We craft beautiful brands and remarkable customer experiences.

Walder Studio is a Cleveland design firm AND Austin design firm specializing in graphic design, branding + strategy, web design, and signage + wayfinding design. But don’t be shy, we love working on projects from around the globe.

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

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.

Proudly Women and LGBTQIA+ Owned


Meet your lead designers

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.

Michelle Kowalski

Cleveland, Ohio

Michelle is a Cleveland native, pet parent, and eccentric aunt. Her design background includes packaging design, branding, and detailed UI/UX design for B2B eCommerce companies. She now 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.

Robin Anderson Piazza, co-owner of Walder Studio

Robin Anderson Piazza

Austin, Texas

Robin is an Austin transplant and new mom to baby 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.



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.


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.


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.