About Our Founder

Creative Director and Founder

Jordis Small formerly Jordis Mosley, is a wife, mother, designer and lifelong creative. She got her start in Fashion attending FIDM in Los Angeles and working as a fashion designer. After working in the industry, she found it was not as creative as she thought it would be and knew she had to pivot. She then began working as a graphic designer in the action sports industry and fell in love with it. Working in action sports brought together her love of adventure with creativity.

She worked as an in house designer for several years before taking a leap of faith and opening her own branding agency. Her background in fashion gives her an upper hand when it comes to brand development and identity design.

She takes pride in the work we produce and personally oversees all creative direction as well as takes on all branding agency projects herself. Logo and brand design projects are what makes her tick. 

As a California native she loves snowboarding, riding dirt bikes, running at the beach, and being outside. She loves to travel and experience new things with her family. 

She has a passion for design and is absolutely in love with her job as she thrives on creativity. She says “there is no greater feeling than helping someone see their vision come to fruition.” She also lives by the words of another designer, Aaron Draplin, “do good work for good people”.

Learn more about Jordis.

Why I Love Brand Design

I don’t think any child dreams of being a brand designer or even knows what that means… but looking back at my childhood there are SO many clues to my love of brand and need to be a designer!

Why is the Client/Designer Relationship Important?

The client / designer relationship is a very special one! My clients need to feel comfortable with me… I am building their brand and it’s a big deal. It’s very important that they trust me and feel open to provide proper feedback. It’s a lot like dating and not every client is for every designer and vise versa.
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Carolina Vangilder of Stellen Design Branding Agency in Los Angeles CA
Carolina Van Gilder
Project manager / Assistant
The coordinator, facilitator and scheduler for all Stellen Design projects. She communicates with clients about everything from contracts and payments to design edits and revisions. She helps keep the logistics on point so Stellen Design can live up to their reputation.
Réka Juhász (ray-ka u-has)
Contract Designer

Réka is a Hungarian-born, American-trained award-winning brand designer with over 12 years of graphic design experience. She loves to incorporate hand lettering, tactile elements, or letterpress into her work. She believes inspiration is all around us and that making brands look good is a worthy pursuit in life.

Jordis Smalls of Stellen Design Branding Agency in Los Angeles CA
Jordis Small
Creative Director
Jordis is a big believer in continued education. She makes it a point to attend at least four workshops or conferences a year to keep her skill improving. She is also a big advocate for “creative play” and loves to spend her spare time trying new things and learning new techniques.