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About DesignBold, LLC

DesignBold LLC provides dynamic and effective design solutions for a diverse array of private, government, and nonprofit organizations. Owned and operated by Washington, DC-based graphic designer Justin Bost, DesignBold LLC was founded in 2013 with the intent to ignite social change through design.

From concept to completion, Bost takes a clean, modern approach to his designs, favoring functionality and bold imagery over simply “making it look pretty.” His portfolio includes a range of print and multi-media projects, including motion graphics, publications, logos, brochures, training curricula, information graphics, web-based communications, and more.  Bost’s designs have been recognized by the American Institute of Graphic Arts, earning him a 2009 Honorable Mention for “Excellence in Publication Design” and the 2010 “Show Off” award for logo design.

As a student, Bost completed design internships at AOL, Inc. and the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities. He also spent a summer teaching desktop publishing and Photoshop techniques to autistic children in the DC area at Very Special Arts School in Washington DC. In 2010, Bost joined the Widmeyer Communications team as a Creative Fellow. There, he worked with various practice groups to design print and online collateral for Nestlé, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Pool Safely campaign, and the US Department of Health and Human Service’s Stop Bullying Now campaign. In 2012, Bost began working as a Jr. Print & Motion Designer at FHI 360, a nonprofit human development organization.  Inspired by FHI’s commitment to advancing integrated, locally driven solutions, Bost left the company to establish DesignBold LLC.

Through DesignBold, Bost continues to effectively and efficiently deliver impactful work to a socially positive clientele to include the City of Mount Rainier,  Radar Communications Group, Gateway Community Development Corporation, Joe’s Movement Emporium, NonStop Art, Port Towns Church and the Princess Mhoon Dance Institute to name a few. During the summer of 2015, Bost took on the role of Graphic Design Instructor at the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative’s Digital Media Academy (DMA), a program that helps to prepare youth in the Kenilworth Parkside community of Washington, DC for careers in the 21st century economy.

Bost attended the Corcoran College of Art and Design, where he was a 4-year recipient of the President’s Award, a merit-based scholarship awarded for academic and artistic excellence. He had the honor of representing his class as the undergraduate student Commencement speaker, graduating cum laude with a BFA in Graphic Design in 2010.

Justin provided design services for one of my client projects that required design of a brand new logo and business collateral. His thoughtfulness as a designer is evidenced by his patience, availability for collaboration, responsiveness and ability to translate abstract concepts into concrete design.
— Sara Allen, Waterstone LLC

Justin is an enthusiastic and talented designer. During his time as a full-time contractor at CoStar Group he has produced outstanding work in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment. Justin was an valued member of the design team during a major re-branding exercise. No matter what the project, big or small, his work was of the highest quality. He has a positive attitude and a contagious smile. He would be an asset to any employer and I recommend him for any endeavor he chooses to pursue.”
— Catherine Pages, USA TODAY NETWORK

Justin is very creative, and brings a friendly, upbeat, and can-do spirit to any environment. It was a pleasure having him on our team.
— Peter Hahn, FINN Parnters

Justin’s great attitude, energy and eagerness to learn made him a pleasure to work with and manage.
— Ryan McCullah, Yahoo, inc
 
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