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 think in terms of how all of the small pieces fit into the big picture. I promote unique ideas that turn little ripples into powerful splashes. I partner with the leaders of both startups and established businesses.

After reviewing your current design and marketing, 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.

Work with me for a Free Swim that includes a brand style guideline document as well as your design and production files. Your brand style guideline 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.

Have a plan for all of your materials ready to use when you need them, to avoid tackling each project one-at-a-time. Stay true to your business goals through your blogs, social media content, signage, photography, vehicle decoration, uniforms, architecture, interior decoration, trade show booths and printed materials.

You can share your brand style guidelines, and design and marketing files, with any collaborator, keeping your image consistent across all platforms.


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  — make a splash with Whale Works.

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 III, Senior Capstone, Human Environmental Design, or How to Build a Brand From the Ground Up
and Typography I
Adjunct Professor, Towson University
Teaching Design for the WWW, or How to Build a Website From the Ground Up
Arnold's 2021 Local Business Person of the Year
Maryland Chamber of Commerce
BigCommerce, Shopify & Get Flywheel
MBE, DBE and SBE Certified by MDOT
NAICS codes focusing on graphic design, advertising and marketing
Creative Guild
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
Greater Severna Park & Arnold Chamber of Commerce
Membership AIGA Baltimore