zenboxstudio: meet marianne sao

I believe that everything has room for improvement –
the small shift that brings balance.

My design esthetic reflects that belief – it's simple and timeless. My flexibility in working with clients enables us to find balance together. The result is a visual message that feels comfortable to clients because it's an elegant expression of their goals. I build brands that gain strength from longevity, not trendiness. Longevity is also a mark of my relationship with clients: Some of my very first are still with me more than 15 years later.

At the School of Visual Concepts (back when it was still called "The New School…"), I learned how to draw imperfect lines, color (and think) outside the box and form the letter g, with and without serifs. I learned that design has no rules, which is one reason I knew this career was right for me.

I live wabi-sabi: I see beauty in the imperfect, incomplete and transient. I like earth tones, both dirty and bright. I don't sing, but I dance. I relax by cooking up a storm and then sharing it with appreciative friends and family. A Seattle native and lifelong resident (I don't use an umbrella), I travel to see the world, but I always come back home to family and friends who make me feel grounded.

contact | 206 782 8584 | m@zenboxstudio.com