WE CREATE
  • visual goodness.
  • powerful messages.
  • custom solutions.
  • ideas that snap.
WE CREATE

  • visual goodness.
  • powerful messages.
  • custom solutions.
  • ideas that snap.


Alligator Design + Communications is a
full service marketing and graphic design studio. 

Alligator Design + Communications is a boutique marketing and graphic design studio. 

Because first impressions matter.

Simply put, logos are graphic symbols charged with meaning. Nothing proves better than a logo that creativity can make the complicated simple. Check out a few of our favorites.

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WHAT WE DO

Our strong design sense coupled with an understanding of strategic messaging results in more than just a pretty end product. It’s about being effective and thoughtful in all that we do.

We value relationships, we work hard, and we thrive in a collaborative environment welcoming feedback every step of the way.

Branding

Business Cards

Color Palette Schemes

Envelopes

Event Collateral

Graphic Standards

Letterhead

Logo Design

Packaging

Pocket Folders

Thank You Notes

Digital

eBlasts

Facebook Banners + Ads

Photo Manipulation

Social Media Integration

Website Advertisements

Website Design + Development

Website Maintenance

Marketing

Advertisements

Banners

Billboards

Brochures

Direct Mail

Environmental Signage

Firm Overviews

Greeting Cards

Handouts

Posters

Templates

Wayfinding

Communications

Campaigns

Copywriting

Infographics

Internal Resources

Maps

Media Kits

Mission Statements + Taglines

Naming Consultation

Sales Tools

Strategic Review + Analysis

Training Materials

Branding

Logo Design

Business Cards

Letterhead

Envelopes

Thank You Notes

Pocket Folders

Graphic Standards

Event Collateral

Marketing

Brochures

Firm Overviews

Handouts

Posters

Direct Mail

Greeting Cards

Advertisements

Banners

Templates

Billboards

Environmental Signage

Wayfinding

Digital

Web Design + Development

Web Maintenance

eBlasts

Social Media Integration

Facebook Banners + Ads

Website Advertisements

Photo Manipulation

Communications

Strategic Review + Analysis

Campaigns

Copywriting

Media Kits

Infographics

Sales Tools

Maps

Internal Resources

Training Materials

THE TALENT

Lonni Grattan

Strategic Director

A Kansas State wildcat with a degree in Advertising and a minor in Marketing, Lonni spent over eight years soaking in the marketing side of the architecture and design world before co-founding Alligator Design + Communications.

She’s a sucker for words and all of their wonderful meanings and has always lived her life with an inspired appreciation for effective visual communication. Her innate impulse to plan and organize lends itself to project management, but Lonni gravitates to all things clever and creative be it design, music, people or ideas. 

LIKES:

hand written letters, dancing with my kids, cheese, playlists, hot showers, sunshine, scooters, lakes, happy hour, traveling, reading, neon colors, lower case, fresh flowers, courtesy waves

DISLIKES:

cats, cars, my clumsiness, small minds, running (late and in general), manicures, hashtags, woodwind instruments, feeling old, hot wings, missing old friends, sitcoms

forever curious

creative problem solvers

clear communicators

organized + responsive

always evolving

strategic

relationship people

consistent

Lisa Marie Patterson

Creative Director

With aspirations of owning her own studio from the get-go, Lisa spent the first chapter of her career as a director of design at both a landscape architecture firm and advertising agency before co-founding Alligator Design + Communications. She brings a balance of creative skill and logical reasoning to her work, with a sharp eye for detail, composition, and color.

She holds a BFA with a Major in Graphic Design and Minor in Art History from Colorado State University and has been recognized and awarded by organizations such as the Society for Marketing Professionals, CUNA Marketing and Business Council, and Colorado State University for her graphic design work. 

LIKES:

functional art, the little details, orange anything, down pillows, typography, an open sunroof, craft beer, laughing, nice hotels, swimming, campfires, ice cream, technology

DISLIKES:

spiders, salad dressing, unsolved mysteries, GMOs, not enough sleep, mismatched socks, germs, stereotypes, littering, text slang

WHAT’S WITH THE ALLIGATOR?

 Before starting Alligator Design + Communications in 2008, we were unofficially referring to our company as “LL” (for Lisa and Lonni). Accurate, but oh-so-boring. As our company began to take shape, our “LL” quickly found its home in an alligator’s body and name.

 When it comes to branding and identity development, we push clients to be thoughtful, memorable, compelling and fresh. Practicing what we preach, we’re now known as the Alligator girls. Oh snap.

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