Effective Design from Curious Minds


Mothershed Design Company is the husband-wife team of Josiah and Meg Mothershed, a dynamic duo of two passionate designers and entrepreneurs.


Josiah is the big-picture thinker, creativity conductor, and all-around design wizard.

After working for in-house teams as well as larger agencies, Josiah felt like there was something else calling him. Working one-on-one with business owners to set and meet their goals was where he felt most alive and realized that the best way to serve his clients was to gain the insight and flexibility of owning his own business. Hence, Mothershed Design Company was born. Josiah specializes in brand identity and logo design, but applies strategic thinking and problem solving skills to a wide variety of projects. Design is truly his calling and has enabled him to forge meaningful relationships with like-minded clients and friends.


Meg is the minutiae manager, strategy guru, and problem-solving bundle of energy.

Already being partners in life, joining forces with her husband in business was a no-brainer. Meg focuses on the development and operations of the business, while bringing her love for details in design to specialize in layout and illustration. Meg contributes strong organization, expert strategy, and excellent communication skills to Mothershed Design Company. Design and entrepreneurship are Meg’s passions in life, and combining them allows her to work directly with clients to help their businesses succeed.



What clients are saying...

After collaborating with Josiah on numerous client design projects at a branding agency, I saw first-hand how his creative talent, motivation and constant quest to learn and improve set him miles apart from other designers. Unlike many graphic designers, there is no ego in Josiah’s work; rather, it’s fueled by a pure dedication to deliver beautiful designs that exceed his clients’ expectations.

As a copywriter and editor, I appreciate Josiah’s thoroughness and the thoughtful care he takes to ensure the proper meaning is conveyed in his designs, from abstract logos and icons to copy-heavy reports and collateral.
— Amber, Calliope Communications

Josiah has been designing logos and poster art for us for the last ten years. His work, at face value, is witty and inventive: perfect for a comedy show! His work, upon inspection, is intelligent and demonstrates a detailed understanding of the subject he is designing for. Josiah has an ability to capture the heart and purpose of an entire production with crisp, simple, and precise imagery. He works frighteningly fast, brings many an idea of his own to the table, and listens to your own “design concepts” with a willing and collaborative ear... even if that idea consists of nothing more than, “I don’t know? Can there just be like, some cows on it?” We couldn’t recommend him and his work highly enough!
— The Guys of Cheaply Intellectual Productions

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