A Microagency
– a small yet versatile design studio nestled in the vibrant Twin Cities of Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN.
So, what exactly is a “Microagency”?
Think of it as a small yet mighty design dynamo, tailored to suit everyone from lone wolves to corporate giants. It’s the embodiment of agility and adaptability, crafting tailored design solutions. With expertise spanning art direction, design, and production, I seamlessly navigate projects of any scale, offering personalized service that ensures every client’s unique needs are met within their budget and timeline.
Venus Designs is your one-stop-shop for all types of visual design.
Why are we called Venus Designs?
Like the planet itself, Venus shines brightly as “The Morning Star,” symbolizing visibility and distinction in a crowded marketplace. Also drawing inspiration from the carnivorous plant – our captivating visuals and content catch your target audience’s attention the way a flytrap catches, well, flies. And let’s not forget Venus, the goddess of beauty herself represents the essence of good design. It isn’t only about what meets the eye; it’s about capturing hearts and nurturing a love for your brand.
• Brand systems & guidelines
• Publication design
• Print & web advertising
• Marketing collateral
• Display, event and large format graphics
• Presentation design
• Infographics & icons
• Photo compositing / retouching
• Packaging & design with 3D dielines
• UI design

Meet Karin Odell, the owner of Venus Designs. As a creative, I bring a strategic mindset to the table, no matter how small the project.
What kind of experience do I bring to the table?
With over 20 years of agency-level design chops under my belt, I’ve provided services to numerous agencies, organizations and companies.
Armed with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Macalester College, plus additional education in art, design, and photography from the Minneapolis College or Art and Design – I bring a unique blend of creativity and technical know-how to the table. Effective strategy and appropriate emotional tone are the main goals with every project.
This requires understanding and cultural context – things that AI or inexpensive outsourcing can’t provide. My education and experience help me craft visuals that resonate with your audience on a deeper level. 
Venus Designs, Inc. is incorporated and carries standard business liability insurance.
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