for dreamers, makers, healers & entrepreneurs

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I am a digital designer who loves working with visionaries, artists, start-ups and entrepreneurs. I adore being on a team of good people promoting great products (bonus points if they're health-related or socially conscious).

I've spent about 12 years in advertising, both at agencies and freelancing. I enjoy that no two days are the same. I love lists, processes and collaboration.

When I'm not designing, I love to teach movement and get outside as much as humanly possible.

Seattle, WA


These are several of my favorite projects, big & small.
P.S. I swear I can work with a warm palette.

Social Strategy / Visual Design
Identity / Packaging / E-commerce
Infographic / Social / Print
Illustration / Digital Campaign
Responsive / E-commerce / Fashion


While I love unique projects, most clients need the basics. Here are several of my most popular services and sample pricing.

Brand Identity Package
Investment: $375 - $550
Timeline: 2 weeks

Package includes 3 initial logo concepts, unlimited revisions, and complete brand identity kit with all logo versions and a branding guide with recommended fonts, colors and logo usage.

Website Strategy
Investment: $175 - $250
Timeline: 1 week

This package is great for you if you plan on creating you own site, but would like strategic advice on how to structure your content. I offer a detailed plan with the goal and recommended content for each section and page of your site.

Complete Squarespace Website
Investment: $850 - $1,550
Timeline: 2-4 weeks

Sit back, relax and enjoy not having to create a website! I will take care of the project from start to finish. Websites are built using the Squarespace platform for easy edibility after project completion.


I hired Tess Ball in the winter of 2015 to completely re-do my logo and the overall look of Suzi's Lavender. From the very beginning to the end, Tess was very well organized and professional. While working together to complete our goals, Tess was flexible, professional, extremely creative and detail oriented. Tess was great fun to work with as she shared as much passion and excitement toward the project as I did. Tess is an extremely talented designer. I can't express how fortunate I feel to have had the opportunity to work with her. She kept me inspired and moving forward. Even one year later, our customers continue to give us rave reviews on the new look of our product line. Tess made a quantifiable difference in my business. I highly recommend Tess for the kind of work she does and the person that she is.

Suzi Kelly / Owner/Formulator, Suzi's Lavender

My business had been growing under the auspices of a vague name and brand but a powerful mission. Enter Tess. Tess invited me out to coffee. She started with strong support of what we're doing as a business then asked how her skills to help . As a small biz owner that meant the world to me! Tess is the perfect measure of listening/observing + doing/acting. I trusted her ability to interpret my work into something visual and she nailed it! Now I have a brand that perfectly represents my biz and enthusiasm to share it because it's so damn sharp!

Bree Dillon / Owner, Motive Yoga Co.

Tess brings a sharp eye to her design, with a real consideration for not only look and feel, but the user's experience and the message or brand attributes that the design is trying to communicate. Not only did she do strong work across the web, mobile, social apps and email campaigns, she really knew how to improve what she was given to work with and proactively bring her own ideas. She brought real thought to all of her tasks, and was always very good communicating directly with clients.

Michael Liss / Agency Work

Want to know all the reasons Tess is great to work with? Settle in, because the list isn't short. First, I've never worked with anyone who's so passionate about digital. Just the spark of an idea (hers or someone else's) gets her going on several different levels, exploring possibilities that make the idea bigger and better, or lead to entirely new ideas no one else in the room even knew could be done. [more on LinkedIn]

Gari Cruz / Agency Work

Tess has that somewhat rare ability to combine a strong knowledge and understanding of front end digital technology with an even more impressive visual design sense. I have been amazed at how she can create technical solutions to complex digital challenges that are at the same time beautifully designed, through an artful use of type and layout. Tess brings a depth of creative problem-solving to her projects that we have consistently relied on. She will be an extremely valuable part of any creative team, and I recommend her highly.

Chris Jones / Agency Work



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