The Boldface Design Story

Boldface Design was born in the Washington, DC area in 1996. We cut our teeth doing high-end print design, including logo and corporate ID creation for IT, telecom and government agency clients. In these early wild west days of the internet, unlike other agencies, we were already creating custom websites.

In 2006 we relocated to the outdoors and new-tech mecca of beautiful Boulder, CO, a town that celebrates its healthy lifestyle and robust start-up community. In Colorado our work has expanded to include much more consumer goods and services (B2C) in addition to our extensive background in business services (B2B).

In 2016 we’ve expanded our reach to Berlin with its rich history in cutting-edge art and ideas. We welcome projects within the E.U., and yes, with the U.K. too!

We seek to establish long-term relationships with our clients. Our strong design skills coupled with years of experience in visual communication provides our clients reassurance that we’ll get the job done right and on-time.

The Work We Do

We specialize in integration of print and web for a consistent look and feel. Our design services include:

  • Corporate ID and branded collateral
    Logos, brand guidelines, business cards & stationery, postcards, brochures.
  • Print design
    Document layout, trade show exhibits & collateral, packaging and signage.
  • Website design and development
    UI/UX including wire framing and prototyping, WordPress and custom websites development, custom plugin creation

Our clients have included both Fortune 500 companies and small businesses, nonprofits and government agencies. We’ve created a logo for Mt. Everest climber / professional adventurer Sean Burch, and the design of this book for tae kwon do master Jhoon Rhee.

Some of our areas of specialty have included:

  • Architecture / Construction
  • Beauty / Health / Wellness
  • Consumer Products
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Fitness / Outdoors
  • IT / New Tech / SaaS
  • Professional Services
  • Restaurants / Food & Beverage
  • Telecom
  • Transportation & Automotive

If we haven’t worked in your industry we do our homework and find out what you do, who your competitors are and how we can help you stand out.

Carolyn McHale, Art Director / Designer / La Jefaboldface design carolyn mchale

Carolyn’s background includes over 20 years of print and web design. Since the early days of the internet, she’s constantly updated and refined her web design skills which include eblasts, banner ads and social media graphics in addition to user interface design (UI), wireframing and prototyping and WordPress site development.

Some of Carolyn’s design achievements include winning the popular vote in NBC’s contest to design the ski helmet for U.S. gold-medalist skier Lindsey Vonn and designing country music artist Vince Gill’s High Lonesome Sound website.

Her volunteer design work includes the HERA Foundation, which holds climbing fundraising events to fight ovarian cancer, and Girls Education International, who send girls to school in Pakistan and Liberia.

Carolyn has shaken Jimmy Carter’s hand, climbed rocks in Majorca and owned the coolest cat, ever. She speaks bad French (and worse Spanish), but makes a mean bowl of chili.

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Nathan Johnson, Web Developer / Programmer / Data Nerd

With a background in mathematical meteorology, Nathan has been working with large data sets and statistics since graduate school. His programming background started when he was 10 with BASIC, and progressed to C, C++, C#, javascript and most recently, PHP. He’s also fluent with HTML and CSS. As a hobby, he wrote a WordPress plugin that tracks snowfall predictions in Colorado from 5 different forecasters; it also does some statistics on the data to verify and validate the predictions.

Nathan started doing development work with Boldface when he moved to Colorado in 2013. He likes snowboarding, climbing and biking, but he loves a really great stout.