A tintype portrait of Ellen McDowell wearing a flowery blouse


Welcome! I’m Ellen, a graphic designer and habitual crafter living in Fredericksburg, VA with my incredible husband and dog, Dolly.

Most days you can find me at my desk creating, tinkering with magic, and scouring Google maps for a good spot to hike with Dolly.

12 years ago, I stumbled into the world of design by chance. At the interview for my first job, I was asked if I could recreate a beautifully designed poster. I had no idea how, but I promised to learn - and that's exactly what I did.

Today, I specialize in guiding stakeholders through thoughtful design processes to achieve their goals. I bring a unique perspective and a passion for creating meaningful, impactful design.

I'm currently accepting projects centered around branding and website design/development.

Stick around and play with the flower doodles! :)