To us, really good design should be engaging. It’s why we place such a high emphasis on strategy, usefulness, and refined aesthetics.

Strategic thinking, thoughtful planning, and deep creative roots helps us deliver results with refined craftsmanship. It drives everything we design.

What we do.

Chisel Design is a strategy-focused creative design agency located in Columbus, Ohio. We specialize in helping brands differentiate by crafting powerful brand stories, visual identities and logo designs, user experiences, website designs, marketing communications, and print design.

Our passion is designing beautiful visual communications that meets business goals, exceeds expectations, and builds lasting relationships along the way.

Design capabilities.


Logo + Identity Design
Brand Identity Systems
Brand Refresh Audits
Brand Strategy
Creative Direction

Visual Design

Brand Guideline Design
Package + Label Design
Marketing Communications
Trade Show + Environmental Graphics

Digital Experience

Website Design
User Experience (UX, UI, IxD)
Mobile App Design
Website Development
App Prototyping

How we think and work.

We’re agile and nimble.

Always look to refine and simplify.

Think first. Design second.

Our entire studio is the “A-Team.”

We care about client outcomes.

We’re extremely collaborative.

We’re a transformational design studio that’s agile, strategy-focused, and insight-driven.

Chisel Design is an innovative branding, visual design, and interactive design studio that serves to create measurable value for companies and organizations since 2017. Our name is based on our founders favorite woodworking hand tool.

See our branding and design work

We offer branding strategy, logo and identity design, visual communications, and website and product design (UX / UI / IxD). We create fantastic design work with clients locally in Columbus, OH, throughout the U.S.A., and beyond.

Discover the services we offer

Our people are strategic and creative thinkers; we consider the “Why” as much as we determine the “How.” We also like to partner with our clients to help better identify gaps and help develop innovative solutions.

Learn about our design approach

Our studio has both a local and a remote work culture using a variety of communication and collaboration tools that ensure our clients projects stay on-target, on-time, and on-budget.

Contact us to see how we can help

Companies choose to work with us because we’re focused, strategic, and achieve measurable business value.

Our process.


Discover + Plan


Design + Iterate


Launch + Measure


Discover + Plan


Design + Iterate


Launch + Measure

We always begin every project by creating a lot of drawings, involving whiteboards for the broad end of the spectrum and moving to putting pencil to paper. We learned early on the value sketching plays in the initial stages of design, making it surprisingly effective for both project time and producing quality outcomes.

Chisel Design works on a lot of different types of projects that includes branding and identity, websites, print projects, trade show graphics, mobile prototypes, and even packaging. Regardless of the project, they all have commonality, like discovering nuances to the project, gathering business requirements and goals, and determining what the scope is, planning out the execution and timelines, doing the actual design work, presenting concepts for approval, producing the work, to finally launching your project.

We also want our clients to stay appraised on the project, so we have regular design meetings. It enables project owners and stakeholders to see the progress, to review the work, and gives them an active voice for providing feedback.

Chisel Design is driven by a spirit of innovation, to find gaps and discover new opportunities for our clients.

We believe that great design should work hard to solve real business problems and to help brands stay relevant. We help discover creative solutions to complicated problems, and create products and services people love using.

We design experiences people love.



Mark Shorter

Founder + Creative Director

Mark is a design veteran, creating print and digital experiences for a wide variety of brands. He brings an active imagination, creativity, strategy, vision and leadership to every project. He also loves really strong coffee. #justsaying

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Contact us.

Let’s grab coffee or beer, and talk about designing your unique brand experience.

Tell us about your project or feel free to say, “Hello!”

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