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Focusing on environment and land use, health, education, community arts, and election campaigns — over twenty-five years of experience in concept, design, and language for organizations who see strong design and clear communications as vital to their success.

Taking an integrated approach, Toomey Design creates customized solutions via strategy, thorough planning, and design, that promote understanding and make content accessible and inviting.

Located on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay, Ellen Toomey has supported the work of nonprofit groups, government agencies, foundations, and businesses working at local, regional, and national levels. Creating branding and identity, publications, signage, packaging, web, and media design. She was an instructor of design at UC Berkeley Extension for six years.

After spending her first years in Washington, DC, Ellen relocated to Oakland, California, there attending elementary and high school. College began with a year each in Missoula, Montana and Salzburg, Austria, wrapping up in Brooklyn, New York, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications Design, with honors, from the Pratt Institute.

With a mad love for the written word and vast enthusiasm for color, politics, cities, mountains, art, and water, she brings much zeal to graphic design.