreciate and respect. Whenever a situation arises where a graphic design professional is needed my response is always the same, Call Courtney, you'll be very happy with the results!

- Larry Beck

Presdient of Vintage Custom Homes Inc.


Courtney helped me in the start up phases of our website to really save time and set things up right at the beginning in WordPress. Once I got things going she used her designer eye and knowledge of coding and wordpress combined to add the finishing touches to really make the website look polished. It would have taken me twice as long and only looked half as good without her help!

- Lyndsay Gordon

WA Wild Brewshed® Alliance Program Manager


I have enjoyed working with Courtney to help create our egg carton labels for our farm products. She is very creative and does a great job with communication to ensure that we get a logo that meets our needs and one that our customers love. We continue to use her artistic abilities for our new products!

- Souriya Khamvongsa

Owner of Phoenix's Egg Farm

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