Tuesday, December 31, 2019

England 2019 — In Photos

Hi! Welcome to this photo gallery featuring our October 2019 visit to England.
Please click any photo below for a slide show of all images (larger screens only).

History, art, architecture, music and nature inspire our graphic design and creative work for clients. Please contact Emilie to talk about your project. Initial consultations are free.

Studio phone: (818) 242-9055

Custom website design & local development
Corporate identity / brand strategy
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Chestnut tree, Greenwich Park, London
Abbotsbury, England
Dorchester High Street, Dorchester, England
Abbotsbury, England, a village in Dorset
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew — Richmond, England
Autumn colors at Kew
Kew's trees are monumental and impressive. Autumn brilliance.
View from the Palm House, Kew
Dale Chihuly glass sculpture at Kew
We love tennis! Centre Court, Wimbledon, SW19
How to you get to the All England Club? Church Road!

Flower stall, Covent Garden. Searching for Eliza Doolittle...
Poster gallery, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Brilliant examples of graphic design through the years.
Urban metropolis to rustic idyll. Elegant menswear store windows, Covent Garden
Renoir's The Skiff, one of many Impressionist masterpieces at the National Gallery, London

Centenary Bauhaus exhibition (1919-2019). Grete Marks' Tea Service (1930), Tate Britain, London

Centenary Bauhaus exhibition (1919-2019). Walter Gropius book (1935), Tate Britain

David Hockney, Man in Shower in Beverly Hills (1964), Tate Britain, London

Modernism in Britain (1933-66). Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), London
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy in Britain, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), London
Perfect typography. Past Presidents, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), London
The Nereid Monument, The British Museum, London

Friday, May 10, 2019

Print: A Must for Reaching Top Donors

Tactile & Effective: Print

Clients often ask “What if we put our publications / marketing materials / brochures / ads online and stopped doing print altogether?” 

Good question. Not always the best solution for every project. Yes, this could work if you are a restaurant targeting millennials in a trendy neighborhood. Instagram is king! No, if you are looking to attract well-heeled baby boomers and older patrons.

In our experience, the best return on investment is a campaign containing both digital and print components, designed together. Both means are effective in reaching target markets, even on limited budgets and timeframes.

Client: Adventist Health Glendale Foundation
For the past two years, our studio has designed and produced "The Difference," the printed donor magazine for Adventist Health Glendale Foundation, a top local hospital in the L.A. area. Donors receive this beautiful printed publication via US Mail which is also posted online in PDF format. Printing: Chromatic Lithographers, Glendale.

To attract and retain high-end donors, quality print is a must, and is expected. The publication has been successful in securing substantial donations, even in a saturated L.A. market. Cover and two spreads from the Spring/Summer 2019 issue are shown here. 

See the magazine for yourself. Send us a note and request a printed copy!

"The Difference" Spring/Summer 2019: The Guild

"The Difference" Spring/Summer 2019: Golf Classic

About Emilie Pallos Graphic Design
Our team has been designing successful marketing and design projects for clients since 1997. Creative Director Emilie Pallos is well-versed in all aspects of guiding complex projects from start to finish. Print design, corporate identity, web design, brand strategy. Local professional coding for all digital projects.

Phone the studio at (818) 242-9055 or send us an email outlining your project. Initial consultations are free.

View our portfolio of client projects here.

Good design is good business.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Digital & Print. Working Together.

The Racket Doctor: Poster Design — Easter Sale

Digital & Print: The Racket Doctor

Clients often ask “What if we just put everything online and stopped doing print?” 

Good question. Not always the best solution for every client and project. In our experience, the best return on investment is a campaign containing both digital and print components, designed together. Both ways are effective in reaching target markets, even on limited budgets and timeframes. Short-run printing is affordable, and high quality. Perfect for posters.

Client: The Racket Doctor — tennis retail store
For The Racket Doctor, L.A.’s largest tennis retail store, our studio designs a mix of print and digital ad campaigns throughout the year: Wimbledon- and U.S. Open-themed ads, plus holiday and anniversary campaigns.

Posters in store windows advertise sales or specials. These bright and fun graphics attract pedestrians on the busy stretch of in the heart of Atwater Village near Silver Lake.

Racket Doctor e-blasts go out to 8,000+ customers, and matching square ads pepper tennis players’ Instagram feeds. The ads, e-blasts and posters are designed together for a cohesive look.

Scroll down to see a few of the recent tennis campaign graphics. All contributed to successful ad campaigns and garnered high open rates and revenues in-store. Love-love!


About Emilie Pallos Graphic Design:
Our studio just north of downtown Los Angeles has been designing successful projects for clients since 1997. Contact Emilie for design and marketing services, in print and online. Print design, corporate identity, web design, brand strategy. Local professional coding for all digital projects. We are known for our classic style, but with a modern twist.

Phone (818) 242-9055 or send us an email about your project. Initial consultations are free.

View our portfolio of client projects here.

Good design is good business.

The Racket Doctor: Instagram Ad — Easter Sale

The Racket Doctor: E-blast Design — Easter Sale

The Racket Doctor: Instagram Ad — Anniversary Sale

The Racket Doctor: E-blast Design — Holiday Sale

Thursday, May 2, 2019


As an art director, I am usually behind the camera overseeing photo shoots. But I have always enjoyed fashion and other creative pursuits.

Photographer Richard Williams captured my personality and style brilliantly in a new series of portraits (three are shown here, along with my comp card). Thank you, Richard!

I am a freelance model available for commercial work in Los Angeles. Let's talk!

Height: 5' 2"  Weight 106 lbs.  Eyes Green  Athletic physique
Bust 34A  Waist 25.5"  Hip 34"
Size 0 / 2P  Shoe 6.5M

Emilie Pallos
(818) 281-5820 (voice/text)

Photo credit:
Richard Williams Photography Studio
Glendale, CA
Phone (818) 956-5712

#modeling  #losangeles  #modelinglosangeles 

Monday, March 4, 2019

Monday Design Inspiration: Vintage European Travel Labels

A few vintage travel labels from our collection. Printed in Europe, early- to mid-20th century.


We collect classic design. 
We design effective, modern ad campaigns, websites and publications.

Since 1997, Emilie Pallos Graphic Design has created award-winning work for clients in a range of industries, from the arts to medical practices. Projects range from annual reports and corporate brochures to websites featuring online stores. 

Please get in touch with Emilie at (818) 242-9055 or send an email here to talk about what you need.

Website design & expert local coding / development
Corporate communications: digital and print
Corporate identity/branding


Good design is good business.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

New year. New studio website.


Our team is often so consumed with designing projects for clients we backburner our own marketing efforts. January is the perfect time to evaluate and update our website and improve how we present the studio and its creative work to prospective clients. We can all use a little more clarity!

Clean, modern visuals showcase print, identity, illustration and web design portfolio. Easy to navigate pages, on every device. Custom design. 

Shown above:
Design portfolio page for Kidder Matthews Tri-Cities Office Team website: www.tricitiesofficeteam.com. Art direction and design: Emilie Pallos. Location photography: Vic Pallos.

2019 EPGD website is now live:

Design project inquiries: Contact Emilie at (818) 242-9055 or send an email here.

Good design is good business.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Thank You and Happy New Year!

As 2018 comes to a close, we’d like to thank our clients for trusting us to create memorable and effective websites, corporate communications and graphic design in 2018. 

We are so lucky to work with a diverse range of people in interesting professions — from top classical musicians to concierge-level healthcare practices and everything in between. 

Thank you!

New identity for Tri-Cities Office Team
We recently created this cityscape identity for the Tri-Cities Office Team, a Los Angeles-based commercial real estate firm working under the Kidder Mathews nameplate.

And we just designed and launched the new Tri-Cities Office Team website. Visit site here.


Emilie Pallos Graphic Design / Los Angeles-based print and digital creative studio.

View our website of creative projects here.
Contact us about helping reach your target clientele with custom design solutions, in print and online.

Good design is good business.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy New Year. See you in 2019!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

San Diego Modern — Circa 1918

Elegant drawings illuminate San Diego High School's yearbook

Vintage graphic design and illustration are always fun to see up close — not just under glass in a museum or library. There is no substitute for turning the pages and studying the design, typography, artwork and pacing of a book.

"The Russ" is San Diego High School's yearbook of student life, clubs, activities and class portraits. This 1918 volume features quality offset printing, blind-embossed cover and classic design. Roman type is paired with more modern illustrations. The yearbook is in excellent condition and without damage to most pages. 

In other words, terrific design inspiration and a nice peek at Southern California history, too!

Pen and ink drawings dividing each section are mainly modern with a touch of Art Nouveau in the bold black "balloon" headlines throughout the book. The artwork for Sports (equestrian photo above) is really stylish — this drawing would be at home in a 1930s or '40s issue of "Vogue." My favorite page!

California is well-known for modernism, even prior to the 1920s. Architect Irving Gill's San Diego and Los Angeles commissions ushered in a bold new cubist look in residential and commercial architecture. If you don't know Gill's work, take a look. Like Frank Lloyd Wright, Gill was ahead of his time.

In 1918, polo matches were held across the bay at the Hotel del Coronado, and back then you could even ride your horse along the beach. This sporty and bobbed girl resembles film star Louise Brooks, but nine years earlier than the famous portrait (below).

San Diego High School, located adjacent to Balboa Park, boasts many well-known and talented graduates including actors Anita Loos, Gregory Peck, actor/comedian Harold Lloyd, TV host Art Linkletter and architect Wayne McAllister.

Balboa Park was built for the Panama-California Exposition in 1915. "The Expo" celebrated the Panama Canal's opening to trade and hosted more than two million visitors in its two year run. Many of the original Park buildings are still standing, including the botanical building (conservatory), Cabrillo Bridge, California Bell Tower and the Spreckels Organ Pavilion.

I recommend a day in Balboa Park if you have not visited lately. It's a treasure — museums on nearly every corner and plenty of green space to relax. You will see some modern architecture but most of the Park's buildings are Spanish-influenced. Be sure to have lunch at The Prado restaurant near the visitor’s center for great food and perfect outdoor dining.


Thank you to Kevin Dalbey and Lucille Dalbey for graciously lending me this yearbook, part of their own family's collection. Kevin’s great aunt Hazel Marvin, a SDHS graduate, is pictured on one of the student portrait pages (below).


CLICK ANY PHOTO to view a larger slide show of images. Enjoy this vintage yearbook!

Louise Brooks by Eugene Robert Richee, for Paramount (1929)


About Us

Emilie Pallos Graphic Design / Los Angeles
Print design and corporate communications, web design and local development, brand strategy, corporate identity and advertising.

Call our studio at (818) 242-9055 or send us an e-mail about your project. 

Please view our website to see design work for clients.

Good design is good business.