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Graphic Design +
Digital Media +
Strategy


Stanford Creative is an innovative visual design firm in Cambridge, MA, helping organizations across the globe become more effective in telling their stories.

Melody Stanford
EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR

We specialize in transforming bland communications and into spectacular, compelling messaging. We are graphic designers and communications strategists. We are digital artists and conversation partners.

For over a decade, Founder Melody Stanford has helped clients improve their visual presence across many sectors including healthcare, education, nonprofit, government, corporate, tech, retail, and social enterprise. Stanford Creative is:

  • Truly full-service
  • Award-winning in client care
  • Focused on training and client ownership

Melody Stanford is a social entrepreneur and justice advocate. After working for many years in graphic design and marketing communications, she received her Masters of Divinity from Boston University, with a concentration in social ethics and religious conflict transformation. Melody is the founding production editor of Borderless Press, an organization that publishes books by scholars from the global margins. Melody is also a founding co-host and current correspondent for Irenicast, a podcast about faith and culture.

Melody founded Stanford Creative in 2016 as an outcropping of her passion for helping nonprofits, social enterprises, and academic organizations work toward positive social transformation.

What You Need, When You Need It

We work hard to ensure that our offerings and communications are tailored to individual client needs, and are delivered in a timely manner.

We Can Help You

Marketing today means dealing with a mind-numbing array of communications channels. Clients tell us often that it's hard to stay ahead of the curve.

We are here to help. As holistic visual designers, our greatest satisfaction is bringing effective, cohesive harmony to the ways you interact with your stakeholders.

Harmonize media channels

Award-Winning Service

We were named one of Boston's Top 25 Web Design firms in 2018 by expertise.com.

Great service is what our clients deserve. We are not only prompt and easy to work with, but we are highly adaptable in our work style. Whether you prefer hands-on or no-hassle, we tailor processes according to your needs.

Testimonials

"I have used the Stanford Creative countless times to do many of my graphic design projects, and I am always blown away with their work. I can not say enough about their professionalism, turn around time, and results have always more than exceeded my expectations. Phenomenal work!" — Dana Hodgskinson, Photographer

Our Approach

All too often, working with creative agencies is like a bad game of telephone:

CLIENT STORY → BRANDING GURU → COPYWRITER → GRAPHIC DESGINER → DIGITAL MEDIA MANAGER → DEVELOPER → MARKETING TEAM → PATRON

By the time your story reaches its destination, it's often removed from its source: you. Results might look pretty, but are they effective? Are they "you?"

Reach Customers Authentically

We wrap our entire design process around your story, creating direct lines of communication from you to your stakeholders.

We also help you build internal skills and resources to carry the work forward, because you are the best owner of your brand.

Passionate About Client Care

We are the biggest fans of our clients. When we deliver top quality services, we free clients to do what they do best — improving the world, inventing solutions, and saving lives. The better we perform, the more we get play a role in their incredible work.

Start the Conversation

Whether you want to discuss a project or do some networking, please drop us a line. If we can be a resource to you, we would like to say hello.