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Our work ranges from illustrated logos and patterns to publications that are word-rich and image-light. In either case, it’s having the best of both in perfect balance that matters. Our talented team ensures that, every project.

The Team

Helen Young

Creative Director, Owner

Design must be engaging, clever, beautiful and informative. And include a screen tint of chartreuse. Helen’s big picture goal is make printed pieces so compelling they’ll stay out of the recycling bin as long as possible. Born in New Zealand but raised in Illinois, she earned her BFA with high honors in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois, which included a one-month study abroad in Warsaw, Poland. She has served as President of AIGA Colorado, one of 70 chapters representing 25,000 designers across the nation. AIGA, the professional association for design, is committed to advancing design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. Since founding EnZed in 1996, Helen’s reputation with clients is a designer who can transform any project into an intriguing communications piece. Her obsessions are amazing textured papers, unusual office supplies, tennis, plants that bloom all summer, small purses, really lovely serif fonts, and tiny cars.

Peter Williams

Designer

Peter treasures witty, concise communication and functional, balanced design. His extensive travel as a child brings a unique perspective and approach to each project. He completed his BS summa cum laude in Design at Arizona State University in Tempe, then landed in Denver to begin his creative career. Outside of design, Peter is passionate about producing electronic music. His current obsessions include minimalist icons, aligning baselines, avoiding peak traffic on I-25, and following the competitive scene of the video game Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Carla Carwile

Strategic Partner, Writer

Each time a client from a new industry walks through the EnZed door, Carla’s already written about it. In fact, she may have crafted an introduction paragraph to begin with the letter Q (for a perfect drop cap opportunity). Creative and accommodating, Carla’s strategic mind works quickly, especially under sun’s dawning light, to grasp key messages and communicate them with style and efficiency. A regular blogger, this mid-western farm girl has moved mountains for EnZed since 2002. We always appreciate the cleverness of Carla Carwile Creates and our clients do, too.

Top Talent

Adding to our talent pool, these small businesses are our go-to resources.

Ligia Teodosiu

Ligia Teodosiu Design

According to this Romanian-born talent, there’s no substitute for dedication and attention to details. She applies this philosophy to her specialties: illustration and lettering. Her work has been recognized by multiple creative organizations and industry magazines and appears in a variety of our projects. Ligia has a well-earned reputation as a coffee-chugging, pixel-pushing perfectionist with a knack for combining vintage elements and modern techniques. She's also a keen photo stylist and contributed to the visual story telling of our website.

Sean Duggan

Studio Nomad

Sean has been a web designer since, well, the advent of websites. His smart, strategic branding and well-targeted design helps companies speak to their target audiences via print or interactive media. His love of minimalist design and well crafted typography brings a fresh take to the often cluttered online arena. Sean is at home in both the creative and development worlds, building projects with strong skills in CSS, HTML and WordPress. He’s responsible for making our website engaging and functional.

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Beth Ann Bethel

Accounting Counts

Beth Ann’s career goal is to make “keeping the books” affordable for small businesses in Denver. After more than 25 years of crunching numbers for local government entities and the manufacturing and service industries, she established Accounting Counts in 2009. Maybe growing up on a farm of the Western Slope gave Beth Ann her affinity for the little guy. With a talent for keeping cash flow fluid and an obsession with black ink, she arrives each Wednesday afternoon with a smile and a joke, and takes the numbers seriously.

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Annette Slade

Annette Slade Photography

Annette Slade not only has the ability to see beauty in all things, but is able to capture it with her camera and share it with her audience. With nearly two decades under her belt as a commercial and editorial photographer, Annette has a true passion and eye for creating unique, emotionally charged images. She approaches each project and each client with her undivided attention. No detail is too small. We enjoyed collaborating with her to photograph our gallery of projects.

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“I have worked with EnZed Design for almost six years, and remain extremely impressed with their creativity, professionalism and outstanding work. I have a small team and in partnership with EnZed am able to deliver exceptional materials and products that increase our branding and positioning in the marketplace. As a bonus, it is a true pleasure to work with Helen and her team.”

— Stephanie Barton, FCC Services

Awards

It’s not the trophy or plaque or inscribed crystal vase that counts. It’s the fact that the work we did to meet a client’s communication objectives also caught the attention of the nation’s top creatives. We’ll take that. And we have, as you’ll see here.

Design Awards

  • Applause Award: Best of Category, Art Directors Club of Denver, 2016

  • Applause Award, Art Directors Club of Denver, 2016

  • Applause Award, Art Directors Club of Denver, 2015

  • Applause Award (2), Art Directors Club of Denver, 2014

  • Applause Award (2), Art Directors Club of Denver, 2013

  • Award of Merit, HOW Magazine, Self-Promotion Annual, 2009

  • Merit Award, Art Directors Club of Denver, 2009

  • Bronze & Merit Awards, Art Directors Club of Denver, 2008

  • Silver Award, Art Directors Club of Denver, 2007

  • Gold Award, Art Directors Club of Denver, 2006

  • Award of Merit, HOW Magazine, Self-Promotion Annual, 2006

  • Award of Merit, HOW Magazine, Self-Promotion Annual, 2004

  • Judge’s Choice, Gold & Bronze Awards, Art Directors Club of Denver, 2003

  • Best of Show & Best Annual Report, AIGA Colorado, 501c Advertising and Design Awards, 2003

  • Awards of Distinction (2), Creativity 32, 2002

  • Bronze Awards (2), Art Directors Club of Denver, 2002

  • Silver Award, Art Directors Club of Denver, 2001

  • Judges Choice & Gold Awards, Art Directors Club of Denver, 2000

Communication Awards

  • EXCEL Bronze Award, Association Media & Publishing, 2010

  • Bronze Key Award, Annual Reports, Colorado Healthcare Communicators, 2008

  • Grand Award, APEX Award for Publication Excellence, 2007

  • Silver Key Award, Business Marketing Association, Colorado, 2006

  • Diamond Best of Show, Business Marketing Association, Colorado, 2005

  • Gold Key Award, Business Marketing Association, Colorado, 2005

  • Gold Award, SNAP Excel Awards, Society of National Association Publications, 2005

  • Gold Award, International ARC Awards, 2003

  • Gold Award, International ARC Awards, 2001

  • Gold Pick Award, Public Relations Society of America, 2000

  • Best of Show, Bronze Quill Award, IABC Colorado, 2000

 

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