Team and Collaborators of Design, Media, & Marketing
Kenneth t. Murphy
Designer, Owner, Murphy Empire Design & Marketing, and Owner, Artist, Designer, Bell & Beacon
From South Portland, Maine, Ken has twenty plus years of design and creative experience with extensive life-long knowledge of many design, art, and media processes and applications. Ken is the president of the Empire Reindeer Christmas Club, which hosts an annual charity gala to benefit Toys for Tots Foundation.
“Art and design has always been the biggest part of my life. In design school I learned the rules from some of the finest instructors and mentors. Now, I try to make new ones and break them regularly.”
Web development, Social Media Marketing, Operations Strategist, Murphy Empire Design & Marketing, Bell & Beacon
Isabelle brings a vibrant, fresh view on everything involving communications through her unique lens of an old soul.
Originating from New Portland, ME (Near Sugarloaf), Isabelle has a unique yet well connected understanding of current marketing and social platform communications that has proven highly successful. She is fully dialed in and understands hers, the millennial generation, in how messages and images are shared and received within these avid web users, and knows how to optimize this for any/all online promotions.
Rugged Coastal is a design and branding agency specializing in brand strategy, brand identity design, packaging, branded content, UX and website design. For projects of a larger scope, we oftentimes refer clients to Rugged Coastal and Ken Murphy will integrate within their team.
Ben and his company Timber & Frame is an Emmy Award winning film group. Their documentary work with organizations around the world focusing on environmental change and social awareness, along with national and international commercial work, have achieved global recognition.
We have a true passion for FINER design AND MEDIA.
How does a product, or message, or image make you feel?
We are interested in finer graphic design and media development in a new era of visual communication, with the understanding that as consumers or supporters of organizations what we initially feel about something is more important that what we think about something. Thus we provide design and concept development for logos, identities, branding, promotions, marketing, film, websites, and social media content for select companies and organizations that make us feel something good, or even better.
Murphy Empire Design is an award winning firm located in an 1850's small brick historic building at 52 Center, in Portland Maine's Old Port District on the waterfront.
Our primary focus is aesthetic quality and originality of concept, design development and execution for any visual design. Forever striving to re-invent ourselves on an ongoing basis, we are inherently interested in pushing ideas to reveal the purest form of visual representation, and how these make you feel – if something makes us feel good or positive, we embrace it.
We love exploring and being inspired to generate concepts to be the most effective for our clients and projects, and work to create the best possible solution for any challenge.
We are artists, and we love type, and pride ourselves on pushing the limits of typography and letterforms, and the integration of type with graphic content. Combining our love for art and design is what we strive for to set us apart.
Because of our love of Portland, Maine, and the northeast, we draw inspiration from the everyday beauty of the beautiful-meets-rugged natural scape around us. We feel lucky and proud to live here and are deeply passionate about our world we emulate through design and messaging.