about Our work

Based in Santa Barbara, California, our studio specializes in creative and professionally executed graphic design, illustration, marketing materials and website design and construction.


self portrait, Adobe Illustrator

My name is Carole Anne Demachkie and I am the creative force behind Demachkie Design. As a graduate of the Colorado Institute of Art, I’ve been creating award-winning graphic designs and illustrations in the Santa Barbara area since 1985.  I am a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and the Graphic Artists Guild. For the past several years I taught Adobe Illustrator for Santa Barbara City College on the campus of Santa Barbara High School. It was a lot of fun!  I enjoyed teaching graphic design almost as much as I love practicing graphic design, and I learned a lot through teaching. Today I am more focused on developing my illustration style and applying my illustrations to a variety of commercial products.

I maintain strong working relationships with area photographers, copywriters, marketing experts and printers, and bring them on board for projects as needed. I run a lean, fast, and efficient studio and take pride in delivering high quality work on time and on budget. Check out my online design portfolio and then  hear what my clients have to say!   Ready to talk about your next project? Here’s how to contact me.

“You can’t use up creativity. the more you use, the more you have.”– Maya angelou