Intelligent, elegant design


“Merel quickly understands our needs and goals, provides elegant and intelligent design solutions and delivers great products on time and on budget.”
— Danica Remy, COO of B612 Foundation

“Merel Kennedy created a gorgeous book to mark our 40th anniversary, and then revamped our web site. She is the consummate professional. She makes everything she touches look beautiful, and she gets her work done on time — always helping us stick to our deadlines — and on budget. While people love to hold our book in their hands and turn page after stunning page, we also appreciate Merel’s ability to bring 21st century savvy to our online presence.”
— Kevin Knudtson, Executive Director, Community Economics, Inc.

Design for business success never happens in a vacuum. A good designer should have the skill to communicate and collaborate, to turn vision into result, to work with teams towards a common goal …and to finish projects within budget. I have honed these skills in my role as project manager on key design jobs throughout my career and from years of building consensus as a board member for a non-profit community school.

I studied at the California College of Arts in San Francisco and trained in my early years at two Bay Area-based boutique firms, working in all manner of design genres.

My clients will tell you I am an approachable, collaborative, skilled and, above all, experienced designer. Let’s work together.

  • • Bay Area-based, with clients in Marin, the East Bay/Oakland, and San Francisco
  • • Clients include small businesses, startups, non-profit organizations, and schools
  • • Years of top-tier boutique firm experience, now working solo
  • • Collaborative, communicative, process-driven
  • • Skilled at managing for top-quality work within budget