live. work. create.

HEAD POP TART RETIRES

WHO WE WERE

WE GOT A KICK OUT OF
MAKING  VISUAL NOISE.

we popped wheelies on projects:
Noise w/o Sound brought "more pop"
to our clients image.

down to earth creativity

VINTAGE ADVERTISING FUN:
Watch my favorite Alka Seltzer
commercial
from 1969.

Noise w/o Sound design studio operated from a former speakeasy in Seattle’s urban-industrial South Park neighborhood, just one block from the Duwamish River. We contracted with hand-picked photographers, writers, web developers, printers, and subject experts throughout the Puget Sound area. If you need a referral, I can still give one.

With 40 years under our belt, Noise w/o Sound designed brands and promotions for the real estate market, the non-profit sector, neighborhood revitalization efforts, and food justice campaigns. We were enthusiastic and crafted attention-grabbing experiences, developed brand strategies, designed for print and web, and created educational interpretive signage.

services

Our design services included: ad campaigns, branding, packaging, environmental graphics, print and web work. We were also pretty darn good at naming and renaming businesses.

Reaching your audience doesn’t have to be complicated, it just needs to be genuine and on target. And we went the extra mile to make sure it did. We loved spending our days dreaming up cow-naming contests, and how to build a 500-pound piñata. Noise w/o Sound offered clients another way to look at meeting their needs.

Head Pop Tart

Kathi ‘george’ Wheeler

Retired Owner, Designer, and Creative Genius

Kathi (also known as george) was obviously born with a love for advertising and design. Unlike other three-year-olds who ate their Cheerios, young george used breakfast time to thoughtfully redesign the Cheerios box (probably while singing along with TV jingles). george finished college early at age 19. Began her career designing advertisements and promotions for local newspapers (eventually landing at The Seattle Times), a print shop, an ad agency, while also freelancing for other Northwest businesses.

In 2006, george opened Noise w/o Sound in Seattle. With her hand-picked creative cohorts george supported projects that benefited her communities and morals. She designs mostly for the non-profit sector, neighborhood revitalization efforts, and food justice campaigns.

When george isn’t at the computer you’ll find her kayaking, camping, conducting kitchen experiments, in New Mexico, or chatting up neighbors.

Favorite color: Pantone 366 (lime green)
Favorite bday gift: Yamaha 100 Enduro (13th, which she still has)
Favorite travel location: Fez, Morocco
Childhood stuffed animal: Monkey named Zip

Ready to pop into action as needed

Copywriters

Jade Blackwater
Copywriter, editor at Brainripples
Website

Rochelle Short
Copywriter at Type A
Website

Production/Design

Anita Veen
Designer at Anita Veen Design
LinkedIn profile

Web Developers

Mark Root-Wiley
WordPress, non-profits
Website

Jeremy Moff
HTML, Joomla, WordPress
Website

Photographers

Ryan Castoldi
Food & Products
Portfolio

Doug Evans
Food, Products & People
Portfolio

Michelle Smith-Lewis
Theatre, Dance & Fine Art
Portfolio
Website

Kathi age 8