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phone: 303-733-0300 | Western Slope Colorado | Ouray
phone: 303-733-0300 | Western Slope Colorado | Ouray


gretadesign is a reliable source for professional graphic design via the internet and locally for Ouray, Silverton, Durango, Ridgway, Telluride, Moab, Montrose, Paonia, Lake City, Creede, Delta, Grand Junction, Denver. After a working relationship is established, we can communicate via the internet, where I am just an email or call away.

Gretchen McArthur (aka: the greta in gretadesign) is a professional graphic designer with years of experience designing branding and conceptualizing for marketing and corporate needs. Her art directing skills include project management, creative concepting, marketing, branding, graphic design for collateral, logo design, web design, outdoor, video and broadcast design.

Greta formed gretadesign in 2000, after an award-winning run as the Art Director for KWGN-TV WB2 in Denver Colorado. She’s been busy ever since, working professionally in the field of graphic design primarily in the entertainment, corporate, energy and healthcare industries.

At gretadesign, we take the time to learn about each client’s unique needs, their work culture and their overall style and organizational personality. And, although gretadesign is a solo design company, we collaborate with and know the right people to pull in to any project. Award-winning, experienced copy writers. Expert web developers. Cost-effective and high-quality printers. We make sure that the people we bring in to help are the perfect fit for our clients and their specific projects.

Listen to what the client wants or needs and what they don’t want or need.

 1. Start with clean and functional design. Then make it beautiful.

2. It’s about client needs and objectives. But it’s also about a client’s personality and style.

3. Every detail matters. While effects can be cool – they can be distracting to the message.

4. Don’t be afraid of color.

Because of what greta brings to the table. Her creativity. Her passion. Her understanding of the true strength of a visual presence. Most gretadesign clients are referred by others.  So there’s no need to advertise and no need to pass those costs on to clients. That’s another reason why they stay with gretadesign. gretadesign is cost effective and greta is reliable. She is always professional and responds to her clients calls/emails that day or within 24hrs. When clients move on to new organizations, they often take gretadesign along with them.

Born in northern California, I grew up in Silverton Colorado during the summers and Tucson Arizona where I attended high school and graduated from college at the University of Arizona. In addition to my formal art education I also attended the “art school of my parents” who were both fine artists. My first entrepreneurial job; selling rocks to tourist in Silverton, Colorado at the age of seven.

My professional graphic design career has taken me back and forth between Tucson, Los Angeles, Dallas and Denver. 2016 I moved back to the place I truly feel at home – Southwestern Colorado; in the beautiful mountain town of Ouray, Co.  I  work from my home studio, then hike or snowshoe right out my front door instead of spending time in traffic – so you are working with a low stress graphic designer. High speed internet is an awesome advantage. Happy to drive to meet clients and for meetings. Gretadesign offers reliable and professional graphic design to Ouray, Silverton, Durango, Ridgway, Telluride, Moab, Montrose, Paonia, Lake City, Creede, Delta, Grand Junction, and of corse Denver. After a working relationship is established we communicate via the internet where I am just an email or call away.