What is “good design”? Good design communicates the personality and level of professionalism and authenticity of your company. It also evokes an emotional and visceral response.
Design involves conscious choices, careful thought, research, exploration and creative problem-solving, as well as knowledge of composition, typography, imagery, and color to communicate concepts visually. When done well, it is the quiet partner that brings your project into the spotlight, so it can shine. The designs we create for our clients are clean, elegant and modern. We lean toward warm minimalism, and concepts that are both functional and attractive.
Design should never say, ‘Look at me.’ It should always say, ‘Look at this.’ – David Craib
WBE (Certified Women-owned Business ENTERPRISE)
As a designer, I draw upon my family upbringing in art and my studies in dance and choreography. I help lead the eye of the viewer, so that information can be visually engaging and inviting, purposeful and digestible.
I deeply appreciate good design in all it’s forms: architecture, interiors, gardens, public spaces, clothing, everyday objects, landscapes, and well-done platforms of communication. I love to be around it, touch it, observe it, use it, interact with it, be inspired by it, because it influences the way I see things and alters my perspective.
I believe that design should not be a distraction or merely decorative, but an invitation to draw the viewer in and take them on a journey. It’s when the beautiful has been made functional.
Many streams feed the river:
I’ve been teaching yoga for 20 years, and have been fortunate enough to join the Naam Yoga Therapies teacher training team. This work has taken me to far-flung locations such as China, Mexico City and Prague. The years of experience in this field allow me to bring positivity and integrity to any project.
"On the side": Throughout my life I’ve been feeding my appetite for artistic expression in all realms. For years, I performed with the Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall and also in Rome, Venice and Paris. Choreography was my emphasis of study in college, and I danced professionally in NYC. I have also performed with a singing trio “Tres Leches” and recorded on a number of a CDs.
Renée Skuba has over 15 years of experience working in graphic design, with the first seven of those years in educational and children’s book design and layout. In 2005, she launched her own business to offer a suite of design services to clients—from project and print management to art direction, design, layout and production.
Renée holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Utah and has continued to refine her skills through study at the School of Visual Arts and Noble Desktop in NYC.
In addition to heading the business, Renée is a qualified Naam Yoga instructor and Teacher Trainer and teaches classes and workshops throughout NYC and beyond.
DIVERSE CLIENT BASE
- Civic organizations
- Educational Institutions
- Entrepreneurs, Solopreneurs, Auteurs
- Fashion, Arts and Lifestyle
- Health and Wellness
- Public Relations
Select List of Clients
- Cultural Communications
- Robert Danes Design
- Rona Schneider Prints
- Balancing the Executive Life (BEL)
- Janet Dailey Reflexology and Yoga
- Naam Yoga
- Rootlight, Inc.
- Reputation Communications
- Workman Publishing (freelance/onsite)
- Bronx Community College/Future Now
- CUNY & NYC Office of Emergency Management
- CUNY & Department of Labor
- Literacy Partners
- New York Immigration Coalition
- NYC/Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
- Support Center for Nonprofit Management
- IVE Press
- and many, many more!