Complicated intersection aerial view

WE Visualize 

POSSIBILITIES

Visual communication specialists in the field of urban planning

Every project has a storylet us help you craft yours. At Verkstad we combine clear language and visuals into compelling design stories that articulate why your project matters. Urban planning projects are multi-faceted, nuanced, and often difficult for the public to understand. With our planning background we speak your language, but we specialize in translating it for the public.  Our design strategies are based on universal design principles that enhance audience interest and information comprehension, broaden participation among diverse groups of stakeholders, and lead to stronger public support.

City of Portland, oregon skyline

01  Services

We take on projects big or small, are efficient, organized, and fun to work with. Save budget by developing the content and narrative internally—hire us to design it into a beautiful public-facing package. Tell your story better without having to hire a full-service consulting firm. 
Document Design
Artboard 11 copy 3_verk.png
Infographics
Public Meeting Boards/Posters
Artboard 11 copy 6_verk.png
Artboard 11 copy_verk.png
Presentation Design
Project Websites
Artboard 11 copy 4_verk.png
Project Branding
Artboard 11 copy 7_verk.png
Artboard 11 copy 2_verk.png
Marketing Materials
Maps
Artboard 11 copy 5_verk.png
Social Media Graphics
Artboard 11 copy 8_verk.png
 
 

02  PORTFOLIO

a selection of works
Note: Many samples designed while employed by Nelson\Nygaard Associates
 
laptop on desk with notebook and mug of coffee

03  EXPERIENCE

Verkstad is the work of Drew Meisel, former Visual Communications Manager for Nelson\Nygaard Associates and Senior Planner at Alta Planning + Design. The focus of Drew's career has been  using visual communication to improve the public's understanding of planning concepts, data, and the underlying tradeoffs behind each planning decision. To further that goal he developed and taught a graduate level course at Portland State University for six years called 'Visual Communications for Planners'.

Every planning project has a story waiting to be told. Let us help you craft yours.

What our clients are saying
"I hired Drew to help us develop a visualization for our client. His visual conveyed a lot of data in a very clean, clear and easy to read view. This will help our client and their partners to share complex information to a wide range of audiences. Drew brings insight and passion to his work. He was on time/budget and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him."

- Jen M, Analytics Consultant

"I can’t say enough about Drew’s work. There is limited value in having a finding or an outcome if you can’t present it in a way that people can digest and understand. Drew made the planning projects I managed qualitatively better in a big way."
- Matt B, City of Portland
 
Dot Pattern
Got a project in mind?
Don't hesitate to get in touch

Portland, Oregon

verkstadpdx@gmail.com

541.968.4168

 

verkstad, LLC | Portland, Oregon