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.
Creative Director, Owner
With more than 25 years of graphic design experience, Helen has established a reputation among clients as a designer who can transform any project into an intriguing communications piece. "Design must be engaging, clever, beautiful and informative. And include a screen tint of chartreuse." Born in New Zealand but raised in Illinois, she earned her BFA with high honors in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois. She has served as President of AIGA Colorado, the professional association for design, and in 2017 was honored with the AIGA Fellow Award for her service and expertise in the design field. Helen uses her highly-emphathetic nature to connect emotionally with the target audience in design and content development. Her super power is her spacial skills, which aids in crafting complex pocket folder and packaging dielines and picking the correct size Tupperware container for leftovers. Her obsessions are textured papers, unusual office supplies, elegant typography, tennis, plants that bloom all summer, and tiny cars.
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.
Senior Designer, Art Director
Do not be distracted by the elegant exterior or stellar shoes. Tracey Ranta can finesse a design, reno a house and front-row a reggae concert with the best. Tracey earned her BFA in Graphic Communications from the University of Denver, graduating with honors. Her portfolio spans 25 years and showcases successful branding, print, digital and environmental solutions for real estate development, recreation, retail, the arts, restaurants and more. She excels at creating special spaces, from a brand moodboard to a new-community greeting house to her own master bathroom. Truly inspired by nature, Tracey enjoys running, taking a few turns, walking her Sussex Spaniels, yoga, dancing to live music, and, most of all, quality time with her teenage daughter.
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.
Beth Ann Bethel
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.
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.
“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
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.
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
- FCCS Branding Launch, Fast Forward, 2020
- AIGA Colorado Fellows, 2019
- Voyage Denver, 2019
- AIGA Colorado Fellow video, 2017
- Blackbird General Store Branding, 2017
- 600 Grit Business Cards, 2017
- AIGA Colorado Blog for Graduates, 2015
- EnZed Design Moving Announcement, 2015
- Lucky 13 Card Kit for Frederic Printing, 2013
- AIGA Colorado Blog for Board Recruiting, 2013
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