Conceptual thinker.
Artist. Creative &
technical strategist.

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Whale Works Design Suzanne Marshall

My process is a melding of
marketing research,
creative development,
design-first thinking,
user-experience testing and
personalized customer service.

See the big picture.

Why the name Whale Works? I partner with the leaders of both startups and established businesses to promote unique ideas that turn little ripples into powerful splashes, and to ensure all of the small pieces fit into the big picture.

After reviewing your current design and marketing campaigns, together we will develop a written, targeted approach to your imagery, web presence, advertising, messaging, print and social media communications — what I call the Deep Dive service.

The Free Swim service includes a brand style guidelines document as well as your design and production files. Your brand style guidelines will detail how your logo, tone, voice and messaging will be used for the specific design and marketing projects that make sense for your business.

Avoid tackling your projects one-at-a-time with a scheduled and implemented plan for all of your materials — the Open Water service. I will work with you directly, or help you get set up with a production designer that can maintain your brand guidelines and design and production files, with my guidance.

Stay true to your business goals and keep your image consistent across all platforms — website, blogs, social media content, signage, photography, vehicle decoration, uniforms, architecture, interior decoration, trade show booths and printed materials.


As a designer on staff, (with a a graphic design degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County), I was rapidly promoted from production artist to art director, received executive management and leadership training, while working with two advertising agencies, a government contractor, a university and an in-house corporate design department.

I left my corporate job and started Whale Works Design in 2000, after being unsuccessful in finding childcare that was high quality, affordable and accommodating to my work schedule and commute times.

My abstract design and creative skills allow me to objectively think outside of the box for branding and business strategy. Small design projects have led to large scale identity systems.

Work with a graphic designer that has artistic flair, technical expertise and business executive training  — give me a call, send me an email, or fill out the contact form on this site.

Let’s see if I am a good match for your vision.

Add design, technology,
corporate management and
executive leadership experience
to your team.

Learn the difference, schedule a time to chat.
Adjunct Professor, UMBC
Teaching Graphic Design II, Research, Methodologies, Processes and Procedures for Graphic Design; Typography I; taught Graphic Design III, Senior Capstone, Human Environmental Design, or How to Build a Brand From the Ground Up
MBE, DBE and SBE Certified by MDOT
NAICS codes focusing on graphic design, advertising and marketing
Membership AIGA Baltimore
Creative Guild
Greater Severna Park & Arnold Chamber of Commerce
Maryland Chamber of Commerce
Get Flywheel & MailChimp
Agency Partner
Adjunct Professor, Towson University
Taught Design for the WWW, or How to Build a Website From the Ground Up
Arnold's 2021 Local Business Person of the Year
Anne Arundel County Economic Development Corporation
Maryland SBA Award, Home-Based Small Business of the Year
Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce
Design Services Champion of the Year
County Council of Anne Arundel County
Home-Based Small Business of the Year
SBA Maryland Small Business Award