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 20 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.

  • Michele Frazzetta

    Senior Designer + Junior Developer

    With a BFA from VCU School of the Arts and over 10 years of experience as a professional designer, Michele has been obsessed with the intersection of art and communication for as long as she can remember. She strives to deliver eye-catching designs that are both fun and informative. When she’s not designing, you can find her knitting, hiking, or taking pictures of her cats.

  • Alex Blundell

    Senior Designer + Developer

    After his failed attempt at rock stardom, touring the country in a bus propelled by vegetable oil, Alex has dedicated the past two decades to his love of art and design. With a BFA in Graphic Design and another one in Web Development, Alex has a wide range of problem-solving tools in his arsenal. When he’s not at his computer designing, he’s likely playing with his two kids, watching Bravo with his wife, or playing rockstar in his home studio

  • 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.

  • Lisa Berry

    Designer + Developer

    With a strong design background and a history of working with clients from many industries, Lisa works alongside both our design and development teams. The perfect meld of keen design sense and technical chops make Lisa a great asset at The Medium. When she’s not at her computer you can find Lisa playing with clay, and feeding baby squirrels at PAWS. Lisa lives in Edmonds with her husband and hyperactive retriever.

  • Nicole Daberkow


    With over a decade of professional design experience, Nicole is a skilled visual problem solver who thinks design should be both fun and functional. Her ability to be adaptive, collaborative and flexible is essential for working with clients of all kinds across many industries. Nicole lives in Nebraska with her husband, son, and two Corgis. Outside of design, you can find her behind a sewing machine, a good book or on a yoga mat.

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.

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

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