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angiedavid


Our 25th Year

Founded by Designer Angie Lee in 1990, Grindstone Graphics is a full-service graphic design agency providing print and web marketing materials for a variety of clients. David Nuss partners with Angie as an accomplished writer, editor and project manager. Over the years we have assembled an impressive team of creative collaborators, augmenting graphic design and writing services with award-winning illustration, photography, web development, and printing services. Together our work has earned us long-lasting relationships and numerous awards from organizations such as Art Directors’ Club of Denver, Print magazine and Communication Arts.

First Impressions

In today’s global market, images make your first impression, communicating volumes about your abilities. Our materials will quickly and memorably convey your company’s personality and capabilities.

Creative Director / Designer Angie Lee meets and works personally with every client to conceptualize and develop a visual communication plan. This personalized style allows us to maintain successful relationships with clients year after year—even decade after decade. Check out our portfolio—the quality of work speaks for itself.

Form + Function

Providing team services is one of our greatest assets, particularly when applied to web design. We are a design studio first and foremost, meaning that aesthetics and user-friendly navigation are of primary importance. We offer a host of web development strategies, creating beneficial solutions for our clients. The designer drives the aesthetic while the developer expertly coordinates the functionality. This ensures every detail is covered, and good design doesn’t have be compromised when it comes to web communications.

We Are Family

Our company is a family-owned business. We are deeply invested in our clients and their missions, considering them to be part of our creative family. We work diligently and collaboratively to create effective and efficient communications for each individual client. Our clients include companies in the arts, health care, public service, publishing and education. We are committed to working with small businesses and arts-related organizations, and provide branding/identity designs for many successful startups.

Anything is Possible

No matter what type of visual communication piece you need, we will help you achieve your goals and make an unforgettable impression.

For more information, contact us.  We look forward to hearing from you!
 
Clients

Our Services

graphic design | creative writing | editorial | web design | web development | illustration | photography | printing | mailing services

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We Are Family

Our company is a family-owned business. We are deeply invested in our clients and their missions, considering them to be part of our creative family. We work diligently and collaboratively to create effective and efficient communications for each individual client. Our clients include companies in the arts, health care, public service, publishing and education. We are committed to working with small businesses and arts-related organizations, and provide branding/identity designs for many successful startups.

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  • “Grindstone Graphics transformed the way Curious Theatre Company approaches our visual brand–from conception of our new logo and visual identity, to implementation of it in our daily work. Along the way, Angie Lee took time to listen to and understand our brand characteristics and how we wanted to be perceived in the community and among our audience. In just a short time, this translated into a strong visual identity for our organization that is consistent, authentic, and powerful.”

    Diana Gatschet, Director of Organizational AdvancementCurious Theatre Company
  • “Over the past 15 years, Grindstone Graphics has designed a board game, two websites, two books, training materials and a handful of ads for us. The work has been consistently excellent—professional, stylish, and always delivered on time.”

    Claire RainesClaire Raines Associates
  • “I have taken Grindstone Graphics with me from over nearly a ten year period from one job to the next, whether it be in independent schools or the foundation world.”

    Renee Rockford - Director of CommunicationsColorado Academy
  • “For several years (since 1998) Grindstone Graphics has been Mercy Housing’s go-to designer for major publications.”

    Gail BransteitterMercy Housing
  • “Angie created a beautiful logo for us which was conceptualized from the artwork on our products. Our new logo represents everything that NiGi has to offer. I highly recommend Grindstone Graphics to anyone looking for logo and/or website creation.”

    Dwight ThompsonNiGi Children's Clothing
  • “Angie was unexpectedly thorough in making sure my logo was in alignment with who I am, what my clients ideally experience, and what my business does.”

    Tracy StevensIntuity Wellness
  • “Grindstone Graphics is my “go to” design studio when I need a professional, sharp marketing piece.”

    Sandy MazarakisLemon Lime Real Estate and
    Connecting Generations, LLC
  • “I’ve been working with Angie and Grindstone gang for over 15 years now. Our work together has included web site development, branding & logo design and most recently the design of my e-book. The work has helped me refine and grow my businesses. Grindstone Graphics is an integral part of my success!”

    Laura CowperthwaiteLive/Work Denver, Thriving Artists Alliance & Quilts ala La

The Portfolio

  • All
  • Ads
  • Books
  • Branding
  • Brochures
  • Featured
  • Logos
  • Magazines
  • Posters
  • The Children's Hospital poster480
    The Children’s Hospital
  • EOR poster image480 copy
    Ethiopian Orphan Relief
  • Impedimenta poster_Layout 1
    Impedimenta Posters
  • Layout 1
    Aurora Fox 30th Season Posters
  • cStyle season poster 24x36_Layout 1
    Aurora Fox 29th Season Posters
  • ET poster A:Layout 1
    Art4Ethiopia
  • Mercy Housing homeless ad480
    Mercy Housing ads
  • Mercy Housing billboards480
    Mercy Housing blllboards
  • BANNER 1
    Mercy Housing banners
  • MP Ad
    Management Possible
  • 101012.2ADMockUp_Layout 1
    Connecting Generations
  • J&K outlines
    Julie & Kate Baked Goods
  • EOR poster image480
    Ethiopian Orphan Relief
  • CAVITY FREE LOGO UPDATED 480
    Cavity Free at Three
  • Aurora Fox brochure cover480
    Aurora Fox: Storytellers Season
  • Fox 2013 season bro singles_Layout 1
    Aurora Fox: Season of Style
  • ACT LOGO THUMBNAIL480
    ACT Conferencing
  • trinity at 150 cover
    Trinity United Methodist Church
  • TRAIL SOLUTIONS COVER
    Trail Solutions
  • LA book v.5_Layout 1
    Understanding the Real Estate Market of Denver
  • PALM SPRINGS COVER440
    Palm Springs
  • new mexico book cover440
    New Mexico’s Sanctuaries, Retreats and Sacred Places
  • LONGS PEAK COVER440
    Longs Peak by Dougal McDonals
  • COLORADO'S PAST COVER440
    Walking into Colorado’s Past
  • colorado sanctuaries cover440
    Colorado’s Sanctuaries, Retreats and Sacred Places
  • Cover/back cover:Layout 1
    Millenials@Work by Claire Raines
  • B6
    Curious Theatre Company
  • 4Curious brochure final (NEW logo)_Layout 1
    Curious Theatre Company
  • OVERVIEW brochure:Layout 1
    Cavity Free at Three
  • NNOHA booklet 09Brev:Layout 1
    National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA)
  • front matter:Layout 1
    Caring for Colorado
  • Mercy cov/BC 2012 AR_Layout 1
    Mercy Housing Annual Report
  • Mercy 2010 AR front_4111_Layout 1
    Mercy Housing Annual Report
  • MH 09 AR guts:Layout 1
    Mercy Housing Annual Report
  • GRA 09 cover:Layout 1
    Graland Country Day School Annual Report
  • Graland front 10_Graland 2005
    Graland Country Day School Annual Report
  • 2004cover.2_2004cover.2
    Graland Country Day School
  • GRALANDCOVER_GRALANDCOVER
    Graland Country Day School
  • CA 11 spring front_Layout 1
    Colorado Academy Annual Report
  • 10 fall CA front matter_Layout 1
    Colorado Academy Annual Report
  • untitled
    Colorado Academy Annual Report
  • Brothers/Water ad_Layout 1
    Curious Theatre Advertisement Series
  • LOBBY POSTER
    Curious Theatre: 17th Season
  • Cover/back cover:Layout 1
    Four Generations by Claire Raines
  • 2014 Fox square ad_Layout 1
    Aurora Fox: Storytellers
  • Opera Fox ad 413_Layout 1
    Aurora Fox: Season of Style
  • B6
    Curious Theater Company
  • CAVITY FREE LOGO UPDATED
    Cavity Free at Three
  • Rd 2 - 3b2
    Solutions Group
  • AWI.Sceneye final color on white
    Artist’s Web InSite
  • NIGI final logo color
    NiGi Children’s Clothing
  • Live-Work-Denver
    Live Work Denver
  • FINAL BW
    Want Healthcare
  • TAA final
    Thriving Artist Alliance
  • Print
    Max Gouverne
  • CommPhysCons LOGO.RGB
    Community Physician Consulting
  • MMfinalcolor
    Maggie & Molly’s Bakery
  • LYNX LOGO UPD
    Lynx Collaborative Care Network
  • Scenic-Productions
    Scenic Production Inc
  • HOGLUND-PHOTOGRAPHY-UPD
    Karen Hoglund Photography
  • Spruce color logo
    Spruce Interiors
  • St Mary's cover480
    St. Mary’s Academy
  • Horizons 14 v2_Layout 1
    Colorado Academy Horizons
  • Aurora Fox brochure cover480
    Aurora Fox: Storytellers

Clients

Curious
AURORA FOX
LIVEWORK
CA
ST MARYS
GRALAND
MERCY HOUSING
MCKESSON
HANSON
MAGGIE&MOLLY
CPC
SPRUCE
NIGI
CONNECTING GENERATIONS
JULIE'S
TAA
CFC
MANAGEMENT POSSIBLE
HOGLUNC
CF3
WANT HEALTHCARE
INTUITY
CU BOULDER
WESTCLIFFE
TCH
CAGT
ADOPTION ALLIANCE
FRUA
ACT
aaha
NNOHA
DSA
solutions group
ethiopia reads
lynx

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