Human-Centered Design.

Experience Design.

They’re all valiant attempts to describe what good designers have always done.

We put the human at the heart of our endeavor. We think about what happens before and what should happen next.

We start conversations and invite participation. We light the path, and bring your story to light. But most of all, we nurture relationships. Because that’s how users become customers, and customers become your biggest fans.

The Workyard is a design firm. We make things that speak to people.

The Workyard

The Workyard is a design firm specializing in brand-building across the Web and in the wild. From identity and packaging to websites and mobile apps, we make sure your customers enjoy every minute they spend with you.



Art Direction

Brand Audit
Brand Identity
Brand Strategy
Graphic Design
Environment Design
Product Packaging
POP Display
Printed Materials
Social Media
Email Campaigns
The WorkWeek
A Creative Brainstorm Session


Mary Kate Meyerhoffer, Strategy and Art Direction, Founder

Mary Kate Meyerhoffer is a designer and entrepreneur who has been innovating around emerging technologies since 1990. As a specialist in design for new platforms at a time when there were few women in the industry, Mary Kate was called ‘Shegeek’, a fond nickname that became the name of her former design consultancy. Mary Kate has helped develop one of the first online photosharing communities, worked on one of the first worldwide corporate social intranets, and designed and art-directed projects for clients such as Apple, Cowgirl Creamery, Time Warner, Ericsson and Xerox Parc. Mary Kate is an adjunct professor in the Grad Design program at California College of Arts in San Francisco and on the Board of Trustees for Fort Mason Center of Arts and Culture.

Charles Triponez COO, Project Strategy, Director & Management

Charles was born and raised in the countryside of Switzerland. He graduated with degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and worked as a Strategic Project Manager in the Tech and FMCG Industry for over 10 years. Although Charles left the green hills of Switzerland to move to America, he took with him his Swiss precision and attention to detail. He is The Workyard’s voice of reason, the keeper of time, and the one that keeps the company and projects running and functioning smoothly…just like a Swiss Train.

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