Team of design, marketing & media


Ken Murphy

Designer, Owner, Murphy Empire Design & Marketing

Owner, Artist, Designer, Bell & Beacon

Maine College of Art and Design
University of Southern Maine

From South Portland, ME, Ken has twenty-five plus years of design and creative experience with extensive life-long knowledge of many design, art and media processes and applications.

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. Having a fine art background, and a design education from The Maine College of Art has allowed me to approach design from a foundational perspective. I learned the rules from some of the finest instructors. Now, I try to make new ones and break them regularly.

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Web development, Social Media Marketing, Operations Strategist, Murphy Empire Design & Marketing, and Bell & Beacon

Izze brings a vibrant, fresh view on everything involving communications through the lens of an 'old soul'.

Originating from New Portland, ME (Near Sugarloaf), Izze 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.



We have a true passion for FINER design AND MEDIA.



Murphy Empire Design & Marketing 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. 

We at Murphy Empire Design are interested in finer graphic design and media development in a new era of visual communication. Providing design & concept development for logos, identities, branding, promotions, marketing, film, websites, and social media content  for select companies and organizations.

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 a regular basis, we are inherently interested in pushing ideas to reveal the purest form of visual representation.


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.


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