Core Services:

  • Communication research, strategy, and brand development
  • Complete project planning and management
  • Theme and content development, as needed
  • Creative art direction, graphic design, layout and production
  • Illustration and photo-illustration
  • Management of printing and electronic distribution

Lena Markley

Having enjoyed a career in graphic design for over 35 years, I have worked with a wide variety of regional, national and international cause and policy organizations to advance their missions and programs. Before starting Dovetail Design Studio in 2010, I helped build thriving and successful businesses at two of Washington DC’s top design firms. My areas of expertise include communication research; logo development and branding; creative art direction and design; original illustration; and all aspects of print project management and production.

Dovetail Design Studio began with the expressed mission of offering the same quality of excellence in design a client would expect from a top design firm but with a more personal and intimate service philosophy. I believe that working with a graphic designer should be a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The design process should be simple and straightforward, design presentations and final deliverables should exceed expectations, revisions should be hassle-free, and budgets should be respected. In these challenging times, keeping budgets manageable is often a paramount consideration. Dovetail Design Studio offers the highest level of professional products and services, a wealth of experience, and economically friendly rates that large agencies cannot match.