about us

julia machotka and ideablast

People began to ask me for guidance with a variety of creative projects after I had worked a few years designing for print and digital distribution at a software company in Silicon Valley. Suddenly, an accidental creative agency was born. At the Ideablast Design Studio, I have been able to provide an excellent alternative to large creative agencies by maintaining a staff of one (myself) and a team of highly skilled freelance artists and engineers both locally and around the world. The work we have done rivals those agencies, at a fraction of the cost.

I'm Julia Machotka and I, along with an amazing team, have developed web sites, email campaigns, explainer videos, tradeshow booths, print collateral in every shape and size, as well as a myriad of other projects. We have provided creative for large brands like Cisco and McAfee and we have designed for startups that have partnered with Intel or sold for millions after our brand work. It has been amazing to be a creative director who doubles as senior designer and as occasional pretty-good-animator and will-do-in-a-pinch-coder. I have worn dozens of hats and I look forward to the many more that I have not yet tried on for size.

What great things can we do for your business?


Try us, we're game. Have a look at this list for starters:


ads . brochures . business cards . direct mail . flyers . illustration . infographics . letterhead . newsletters . packaging . posters . reports . venue signage


banner ads . ecommerce . email campaigns . explainer videos . intranets . microsites . mobile apps . product photo retouching . web design


brand and style guidelines . brand positioning and strategy . cross-platform cohesion . identity systems . logo design . rebranding

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If you’d like to talk with us about a new project or want a bit more details about our capabilities, we’d love to talk with you too.

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