Let's create the kind of world we want to live in.

I'm Darsey Culpepper Landoe. I design, make, think, write, work, live and love in Portland, Oregon. I help clients like Goodwill, Mercy Corps, Habitat for Humanity, Dr. Bronner's and Bob's Red Mill find their tribe, celebrate who they are and leave their mark on the world.

While I'm a designer by definition, words are my first love. I often write and edit for clients, and I always proofread (even if you don't ask me to). I've written a few essays on design and non-profit work, too, to help organizations understand the design process and get more bang for their buck.

I work from Pep Coworking Shop, a shared office space I opened in my neighborhood in 2015 for freelancers and remote workers. It's a happy place.

The Women's Bakery Branding

Logo, branding and ongoing design work for a bakery model non-profit started in Rwanda. Pictured here are a recipe ebook (click to advance pages), website homepage and fundraising brochure.
Client: The Women's Bakery

Pep Coworking Shop

In 2015, I opened a coworking space in my neighborhood of Kenton. My dream was to have a space within walking distance to work. After having coworked elsewhere, I knew I wanted to share that space with others. I developed the business plan, secured the lease and furnished the space. I came up with the name, logo, and branding. Since its creation, Pep has had 30 members representing a broad range of professions, and it's exposed me to the most diverse group of people I've ever known. I'm so proud of it. Check it out here.

IRONMAN TRI KIT

My friend wanted a custom kit for 2017 Ironman Florida, and I happily obliged. I started with loose marker drawings, and I finessed the design and added color in Illustrator.
Vendor: Hyper Threads

The Armory

Under the creative direction of Jelly Helm, executed initial layout and production work
for a series of five billboards.
Client: Studio Jelly, The Armory

Team: Jelly Helm, Peter Jennings, Kathleen Lane

Albany symphony orchestra

Logo development, including a version to commemorate the 50th anniversary. Design of season programs.
Client: Langstaff Marketing / MADLab

mercy corps

Brand work for Mercy Corps, an organization working to alleviate poverty and respond to crises around the world. Work includes external and internal print materials, social media design, infographics, exhibition space design and more. Team: Jon Schnieder, Mazana Bruggeman, Gaby Jenkins

DR. Bronner's Website

As part of a team, helped design website with store, corporate and blog/activism sections for both desktop and mobile.
Client: Studio Jelly, Dr. Bronner's

Team: Jelly Helm, Alex Harris, Mia Nolting, Kathleen Lane, Ben Sellon, Copius

College of Urban and Public Affairs (CUPA), Portland State University

Concept, design and writing for a 16-page look-book for prospective students and CUPA alum, to be used at least three years. Proposal, concept, design and writing of 2-sided, 8-panel brochure on newsprint to be printed quarterly with time-sensitive information. Development of CUPA map—an outline of all schools, programs and degrees within the college.

Magnetry Pattern

Development and drawing of magnetic field pattern for brand agency. Video below shows the process of creating the pattern with magnets and iron shavings.
Client: Jason Smith, Magnetry

DR. Bronner's 2017 All-One Report

Managed production of an 8-page social and environmental sustainability annual report, featuring a metallic ink world map and silver foil astrology map.

Client: Studio Jelly, Dr. Bronner's

Team: Jelly Helm, Alex Harris, Kathleen Lane, Adam McIsaac, Mia Nolting

WWII, Oregon Historical society

Development of visual concept for WWII based on the use of photomontage, a method of creating an image using multiple images, color overlays, and/or typography, popular in the early- to mid-1900s
(LIFE Magazine covers often used photomontage, where part of an image overlapped the LIFE logo).
I developed this concept for the exhibit and executed some production work, including an origami instructional piece and a war table interactive exhibit.
Client: RENATE

Pilates photography

Website and promotional photography.
Client: Studio Blue Pilates and Mike Chaflin

BOb's red mill cookbook

Styling, photo direction, and design of 80-page recipe book. Styling included buying props, identifying recipes and working with on-site Bob's Red Mill staff to prepare dishes. Client: Bob's Red Mill, Amani Global

UNSEEN Banquet

Fundraising banquet invitation using hand-applied vellum overlay to reveal a person who might otherwise be overlooked. Development and design of UNSEEN event mark and all corresponding print materials, including stage design. Client: Portland Rescue Mission

Goodwill Campaign

Campaign centered on the concept of follow-through, something Goodwill beneficiaries must do for themselves, and donors must also do for Goodwill.

Client: Goodwill Seattle, Amani Global

Veranda magazine campaign

Concept and design of 10 total magazine ads, using real babies born at The Veranda. Developed concept, provided photo direction, wrote captions and executed design. Client: Langstaff Marketing / MADLab

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WWII, Oregon Historical society

Development of visual concept for WWII based on the use of photomontage, a method of creating an image using multiple images, color overlays, and/or typography, popular in the early- to mid-1900s (LIFE Magazine covers often used photomontage, where part of an image overlapped the LIFE logo). I developed this concept for the exhibit and executed some production work, including an origami instructional piece and a war table interactive exhibit. Client: RENATE

The Women's Bakery Branding

Logo, branding and ongoing design work for a non-profit bakery business model started in Rwanda. Pictured here are a fundraising brochure, recipe ebook (click to advance pages), and website homepage. 
Client: The Women's Bakery

Let's create the kind of world we want to live in.

IRONMAN TRI KIT

My friend wanted a custom kit for 2017 Ironman Florida, and I happily obliged. I started with loose marker drawings, and I finessed the design and added color in Illustrator.
Vendor: Hyper Threads

The Armory

Under the creative direction of Jelly Helm, executed initial layout and production work for a series of five billboards.
Client: Studio Jelly, The Armory 
Team: Jelly Helm, Peter Jennings, Kathleen Lane

mercy corps

Brand work for Mercy Corps, an organization working to alleviate poverty and respond to crises around the world. Work includes external and internal print materials, social media design, infographics, exhibition space design, and more. Team: Jon Schnieder, Mazana Bruggeman, Gaby Jenkins

DR. Bronner's 2017 All-One Report

Managed production of an 8-page social and environmental sustainability annual report, featuring a metallic ink world map and silver foil astrology map.

Client: Studio Jelly, Dr. Bronner's

Team: Jelly Helm, Alex Harris, Kathleen Lane, Adam McIsaac, Mia Nolting

UNSEEN Banquet

Fundraising banquet invitation using
hand-applied vellum overlay to reveal
a person might otherwise be overlooked. Development and design of UNSEEN event mark and all corresponding print materials, including stage design.
Client: Portland Rescue Mission

IRONMAN TRI KIT

My friend wanted a custom kit for 2017 Ironman Florida, and I happily obliged. I started with loose marker drawings, and I finessed the design and added color in Illustrator.
Vendor: Hyper Threads