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:
My Lost Cuba
Learning:
Hot to discipline boys
Enjoying:
The first hints of fall in Nashville
creative director / co-founder
W3.CSS
Reading:
Just Open the Door by Jen Schmidt
Learning:
How to be two places at once
Enjoying:
The brief fall weather in Kalamazoo
designer
W3.CSS
Reading:
How Not to Die
Learning:
Color Theory and Painting at Watkins College of Art
Enjoying:
The beet muffin from our neighbor BOX
designer
W3.CSS
Reading:
A Little History of the World
Learning:
The history of Philosophy
Enjoying:
Traveling to new places
designer
W3.CSS
Reading:
Robin by Dave Itzkoff
Learning:
Useless facts like how Wyoming only has 2 escalators
Enjoying:
This soon-to-be fall weather!
designer
W3.CSS
Reading:
The Girlboss blog
Learning:
Communication skills
Enjoying:
Fall festivities!
designer
W3.CSS
Reading:
Hero of Ages
Learning:
How to use InVision
Enjoying:
My fluffy Corgi
content strategist
W3.CSS
business manager
W3.CSS
content specialist
W3.CSS
Reading:
Dante’s Divine Comedy
Learning:
How to use Slack
Enjoying:
Seeing early Halloween decorations

Our Team

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

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