We help start-ups, nonprofits, and regional businesses who need unforgettable branding, communications, websites, videos, content marketing, advertising, sales materials and newsletters.

If you’re striving to define who you are and how to connect with your customers, we can help.

elephant (they never forget) | © Can Stock Photo / fouroaks

Just getting started?

Let’s create or flesh out your product roadmap and/or launch plan, and start building the print and digital assets you need for internal and external communications. We love startups and can get things moving quickly!

Want to grow?

Let’s review your current marketing, check out what your key competitors are doing, and identify opportunties to improve.

Working seamlessly with your team or as a fully outsourced marketing department, Garnet Creative will engage your prospects and drive results.


Garnet Creative solo work

LIGHT Awards responsive website
LIGHT Awards responsive website
LIGHT Awards responsive website

From Founder’s Passion to Teacher Dreams Come True

LIGHT Awards Program >
  • from the very beginning, created identity, messages and website
  • also developed website for Intrepid Philanthropy Foundation, the sponsoring organization
  • client since 2013, print and web design work
  • relaunched with new site design 2016

A Confident Tone for Clients & Referrals

Peer, Gan & Gisler Law Offices >
  • client since 2011
  • relaunched with modernized site design 2016

Virtual Gallery for a Traveling Artist

Timothy Hinchliff, Artist >
  • technology includes custom post types for ease of updating, and search facets for improved user experience
  • site launched in 2017

Fan Site that Lets the Artwork Shine

Robin Manelis Colored Pencil Artist >
  • launched identity and website in 2017
  • client since 2010, for variety of other print and digital design projects

Energy to Grow an Event

Spirit of the Flame Challenge >
  • extensive print and web design work
  • client since 2012

Speaking Your Language: from the US to Japan

GSSG Solar >
  • new!  multilingual implementation, English and 日本語
  • client requested austere, B/W design
  • created original 2013 and new 2017 sites

Webmoxie + Garnet Creative

Codeshelf Image

Differentiating a Commodity Vendor as a Strategic Partner

Encore Glass >
  • redesigned website within existing CMS constraints, with new approach to storytelling
  • variety of print and digital design projects

Turning Leads to Customers in High Style

The Hudson Company >
  • reworked website copy and user experience within existing CMS
  • client since 2015

Outsourced Startup Marketing (That Turns on a Dime)

CodeShelf >

  • login: demo/webmoxie
  • website, web app, print, video, tradeshow and other projects
  • many site iterations over the 3-year life of this startup, which closed in 2016



in partnership with Abolitionist Mom

The Disrupt Sex Trafficking campaign premiered March 2017, and is now in over 1500 placements on trains, buses and bus shelters in San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda and San Diego counties, and has been displayed outside Governor Brown’s office (Jan 2018). The artwork is available for government agencies, schools and community organizations. Raising awareness prevents sexual exploitation. Please help get the word out!  Contact the campaign >


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"Karen is fantastic to work with. She has a good sense of business and design and gets into the details of your product/service to become a true thought partner. "

Ravi Bhaskaran
Managing Partner, Fog City Capital
(CEO, CodeShelf)

"Karen was able to work with a team to create a unified vision, and truly create an original and meaningful on-line presence for us. "

John Carlstroem, Head of School
Black Pine Circle School

"When you hire Karen, you are hiring much more than a graphic designer. Karen understands all facets of business and applies it to your marketing."

Allan Himmelstein
Sales Coach AZ

"I wouldn't hesitate to use her again for a project, and give her my highest recommendation."

Karen Leshner, Founder
Intrepid Philanthropy Foundation

"In addition to being a talented designer, she clearly articulates the rationale for different design approaches. She definitely delivered more than I expected."

Liz Steblay
ProKo Consulting

"Karen was able to help me develop a clearly articulated vision and a realistic multi-year plan. We had a successful launch event which Karen carefully planned and executed."

Kimberly Leight, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Founder, House of Light

"Karen is multi-talented, turning out beautiful work in record time. She's thoroughly professional, has an eagle eye and understands how design elements can work to draw eyes to your product, brand and message."

Corey Fischer
Actor, Playwright, Director, Consultant and Creative Coach

Focus on the rest of your business, while we sweat the (marketing) details!

Find out what Garnet Creative can do for you.

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