PERCH Design Studio

Print + Strategy + Web

Let’s make things interesting.

PERCH offers unique and engaging design solutions to socially responsible businesses and organizations. Our process is simple: we listen, analyze your needs, find a solution that fits, then implement that solution with a healthy balance of creativity, practicality, and rigor.

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What We Do

Print

Print


To Have and To Hold


Print is not dead. We still believe in the power of tactile objects! And we believe in our ability as designers to engage and excite through printed work. From complete branding packages to car wraps and bottle labels, we’ve designed it all... and then coordinated the printing of it all... and then press checked it all...

Strategy

Strategy


Smart Thinkin’


Have a campaign or the beginning of an idea that you need help developing? Trying to ensure a specific part of your organization functions smoothly? Engage a younger audience? Maybe just generate more organic traffic to your website? Solving problems and generating unique solutions is our bread and butter.

Web

Web


The Wild Frontier


We are hired guns in the lawless land of the Internet. Defenders of the Open Web. Lassooin’ great Wild Ideas, breedin’ them with Achievable Goals, wranglin’ them into big ol’ code wagons, then circlin’ them all up into websites and web applications. Giddyup! (Sorry... we get carried away with metaphors.)

Our Work

The design process at PERCH is tailored to each client, but most projects begin with a “discovery” phase before moving on to concept, design, production, and pre-launch testing.

Inside Out Book

Inside Out

Design, organization, and print coordination of a book of artwork by Portland tattoo artist Chris Dingwell.

Sunrise Guide

Sunrise Guide

Three years of concept, production, and print coordination for an excellent local coupon book.

Portland Buy Local

Portland Buy Local

Custom member directory, dynamic map, and WordPress theme to promote local Portland businesses.

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Trailmap for Basecamp

Trailmap for Basecamp

Free web-based Gantt chart generator for Basecamp, showing active projects, timelines, and milestones.

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PSO Brochure

Portland Symphony Orchestra – Brochure

Seasonal concert & event handout design and style guide.

Mainer Ipsum

Mainer Ipsum

3-hour charrette resulting in a random Mainer word generator for placeholder text. Ayuh.

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CLYNK

CLYNK

Website design (no development) and creation of infographics, plus some cool recycling-inspired brand graphics.

Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Custom WordPress site design and development for an extremely content-heavy site.

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Maine Arts Commission Mobile

Maine Arts Magazine – Mobile Site

Design and development of a mobile-friendly site layered on top of an existing WordPress theme.

Summer Feet

Summer Feet Cycling

Branding materials, catalog, and how-to guide for a local bicycle touring company.

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Restaurant Week

Maine Restaurant Week

Concept and design for an advertisement for Maine Restaurant Week 2010.

Portland's Downtown District

Portland's Downtown District

Custom WordPress site design and development, plus custom event manager for public event submissions.

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Our Clients

We love getting to know the ins and outs of the companies and organizations we work with, regardless of the size of the project. Better design comes from better understanding!

Sunrise Guide Mount Washington Observatory Rippleffect Clynk Summerfeet Cycling University College Portland Symphony Orchestra Portland's Downtown District Portland Buy Local Matthew Kenney Cuisine Eolian Renewable Energy Riverview Foundation

“Portland Buy Local chose to work with PERCH based on a thoughtful and competitive proposal and an engaging and inspiring interview process. We have been amazed at the results at every level.”

Kristen Smith, Portland Buy Local

“PERCH are by far and away the most responsive, professional and talented designers I have ever had the pleasure of working with.”

Darrell Bulmer, Maine Arts Commission

“Working with PERCH is more like working with a nature-guide than a strategic designer. They guide us through the process of design, pointing out the subtleties that the casual tourist may miss, but make sure to keep the journey exciting and always moving forward.”

John Rooks, The SOAP Group
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Meet the Team

PERCH—formerly 3c32—was founded in 2009 by Don Havey and Stacy Kim. We’ve added some super smart people to our team since then, and are always looking to collaborate with others. Interested in working with us? You know what to do.

Stacy Kim

Stacy Kim founder / designer

Stacy specializes in making things useful and pretty. She believes that a little design can go a long way towards the success of a project, and is dedicated to providing organizations of all sizes with top-of-the-line, affordable design.

Stacy handles the design process at PERCH, translating concept into content in a way that makes your eyes happy.

Stacy is a 7th year student and active volunteer at Riverview Foundation—a non-profit, non-competitive, nature-based martial art school. She enjoys teaching and has an admittedly unhealthy addiction to web-based organizing software.

 

Don Havey

Don Havey founder / designer

Don is a designer-developer hybrid and a firm believer in the power of design as a problem solving tool. He is a fan of local solutions and thinks that designers need to learn to code or face extinction.

Don manages project development at PERCH, finding new ways to translate ideas into functional, satisfying interfaces.

Don is a self-taught architect-turned-programmer. He is an ace at Processing and enjoys tinkering around at the intersection of art, design, and technology. You can take a look at his personal portfolio.

Don was crunching data and making maps before the dataviz hipsters came along and made it cool.

 

Jennifer Micoleau

Jen Micoleau creative coordinator

Jen wears many hats, both inside and outside of the office. She is our go-to person (and yours) for all things non-design. She is also a yoga teacher, new mom, figurative sculptor, and professional organizer.

What Jen loves most is making connections in her community—learning as much as she can from others and life experiences—and combining that knowledge with a crazy hyper-focus on details to help people achieve their goals. She grew up in Portland and loves watching it grow and prosper as a result of its diverse, passionate population.

[Editor’s note: Jen has an adorable daughter named Priana. Ask to see pictures.]

Meghan Lambert

Meghan Lambert designer

Meghan is passionate about the beautification of the web and her love of fine print (pun intended). She finds pleasure in organizing information and loves the challenge and excitement that comes with each new project.

Meghan believes that every brand, big or small, deserves to be represented as its best self and takes pride in helping clients look great. She has a track record of following through on that belief, with over 3 years of professional design experience under her belt.

Aaron Fullerton

Aaron Fullerton developer

Aaron was programming when other kids were still learning to tie their shoes. Now a neuroscience graduate from the University of New England, Aaron focuses on using data models to solve the problems of the future.

When not studying, coding, or obtaining a healthy monitor tan, Aaron can usually be found rock climbing or volunteering at his local EMS station.

Aaron is a big contributor to both front- and back-end programming at PERCH, and has experience developing everything from WordPress themes to custom iPad apps.

Get in Touch

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Contact Information

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State Theatre Building
142 High Street  |  Suite 226
Portland, Maine 04101   MAP

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