Design : about

You’re excited about your business. We make the world excited.

You’re excited about

your business. We

make the world excited.

We’re for the coaches, experts, and companies focused on betterment – who aren’t just running a business, but building a brand that makes life better.

You have a body of work and are excited to scale it.

But you want to do so in a way that maintains the integrity that you and your team are known for.

We create design experiences that reveal your value and consciously  expand your influence.

The branding and website you created worked as a launch pad for us as a first step into the vision work and major conversations about the future we were not able to have before.

Caitlin Wege, Partner, MOODOOS Investments

The Lineup

We’re strategic, creative, and empathetic thinkers who leverage Fortune 500-level branding and marketing best practices to infuse human essence into brand experiences.

Michelle Gutmann

Brand Strategist, visual storyteller + Founder

Inspired by travel, spirituality, food, and fashion, Michelle leads a team of specialists to produce iconic brands for go-getter humans. For over 22 years she’s supported conscious leaders and led creative campaigns for Suze Orman, Louise Hay, Hay House, W Hollywood, and PGA Golf Tour.

In 2011, her life was rocked when she lost her husband to an aggressive cancer. Using life’s challenges as an opportunity to grow and embrace her entrepreneurial spirit she launched Me for We Design.

Michelle brings strategic thinking, creativity, and craftsmanship to the
branding process. Having lived in seven states and Germany, she has a well-rounded perspective and ability to empathize with anyone who crosses her path. With a rare blend of east coast work ethic, midwest charm, and west coast mindset, Michelle can see beyond industry standards and guide clients to next-level experiences.

Michelle has a Bachelor of Art in Visual Communications from the University of Delaware with a focus in advertising, graphic design, and photography. She resides in Encinitas, CA with her newest addition: Rex the rescue pup.

Gabriel Valdez

LEAD TECH ADVISOR + WEB DEVELOPMENT

Gabriel is here to help your business grow through strategy and building original, relevant and effective digital and marketing solutions that give you meaningful results.

With over 20 years of online and eCommerce technology solutions, he specializes in original, relevant and effective Ecommerce websites, membership or community platforms, funnels, responsive design, CMS, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, SASS, WordPress, Javascript, Jquery and many more coding platforms.

Gabriel is a nit-picky, OCD, intuitive thinker, and offers a variety of marketing talents. He has the knowledge of online technology to target a specific audience to gain you the exposure you desire with amazing results. He has provided digital marketing services to numerous clients from all types of different business backgrounds.

Gabriel Valdez

LEAD TECH ADVISOR + WEB DEVELOPMENT

Gabriel is here to help your business grow through strategy and building original, relevant and effective digital and marketing solutions that give you meaningful results.

With over 20 years of online and eCommerce technology solutions, he specializes in original, relevant and effective Ecommerce websites, membership or community platforms, funnels, responsive design, CMS, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, SASS, WordPress, Javascript, Jquery and many more coding platforms.

Gabriel is a nit-picky, OCD, intuitive thinker, and offers a variety of marketing talents. He has the knowledge of online technology to target a specific audience to gain you the exposure you desire with amazing results. He has provided digital marketing services to numerous clients from all types of different business backgrounds.

Rex

Chief of recreation

At just eight months old Rex is learning the ropes of being a pack leader. He’s certified in running, snuggles, and jumping on Mom when he needs some outdoor time. He’s curious, strong, and a good listener (courtesy of those good German Shepherd ears!). The only member of our team who’s eager for belly rubs from clients, Rex also welcomes treats all days of the week.

What’s in a name?

It’s about:

A better ME for a better WE.

Serving humans that live a life of integrity and lead a business with integrity.
Fueled by the desire to make progress for ourselves and for those around us.

Sound like something you could get down with?

excellence

It’s not about looking for the obvious or quickest solution. We’re investigators, researchers, and creative sleuths, brought to life by digging deep and unafraid of bringing to life what hasn’t existed before.

collaboration

We’re your partner — a partner in design but also business. We understand that every project is personal and, in turn, deserves a personalized experience.

communication

You’re always going to know what’s happening and why. Our client relationships are forged through ongoing, clear, and thorough project management and personal communication.

fun

We’re humble, down to earth, and don’t take ourselves too seriously. We believe you can do hard things and still lead with kindness, courage, and joy.

We can’t wait to hear from you.

Ready to take your business higher?

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