Hey, fellow Design Dominator!
I’m Colleen Gratzer. I’m a designer, accessibility specialist, brand strategist, educator, mentor and speaker. I’m chief creative officer at Gratzer Graphics, an award-winning design agency that serves nonprofits, which I started in 2003.
I have well over two decades of experience in branding, print design, and web design and development.
I got my start formally studying graphic design in college. But college did not teach me all that I needed to know for the real world.
I freelanced and held a full-time job for seven years before going out on my own full time. I made more money freelancing than at my full-time job.
I wanted to share my real-world graphic design and business expertise with you—what I’ve learned, what I’ve done right, what I could have done better.
So I started Creative Boost and the Design Domination podcast in April 2018.
I offer mentoring to designers. I also created accessibility courses to teach graphic designers, logo designers, web designers and developers about accessibility, how it affects their work and how it puts you in the top 1% of designers.