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An accomplished writer and graphic designer, Braden Buehler gravitates toward good stories, good products, good causes and good people. Since landing her first design job with Portland Stage Company in 2000, she has worked closely with national clients like Garnet Hill, Antidote Films and the March of Dimes, as well as Maine-based stalwarts like Mercy Hospital, Unum, Catalyst for Peace, Hussey Seating, MaineHealth, The Maine Girl’s Academy, Nicola’s Homes, St. Joseph’s College, The Cedars, and Waynflete School. Braden is a graduate of Bates College and has studied at Oxford University. Her work is smart, strategic and drives sales. It is also warm, engaging and completely customized to each and every client. She loves her job, and it shows. Braden lives on Peaks Island with her husband and son.
Jessica Simmons thrives on bringing order to complex information. She has provided design services to dozens of nonprofit institutions at the regional, national, and international level in both professional and volunteer roles. Prior to co-founding Simmons Ardell, Jessica served as design director at McCabe, Duval + Associates of Portland and held positions with leading design firms Milton Glaser Inc. and WBMG Inc. of New York City, as well as Alexander Isley Inc. of Redding, Connecticut. She lives with her family and menagerie near the beach and several bakeries in South Portland.