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GET TO KNOW CARLA

From: Hyattsville, MD  |  Lives in: Laurel, MD


Alma Mater: University of Maryland, College Park


Kids: 2, Megan & Ryan


Favorite Quote:  “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” — Jimi Hendrix


Favs: Autumn, dark chocolate, Elton John, yellow roses, Middle Eastern food, Frasier, mint chocolate chip ice cream, Scattergories, iced green tea lattes, and Apple products.


Most Played Song on Spotify: Stitched Up by Herbie Hancock featuring John Mayer

From: Hyattsville, MD  | Lives in: Laurel, MD


Alma Mater: University of Maryland, College Park


Kids: 2, Megan & Ryan


Favorite Quote:  “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” — Jimi Hendrix


Guilty pleasure: Toy Story 1, 2 & 3


Favs: Autumn, dark chocolate, Elton John, yellow roses, Middle Eastern food, Frasier, mint chocolate chip ice cream, Scattergories, iced green tea lattes, Apple products & Kevin Spacey.


Most Played Song on iTunes: Stitched Up by Herbie Hancock featuring John Mayer




ABOUT US

Carla founded Uncommon Design over 20 years ago and continues to take great pride in the creative process and the relationships she builds with her clients. Inspired by the belief that “Image is everything,” her design philosophy is to make the idea clear and simple, the design surprising and beautiful. She strives to be unique, to push the envelope, and create eye catching graphics that will make you or your business stand out from the crowd. 

Carla has aspired to make Uncommon Design a company that clients enjoy working with. Small and flexible, yet experienced—she works closely with her clients throughout the design process. She has a diverse selection of customers, from small start-ups and churches to larger associations, non-profit organizations, and various government agencies.

Services

We offer a full range of design services from brand creation and concept development, through production, and delivery to your clients.

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Our portfolio is as diverse as our design services.

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SERVICES

LESS IS MORE

Image is everything. Let us help you make yours memorable.

Uncommon Design creates functional and eye-catching designs for associations, government agencies, professional service firms, non-profits, churches, academic institutions and more. Whether you need a fresh new logo, sales collateral, a direct mail campaign, signage or an e-newsletter, we can help. 

Logo design, corporate identity and Branding

Print design: postcards, stationery, product sheets, signage

Marketing & Promotional materials: brochures, flyers, posters, banners

Direct mail campaigns 

Publication design: magazines, annual reports, and newsletters

Our passion for good design makes us the ideal partner for all of your organization’s graphic design and publishing needs.

Uncommon Design understands the importance of speaking with our clients in detail in order to create a truly unique product for their business. We encourage feedback and work closely with the client to ensure their vision and needs are satisfied with completed results.

Please contact Uncommon Design to get more information about how we can work together to produce the product of your vision and your needs.

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OUR WORK

Here you’ll find examples of some of our work that helps our clients succeed.

Uncommon Design has the privilege of working with small businesses throughout the area to provide effective design and branding producing real results. Here are just a few of our happy clients.





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TESTIMONIALS

Carla is an amazing designer.

“Carla is an amazing designer. I gave her a few pictures and some literature I wanted on a brochure, and was amazing how well put together it was. She did this in only a few days, and still to this day we are using the same design.”

PETE DAVIS, ASPHALT & CONCRETE ELITE SERVICES, INC.

Carla is one of the best designers I have worked with.

“Carla is one of the best designers I have worked with. She is very thorough when finding out what her clients want and need. Therefore when presenting her work to the clients, they generally love it the first time around. She is just a joy to work with!”

DON THOMAS, SIGNARAMA

She is a consummate professional...

“Carla did an excellent job in designing a logo for my business venture. She is a consummate professional who excels at her work.”

PETER GRAGNANO, THE GROWTH COACH

She is the best and wonderful human being too!

“Carla is the consummate professional, very creative, talented, and has a keen sense about the persona and situation/event she is working on. Carla designed my Wife and my wedding invites, thank you cards, and wedding reception directions. We had “Logo” designed that we used on signs, lip balm, and other wedding items. I would have thought her fees fro this amazing work would be way more than the were. You can get professional design and development work fro a reasonable cost. Carla was quick, thorough and quick to fix and little changes we had along the way. I would highly recommend her for any type Graphic design , Log, special event, or church program!”

“She is the best and wonderful human being too! thanks Carla:)”

BRIAN MADDEN, MADDEN INSURANCE

She did a great job!!

“Carla has helped me with the graphics to make a small tract which I have tried to make for years! She did a great job!!”

FRANNIE MILLER, SHAKLEE

Carla is a connoisseur of creatively crafted concepts.

“Ms. Conway has a canny and constructive capability to carefully catalog catchy campaigns and then proceed to act as a catalyst to construct them. Furthermore, she is a competent and cautionary professional. I recommend Ms. Conway highly.”

HARRY SCHNIPPER, OWNER, BLUES ALLEY JAZZ LLC

Carla quickly understood the branding I was trying to achieve.

“I opened Railroad Street Wealth Management after 28 years in the securities business. Carla quickly understood the branding
I was trying to achieve and in a relatively short time achieved the results I was looking for. I could not be happier with my business
cards, stationary and website. I love my new logo and would recommend Carla to anyone looking for a branding expert that does it all.”

CHRISTOPHER MAMUNES, RAILROAD STREET WEALTH MANAGEMENT

It is a pleasure to work with her.

“Carla Conway has been the designer of our magazine, Capital Area REALTOR®, since the latter part of 2014. She is creative, always looking for new and visually appealing ways to present information, and she has even taken it upon herself to introduce a new magazine feature that has been a big hit with our members. She goes above and beyond to make sure that we put out a quality product, and the feedback we get from our members and Board is very positive. In addition, she is responsive, easy to work with, and makes delicious fudge during the holiday season.”

BOBETTE BANKS, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, GREATER CAPITAL AREA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS (GCAAR)

Carla was efficient and she was able to capture our style almost immediately after meeting with her.

“I am part of a real estate team and getting noticed is extremely important in my business. Carla has helped us with several projects. Most recently she redesigned our monthly newsletter and created a clean, fresh , sleek look that is a better representation of our business. We couldn’t be happier with the service and product we received from Uncommon Design.”

ALEX HEITKEMPER, THE PIROVIC TEAM, LONG AND FOSTER REAL ESTATE

I highly recommend her for any design projects, large or small!

“Carla makes me feel as if I am her only client. She always comes through for me so I can easily meet my deadlines. She’s extremely easy to work with and takes feedback cheerfully. Whether it’s my regular newsletter, a one-off infographic, an event poster or a new logo, she produces numerous options for me to choose from and happily incorporates my suggestions to ensure I’m always 100 percent satisfied.”

ANN PUDERBAUGH, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

Carla Conway is so great to work with!

“She suggests multiple creative options based on what I tell her I want and then she works with me to finish the details in such a way that both of us look good.”

VICKI ROSETTE CHAIR, PROGRAM DIRECTOR, RESPIRATORY CARE DEPARTMENT, SGPS PROGRAM, WASHINGTON ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY

It's exceeding all expectations.

“How will everything lay out, how will it look when printed? Here is where the last member of the team, the clean-up hitter comes to bat. Carla Conway produces home runs. The illustrations enhanced our text, the layout balanced in color, shape and appeal and the books are gladly received and used. Thank you Carla for the warm smile and “let’s get it done” attitude.”

DOUGLAS WEAR, CONTRIBUTING WRITER AND EDITOR, HOPE FOR TODAY

Carla is one of the best designers I have worked with.

“She is very thorough when finding out what her clients want and need. Therefore, when presenting her work to clients, they generally love it the first time around. When she sends files to us for work, they are always just what we need. No back and forth!  She is just a joy to work with!”

DONALD THOMAS, OWNER, SIGNARAMA




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