Thoughtful design at the intersection of beauty and clarity.
The Beauty Shop is a boutique creative studio in Portland, Oregon.
We provide agency-level design at an intimate scale with elegant and inspired branding at the core of each project.
Design thinking. Brand strategy.
Print & packaging. Beautiful websites.
IN CMS PLATFORM
BRAND IDENTITY SUITES
STICKERS, STAMPS & TAGS
CUSTOM KEYNOTE THEMES
All our projects start with discovery first, with research targeted to reveal the strengths,
aesthetic, and core values of your business or endeavor. Our signature branding suite establishes a visual identity for your company to position you prominently among your competitors and provide a foundation for success. We craft premium print and packaging experiences that allow your audience to touch and feel the quality of your brand. Our interactive team specializes in websites to delight your audience and drive engagement, that are easy to maintain and update all on your own.
Our core team
LIZ GILL NEILSON, PARTNER
ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Liz Gill Neilson is a branding and interactive designer with degrees in visual arts and communication design from Columbia University and Pacific Northwest College of Art. Recent honors to her work include a Residency at Caldera Arts Center, and a feature in LogoLounge 8. Liz’s background in painting and printmaking helps her to contextualize design in a historical perspective, to broaden our understanding and push our studio’s work beyond trend. Liz is co-founder of VISIBLE.
JEN THOMAS, PARTNER
Over the past 16 years, Jen Thomas has practiced and taught graphic design. Jen’s work has been featured by the Webvisionary Awards, Logo Lounge 8, and Print's Regional Design Annual. As an adjunct professor, Jen has taught typography, design systems, information design, thesis courses, and workshops and has developed program curriculum for PNCA’s Continuing Education Graphic Design certificate program. Jen is owner and collector @eravintagegoods, and co-founder and President of VISIBLE.
INTERACTIVE LEAD / DESIGNER
Julie Lesseg is a graduate of and a Senior Adjunct Instructor in Portland State University’s Interactive Design program. She embraces the challenge of translating the beauty of print to screens of all sizes. Julie’s interest in interactive design comes from her drive to make the impossible possible and a love for the pixel sized details. Julie’s project Shout: A Collection of Coming Out Stories was winner of a 2014 Regional AIGA Exhibition. Julie is co-founder of VISIBLE.
We’ve pledged a percentage of our work to pro-bono projects over the next four years.
As founding members of VISIBLE, we stand ready to fight for the rights and freedoms of those threatened in our nation. We believe we have a responsibility to use our skills to to protect and amplify the voices of diversity. Our studio has pledged to work with one pro-bono client each quarter over the next four years and to connect other creatives with pro-bono clients via VISIBLE.