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KELLY LA PLANTE – PORTLAND, OR
See Level Design Co. is an individually run creative studio based in Portland, Oregon. I aim to design with purpose and a strong attention to detail. Collaboration is my jam and believe strongly that good things come to those who hustle.
Originally from the sunny sands of Southern California, my husband and I made our way up to the glorious Pacific Northwest in 2014 where we now live with our 1 year old son, loads of trees, and a plethora of good coffee.
I love any sort of design where conceptual problem solving is involved and never tire of searching for that perfect design solution to whatever project I'm working on. I believe good design takes time, inspiration and a strong attention to detail. As famous designer Charles Eames once said "the details are not the details. They make the design." I have a strong love for passionate people and truly just want to make things that are both beautiful and meaningful. While I’m a sucker for handmade paper and vintage stamps, I can’t deny my love for a meticulously crafted business plan or super organized spreadsheet. You can usually find me exploring the great outdoors with family and friends, planning the next dinner party with far too many plates or searching for a new coffee shop.
why see level?
Being born and raised only a few blocks from the beach, the ocean has always been a large facet in my life. It is both humbling and inspiring staring out at that big blue puddle. Jumping in the ocean is like hitting a reset button for me and seems to be the cure for (almost) everything. The name See Level stems from this constant longing to be near the ocean along with the calmness and level headedness I feel after seeing it. This feeling is also one I strive to pass on to all of my clients throughout the design process because in the end we’re making something awesome and having a lot of fun doing it! Lets build something beautiful and meaningful together.