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About Us

Studio 2D was started in 1987 by Gretchen Wieshuber to make professional design affordable to small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Various departments within the University of Illinois immediately became clients as well. We pride ourselves on meeting deadlines and sticking to budgets.

You can be assured of top-notch quality when working with Studio 2D. Gretchen taught graphic design and typography for 8 semesters at Parkland College. She has over 25 years of continuous experience as a freelance designer. She has ongoing relationships with several printers and a programming team that share her commitment to quality.

How do we differ from an agency? Studio 2D has no commercial office, no receptionist, no permanent staff, in other words, very little overhead. Instead, we invest in the the best tools and software. We work efficiently. Our experience prevents costly mistakes. If you need an editor, illustrator, or photographer, we have colleagues that can step in.


Before you call Studio 2D, it’s best if you know who your audience is and what you want to say. We will talk about what piece(s) need to be produced. Estimates are free. There is no price list because every project is one-of-a-kind. Design starts with asking the right questions, then listening. When working with Studio 2D, you will see pdf proofs every step of the way.

Studio 2D designs:

  • logos and branding
  • newsletters and magazines
  • books
  • brochures
  • conference material
  • websites
  • posters and signs
  • annual reports
  • menus
  • marketing pieces including presentation folders and giveaways
  • social media pages and blogs

Studio 2D has a presence in Manitou Springs, Colorado, and Champaign, Illinois. We serve any organization anywhere that has an internet connection and wants quality, individualized design. Use our contact form to describe your project and Gretchen will get back to you. (Sorry, but putting a phone number or email address on the web invites spam.)

Find Gretchen on LinkedIn and Twitter.