Graphic Design in Santa Barbara, CA

DESIGN THAT SPEAKS

BY DESIGNERS WHO LISTEN

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WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY?

Design isn’t about looking pretty. It’s strategic. It’s targeted. And it says something. Whether in a printed invitation or a website, visual communication sends a message—and that message should be effective and on target.

OUR CLIENTS

Our clients are our partners. Great design requires a great client. We recognize the value our clients bring to every project and listen to their goals and ideas so that very project is a partnership and collaboration.

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Cyan Design Studio is honored to work with businesses and individuals, large and small, from the west coast to the east coast. Our client projects also cover a wide range—from branding, package design and illustration to design for digital, print, and exhibitions.

Need more specifics? Additional examples of client projects are website design, email campaigns, presentation graphics, invitations, brochures, corporate identity, annual reports, event graphics, and packaging.

PARTIAL CLIENT LIST

  • A+ Traffic Management

  • Allen Associates

  • Casa Mexicana

  • Coastal Kitchen

  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
    (CHCI)

  • DaVita Healthcare

  • Digitell Foresnics

  • Dreamfoods International

  • GoGreen Equipment

  • Great Place to Work!

  • Ian Somerhalder Foundation

  • InHealth Technologies

  • K&L Wine Merchants

  • Lourd Murray

  • Loyola Law School Los Angeles

  • Marty Neumeier

  • Palapa Azul

  • Pitzer College

  • Reisman Karron Greene

  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art

  • Simpler Systems

  • University of Southern California

  • Urth Agriculture

  • Riptide IO

  • Rincon Technology

NICE TO MEET YOU

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CYA NELSON DREW

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Cyan Design Studio is owned by Cya Nelson Drew, an illustrator and designer with 20 years of experience in the field and a life-long passion for all things creative.

Prior to forming her company, Cya worked as the art director for a notable design firm in the Los Angeles area. During her time there, Cya partnered with such clients as the Disney Channel, Honda/Acura, Nintendo, and the MGM Grand Las Vegas.

In 2006, Cya had a near-death encounter with a deadly jellyfish in the Australian waters. This led to a change in life perspective and with this, a desire to create her own company and utilize her well-developed style to create her own niche. As such, Cya formed Cyan Design Studio and moved to Santa Barbara. The flexibility of running a small firm has allowed Cya to focus on select clients and projects that translate into successful partnerships.

Cya’s experience includes a broad range of projects — from branding, illustration, and print collateral, to websites and event graphics. Examples of Cya’s work have appeared in Communication Arts, HOW, Graphics, Rockport books and various other graphic arts publications.

MARI BELLEFEUILLE

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Mari Bellefeuille was born and raised in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. She spent three and a half years discovering her passions within an extensive design program at Azusa Pacific University and graduated in 2017 with a Bachelors in Graphic Design. Her experiences at APU changed the way she viewed what her career as a designer could look like and offer.

Shortly after graduating from APU, Mari began working as a junior designer at Cyan Design Studio where she was taken under the wing of the very talented Cya Nelson Drew. As the first official employee of Cyan Design Studio, Mari was able to fine tune her skills as a designer in a more intimate setting. She continues to embrace the diversity of her role in the company and makes the most of her experiences. She enjoys the fluidity and creativity that the graphic design world has to offer and is constantly amazed by the role that design plays in every day life.

Mari has been happily living and working in Santa Barbara ever since and looks forward to the adventures and challenges that lie ahead.