At Šek, we're not just designers; we're also part of the community we serve. Our firsthand experience as locals gives us a unique insight into your needs and goals. Let's build something together and have a lasting relationship along the way.

Branding

Brand Strategy

Branding Identity

Naming

Brand Guidelines

Tell Your Story

Websites

Website Design

Website Development

Hosting

Site Maintenance

Security

How You Interact

Graphic Design

Creative Direction

Marketing Collateral

Design

Advertising

How You Inspire

Engagement

Video Production

Interior & Exterior Store Design

Product Packaging

Vehicle Wraps

How You Connect

Discovery

We’re not big on cold calls or ‘white label’ service. We like to get to know our clients and their industry so we can empathize and create authentic relationships. When we get to know our clients, we push and explore to learn all we can in order to get the best ‘ingredients’ for the project. The quality of the relationship and the trust during this stage is paramount for the success of the concept closer to the finish line.

Design

After we get to know a client and their niche within the industry, it’s time to start with concepts. We frame great design as a result of clear communication and a well crafted idea. We come up with ideas that command attention and draw strong connections rather than adding window dressing to distract and hide problems. We present all designs with ample resources behind our decision as well as examples and mockups that relate to your overall goals. Expect one or two solid ideas, not a sheet of 20 logos fighting for the ‘best of’ album.

Engage

Once we agree on a concept direction, we dive into the production of all of your brand elements so you can fill up your toolbox. Whether it’s letterhead, a 40ft sign, or a new website, we create everything for you based on the brand language and provide guidance and recommendations along the way. We see this as the last mile of the race, where everything we talked about comes to life and your community can start to share the vision too. We keep this stage very organized so your team and our team clearly understand the expectations and cross the finish line smoothly.

Collaborate

If you’ve looked at our work, you’ll notice that many of our clients have had not one or two, but many projects completed with us. The best partnerships we’ve built started with one project and continue forward throughout multiple phases or seasons. This is a result of our mission, ‘Thoughful design with your story in mind.’ When we work with anyone, from a $500 project to a $25,000 project, we are thinking of YOU and your team the entire time. This proactive approach allows us to get to know your team and your organization so we can work more efficiently with you as time goes on. Our clients tend to think of our studio as an extension of their office, rather than a vendor.

Experience

"Every piece of advertising I’ve seen from Šek designs has been creative and stunning. Top notch work!"

Spencer Miller

Employee Benefits Agent

Holden Insurance Agency, Inc.

"Thank you Šek Design for your excellent work on our music marketing at UWS. It has already been a game-changer in regards to our image as we reach out to students and the community."

Brett Jones

Professor, Music Department

University of Wisconsin Superior

"As a long-time client of Šek Design, I can attest to the high-quality branding work and attentive client support offered by Šek. They designed our website, various billboards, our logo, and our branding guide. We have been incredibly happy with their work. They worked closely with us during branding development to ensure we were happy with each product and to ensure it represented our mission and vision for our organization and community."

Jenny Swanson

Executive Director

Recovery Alliance Duluth

"Šek designs listened to my mission, vision and passion for helping people live in recovery and manifested it into a clean, classy and cohesive brand identity. All of the elements have meaning, purpose and recognizability. From the logo to the website, it all represents Great Lakes Sober Living exactly how I wanted. Thanks Šek designs for all you do!"

Brian Annis

Executive Director & CEO

Great Lakes Sober Living & Trillium Services

"I just started working with Sek Design this year, and I can’t believe what a difference it’s made already for Wise Fool Theater. Make room in your budget for a professional graphic designer – period. I’ve thrown everything you can think of at them, and it’s all come back looking fantastic, even when I forget about my own deadlines and say I need it “yesterday”. Make the leap!”

Chani Ninneman

Producing Artistic Director

Wise Fool Theater

"We absolutely love our logo design by Šek!! The simple bold design mirrors our work, capturing our distinctive style. We are thrilled that one simple image can speak so effectively for us. Thanks Mike, for capturing our brand!! We highly recommend Šek Design for all your design work."

Anna Bailey

Owner & Wood Artist

Bailey Builds

"We love the new clean branding from Šek Design. The logos are clear, bold, and clearly understood to represent Minnesota Whitewater Rafting. They convey the simple joy and adrenaline rush found while rafting. The new branding now stands out and can easily be read on all our vehicle wraps and advertising. Our customers have said they like the new designs. Thank you Šek Design!"

Chris Lafleur

Owner

Minnesota Whitewater Rafting

"Mike is the most talented designer that I’ve ever worked with. His designs are creative, unique and memorable!"

Amy Jordahl

"We love our new Rambler site! It has really helped tie the sophisticated design of our new truck in with our mobile identity. It is wonderful to now have a unified brand across all aspects of our business from how we look in the eyes of our customers out on the streets to their first impressions that they see when the search out our name. Both the mobile and desktop versions of our new site have been carefully thought out by you guys for our specific customers."

Jonathan Reznick

Owner

The Rambler

"Šek design is an awesome company to work with. They give you everything you would need from a huge firm and make you feel like family. Mike puts himself in your shoes and truly cares about the outcome of the project. I highly recommend these guys to anyone looking to better their brand."

Bernard McCarthy

Owner

Twin Ports Trailer Trash

"Michael of Šek Design has several qualities I believe a great graphic designer should have. He has an incredible eye for detail. He listens to you. He can meld your dreams with his vision. He can take you from "Start to Finish" when developing your business brand or he can do individual promo pieces for you. I recommend you contact Michael next time you need his artistic touch."

Jim Suttie

Owner

Black Goose Chimney and Duct

"Šek Design did an exceptional job of creating our logo and it’s story, which beautifully illustrates the essence of RAD (Recovery Alliance Duluth). It was an amazing experience and we want to convey that to the rest of the world. The brand identity and logo development process created an opportunity for us to articulate our hopes and dreams for the future of recovery support services in the Duluth community and surrounding areas."

Beth Elstad

Co-founder & Executive Director

Recovery Alliance Duluth

"Mike and his team at Šek Design are the best in the industry, they took my boring logo and went above and beyond with the logo, handouts, business cards, vinyl wrap design, etc. Throughout the entire project, and as we continue working with them on our website, they made us feel like we are a priority. Always responsive and highly thoughtful throughout the design process. Do not hesitate to call them, you won’t be disappointed!!!"

James Diser

Owner

Diser Construction

"Sek Design is an amazing graphic design and strategic marketing outfit. They work with you to build a comprehensive, attractive marketing strategy that is specific to your business. I would highly recommend Sek Designs for people that want to make their marketing and graphics more effective at reaching their customer base."

Oliver Kelsey

Certified Financial Planner & Certified Public Accountant

Signature Wealth Management

"Mike and the team at Šek Designs embraced our idea of celebration for our 90th Season. They created fun and informative graphics for each concert, integrated into a colorful, clean presentation. The reaction I have received from other colleagues across the orchestral industry are all complimentary – impressed with the clarity in visual communication. Thank you!"

Brandon VanWaeyenberghe

Executive Director

Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra

"All of us at CASDA are grateful for Mike’s creativity and partnership throughout our re-branding process. While our prior logo and website stated our name and our services, our new logo and website go farther to highlight our message of non-violence, while also telling the story of the individuals and families we serve and of our impact in the community."

Jill Hinners

Community Engagement

Center Against Sexual & Domestic Abuse (CASDA)

"I'm just grateful to have been able to work with the Šek team for this project. I love the brand. It really captures all that I hope the practice will be."

Dr. Christine Hammer

DDS

"The work coming out of Sek Designs is phenomenal! If you are looking for a new logo, or poster design or anything that could use an artistic touch, I would highly recommend Sek Designs!"

Charlie Deville

"Šek Design Studio did a great job building our new brand. I cant wait for our customers to see it come to life. It will truly give us the step up I was looking for. Thanks again to the Šek team for the fantastic work."

Nick Casper

General Manager

Keyport Liquor

"Thanks for all you’ve done to make the website so great! Everyone we’ve shown it to has been very receptive to its layout, functionality and appeal."

Jerry Thoreson

Managing Director

Destination Duluth

"I'm just grateful to have been able to work with the Šek team for this project. I love the brand. It really captures all that I hope the practice will be."

Dr. Christine Hammer

DDS, MS, Board Certified Orthodontist & Owner

True North Orthodontics

"Mike and his team at Šek Design understand the importance of functional design that combines storytelling with high-end design. Mike guided us through the important process of revisiting our company mission and considering new ways of effectively communicating our mission through design. In the end, our rebrand has resulted in a renewed excitement for our brand – both internally with our team and externally with our guests."

David Grandmaison

Owner

The Duluth Experience

Clients & Partners