Knowing is half the battle.
The big perk of being a small business: interaction. Each new project gives us something new to explore. Before we freshen up the image of a restaurant, we feast at said restaurant. Before we build a window display from scratch, we shop till we drop. Before we design a web site and a new brochure for a middle school, we talk to the students. Once we’ve learned about your business, your ideas, and your audience, we then translate your message into meaningful visual design. Our process creates design solutions that are as unique and varied as the clients we represent. It’s a process that has worked well for us since we founded Blank Space in 2006.
In its youth, Blank Space was an art gallery and design studio in the raucous 619 Western Arts Building in Pioneer Square. We connected with fine artists, master craft-persons, technical experts, and great friends. After years of steady growth, our design studio began to eclipse the art gallery. In 2009 we closed the art gallery and relocated to our home in Capitol Hill.
With such a personal connection to our business, we take great pride in the many accomplishments of Blank Space. Our work with NPCA connects people to the wonder of America’s national parks. Communal art shows such as ‘Red, White, and Pie’ bring joy and transform expectations. A thoughtful, usable website design for Pacific Crest Montessori School saves trees and time. As we continue to improve our Blank Space, we invite you to share your vision with us.
Blank Space is owned and operated by:
I am a people-person, I thrive on interaction. Blank Space gives me the opportunity to really get to know the people I work with and that communication forms the basis for fun, meaningful design. Our wide variety of clients and projects is very freeing. Whether I am building a wooden caterpillar installation, creating a new identity design, or drawing an illustration of Mount Rainier I approach each project with enthusiasm. On sunny Seattle days I enjoy a good hike, and I recently started training for a triathlon.
Co-founder, Super President
Since I was young, I’ve loved art and technology. My first Photoshop was 4.0, my first computer was floppy-based DOS. I grew up with art lessons and trips to museums. I’ve always loved to take things apart, as a kid our neighbors called me ‘Why-ley’. My career in design is an extension of the things I enjoy in life. Everyday I get to solve problems, create beauty, and use technology—I am incredibly lucky.
About Us photography courtesy of Leo Lam