Ellen Stoehr Design
freelance creative director \\ designer
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dependable \\ honest \\ enchanting

Good designers are hard to find.

Things I hear from start-ups and small businesses:

“It would be great to have a reliable designer with creative direction who can project manage their own work.”

“We need a designer we can trust who will ask the right questions.”

“We don’t have an in-house creative team right now. What should we do?”

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Meet your new design department.


dependable \\ honest \\ enchanting


Clever and curious with a heck of an imagination, I ask the right questions because I’ve worked in so many different vertical markets — healthcare, HVAC, food & beverage, law, software, nonprofit — which allows me to see projects through a cross-pollinated lens.

I never disappear from communications. I check in with any urgent timeline needs. I reach out if something is unclear. I sincerely want to serve you, adding value and ROI to every project.

No benefits needed.
No salary required.
No hand holding and managing.

Hire my contract services for all your sporadic design projects.


Creative Services

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Consulting Sessions

  • Marketing Strategy

  • How to Build Your Brand

Design Services

  • Branding

  • Print and Digital Collateral

  • PowerPoints and Pitch Decks

  • Print and Digital Advertising (Social Media)

Digital Services

  • Website Design

  • Social Media Marketing

Creative Direction

  • Video Art Direction

  • Photoshoot Concept

  • Social Media Strategy


Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart. The rest of it will take care of itself.
— Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear


NE Minneapolis, MN


Monday - Friday
9AM - 5PM


(612) 460-5204