We create visual solutions that help your business grow

👋 Hey, I'm Charlee.
This is Emerald.

Nice to meet you! I’m Charlee, cat mama, Parks & Rec fan for life and founder of Emerald.

I’m on a mission to help start-ups and growing businesses create brands and digital experiences that match the vision of where they are headed (without waiting until they are there to do it).

I get it, your biz is your baby. “Eat-Sleep-Breathe It 24/7’ is your motto (you’d get it printed on a t-shirt, but you are far too busy!) and you won’t - you can’t - trust your branding and website to just anyone. You need someone who gets it. 

Well hello. I’m the person that gets it!

I’m a fellow entrepreneur. In fact, I’ve been entrepreneuring since I was a kid, with ventures ranging from selling bracelets I made during recess to helping with my family's business.

So I can totally relate to the start-ups & growing businesses I work with - wearing all the hats and doing all the things. 

So, believe me when I say, I 1000% get as invested as you in your project.

Because I get it. I know that feeling of doing all the things and knowing and believing in this business baby. And the sheer joy - and trepidation - of putting it out into the world.
You KNOW the potential it has. Your vision of where you’re headed is strong. And you want the world to know it too. 

But first they’ve got to see it. And that’s where Emerald comes in.


So now let me introduce you to my biz baby … Emerald


I founded Emerald Design to develop digital design and branding for start-ups and growing businesses to help them get noticed in a saturated market, without having to compromise on quality or innovation.

I’ve had the honor of working with such notable brands as these...
At Emerald, we believe that just because you’re a start-up or working with a budget, doesn’t mean you need to compromise on your branding and web design.

Now you might be asking yourself, why go with this small design studio, versus someone else.

Aside from the fact that we consider ourselves scrappy, startup entrepreneurs too..

We know that people will judge you on how your digital design 'looks'. Your website. Your branding. Your products.

We know you're eyeing up your competition and thinking, 'Man, we're not there... yet.'

But just because you're not there yet, doesn't mean you should have to compromise now.

You need web design, product design and branding that showcases where you're headed, the potential you are about to fulfill.

So we ask... why wait until you're there? Who not do it now?

What's that saying? Dress for the job you want, not the job you have?

This is how we think of you and your business. It's just a matter of time until you hit your goals and fulfill that vision.

So when people come to us and say 'we're just a startup so we just need a basic website.'

We ask, 'why not have the website you know you'll want in a year, now?'

Seriously, why not?

Our favorite thing here at Emerald? When we tell our clients they can have the brand, website and design NOW rather than in a year from now when they've 'made it.' Because let's be real, this design will help you 'make it.'

We'll help your business dress for that "dream job" you're working towards ... let us show you how.

Book a call to speak to us - and let's discuss how to bring your vision to life, today.

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Sweet! We have a few ways we can work together on your design and branding.
brand + web
Let’s create the brand of your dreams, a website to help you reach your loftiest goals, and bring your biggest ideas to life.
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ux + product
Let’s re-imagine your current product, or bring your napkin sketch to life. We'll work with you through every phase of the process to design your cutting edge digital product.
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design day
Instead of working through a typical weeks long design project, sign up for a dedicated Design Day (or two) to get things done!
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Not sure where to start, or need something extra special?
There are many in-betweens that can’t be easily categorized… But hey, we’re here to solve all those problems too. We’re intrigued so tell us more!
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