Get to know 2 Fold Studio with this quick Q&A:
Who is 2 Fold Studio?
Hello! I’m Lisa Scheideler, the sole proprietor of 2 Fold Studio, a small design and illustration studio near downtown Denver.
What is your background?
Growing up, I was one of those kids who excelled at both art and math. Graphic design offers a perfect outlet for this pairing! After earning my BFA in graphic design from Iowa State University, I first explored the field of environmental graphics by creating detailed signage and exhibit drawings. From there, I sharpened my skills at three different design firms in the Denver area. During this time, I gathered the knowledge and experience I needed to start my own business. I launched 2 Fold Studio in 2006, and since then I’ve crafted custom designs and illustrations for numerous small businesses and non-profit organizations.
How about your approach?
My main goal is simple: I listen carefully and respond directly to my clients’ needs. I have a “good ear for design,” which means your organization’s priorities (not mine) are front and center during all of our conversations. I also strive to provide solid design, stress-free interactions, and on-time delivery with every project. I believe great relationships are built on earned trust, mutual respect, and clear communication. With these factors in place, the creative process becomes natural and enjoyable for everyone!
What are your capabilities?
I love a challenge and the chance to problem solve! Over the past 19 years, I’ve designed and illustrated everything from gum wrappers and web icons to wayfinding signs and school mascots. The majority of my projects center around logos, print collateral, websites, signage, infographics, and social media graphics. Many of my clients also take advantage of my illustration abilities, which feature prominently throughout my work.
Do you have any specialties?
Combining design with illustration is my favorite way to create. These “two-fold” solutions are visually distinct and set my clients apart from their competition. Two more specialties that are sometimes hard to find in a designer? Reliability and follow-through. Taking a client’s idea all the way from the “We need help!” to the “We love it!” stage is truly rewarding. My expertise is especially helpful to small businesses and non-profit organizations who want to partner with a creative professional without hiring an expensive agency.
Are you fully equipped?
You may be wondering, “How can a one-person studio handle all of our creative projects?” Rest assured that I’m incredibly efficient with my time while still devoting personal attention to every detail. I’ve also cultivated a trusted group of freelancers that I call upon to ensure that 2 Fold’s projects stay on schedule. You’ll find that working with fewer people and maintaining a single point of contact keeps the message from getting muddled!
Who are your clients?
My client base is a diverse group of small businesses and non-profit organizations, including:
Amanda Snitker Real Estate*
Alpha Asset Consulting LLC*
Benisch & Company Insurance
Bicycle Blue Book
Colorado Commercial Services
Colorado Succeeds + Homegrown Talent Initiative*
Curious Theatre Company
Denver Public Schools Foundation
Elizabeth School District
GPS Legal Solutions
Institute for Leaders in Development
International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)
Mountain Midwifery Center
Mountainside Countertop Fabricators*
Project Angel Heart
Reach Charter School
Stride Community Health Center*
The Well Sessions*
*2 Fold Studio designed these websites — please take a peek!
I have a specific style in mind for my project, but I don’t see anything like it on your website. Could I see some other samples of your work?
My website portfolio showcases my most recent work, but if you’re looking for a particular style of design or illustration, let me know. I’m always happy to dig through my archives for additional samples. While I never duplicate existing concepts, I understand it can be helpful to see something that’s closer to what you have in mind. My goal is to create a personalized “look and feel” for each of my clients, so together we’ll find the right fit for your project!
Where do you find your creative inspiration?
So many places! Inspiration often strikes while I’m visiting art museums, drawing, or exploring a new city. In fact, travel plays a big part in the passion project that’s kept me busy for the past few years: illustrating an original series of children’s books! My oldest son made up the main character, “Chicken Pot Turtle,” who wears a pot on his head (naturally) and loves to travel the world while making new friends. My sister is the author and I’m the illustrator, so the books are truly a family effort. Check out our hero’s latest adventures — from Nebraska to Nicaragua — at the Chicken Pot Turtle website (designed by 2 Fold Studio, of course).
How do we get started?
Shoot me an email and we’ll schedule a short meeting by phone or in person. I’ll listen closely to your goals and ideas to get a firm grasp on your project(s). Once we nail down the specifics, I’ll put together an estimate for your approval, and we’ll be off and running!
Ready for 3 bonus questions?
Absolutely! Hit me.
Can you name a dream job for which you’re not qualified?
I’d love to be a modern ballet dancer, a storm chaser, or a deep sea explorer. Any job that combines creativity, travel, and adventure sounds good to me!
Do you have a hidden talent people should know about?
I’m a gifted couch-surfing game show contestant. Put me on the spot and I’ll nail the answers for Wheel of Fortune or Supermarket Sweep!
What can’t you live without as a designer/illustrator?
I need to be in close proximity to both an art museum and a bake shop. One provides me with artistic inspiration…the other with brain-boosting treats!
P.S. If you’re so inclined, I’d love to hear your answers to these fun questions…email them to me here!