WHAT WE DO

We are a design consultancy for love and loss. We help educate and inspire clients to honor their lives and those they love in meaningful, unique ways. We collaborate with clients by designing thoughtful experiences and crafting heirloom quality fine goods that encourage loving reflection for future generations.

We provide courageous stewardship to grieving clients that want their wishes and stories told in unique and tangible ways.

WHY WE DO IT

We believe the human spirit is capable of immeasurable compassion and growth in the face of loss. When grief and love are witnessed and shared by one another, it can open our hearts and minds to connect when it matters the most. Sharing our stories promotes healthy healing during life's most difficult, yet transformative times.

We find the most rewarding creative work originates from honesty, humor and good ol' natural chemistry. It is an honor and privilege to work with clients that trust us during the most vulnerable time in their lives. We are reminded of the beauty of life and we strive to embrace it with open minds, full hearts, and helping hands.

 

WHO WE ARE

We are a small firm that works with a network of multi-disciplinary designers, craftsman, builders, artists and storytellers that prefer to take a modern, human-centered approach to the shared experience of death, dying and loss.

Some of us have been designers and craftsman for at least a decade and have a unique blend of professional art and design skillsets that include:

  • Traditional Graphic Design & Fine Art
  • Letterpress Printing
  • Fine Press Printing & Publishing
  • Hand Bookbinding
  • Heirloom Archival & Preservation
  • Documentary Filmmaking
  • Writing & Poetry

While we may have supplemental training, knowledge and experience around grief and dying, we are NOT licensed doctors, counselors or therapists. Nor do we take the place of funeral homes or directors.

We do, however, have a reputable and highly qualified network of local professionals and organizations we can refer you to. Some of which are doing beautiful, creative and ground-breaking sustainable work.

WHO WE WORK WITH

Our creative consulting, product and design services may be utilized during all stages of life.

We work with individuals, families and healthcare organizations in need of design and creative services to better support their clients. Sometimes this takes the form of brand communication and establishing the internal core values and ethics of what sustainable organizations are built on. Other times it's a simple redesign of spaces and environment. 

Sometimes, you or a loved one has just been given a terminal diagnosis and life's loose ends need some attention. You might need a little help in finding ways to say the 5 most important things:

“Thank you."
"I love you."
"I forgive you."
"Please forgive me."
 "Goodbye.”

And, sometimes you are alone and you lost the love of your life. A spouse, a parent, your child? Even your beloved pet? And you have no idea how to carry this heavy load and how to integrate this loss into your daily world.

We can help during all of those confusing times, wherever you are, whoever you are.

 
Life is ironic. It takes sadness to know what happiness is, noise to appreciate silence and absence to value presence.”
  Saudade  (1899), by  Almeida Júnior

Saudade (1899), by Almeida Júnior