Who Are We?

The diverse group here at Pi Designs encompasses different ages, genders, races, species, you name it!  Some of us highlighted below are in the spotlight; others work behind the scenes, but all of us bring passion, intelligence and a certain irreverence and joie de vivre to what we do.

We may joke around and enjoy each other’s company, but we are dead serious about providing all our clients with excellent ideas and design crafted for their specific needs. Together, we are a team that is more than the sum of its parts. We get to the heart of your company culture and create a message that’s targeted to the customers you need to reach. We bring collaboration, creativity and expertise to each project we take on, from the smallest to the biggest.

Our Staff

Sharene Lewis

Sharene Lewis

Founder & Principal Designer

She may walk blindly into a wall on occasion, but Sharene clearly sees the “Big Picture” of brand strategy. A graduate of Cal State Long Beach with a B.S. in Industrial Design, Sharene has practiced both the industrial as well as graphic disciplines of design for the past 20 years. She leaps every hurdle the design industry throws in front of her with the dexterity of a dancer and the drive of a Mac truck. She runs Pi Design with an iron fist and a soft heart, cramming deadlines down the throats of the staff and always expecting 113.1415%. Sharene WILL take your company’s image to the next level, but there’s a good chance she’ll trip up the stairs on the way.

Joel Dualan

Joel Dualan

Graphic Designer

Joel came to Pi Design to start a new chapter in his life after recieving his Bachelors of Arts in Visual Communication. He wanted to become a graphic designer and get away from the tedious chore of programming and technical hooha he had been doing for years. Since that first triumphant day when he graced the Pi Design doorstep with his presence, we’ve been so excited to have such a talented, knowledgeable, creative person on staff, with programming abilities that he’s been shackled to a desk doing all of the tedious, technical, web programming hooha and setting the high standards of design excellence that are expected from Pi Design.

Heber Pelayo

Heber Pelayo

Graphic Designer

After weeks of coming to work to find the words “Hire me or I’ll steal all of your cheese!” spray-painted in beautiful graffiti lettering across the front door, Sharene showed up one day to find Heber lying in the courtyard unconscious with a knot on his head and an empty spray can in hand. Apparently he had inhaled too many paint fumes and fallen while making his getaway on rollerblades in the shadows of night. The Pi Design team kept him around while his wounds healed to handle some of the smaller production jobs. In a matter of only a few short days Sharene realized the talent that Heber possessed. Upon his recovery we learned that he had received his training at the Art Institute and had four years experience handling prepress and design for a marketing firm. Heber has become a valuable asset to our team at Pi Design and he’ll be around for a long time to come. And don’t worry, we’ll keep him and his spray-paint away from your projects and your pets.

Vanessa Anderson

Vanessa Anderson

Marketing Manager

Vanessa Anderson brings both whimsy and order to Pi Design. Her primary objective is business development with a focus on marketing, product development, and branding. Her creativity and nature-girl vibe is tempered by her tenure in the fashion industry–working for serial entrepreneurs and luxury brands. Vanessa's office antics include, but are not limited to; listening to whale's songs, wielding yoga poses, saving rogue bees with a broom, and smooching the office dog.

Ozzy Pawsbourne

Ozzy Pawsbourne

Prince of Barkness

Ozzy's main task is to bring joy and happiness to the office place while simultaneously warning everyone of the arrival of all those pesky delivery guys. His exuberance often gets him into a bit of trouble but he makes up for it by providing creative inspiration with his silly antics. His hobbies include lizard hunting in the courtyard and watching free range chicken videos.

Client Testimonials

Even after four years I continue to be impressed with Pi Design's creativity, professionalism and quality. No matter what type of project I throw at them, I know they will deliver a finished product that exceeds my expectations. Their creativity, quality and professionalism is unmatched. I would highly recommend them for all of your design needs.

Angela Schutt, Senior Marketing Communications Specialist, Aerovironment

We engaged Pi Design to help grow our company from a small local operation to one with a nationwide presence. With a blend of creativity and intuition, Pi Design crafted a brand awareness that helped propel our firm's growth from coast-to-coast. Pi Design is an integral part of our marketing team.

Alex Fisher, Sun Air Jets

Staying on top of trends and technology requires commitment and perseverance. Pi Design always goes the distance to get the job done right and on time.

Michelle LaBrosse, Chief Cheetah, Cheetah Learning