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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



We specialize in spectacular, compelling messaging that is rooted in research and authentic storytelling. 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 long time graphic designer and social entrepreneur. After working for many years in design and marketing communications, she earned a Masters of Divinity from Boston University with a concentration in social ethics and religious conflict transformation. 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, while helping clients to thrive across industries and global locations.

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.


"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:


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 with efficiency and resilience.

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.