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Why Choose SHD

We understand the pressures of keeping up with your cliental. Mailing a postcard no longer cuts it, marketing has stretched far beyond the borders of print & a website into an infinite amount of digital platforms, such as, facebook, instagram, web banners, email blasts & the list goes on. This ever changing landscape can rob you of your time, your passion & ultimately, your money. 


Great graphic design & brand positioning is an investment that has a financial return. We understand the importance of a strong clean brand & how we can work together to make sure your message is communicated clearly, effectively & consistently; which will separate your business from the crowd.

Don't get lost in a large design firm overcharging you & under delivering. We personally invest in my clients - your success is my success. Spend your time doing what you love & trust us to do what we love. Our commitment to you is to provide a great working relationship, quick turn around & deliver a final product that nails it.


Kara Stout | Principal

Kara has been creating logos, branding systems, marketing collateral, signage, website, digital media, social communications & photography for clients nationwide for over 20 years. [cv]


Kara is thankful for her family. She’s been living life with her husband, Joe, for 23 years. Together, they have two amazing boys & are lucky to have lived in the Colorado Rockies, D.C. & California. They enjoy playing outside - hiking, camping, skiing, paddling & traveling. Life is never dull & always creative around the Stouthouse.

SHD Believes in Giving Back

Stouthouse is compassionate about making the world a little brighter – involved with Homeless Outreach in Sacramento, promoting FREESET, an organization that empowers women trapped in the sex-trade [buy a bag | change a life]. Kara has also been an advocate for art education by volunteering at her children's school, teaching Typography I at Metropolitan State University in Denver & serving on the Art Directors Club of Denver Education Board.

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