Wednesday, November 25, 2020

“The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” — a virtual holiday concert

Happy Thanksgiving to our clients and friends. We hope everyone is staying safe and keeping well.


Zoom Party! — The Guild, a philanthropic group of ladies and men affiliated with Adventist Health Glendale Foundation, could not meet in person this year for its annual holiday event at the Valley Hunt Club in Pasadena, and opted to hold a fun and uplifting event for members via Zoom. 

The Foundation is a longtime client of our design studio. When we heard they were looking for a "headliner" for the virtual event, we asked our talented friends Kevin Dalbey and Cody Gillette to perform. Kevin is a baritone in the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and Cody is an arranger, composer and pianist.

Emilie and Vic planned, produced and directed the concert in less than one week. Thanks to Jim Knell, Unleaded Pictures, for filming and editing, and to Irene Bourdon, Foundation President, for green-lighting the project.

Emilie designed the title sequence, and the performance has a vintage vibe. I think we are all longing for caroling in the snow…


Complete 16-minute holiday concert HERE.

Kevin Dalbey, baritone
Cody Gillette, piano

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
The Christmas Song
Holiday medley for piano
O Holy Night
Go, Tell It on the Mountain
We Wish You a Merry Christmas

We are grateful for our client Adventist Health Glendale Foundation, and the opportunity to be creative in many different ways during this unusual year.


Let’s talk about your project. Contact Creative Director Emilie Pallos for a free initial consultation. Please send an e-mail to or call us at (818) 242-9055. We are based in Los Angeles but work with clients in any location (thanks to Zoom)!

Good design is good business.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Creative work during COVID-19

Hi, Everyone!

We hope you, your families and work teams are staying healthy. The EPGD creative team continues to work full-time on client projects at our home studios in Los Angeles — remotely. Small business is vital to our economy, and we are extremely grateful for your patronage during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Thank you!

California poppies at our studio

In the past two weeks, we designed, developed and launched the new Adventist Health Glendale Foundation website. The password-protected site is aimed at donors, patrons and friends. Site contains the latest hospital info and news, vital during COVID-19, compelling patient stories, a section for The Guild, Zoom session links and a digital version of the Spring 2020 Difference magazine. New content will be added weekly. Check it out!

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Our client The Racket Doctor, L.A.’s largest tennis store, now fills online orders through its website. Tennis players contact store for curbside service and racket stringing, quickly and easily through the new online form. You can also place orders for store merchandise — balls, rackets, shoes and clothing. Stringers have been working steadily since we launched this service two weeks ago.

Our team is now advising on media services/video for clients, including adding YouTube live streams and video functionality to websites.

Because we work in professional media, our studio has access to printing companies and others vendors to complete client projects, even during COVID-19 restrictions. We continue to offer web design and development, print design, photography/photo post-production and copywriting. And we have been busy!

Please let us know how we can help your business or company, now and in the months ahead.

Take care, and be safe.  :-)

Best wishes,

Emilie, Vic and Tom

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

In Memory of Peep, Designer Bird

This post is in memory of our sweet little Peep, finch and designer bird, who arrived on Easter Sunday 2011. She kept us company in the studio for nearly 9 years and "directed" many graphic and web design projects. 

Peep loved to sing along to Alison Balsom's trumpet music, and was especially fond of countertenors and Handel operas. Her favorite piece was Eric Satie's Gymnopédie No. 3:

Thank you, Peep. We will always remember you and smile. :-)
April 10, 2011 – Feb. 14, 2020

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
Print communications 

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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

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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.