The Beauty Shop is a is a women-owned creative agency and graphic design studio located in Portland, Oregon specializing in branding, packaging, and Squarespace website design and development.

We Are

Experience Incubators

Talented Women.




Liz Gill Neilson

Partner, Creative Director

Liz leads our team with insight and understanding, and helps our clients discover their brand by reflecting its hidden depths back to them, so they can see their own mysteries for themselves.


Jen Thomas

Partner, Creative Director

Jen has an innate ability to tell it like it is. Direction, concept, and manifestation are her realm in the studio, where she cuts straight to the point to guide our work beyond trend and towards excellence.


Julie Lesseg

Digital Director

Julie harnesses and directs the power of code into the physical plane - manifesting client goals, making the impossible possible, and creating a bridge between the alchemy of technology and the world of humanity.

We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains.
— Ursula Le Guin

Denise Hernandez

senior Designer

Denise approaches design holistically. Whether setting type or deftly illustrating, she manifests abundance and opportunity from every challenge, turns ideas into tangible realities, and fulfills brand destinies as if out of thin air.


Kristin Howe Wilson

Operations director and content strategist

Kristin brings balance, adaptation, and coordination to our studio. Gracefully navigating tight deadlines and changing project needs, she guides our team towards efficiency and keeps our projects on time and within budget.


Our core values and studio culture reflect a commitment to work-life balance and the principles of feminine economy


We believe in ethical practice, in integrity and social responsibility as tenets of our field. So, together, we founded Visible.


Aura portraits courtesy of Radiant Human

Founders of Visible AllianceVisible