Our Mission

We are committed to experimental design, artful engineering and a love of innovation. We create works for people who believe in the power of custom design and subtle artistry. Every project reflects a distillation of skill, experience, and most importantly our client relationships.

Introducing Our Team

We don’t have the many layers of communication and bloated personnel of a large firm. Each project gets individual attention from start to finish. We’re lean, so we’re able to address client concerns immediately and efficiently. If you want attention to detail, you’ve come to the right place.

  • Josh Tuininga

    Principal + Creative Director

    Josh’s fine art background is evident in every finished piece – whether it be a logo, website, illustration, or animation. With a BFA from the renowned School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and a vintage bluebird school bus as an art studio, Josh’s lifelong passion for art and design is the catalyst for The Medium. His work has been published in Communication Arts Magazine, HOW graphic design magazine, Logo Lounge, and Threadless. Learn more at his website >

  • Lisa Tuininga

    Principal + Account Manager

    To bring a project to completion requires a deep understanding of the big picture. Lisa brings compassionate understanding and clear communication to every project she works on. With a background in business, literature, and art, and over 15 years of experience managing designers and developers, Lisa acts as a project manager, strategic decision maker and problem solver at The Medium. Her flair for details, patience, and client satisfaction have been key ingredients for success since 2003.

  • Jacqui Lott

    Senior Print + Web Designer

    With a BFA from the highly-acclaimed University of Washington Visual Communication Design Program and over 15 years as a professional designer, Jacqui brings a wealth of creative and technical expertise to our team. She considers herself both an artist and problem solver, and she doesn’t rest until her work is both visually pleasing and communicating effectively. Really. She doesn’t rest ­­- we have to remind this perpetual night owl to get some sleep once in a while.

  • Justin Fox

    Designer + Developer

    Justin is a wildly creative designer dedicated to producing innovative and meaningful design. His commitment to greatness shines through in every project he is a part of. With a degree in animation, Justin has spent endless hours pushing the art of keyframes and bringing characters to life through motion. When he is not glued to his computer, you will find him behind the drums or at the park throwing around a frisbee.

  • Vinny McKee

    Senior Developer

    Vinny’s expertise is an invaluable resource for development projects of all types. Vinny specializes in building incredible websites using a wide array of web-related technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL. His attention to detail, mastery of code, and knack for problem solving is unparalleled. Vinny has been working with The Medium since 2007. When he’s not writing code, he’s probably walking his enormous dog or messing around on his guitar.

We love our clients

Cultivating improvement is the guiding principle at The Medium. It empowers us to look for ways to refine our work and our process. For over fifteen years, we have continued to create award winning projects that inspire and captivate our clients and their audiences.

“If you’ve never had to redesign a blog, I’ll tell you truthfully: it’s normally not a fun process. I’ve been pretty lucky in the past, and have had a chance to work with awesome people, but inevitably there is some confusion and hurt feelings because HTML stresses me out. Working with The Medium, though, has been a joy from beginning to end.”

Geraldine DeRuiter

“The creative process with The Medium was an extreme pleasure. They brought a fresh perspective, created a number of quality designs, and they always kept their eye on our desired positioning and results. We brought our website live on time and within budget.  I slept better at night knowing that they tested across platforms and devices.  I recommend The Medium for website and design work without hesitation.”

Tim Tiscornia   |   President

“The Medium team aren’t just a design firm, they’re like an extended part of the Apptentive family. Their handling of our brand and stewardship of our visual presentation has ensured that Apptentive’s visual presence is as compelling and memorable as our message. Not a week goes by without a compliment for their work and we don’t know what we’d do without them.”

Robi Ganguly   |   CEO

“It isn’t just that The Medium’s designs feel fresh and original without being pretentious, or that they have the right instincts for clean and clear navigation, or the way they expertly handle the complex technical integration with existing databases or back-end elements. They also approach their work as human beings—with creativity, thoughtfulness, and honesty.”

David Haldeman   |   Communications Director

“Working with The Medium on our website redesign exceeded all our expectations. Each member of their talented team shines in his or her respective role, from Lisa’s expert project management to Jacqui’s breathtaking designs to Vinny’s creative coding solutions. Their deep understanding of our brand and desired user experience enabled them to create a website that is not only effortless to use, but also a beautiful testament to who we are as an organization.”

Colleen Lenahan   |   Marketing and Communications Manager

“We worked with The Medium to create a design treatment for a new event we launched that would be fresh for this new event, yet reflect elements of already existing branding identity and equity. The team was fantastic to work with and I was impressed with their project management and adherence to deadlines. It was a tough task to come up with the initial concept and they knocked it out of the park.”

Kerri Martinez   |   Events and Development Manager, Seattle Public Library

“We’ve worked with The Medium to evolve our website several times over the last 10 years. Lisa and her team have worked hand in hand with us every step of the way and are highly responsive to all of our requests – even the last minute ones! We have even referred The Medium to our clients as we’ve been so impressed with their work.”

Karli Overmier   |   Chief Operating Officer

“The Medium is like an extension of the Cozi marketing team. I love the collaborative approach that we take on developing marketing creative, and their designers always exceed my expectations. The artwork is beautiful and I can always rely on their attention to detail. Thank you The Medium team!”

Kati Chevaux   |   Marketing Director

Does it need to be beautiful? We got this.

No two projects are exactly alike. That’s why we customize our process for each new challenge. With our collaborative team and our strong focus on results, we deliver stunning creative collateral that will excite you. When we work together, strong communication and innovative problem-solving remain the key to your project’s success.


  • Web Design + Dev
  • Custom WordPress
  • CMS solutions
  • Mobile Design
  • UI/UX Design
  • HTML + CSS
  • Responsive Layouts
  • Social Media + Blog
  • Graphics
  • E-Book Design
  • Email Marketing
  • Wireframing

Logo + Branding

  • Logo Design
  • Branding
  • Style Guide
  • Typography
  • Icon Design
  • Identity
  • Naming
  • Copywriting
  • Story Telling

Print + Collateral

  • Business Cards Stationery
  • Label Design
  • Direct Mail
  • Brochures
  • Packaging
  • Signage
  • Posters
  • Annual Reports
  • White Papers
  • Marketing Collateral
  • Book Covers, Literary

Art + Illustration

  • Illustrative Logo Design
  • Drawing
  • Storyboard
  • Character Design
  • Labels
  • Posters
  • Infographics
  • Sketches
  • Mural / Wall Art

Animation + Motion

  • Explainer Videos
  • Intros
  • Character Animation
  • Editing & Post Production
  • Videography
  • Sound
  • Motion Graphics
  • Promotional Video


Find your happy medium

On instagram @Themediumstudio

  • Zenysis creates software to help governments and international health organizations analyze global health data. The Medium designed the Zenysis logo to signify fragmented data integration, interoperability, and speed. Additionally, The Medium created their color palette, brand style guide, and presentation template (PowerPoint and Google Slides formats).
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  • Vans came to us seeking an illustrated character to promote Van’s Family, their new “off the wall” loyalty program. We created a presentation that included custom persona illustrations, app screens and web mockups to showcase the customer flow of the new campaign.
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  • New logo design for North Bend Art & Industry! 
North Bend Art & Industry is a non-profit organization with a mission to rebuild a historic remnant of North Bend's past. Once rebuilt, the historic building will be transformed into a center for local artists to be creative and share their works. To learn more and support the project, please visit the organization’s GoFundMe page: https://bit.ly/2Tsa1r1.
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  • Encompass is a nonprofit that partners with families in the Snoqualmie Valley, Issaquah, and Eastside communities to build healthy foundations for children of all abilities. We designed a large variety of assets for Encompass including print marketing and web design.
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  • Biked to our new brewery @volitionbrewing love this town! #northbendwashington
  • WaterTectonics designs, manufactures, deploys and services integrated water treatment solutions. Our responsive website showcases extensive details about their company and their capabilities. We have also created several brand materials including custom iconography, print and vehicle fleet design. .
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  • Check out the new logo we just designed for Two Rivers School in North Bend! Since 1987, Two Rivers School has been an alternative learning program that emphasizes goal setting and personal responsibility for students in grades 8-12. Starting next fall, two Rivers School will be adopting a “Big Picture” model centered around student-driven, real-world learning with competency-based instruction. .
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