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Handscrafting strategic design for modern dreamers and doers. Portland based, working internationally.

Tiny but mighty.


When you work with us, you’re not just getting a designer – you’re getting a tiny team who believes in your brand, understands the digital marketing playing field, and makes decisions that get your brand as ready for the future as you are. We’ve got all of the experience, know-how, and savvy of a big ‘corporate’ design firm, without the extended project timelines, exuberant pricing, or lack of collaboration. With brand design that resonates, web design that converts, copywriting that engages, and digital strategy that propels, we craft what elevates your brand above the rest. We do it all from the road, in our home office – on wheels! Learn a bit more about us, below.




In 2016, Natalie founded Natalie Hands Studio after working as the Art Director at one of the longest standing candy companies in the USA. She decided it was time to do something that was truly fulfilling and that would also positively impact others. Since then, Natalie has worked with over 200 brands worldwide, visually communicating their message the right way and netting tangible results. Natalie has been featured by Behance for her digital illustration work, interviewed on The Hi-Res podcast, highlighting her innate desire to leave no creative or geographical stone unturned, and lauded by Eco Club for aligning her business with her desire to be environmentally and socially responsible. When she's not running the show here at the studio, you can find her traveling North America full-time in her RV, designing for fun, brainstorming a side hustle (or two), or relaxing with Noodles the intern and her amazing hubby, Ben. (He’s below!)


Exploring new cities
Soup… all the soups
Fresh, new notebooks
Rainy days
Hidden neighborhood cafés
Making lists and charts


“Happy are those who dream dreams and are willing to pay the price to make them come true.” - Leon J. Suenens


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Ben is the supervisor of all things word-related here at the studio. Ben joined the studio alongside his wife Natalie to help provide our clients with a full brand experience which includes copy that truly speaks to their communities. He is driven by his innate desire to express ideas in any thought-provoking manner possible, and is always in pursuit of finding ways to move people – whether through words or music. When he’s not whipping up compelling copy here at the studio, Ben is busy producing music and touring the US, or seeking out one of North America’s many natural wonders with Natalie & Noodles in their home-on-wheels. He’s also kind of a coffee addict, so we try not to leave him unattended near the carafe.


Coffee & lots of it
Making and playing music
Mountains and Hikes
An exciting podcast
Useless information and fun facts
A good sunrise or sunset


“You are much more than any model you can have of who you think you are." - Ram Dass




Basically, she’s the worst intern ever. We realized that if we fired her, she would still just hang around the studio all the time, so we let her remain an unpaid intern. Noodles loves catching bugs, going on hikes with Natalie and Ben, munchin’ on green beans or bananas, and playing in the mountains, lakes, and rivers of North America. She may not know how to email or post to socials, but she sure can do a good ‘stand’ or ‘fist bump.’ She's been our grunty intern for 5 years now and can sometimes be heard in the background on client calls. You can see more of Noodles on our highlighted Instagram story, titled ‘Pup Intern’.


Going for walks
Seeing other dogs when on walks
Cuddling under the blanket
When guests come to visit


“Do you want a treat?”
- Mom or Dad


Own a brand that looks good and does good.


Book your project with us and we plant 12 trees.

Not only are you helping your brand, but you’re helping the Earth! We’re partnered up with OneTreePlanted, a non-profit focused on global reforestation. For every project we book, we plant 12 trees in areas affected by forest fires. In 2018, we planted almost 200 trees! We’re excited to see how many we plant in 2019, all thanks to you!


 Ready to work with a team that believes in your goals?
Let’s chat about what we can do for you!