Square One Creative Services

Creative Design for both print and online communications.

Book Design

We’ll start with a great cover design to grab your reader’s attention. Then, we collaborate with you to enhance the visual appeal of your content, making your book easier to read and comprehend. By turning your manuscript into a professional-looking product, we can help create the winning personality your book deserves. Our authors all get rave reviews!


Stand out from the competition and attract your target audience with a website that focuses your message to achieve the best results. Our creative website solutions integrate your brand with eye-catching visuals, and help engage visitors to convert them into customers.

Brochures & Sales Materials

Inspired designs for brochures, fliers, sales kits, mailers, annual reports, displays, etc. We explore a range of creative solutions for you that will be both practical and cost-effective. Our design solutions find the right words, messaging and visuals to communicate your Unique Value Proposition. Then, we manage printing production, to ensure you’ll get cost-effective, agency-quality results.

Print & Online Ads

Our system for creating effective ads and campaigns starts with our brand audit questionnaire. This helps determine your goals, and the best content for attracting your target customers. Then, our creative exploratory uncovers the layout, visuals and ad copy that will most effectively communicate your strongest marketing positioning. Our creative inspiration and experience combine to help you achieve the results you hope for!

Logos & Branding

The best branding and logos make a memorable impression on customers, communicating what they can expect from your organization. We’ll help you distinguish yourself from your competitors and clarify what you offer that makes you the better choice. Our design process will help you build or update your brand to be a true representation of who you are as an organization, and help you stand out in a crowded marketplace.


Need to overcome information overload and get your message across? Infographics can deliver knowledge and ideas in visually interesting ways, so audiences understand them instantly. We create highly effective, elegantly-designed infographics that can visualize data, explain business processes, show timelines, organize lists, or clarify concepts — all simply and beautifully.

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A range of print & digital design expertise...


Joyce Davis, Head Graphic Designer / Owner Square One Creative

Joyce has been working in Graphic Design, Marketing Communication & Advertising for over 20 years. 15 years ago, she established Square One Creative, specializing in both print & digital design solutions. •••• Her background includes work at many of the largest advertising, marketing and graphic design agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Ogilvy & Mather, McCann Erickson and Ketchum. She has served as an award-winning art director, designer, writer and creative director. Her experience includes national clients, including Wells Fargo Bank, Capital One, Hunt Wesson, Dole, Del Monte Foods, Hewlett Packard, Clorox, LeapFrog Educational Products & Pfizer, to name a few. She presently serves a wide variety of business and nonprofit organizations. ••••• She has been an instructor at the Academy of Art, SF, teaching both Integrated Marketing and Graphic Design. She also volunteers her writing & design skills in support of local nonprofits. •••• She's developed her own systematic methods to help her clients reach their target goals. Believing creativity is the key to success for any endeavor, Joyce is passionate about enabling others to tap into their own creative energy!

Contact her at: 415-488-5881
Client testimonials

Working with Joyce Davis has been an extremely successful creative collaboration over the years. She has the ability to interpret concepts into beautiful designs that communicate clearly, yet with flair, creating memorable marketing collateral. She is a versatile designer who delivers on time, as promised. That kind of trustworthiness is golden in a business relationship.

Candiece Milford

Marketing Manager

I have worked with Joyce on several projects now and am always thrilled with her work. She not only helped me design a new logo and a set of brochures, she offers invaluable recommendations on how to take my business to the next level. She is highly creative and a seasoned professional I can always call upon and rely on. I'd heartily recommend her!

Linda Barrett

Marketing / PR / Editorial

Together Joyce and I designed a beautiful book. What started out as a basic book project grew to photographic narrative with images on almost every page. Joyce’s talents with graphics and photography shine through. The book is eye-catching and has received many accolades for its design. Over the year it took to complete the project, she was timely and diligent, always returning drafts to me quickly.

Diane Power Zimmerman

Author / Former Petaluma City Schools superintendent

Joyce Davis was a skilled, clever and funny creative partner when we worked at Ketchum Advertising in San Francisco. Her unique and refreshing point of view always added to the quality of the work, and her art directing skills were always reliable and fresh.

David T. Wolf

Senior Agency Copywriter, Author & present Owner bayareacopywriter

We can help you tap into your own creative spark!