Graphic Design, Marketing, Package Design, Vehicle Wraps, Collateral, Signage / Tradeshow Graphics, Advertising, Web Design and Email Campaigns. Located on Boston's North Shore in Cape Ann, Massachusetts.

Owned and Operated By Dave Saltonstall: DS Design Studio is a graphic design studio that delivers agency-quality creative, project management and branding expertise. Our company services small to mid-sized companies that do not have the internal resources to design and deliver all of their sales and marketing initiatives.

Signage / Tradeshow Graphics

Our services for tradeshow events include design and print management of dynamic visuals for our clients' booths, 8 x 10 popup displays, store signage and retractable displays. We also create pre-show mailings, follow up mailings, design press kits and produce promotional giveaways for events.


Stunning visuals and compelling copy are critical to the success of an advertisement but there are additional features that make an ad sell product. Our ads focus on sustaining interest, being credible, persuasive, generating a desire, and outlining the benefit so consumers are motivated to buy.

Package Design

Attractive packaging sells so we strive for presentation, quality, captivating type, great photography, clear messaging, brand recognition and we research the competition to maximize shelf positioning. Additional marketing initiatives we offer to enhance the packaging experience include: in-store displays, shelf talkers, point of purchase, coupon design, QR codes and online promotional integration.


Our company designs collateral that engages, motivates, stimulates, reinforces your brand, and clearly communicates features and benefits of your product through well thought out designs and visuals. We design corporate brochures, sell/ data sheets, press kits, sales promotions, newsletters, point of purchase, direct mail, and more.

Vehicle Wraps

DS Design Studio has designed vehicle wraps for the sports and beverage industries thus far but are looking to diversify into additional sectors because vehicle wraps grab attention. The statistics from the American Trucking Association indicate that car wraps provide the lowest cost per impression of any advertising method at $1 per thousand impressions.

Web Development

Your web site and on-line campaigns must convey your branding and your messaging since often times it is now the first impression a prospective client has of your company. Developing, capturing the mission, promoting and extending your brand reach is at the forefront of all our company or e-commerce web site initiatives.


Our company designs promotional items that are creative, fresh, memorable and focus on extending brand recognition.

Email Campaigns

DS Design Studio has designed email campaigns utilizing MailChimp, ExactTarget, Constant Contact and Vertical Response

Direct Mail

With mailboxes brimming with junk mail, our focus is to stand out in the crowd so we target the message with compelling copy, utilize appealing design, and incorporate online initiatives.

About Us


Our company has provided marketing initiatives for well known brands like HEAD Wintersports, Gortons, Eastern Mountain Sports, Tufts Health Plan, Van Houtte Coffee, Timberland, Swarovski, Oracle and Easter Seals in addition to creating new brand campaigns. We actively listen to Marketing Directors and study their brands so we can seamlessly design projects that speak to our clients' image and mission.

DS Design Studio markets to small to mid-size companies that need experienced designers who will provide the synergy and professionalism they deserve. Super bowl ads are not our specialty (well...maybe not yet) but please don't expect to get value from designers on web sites like Outsource, Thumbtack or brick and mortar stores like FedEx Kinkos.

Projects We Excel At:

Collateral, Ads
Package Design
Signage / Tradeshows
Vehicle Wraps
Web Design
Direct Mail

Why Choose Us?

Agency-quality creative without the bureaucracy

We develop a solid rapport with our clients and work as a team

Proven track record with brand name clients

Senior-level talent on ALL projects

One-stop shop for integrated design and marketing campaigns

Unsurpassed professionalism, integrity, service and quality

Superior graphic design, print and project management

Response time is immediate

We go the extra mile for each customer

RAPPORT: Developing a solid rapport with our clients is critical to their success.

RESPECT: Our clients' perspective must be respected because they know their business better than anyone.

REACT: DS Design Studio reacts to customers needs and market trends in a timely manner.

RELIABLE: Reliability in concept and execution without mistakes saves our clients money.

RESULTS: Commitment to produce results with maximum return on investment makes our clients successful.

Our brand is: honest, hard working, experienced, dependable, approachable, provides excellent design solutions, and prides itself on customer satisfaction. We promise a direct line of communication with our clients and offer no unnecessary management levels that may dilute the mission and message so crucial to every brand. Our company hits the ground running for our clients thus providing a faster turn-around that larger agencies can't provide because they are not lean, are over-managed and utilize inferior junior designers.

We build strong relationships with our clients because we listen to them intently and dig deep to understand their business.

We're kids at heart so our philosophy is to ask a lot of questions, stay energized, play, have fun, and be creative.

We create value for our clients because they are confident in our abilities, we operate with integrity, professionalism and we define our business and creative processes.

About DS Design Studio

Based in Rockport, Massachusetts, one hour north of Boston on Cape Ann, we offer graphic design, marketing, project and brand management services.

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Our Services

Collateral, Package Design, Advertising, Tradeshow Signage, Retail Signage, Vehicle Wrap Design, Email Campaigns, Web Design, Direct Mail, Promotional Items, Brand Management, Project Management, and Print Management.

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Proven Track Record

Our company has provided marketing initiatives for well known brands in various industry sectors including sports, food & beverage, health care, software, energy, cosmetics, apparel, education, finance and more. We actively listen to Marketing Directors and study their brands so we can seamlessly design projects that speak to our clients' image and mission.

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