designOlah provides professional design services in many areas of visual communication. My creative services include the design of websites, logo and identity packages, brochures, posters and postcards, plus several other advertisement materials both printed and for the web. Based in San Jose, CA, I serve clients in the San Francisco Bay Area, all over Northern California, and beyond.

Philosophy ~
Graphic design is more than simply making your promotional materials look nice. It is about effectively communicating with your public in a unique and refreshing way. I can help you come up with solutions that are user-friendly, smart and captivating, as well as cost-effective for you.

Goals ~
designOlah believes in providing design work that is very high-quality and also affordable, particularly for nonprofit organizations. A large percentage of my work is for academic programs, churches, social finance organizations, nonprofit housing developments, and other nonprofit organizations. It is an important and necessary part of your outreach to have attractive and accessible communication materials. In order to bring these professional services to nonprofits, I provide you with reduced rates and work hard to stay within a tight budget. Several of my clients are also start-up companies, small businesses, musicians, and artists, all of whom enjoy premium, professional, and striking designs at a cost you can afford.

I strive to provide the kind of personal attention to my clients that is lacking from most online design companies. I believe in communicating directly with my clients, keeping you up-to-date and informed of the status of your projects, meeting in person when possible, and knowing exactly what you want your design pieces to say about you. The end result will not be a template or cookie-cutter design, but instead a refreshing and one-of-a-kind design that reflects you and your company or organization.

About Heather Olah ~
I graduated with Highest Honors from UC Davis with a B.S. in Design, Visual Communication emphasis in June 2003. In January 2005, I launched my first design company, Heather Stout Design. After three successful years, I changed the name of the business from Heather Stout Design to designOlah in Spring 2008. I provide high level of graphic design work that caters towards nonprofit organizations, small businesses, start-ups and individuals.


   Heather is very accessible, responsive, and patient. She presented ideas that were practical and creative and helped me to choose an appropriate design. Heather is very willing to meet, show her work, and talk about your idea. I would highly recommend her!     

— Catherine Eckel, Ph.D.

   Everyone who has visited our website has commented on how professional the site looks. I would highly recommend Heather for any project. She doesn't stick to any one style. Thus, she would be able to do any type of design for any industry.     

— Richard Cho,
Pragmatic Solutions Group

   You made this easy!     

— Leslie Sanders,
Alternative Technologies

   Thanks for all of your diligent work to stay on target and accomplish great things in a timely fashion! I am very pleased with how everything has gone SO smoothly! You are wonderful to work with, and I echo the many comments I have heard about how very creative you are!     

— Hallis Ayres,
Los Altos United Methodist Church

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