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Plaid Tractor Studio:

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We help your brand personality spring to life through custom web design, branding, and print media.

Over 15 years of experience in Seattle informs our capability to reliably deliver smart, enduring design. Get in touch and we'll show you how we can meet performance goals through preparation, engagement, and sharply tailored creative solutions.

“Plaid Tractor responded to our layered criteria and reached successful design solutions with less iteration than I'd experienced on past projects. Our entire team was really pleased with the results.”

- Jim McDonald
Deputy Director & Director of Programs, Grantmakers in the Arts, Seattle WA

Showing them a path to success was fundamental to our strategy….

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Grantmakers in the Arts: Website Redesign for a National Leader in Arts Philanthropy

A powerful brand statement that aligns the heritage, credibility, and future vision of a 90 year old company.

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Turtle & Hughes Inc. Brand Identity

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Strategic design and consulting to elevate diverse brands across print, web, and brand identity.


  • Logo Design
  • Brand Identity Design
  • Brand Strategy
  • Type Design
  • Web Design
  • UX/UI Design
  • Packaging Design
  • Poster Design
  • Marketing Collateral
  • Content Strategy
  • Copywriting

Visit the About page to learn more.

Selected clients: Seattle Times Co., Microsoft, Turtle & Hughes Inc., Turtle Energy LLC, Phos Energy LLC, Ranae Holland, the Skeptical Scientist (Finding Bigfoot), MDS Pharma, RiverSong Jewelry, Joseph Zimmer DDS, Paradise Springs Farm, Synchronicity Health Centre, Sol Colibri Coffee

LOGO & BRAND IDENTITY: 5 design imperatives for long term success

10th October 2013 By plaidtractor



Whether you’re embarking on a new venture or revitalizing your brand expressions, here are 5 steps to serve your brand now, and into the future… More…

A company’s reputation is one of its most important assets. The expression of a brand identity is a reputation’s reference point.

The scope of a brand identity can vary, from only a logo or brandmark to a visual system that expresses a brand’s commitment and character across multiple media touchpoints.

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10th October 2013 By plaidtractor


Our prime motivation is to channel our experience to make the process clear, and our solutions valuable. More…

Plaid Tractor teams up with 4-mile to deliver tailored, state of the art design and development.

We’re straight forward, welcoming, versatile, and clients value how we emphasize research and authenticity. We’re at our best when problem solving, and happiest when our clients look professional and sophisticated online.

Web production shines with some skilled coordination. We break it out into segments that make sense: a) assess needs, b) assist in strategy, c) insure design is engaging, usable, and strategic, d) then build technology around design.

Websites are spaces to be inviting, informative, sharable, and brand supportive. No matter how clean or daring, usability remains the cornerstone of our solutions. PT divides focus equally between engaging content and Intuitive access. Our sites are tailor-built in WordPress, mobile friendly, and made to be self-administered.

To make best use of value potential, we emphasize strategic planning, followed by strategy-guided layout, design, and typography. To get there we begin with the almighty brief, among the most valuable tools of the process. The brief outlines essential criteria to guide the design phase, such as look and feel, demographics, psychographics, site navigation and architecture, and user-experience (to name a few). Experience has shown that organization and planning can smooth the process to push design forward.

Web design is an exploratory, evolving discipline. We continue to better understand how to make best use of its reach by delivering rich content, fostering trust, and inspiring action.

Take the first simple step today and let us in on your vision.

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10th October 2013 By plaidtractor


Coaxing opportunity from constraint is what we know and love. More…

Oh, for the love of print.

Producing quality work requires a solid working knowledge of how design and print techniques interact (beyond initial design). Coaxing opportunity from constraint is what we know and love. Read more…