TreeHouse Design Studio

We develop concepts before crafting design solutions.

Stacey on set art directing a photoshoot for LuxVan
Stacey on set art directing a photoshoot for LuxVan

Our Approach

We firmly believe that every client's project should begin with a stage of research and concept development to ensure we enter the design process fully informed and inspired.

Accountability is our special sauce. We maintain a high level of client communication and we make sure that every detail is done by the person who has the right talent for that job.

Our clients get access to not only well vetted designers and developers but also photographers, content strategists, marketing consultants, illustrators, SEO writers, videographers and more. We can manage all these moving parts so you can focus on doing what YOU do best.

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Stacey Clarke Art Director and Owner

Stacey Clarke, Owner of TreeHouse Design Studio

With 19 years in the design industry Stacey is an experienced art director with a BFA in Graphic Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts in San Francisco and is also a Publishing graduate of Langara College in Vancouver Canada.

Stacey is a warm, energetic team leader who enjoys her client meetings and strives to make sure that they feel supported and included in every step. In her words, "I've become part designer, part life coach."

Stacey approaches her layout work like a curator, hunting down the perfect place for every element in the hierarchy. She is also our lead on branding and package designs and our resident print production coordinator. Have a really unusual paper or finishing request? Stacey's relationships with vendors and suppliers help us find and deliver just about anything.

Stacey Clarke, Owner of TreeHouse Design Studio


Treehouse collaborator: Loel Mitchell

Loel Mitchell

Senior Designer | Illustrator

Loel is a conceptual designer with expertise in branding, typography, illustration, and package design. Her classical design process deeply explores and expands ideas, always considering the meaning in a color, shape or typeface.

She gained her design experience working at OutCast and Creative Circle agencies serving clients like GE, Lancôme, Yahoo, EMC, Zynga, Facebook, Pinterest, Autodesk, Stripe, and TurboTax. She has a background in fine arts and a BFA in graphic design from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Stacey and Loel met at design school, later bonded over parenthood and a shared drive to continue to carve out a place for mothers in design. Loel has been collaborating at TreeHouse since 2021.

Treehouse collaborator: Bryn Howlett

Bryn Howlett

Web Design | Shopify Plus | WordPress

Bryn is an award winning web designer with ten years of experience. He's our Shopify eCommerce and Wordpress expert who nimbly creates functional and visually compelling sites with our team. When he's not sitting in front of a computer building websites, he's on adventures outdoors with his wife, two sons, and his dog.

Treehouse collaborator: Geneva Bokowski

Geneva Bokowski


Highly creative, strategic thinker — adept at assessing client objectives and building a digital strategy from the ground up. Familiar with content marketing, creation and curation trends as well as emergent social marketing techniques and platforms. Experienced with Adobe Creative Suite as well as content management and blogging platforms including SproutSocial, Buffer and WordPress.

Treehouse collaborator: Jonathan Bell

Jonathan Bell


Jon is a friendly web developer residing in Victoria BC with over six years of experience developing and building commercial and government web apps. He is proficient in JavaScript, PHP, HTML, relational databases, CSS3, Git source control systems, and rock climbing.

He has collaborated with Stacey for 12 years on various projects. Though he works full time for Benevity, we still steal him for some moonlighting over at the TreeHouse.

Treehouse collaborator: Nancy Shaw

Nancy Shaw


Nancy is a multi-talented project management professional with cross-disciplinary experience supporting independent film, network television and media projects; graduate of respected 4 year film production program. Nancy has supported numerous design projects alongside Stacey Clarke, Jon Bell, and Stacy Messerschmidt.

Treehouse collaborator: Stacy Messerschmidt

Stacy Messerschmidt


Stacy specializes in creative direction, messaging and creating engaging touch points throughout brand experiences. Stacy got her start working for top ad agencies and boutique design studios in San Diego. After 13 years she moved to Orange County where she opened her own studio in Laguna Beach. She also served as a freelance art director for a top Orange County PR Firm. The PR Firm introduced her to cause marketing and she has donated over 600 hours of design ever since. She takes on one pro bono project a year as a way to give back. In 2017 she moved to Northern California to live closer to nature and work remote. Within the first year she met fellow creative, Stacey Clarke on a project and they decided to collaborate.


Clients Say

TreeHouse Design Studio is exceptional in both their design expertise and their approach to client relations. They skillfully revamped our website and streamlined our social media branding. Whenever we faced challenges, they guided us with simpler solutions and ensured everything was executed flawlessly. For top-notch results and transparent processes, TreeHouse is the go-to. Their integrity stands out in every task. Highly recommended!
Bridge Storage Arts & Events
Ruchmond, CA
Words cannot express how fortunate I have been to be able to work with Stacey Clarke Graphic Design! Not only is Stacey extremely talented artistically but she is very organized and on top of every detail. She went above and beyond helping me with every step of the process creating a beautiful website for my party rental business. I highly recommend using Stacey for all your graphic design needs!
Heirloom Events
Petaluma, CA
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