About Us

Owned and Operated By Dave Saltonstall: DS Design Studio is a graphic design company that delivers agency-quality creative, teamwork, project management and branding expertise. Our company services small to mid-sized companies that do not have the internal resources to design and deliver all of their sales and marketing initiatives.


Five "R" Concept

RAPPORT: Developing a solid rapport with our clients is critical to their success.

RESPECT: Our clients' perspective must be respected because they know their business better than anyone.

REACT: DS Design Studio reacts to customers needs and market trends in a timely manner.

RELIABLE: Reliability in concept and execution without mistakes saves our clients money.

RESULTS: Commitment to produce results with maximum return on investment makes our clients successful.

Why Us?

Agency-quality creative without the bureaucracy

Proven track record with brand name clients

Senior-level talent on ALL projects

One-stop shop for integrated design and marketing campaigns

Unsurpassed professionalism, integrity, service and quality

Superior graphic design, print and project management

Response time is immediate

We go the extra mile for each client

Track Record

Our company has provided marketing initiatives for existing brands like HEAD Wintersports, Gortons, Eastern Mountain Sports and Easter Seals in addition to creating new brand campaigns. We actively listen to Marketing Directors and study their brands so we can seamlessly design projects that speak to our clients' image and mission.

DS Design Studio markets to small and mid-size companies that need experienced designers who will provide the synergy and professionalism they deserve. Super bowl ads are not our specialty (well...maybe not yet) but please don't expect to get value from designers on web sites like Outsource, Thumbtack or brick and mortar stores like FedEx Kinkos.

Our Promise

Our brand is: honest, hard working, experienced, dependable, approachable, and we provide excellent design solutions. We promise a direct line of communication with our clients and offer no unnecessary management levels that may dilute the mission and message so crucial to every brand. Our company hits the ground running for our clients thus providing a faster turn-around that larger agencies can't provide because they are not lean, are over-managed and utilize inferior junior designers.


Over 15 years experience: We harness your business knowledge to develop creative, cost-effective programs that will put you ahead of the competition. We can talk about it or you can just see for yourselves at DS (Dave Saltonstall) Design Studio Graphic Portfolio.

Industry Sectors

Food & Beverage / Sports & Entertainment / Health Care & Biotech / Software / Apparel / Cosmetics / Environment / Real Estate / Education / Finance / Utilities / Aeronautics / Energy / Automotive

Special Thanks

By Dave Saltonstall: "There are so many individuals that I must acknowledge as people whom have added great value to my working experience and my life in general. People whom I have had the pleasure to work with and collaborate with are hard working, talented, fun, entertaining, they are colleagues, mentors, and long lasting friends. I must thank all of them for allowing me the opportunity to work with them on such great projects and brands."

They are: Tom G., Mike B., Brian P., (The WOW Guys), Dave M. and his team, Dave L., Patricia L., George P., Ann H., Dan H., Ev H., The Entire Cyrk Team, and Karen C., just to name a few.

About The Artist

Dave Saltonstall: Highlights outside of graphic design include: Traveling to Italy, Croatia, and Maui with my wife, daughter and son-in-law, biking the rail trails (knocking them off the list with my wife and friends) and mountain biking the dogtown woods (go if you haven't), golfing with buddies and family, photography, playing with the band Major Nelson (link to last web site) for over 10 years (boy, we had some great times and still do occasionally), reading or listening to T. Harv Eker, Anthony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki, Phil Pustejovsky (real estate guru), hiking, walking daily, great weekends in N.H. with family at my dads on the Pemi River, and enjoying the beach.

Dave Saltonstall Photography

Landscape, nature and wildlife photography are my primary photographic passions and living on Cape Ann offers so many wonderful opportunities right in my back yard. I have always had an interest in photography and my background in Graphic Design is so beneficial on so many levels that I feel truly blessed to have found a passion for photography that will never go away. The exhilaration of capturing a moment in time, being outdoors and experiencing some of the surprises makes me so excited about the future. Currently my photography is being sold online at Fine Art America.com In addition, here is a link to my retired photography site

Sympathy Candles For Sale

Beautifully designed "Rainbow Bridge Poem" Candles honoring beloved pets. The Rainbow Bridge Poem describes the special place where our beloved pets go when they leave this world and our hope is that it will provide the comfort needed for pet owners to remember and pray for their departed friends. Customize your memorial candle with a friend or family member's name designed with the "If Tears Could Build a Stairway" BUY ONLINE AT SympathyCandles.Com

We build strong relationships with our clients because we listen to them intently and dig deep to understand their business.

We're kids at heart so our philosophy is to ask a lot of questions, stay energized, play, have fun, and be creative.

We create value for our clients because they are confident in our abilities, we operate with integrity, professionalism and we define our business and creative processes.

About DS Design Studio

Based in Rockport, Massachusetts, one hour north of Boston on Cape Ann, we offer graphic design, marketing, project and brand management services.

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Our Services

Collateral, Package Design, Advertising, Tradeshow Signage, Retail Signage, Vehicle Wrap Design, Email Campaigns, Web Design, Direct Mail, Promotional Items, Brand Management, Project Management, and Print Management.

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Proven Track Record

Our company has provided marketing initiatives for well known brands in various industry sectors including sports, food & beverage, health care, software, energy, cosmetics, apparel, education, finance and more. We actively listen to Marketing Directors and study their brands so we can seamlessly design projects that speak to our clients' image and mission.

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