We help you
help others
be brilliant.

Mechanicals Creative Services is a tiny independent creative studio
dedicated to fostering knowledge. 


What We Do


Harnessing more than two decades of collective experience, we specialize in helping primarily educational, cultural, and nonprofit organizations communicate, educate, engage, and inspire through: 


Design & Production

  • Curriculum and training materials
  • Books and periodicals
  • Marketing and sales collateral
  • Packaging
  • Branding and identity
  • Trade show displays
  • Web graphics


  • Diagrams
  • Infographics
  • Charts
  • Maps


  • Content strategy, development, and management
  • Editorial strategy
  • Custom content and content marketing
  • Brand messaging
  • Case studies
  • Copywriting


  • Concept and ideation
  • Discovery, strategy, and analysis
  • User experience design
  • Information architecture
  • Production/project management

What We’re Especially Good At


Design for education and training

Successful instruction requires unambiguous design and painstaking attention to detail. We help educators translate pedagogy and curriculum standards into age-appropriate learning materials and help professional trainers develop clear, understandable instruction.

Marketing and branding

We not only design products used to educate; we help sell them, too. Through ample conversation and questioning, we’ll cut to the heart of your brand and craft a visual identity to match your goals and personality. Well also develop marketing and sales support collateral to impress and persuade.

Print and publishing

Were unabashed print fans who understand both the strengths and limitations of printed materials. Our background in production enables us to plan projects efficiently and work closely with vendors to prevent common pre-press issues. And our love of typography imbues each project with the visual voice it needs.

Digital content and strategy

To succeed online, you must do more than inform: you must engage. We can help you find your voice, define your objectives, and devise practical methods to create, refine, organize, package, and recycle your words, images, and media to serve your audience and your message.

Website strategy and analysis

Whether youre starting from scratch, facing a complete overhaul, or just need a few tweaks and a fresh perspective, well help you discover (or rediscover) your websites purpose and achieve its goals. Well help you brainstorm, analyze, organize, and implement a game plan and suggest methods and best practices to keep your site — and your team — running at its best.

See a few samples of our work.


People of every age group from kindergarten through adulthood use our products and materials in classrooms, businesses, and homes across the U.S. and around the world.

Whom We Serve


Some of the brightest, most eclectic minds in their industries, our clients use their talents to enhance lives.


Where else might you have seen our work?

Adidas, Annals of Dentistry, Anton & Partners, Antonio M. Rosario Photography, Aquafina, Asynchronous Records, Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists, Cadillac, Catapult Learning, Comic Images, Comprehension Publishing, Continental Airlines, Crest, CulturClub, Dewars, Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep, Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association, eChalk, Folgers, General Motors, Global STEM Alliance, Hearst Interactive, Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, IBM, ING/Clarion, JPMorgan Chase, Kalimah Press, Kissena Park Press, Knitspot, The Microscopic Septet, National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations, New Direct Product, New York New Media Association, Orbitz, Pampers, Parsons Brinckerhoff, PillPack/Folks Magazine, Procter & Gamble, Puffs, Pulte Realty, ResearchSig, Ridgewood Times, Roher/Sprague Partners, Rugrats/Nickelodeon, Salant Childrens Apparel Group, Solution Tree, StarTalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Starting Point Photography,, St. Regis Resort, Sunnyside Film Festival, Taskstream, Thomson Media, Valiant Entertainment, Van Cleef & Arpels, Vicks, Westfield Style Magazine, Winslow Press, Wunderman, YML Media

We have been working with some of our clients in one form or another for the better part of 10 years.

Why People Hire Us

We don’t just want to help make your audience smarter and more efficient.

We want to help make you smarter and more efficient, too.

Maurice Kessler

Design, illustration, production

Maurice is an award-winning graphic designer who has been conveying information and translating complex concepts through design, illustration, and print production for more than 15 years. He won an American Inhouse Design Award for logo design in 2008 and designed the award-winning SpellRead reading-intervention product line, which continues to be used in public schools across the country.

Kellie M. Walsh

Content, web, digital

A multidisciplinary creative professional with more than a decade of experience creating for the Web, Kellie’s work has appeared in magazines, a book, and on the websites of Fortune 500s, nonprofits, and a seven-piece jazz band. She led the concept, design, and creation of the inaugural website of a $30-million national awards program, which won a 2014 Communicator Award of Distinction for Science Websites.

If you’d like to do the same,


Hire us.

Even if we can't help you ourselves at this time, we may be able to refer you to someone who can.

Looking forward to speaking with you.