CREATIVE DESIGN SOLUTIONS
Exceptional design can be affordable, can exceed the highest and wildest of expectations, and can be painless. Our approach is refreshingly unorthodox: Listen, demystify the process, heighten design awareness, and deliver effective, creative, and engaging design that exceeds all expectations.
What We Do
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ABOUT

Dlynn Design is a Minneapolis-based graphic design firm that works with both small and large organizations.

No project is too small, too big, or too challenging. We love it all – branding, direct mailers, annual reports, stationary, packaging, websites, print and web advertisements – to name just a few!

The variety of clients we work with inspire us, constantly yield fresh ideas, and keep us in tip-top design shape. The only thing we love more than a great challenge is finding its solution and making our clients happy so let’s start creating something beautiful today!

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OUR WORK

Umina Brothers
Great River Strategies
Downtown Council Brochure
Supportive Healthcare
KGSA
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OUR PROCESS

Hello
Email us and we’ll say hi back. We start each project with a discovery and strategy session that will help us gain a thorough understanding of your specific needs, objectives and desired outcome. We will ask a lot of questions about your business, product and goals, that will help us to turn your vision into a reality.
Make the Job Official
When you are ready, we’ll complete the design contract and provide you with a detailed timeline so you know when you’re project will be complete.
Designing Begins
With the information gathered from the discovery session, we head back to the studio and get to work translating ideas into a design presentation. This is where the fun really begins as it’s always fun seeing ideas come to life.
Teamwork
We’ll send you proofs and talk about what you like (and don’t) and then continue working together to reach the best possible design solution.
Design Rollout
For print projects, we convert your final design into print-ready files and help facilitate production. For websites, your final design is turned into a beautiful website that renders perfectly across all platforms and devices.
Finish
We will send you any files that you need or launch your new website. Then, we’ll uncork the bubbly and celebrate your finished project.
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Work With Us

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TEAM

We believe in a diverse range of personal to bring creative skills, thoughts, and ideas to the table.

Deanna Stewart

Deanna Stewart

Founder, Lead Designer View Details
Steffi Sauer

Steffi Sauer

Designer View Details
John Schatz

John Schatz

Developer / Programmer View Details
Deanna Stewart

Deanna Stewart

Founder, Lead Designer

Deanna belives that exceptional design can be affordable, can exceed the highest and wildest of expectations, and can be painless. Her approach is refreshingly unorthodox: Listen, demystify the process, heighten design awareness, and deliver effective,creative, and engaging design that exceeds all expectations — even her’s. Deanna graduated with a BFA from Kent State University and then worked for major publications and creative agencies before striking out on her own.

With a team of talented freelancers and Mylo (her fierce chihuahua) Dlynn Design is uniquely positioned to create creative design solutions to both small and large organizations.

Steffi Sauer

Steffi Sauer

Designer

With over 10 years of design experience, Steffi creates branding and web solutions that emotionally connect with consumers to tell authentic, relevant stories. She establishes long-term relationships with her clients built on integrity, honesty, clear communication and flexibility. Her client-centered approach allows her to collaborate with clients directly to achieve the best possible end results.

John Schatz

John Schatz

Developer / Programmer

John is the consummate problem solver that thrives on empowering his clients on the web. Having built his first website in 1999, and his first application one year later, he quickly became a jack-of-all-trades Internet Consultant and Web Developer. Prior to working full-time in Web Development, John’s experiences in Market Research and Internet Advertising Sales help to give him the broad business experiences that enable him to work with wide-ranging clients to find the best solutions and avenues to help them exceed their online goals.

John’s web development and consulting reaches across an extensive list of industries, including significant work with a wide variety of small businesses, e-commerce sites and non-profits. John can work in a variety of platforms, but these days specializes in WordPress and WooCommerce as optimal platforms to help clients grow their businesses.

John graduated from Macalester College in St.Paul, MN and did graduate work at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

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BUZZ

  • “It looks fantastic! Nice work. And thank you for making the trip to the printer to approve the proof while I was stuck in a meeting. You were awesome to call me from the printer, to keep me posted and ease my concerns about the paper stock. I’m glad we discussed it so you could make the call. In short, you’re one of the most talented designers I’ve worked with in marketing and advertising. I appreciate your accuracy and speed. It’s a pleasure doing business with you!”

    Nancy M., Director of Sales and Marketing, Veterinary Hospitals Association
  • “Deanna Stewart never ceases to amaze me with her talent. I am continually impressed with her ability to take my basic, conceptual ideas and turn them into a finished piece that successfully accomplishes our goals. Not only is Deanna talented, but she is thorough and very responsive. There are many times in the nature of our business when we have extremely tight timelines, and Deanna always does whatever it takes to make our deadlines. She also works well with our printer to ensure projects are successful from start to finish. I cannot say enough positive things about Deanna and her work. You won’t be disappointed!”

    Amber T., Marketing Manager
  • “I (and we) totally agree: the Annual Report came out great. What’s a word even better than great? Not to knock the awesome work of the last few years, but this is my favorite one for sure. Thank you for being a kick-ass designer, artist, concept builder, extraordinaire. But just as importantly, thanks for being the best partner we could possible ask for. You are prompt, and crazy accurate, and put up with ALL our changes with humour and a sense of calm. I had a wonderful time working with you on this! And the final result just speaks for itself, AWESOME.”

    Jake L., Director of Digital Engagement
  • “Deanna Stewart is extraordinary. The level of sophistication and execution she brought to my projects is amazing. I am overjoyed with the results. Trusting someone to construct the foundation of your brand is no easy task. Rest assured, by giving the reins to Deanna you will be the benefactor of best in class results. The biggest takeaway from working with Deanna is her sincere desire to construct a product you’ll love.”

    Stephen M., Founder, Azilinah
  • “It looks fantastic! Nice work. And thank you for making the trip to the printer to approve the proof while I was stuck in a meeting. You were awesome to call me from the printer, to keep me posted and ease my concerns about the paper stock. I’m glad we discussed it so you could make the call. In short, you’re one of the most talented designers I’ve worked with in marketing and advertising. I appreciate your accuracy and speed. It’s a pleasure doing business with you!”

    Nancy M., Director of Sales and Marketing, Veterinary Hospitals Association
  • “Deanna Stewart never ceases to amaze me with her talent. I am continually impressed with her ability to take my basic, conceptual ideas and turn them into a finished piece that successfully accomplishes our goals. Not only is Deanna talented, but she is thorough and very responsive. There are many times in the nature of our business when we have extremely tight timelines, and Deanna always does whatever it takes to make our deadlines. She also works well with our printer to ensure projects are successful from start to finish. I cannot say enough positive things about Deanna and her work. You won’t be disappointed!”

    Amber T., Marketing Manager
  • “I (and we) totally agree: the Annual Report came out great. What’s a word even better than great? Not to knock the awesome work of the last few years, but this is my favorite one for sure. Thank you for being a kick-ass designer, artist, concept builder, extraordinaire. But just as importantly, thanks for being the best partner we could possible ask for. You are prompt, and crazy accurate, and put up with ALL our changes with humour and a sense of calm. I had a wonderful time working with you on this! And the final result just speaks for itself, AWESOME.”

    Jake L., Director of Digital Engagement
  • “Deanna Stewart is extraordinary. The level of sophistication and execution she brought to my projects is amazing. I am overjoyed with the results. Trusting someone to construct the foundation of your brand is no easy task. Rest assured, by giving the reins to Deanna you will be the benefactor of best in class results. The biggest takeaway from working with Deanna is her sincere desire to construct a product you’ll love.”

    Stephen M., Founder, Azilinah
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