Meet Walder Studio

Walder Studio specializes in graphic design, branding + strategy, web design, and signage + wayfinding design. 

Because we’re a small team, we can work on projects of all sizes and bring the same innovative spirit and high-quality design to your project as you would expect from a large agency, without the added time and expense.

Additional services include copywriting, interior design, photography, and providing well-researched opinions on anything and everything.

The Team

Austin, Texas

Robin is an Austin transplant and mom to toddler Ellis. With a design background in branding and signage and wayfinding design, she’s worked with a variety of clients, including the Oregon Zoo, One World Observatory, and the University of California, Berkeley. Outside of work she can often be found scouring local flea markets, hanging out with her dog, Charlie or trying all of the wines from Trader Joe’s.

Robin Anderson Piazza

Principal

Cleveland, Ohio

Michelle is a Cleveland native, pet parent, and proud aunt. She focuses on helping nonprofits, community organizations, and businesses of all sizes succeed through thoughtful and effective web experiences. She is equally passionate about artisan cheese, home renovations, and landscaping.

Michelle Kowalski

Principal

Cleveland, Ohio

Hannah is a Cleveland native, toddler mom, and Ohio University alum. With over a decade of experience in marketing and copywriting, she loves establishing relationships with clients and helping them find their voice. If she’s not writing, she’s listening to a podcast, binge-watching a show with her husband, or spending time on Lake Erie.

Hannah Gierosky

Content Lead

Robin Anderson Piazza

Principal

Austin, Texas

Robin is an Austin transplant and mom to toddler Ellis. With a design background in branding and signage and wayfinding design, she’s worked with a variety of clients, including the Oregon Zoo, One World Observatory, and the University of California, Berkeley. Outside of work she can often be found scouring local flea markets, hanging out with her dog, Charlie or trying all of the wines from Trader Joe’s.

Michelle Kowalski

Principal

Cleveland, Ohio

Michelle is a Cleveland native, pet parent, and proud aunt. She focuses on helping nonprofits, community organizations, and businesses of all sizes succeed through thoughtful and effective web experiences. She is equally passionate about artisan cheese, home renovations, and landscaping.

Hannah Gierosky

Content Lead

Cleveland, Ohio

Hannah is a Cleveland native, toddler mom, and Ohio University alum. With over a decade of experience in marketing and copywriting, she loves establishing relationships with clients and helping them find their voice. If she’s not writing, she’s listening to a podcast, binge-watching a show with her husband, or spending time on Lake Erie.

for a cool project, we’ll work anywhere.

Walder Studio has offices in both Cleveland, Ohio and Austin, Texas. 

Michelle and Robin met as students in the DAAP program at the University of Cincinnati. Cutting out tiny pieces of paper at 4 am is what originally brought them together, and they’ve been inspiring each other in their design careers ever since. 

In the decade+ since college, Michelle and Robin have learned from design jobs all over the country, eventually combining their expertise and creating Walder Studio. Based in both Ohio and Texas, Walder Studio is happy to work with clients from coast to coast and around the world.

We strive to be

Approachable

There’s a lot of gatekeeping in the design world, but you won’t find any here. We promise to make things attainable and easy to understand.

Knowledgeable

With decades of combined experience in the design world, we promise to be your ally and partner in all things design. No matter the challenge, we’ve got your back.

Friendly

Just consider us your friend with a great eye and design experience. Unless you want things to be strictly business, then we’ll keep our jokes to ourselves.