Our Studios

Together we are better. We are a team of designers and strategists, problem-solvers and innovators, who stay curious to keep us creative. We believe in Intentional Design, Creative Curiosity, Focused Processes, Collaborative Teamwork and Effective Flexibility.

 

Our passion is to develop your brand, your collateral, your story.

Our Team

creative director / co-founder
W3.CSS
Reading:
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
Learning:
Watercolor fundamentals
Enjoying:
School back in session for my boys
creative director / co-founder
W3.CSS
Reading:
Look Alive Out There
Learning:
To be on time (still)
Enjoying:
The last bit of pool season in Michigan
designer
W3.CSS
Reading:
Rules of Civility
Learning:
How to do a headstand
Enjoying:
Falling and getting back up from said headstand
designer
W3.CSS
Reading:
A Little History of the World
Learning:
The history of Philosophy
Enjoying:
Traveling to new places
designer
W3.CSS
Reading:
Let's Talk About Love and Crazy Rich Asians
Learning:
The different type of features on a DSLR
Enjoying:
My new second screen!
designer
W3.CSS
Reading:
Declutter Your Mind
Learning:
Google AdWords
Enjoying:
Our new Kalamazoo studio!
designer
W3.CSS
Reading:
Mistborn
Learning:
Illustration Techniques
Enjoying:
Wedding Planning
business manager
W3.CSS
Reading:
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Learning:
Health Insurance and 125 Plans
Enjoying:
The break in the humidity!
content strategist
W3.CSS
Reading:
Independent People
Learning:
How to parent over and over again
Enjoying:
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Our Team

founder & creative director
founder & creative director
designer
designer
designer
designer
designer
business manager
content strategist

Our Story

Laura Deleot and Tori Thomas had been collaborating for 6 years when they determined they were better together and decided to form a partnership. Establishing Circa Design in 2015, they built their business on a shared set of principles that remain unchanged: intentional design, focused processes, collaborative teamwork, creative curiosity, and a flexible work environment. In their first two years, they went from just the two of them to a fully developed company with office space in two cities, six full-time employees, and a roster of 70 clients. They have also built their unique Circa Fellowship program, launched several initiatives for Circa Creative, and participated in countless community projects. They have experienced their own growing pains, to be sure, but they know what it takes to make good ideas grow. They are doing it themselves with Circa.     

Our Story

Laura Deleot and Tori Thomas had been collaborating for 6 years when they determined they were better together and decided to form a partnership. Establishing Circa Design in 2015, they built their business on a shared set of principles that remain unchanged: intentional design, focused processes, collaborative teamwork, creative curiosity, and a flexible work environment. In their first two years, they went from just the two of them to a fully developed company with office space in two cities, six full-time employees, and a roster of 70 clients. They have also built their unique Circa Fellowship program, launched several initiatives for Circa Creative, and participated in countless community projects. They have experienced their own growing pains, to be sure, but they know what it takes to make good ideas grow. They are doing it themselves with Circa.     

Fellowship

The Circa Fellowship program was developed to bridge the gap between design education and its professional application. Helping creatives launch productive careers, we provide temporary placement for young designers during the fall and spring terms. Our fellowship program provides full integration into a creative team with opportunities for hands-on experience and intentional learning within a collaborative environment.

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Fellowship

The Circa Fellowship program was developed to bridge the gap between design education and its professional application. Helping creatives launch productive careers, we provide temporary placement for young designers during the fall and spring terms. Our fellowship program provides full integration into a creative team with opportunities for hands-on experience and intentional learning within a collaborative environment.

LEARN MORE