Who Is Creekside Design? And, what I can do for your business?

Hi, my name is Michael Prout and this is my freelance creative company Creekside Design. I’ve been a graphic artist and website developer in Michiana for over 20 years now and have helped many different companies and organizations in Northern Indiana, Chicago, Southern Michigan, Indianapolis and surrounding cities with their successes. Clients include Disaster Recovery service providers, Retail Outlets, Restaurants, Pet Services, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Professional Services, and many more. I provide my clients with quality creative services but they also receive my constant attention to the promotion of their business, a long-lasting and trusted relationship, and relief knowing they can count on me for more than the project at hand.Throughout my career I have worked with and for successful design firms, website providers, commercial photographers and multimedia developers. My skills are diverse, creative, technical and results-oriented. I’m also not afraid of critique whether given or received. If I see or hear of something that could benefit a client’s success, I will politely let them know what, how and why they should consider it. More of that trusted relationship.When I am not working… and that is rare when you love what you do and who you do it for… you can find me watercolor painting, urban sketching or shaking hands with new friends and associates. I also hand out my clients cards too so make sure to keep me stocked.My wife and I own and operate several other businesses too. We have built a large equestrian facility together in Southern St. Joseph County, Indiana called Creekside Equicenter ( www.creeksideequicenter.com ) and a small corporate apparel and embroidery business called Creekside Embroidery ( www.creeksideembroidery.com ). My wife manages a barn of almost 30 horses and even more riding students while producing quality corporate apparel. Busy family but happy to meet so many fantastic people and help them with their projects and needs.Thank you for taking the time to learn about me. Now lets talk about you and how we can help each other.

More About Who We Are

Small But Multi-Disciplined.

Creekside Design is a small freelance creative design firm located in the Northern Midwest. Our diverse range of design and illustration has been used by some of the most respected global brands. We creatively collaborate with ad agencies, design firms, in-house corporate art departments, startups, and small businesses to produce compelling results.

How We Work

A Simple Design Philosophy.

We approach design using pragmatic creativity to conceive, create, and commence your project through each important stage of development. Ensuring the result is effective, thought provoking, and reactive for your intended audience. Our creative process is refreshingly uncomplicated.

What We Do

Illustrative Design.

Our work capabilities are extensive. We can create in a broad range of styles to facilitate exploratory efforts and expand your creative potential. We can partner with you to develop and deploy effective solutions for your projects.

  • Brand Development
  • Name Exploration
  • Logo Design
  • Identity Design
  • Iconography
  • Illustration
  • Character Design
  • Packaging Design
  • Print Collateral
  • Surface Pattern Design
  • Hand Lettering
  • Advertising Campaigns
  • Trade Show Graphics
  • TV & Film Storyboarding
  • TV & Film Production Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Art Direction
  • Marketing Strategy

Who Our Clients Are

Companies of All Shapes and Sizes.

Whether you’re an ad agency, design firm, start-up, or small business owner we’d love to work with you.

  • Donnell Systems, Inc.
  • Capital Projects and Facility Services, Inc.
  • Key West Travel Service, llc.
  • Sugar Shack Bakery, llc.
  • DC Construction Management, llc.
  • Horse-Powered Equestrian, llc.
  • Equine Veterinarian Hospital of Northern Indiana
  • Creekside Equicenter
  • Four Seasons Decks, llc.

We Love Small Business

Small Business is a Big Deal.

Even though we work with large corporations, we enjoy designing for smaller companies as well. We thrive on facilitating small business so they can successfully navigate and market themselves on the same level as the multi-national brands they compete with daily.

Independent Film Makers

Niche Industry Creative Services.

Are you an independent filmmaker developing a TV or Film production on a tight budget? We can create authentic graphics to use in your production to make your visual narratives more believable. Let us create the faux brand identity, packaging, signage, and other on-set props that’ll allow your viewers to be immersed in your stories.

We Thrive On Challenging Projects That Produce Bigger Rewards.

“Let’s Build Something Successful, Together”

We would like to partner with you to build a successful relationship. As your business succeeds, ours will too.

We Are Creative

There are always obstacles and challenges. Our part is to find a creative way to overcome them.

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We Have Intuition

Awareness, intuition, whatever you call it… We keep our eyes and ears open for opportunity.

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We Are Determined

We never give up on ourselves or our clients. Persistence wins the business.

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We’re Here To Help Your Business Blast Off!

Through Creative Ideas, Innovation & Sheer Determination

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