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Premium creativity
Exciting design
Local depth
Insightful marketing

What we do

Branding|Premium Creativity

designWorks was founded by Mary Ellen Seyle in 1988, and was built on the premise of providing simple, clean and understated design to a discerning clientele. At designWorks we love what we do and we bring a wealth of expertise to start up companies as well as businesses looking to brand or revamp themselves. We believe that a cohesive brand strategy; a properly designed identity; a website that is intuitive and easy to navigate, a mailer that is memorable, an e-blast that is effective, are some of the assets every company needs to succeed in today’s cluttered market. We are here to partner with you and are passionate about helping you build your business and add value to your brand. Your success is undoubtedly ours as well.

Graphics|Exciting Design

It would be easy to promote ourselves as a one stop shop capable of delivering everything under the sun. The truth is we are not. What we can do, WE DO WELL. Annual Reports | Apparel Graphics | Billboards | Books | Brochures | Catalogues | Corporate Identities | Direct Mail | Displays and Exhibitions | Event Branding and Collateral | Folders | Logos | Magazines | Menus | Newsletters | Packaging | Photography | Postcards | Posters, | Prospectuses | Publications | Signage | Stationery | Style Guides | Vehicle Graphics | Website Design We build relationships with hard work, quality products, honest pricing, on-time delivery and client service. If you’re looking for exciting, effective, quality design you can be assured you will get the very best of us, each and every time.

Strategy|Insightful Marketing

Great design is a creative process involving a client and a designer. Our job is to gain a knowledge of your audience, listen to your strategies and deliver targeted concepts through effective design. Sounds simple right? All it requires is critical, observational, quantitative and analytical thinking...unmatched creativity and the desire for best results. We do business every day in a unique market, and we strive to meet the needs of that market head-on. It’s our job to dig deep to find and accentuate that often subtle difference that makes our clients stand out against their competition. If the end result is a satisfied customer and a productive client/agency relationship, we know we’ve done the right thing. You won’t find another agency like us. Period.

Customer Says

designWorks helped take our vision for expanding an event and branded it in a such a way that it has now become the # 1 family friendly conservation event in the Florida Keys.

Jason Wolf
Florida Keys Ocean Festival / Mote Marine Laboratory

designWorks has been instrumental in the growth of our business. Mary Ellen has understood our need, as a nonprofit organization, to be fiscally responsible and at the same time reflect a professional brand. We have grown steadily, and our collateral materials have grown with us. Today our program guide is the “go-to” resource for our community residents and the majority of our programs sell-out!

Marta B. Howell
Executive Director / Friends of Boca Grande Community Center

designWorks created concept and imagery that connected extremely well with our potential customers and resulted in a record setting year in Protect Out Reef license plate sales for 2016!

Florida Keys Community Officer
Protect Our Reefs Program / Mote Marine Laboratory

Mary Ellen Seyle of designWorks is hands down the best graphic artist and advertsing professional I’ve ever worked with. We have collaborated on branding projects, advertising campaigns, and numerous special events. Mary Ellen developed unique collateral for all these projects and the work was exemplary. The work was done in a timely manner, sometimes under extremely tight deadlines. I can’t recommend her enough to help your business or organization reach its marketing and business goals.

Ken Stead
General Manager / Cape Haze Marina
President / Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce

I wouldn’t use any one but Mary Ellen at designWorks for our print material when planning a project or an event.  What a creative genius. Proven by the fact that she has garnered several awards for projects she has produced for me over the years.  She is delightful to work with, and just the best!

Judy Graham
Graham Interiors / Sarasota

I have recently retained designWorks to develop a cold solicitation, business to consumer, series direct response marketing campaign for the highly competitive retirement and financial services industry. The campaign, branded as The IRA Rescue,targeted the highly sought after Baby-Boomer demographic. At this writing the campaign is in full swing and I am very optimistic and pleased with early response.I personally spent over 2 decades of my professional career owning and operating a nice sized full service marketing, advertising and web development company outside of New York City. During this time, I employed dozens of full time designers, writers and creative professionals. My recent collaboration with DesignWorks was high-end and extremely professional. Exactly what my own firm endeavored to deliver to our clients. On-time, under budget with respectful and attentive client service.I highly recommend this firm to anyone interested in producing high-end, professional and results oriented graphics, advertising or marketing communications."

Paul Autodore
Financial Advisor / Insurance Agent