Contact creates effective design that highlights and enhances your message. How can we help you?

Celebrating 20 years in Salt Lake City, Contact Design is a boutique branding and digital design studio that loves to make you look your best. No account reps or fancy salesmen here! Our experienced, agile designers work with you from concept to finished project so nothing is lost in translation.

Let Contact help you with your next identity, print or web project. We'll clean up your image without cleaning you out.

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  • Communication Design Services
  • Corporate Identity & Branding
  • Webpage Design & Development
  • Environmental & Event Graphics
  • Tradeshow & Presentation Graphics
  • Print & Electronic Publishing
  • Typographic Consultation
  • Product Development
  • Packaging Design
  • Graphic Arts
  • Photo Retouching
  • Commercial Illustration
  • Copy Writing
  • Music Supervision
  • E-Commerce Websites, including Volusion and Magento
  • WordPress & Squarespace Websites


Advantis Credit Union, ABM/Ampco Parking Management, Actium Partners, AmeriBid, Aviation Products, Black Diamond Sports, Bohemian Brewery, Burton Lumber, Cargometrics, Cisco, Cityhome Collective, Chums, CloudMom, Comstar Products, CREW, Disney Channel, Drug Policy Alliance, EaglePoint Advisors, eBay, Equality Utah, Fila Golf, Fluidmesh Networks, Garff Automotive Group, Head Sport, Henry Day Ford, Hexcel, Hines Development, Hugger Mugger,

Komatsu Equipment, Legacy Equipment, Marketstar, Midwest Commercial Interiors, Morrell International, NexTalk, Novell, NOW-ID, Olympic Eyewear, PowerMusic, RaceTri, Richards Brandt Miller Nelson, Rockwell, Salt Lake Arts Council, Salt Lake City Corporation, Salt Lake Modern, SiriusXM, Stallings Construction, Sunplay, TriFecTa, Tropical Salvage, Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy, Utah Film Center, Utah Heritage Foundation, VineLore, Winder Dairy, and more.



Matthew Coles, Partner / Account Director

Contact's founder discovered graphics as a young child watching his father's magazine, Utah Holiday, undergo paste-up in the late 1970s. As an English major at the University of Utah, Matthew Coles was the sports editor at The Daily Utah Chronicle where his interest soon expanded from merely formulating the written words to directing the way they were organized with art and images on a page.

After publishing a few newsletters, Matthew launched Contact full-time in the basement of his home with his trusty PowerMac 7100 and a head full of ideas.

He keeps his foot in the journalism world with frequent assignments covering Utah Jazz basketball games and University of Utah sporting events for Associated Press.

Jesse Walker, Partner / Creative Director

As a celebrated DJ, designer, and gentle ambassador to the city, Jesse Walker has helped shape the culture of downtown Salt Lake through his many community connections and his popular New City Movement blog.

Walker got his start in design by making posters and flyers for his high school band and subsequent electronic music events in his native Idaho and then Utah.

With over 20 years in the design industry, Jesse still has an irrepressible curiosity for music, art and people which he converts into raw creativity for Contact clients.

Stephen Coles, Typographer / Consultant

Stephen Coles is a world-renown editor, typographer and tastemaker who consults for Contact from Oakland and Berlin after working in the office during the studio's formative years. 

After six years at FontShop as a creative director, he now publishes Fonts In Use and Typographica, writes for type foundries, PRINT magazine and consults with various organizations on typeface selection.

Stephen is author of the book The Anatomy of Type (The Geometry of Type in the UK) and a member of the FontFont TypeBoard.

Nick Faulkner, Designer

Nick is a graduate from the graphic design program at Salt Lake Community College. Off the clock, Nick is an undefeated softball coach, and all-around team player, who is determined to design wine labels.

Ricky Christensen, Developer

Over the years, Ricky has developed all sorts of web designs and software. He uses his broad know-how to make sites sparkle, no matter the platform.

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You?, Interactive Designer

Do you have intimate /heated discussions with Illustrator? Do you love solving problems through design? Do you want your design to win awards? Would you like to work with a young yet mature team of eCommerce professionals in Salt Lake City? Yes? Great. Shoot us a message. If you seem like a good fit, we’ll be in touch.