Desert Elements is an interactive and print design agency specializing in custom web design & development, graphic design, branding, and more.


Desert Elements Design is a full service digital and print design firm with offices in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Austin, Texas. We ensure a cohesive look and a unified message from websites to logos and branding to print materials. We collaborate with our clients to understand their unique marketing goals and target audiences, and then offer solutions to meet timelines and accommodate budgets.

our work

Our creative, digital solutions keep pace with evolving technology. Desert Elements ensures your online presence engages the target audience on a myriad of screens, tiny to huge. We develop interactive websites, e-mail campaigns, online applications, and many more digital assets that build brand recognition, inspire user confidence, and convert prospects into customers, donors, members, and repeat visitors.


Desert Elements produces unique and memorable visuals: from logo design to responsive website layouts to print collateral to product packaging, we collaborate with you to establish a clear creative strategy that builds brand awareness. Our work includes large print design projects such as catalogs, annual reports, and book layouts. From conceptualizing your project through choosing materials for printing to distributing the final product: we do it all.

  • Content Development

Our process for establishing your brand involves a thorough discovery process. We take the time needed to define your narrative through perception research and messaging trials. Your brand remains consistent and prominent through all of the media by which users experience your brand: web, mobile apps, print materials, digital campaign, and all communications. Desert Elements aims to create the brand that is your exact fit.


Desert Elements is a trusted, reliable partner for ongoing website maintenance and support as well as reprinting and regular ad placement needs. We take pride in our lasting client relationships and are ready to answer questions on everything from domain name registration to interpreting Google Analytics reports. Our support offerings include technical consulting on new project initiatives and software and website content management training.



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"We suspected that Desert Elements could build us a web site that would look much better than what we could build ourselves. And what they built us is a first class, visually stunning beauty. We were also incredibly pleased to find out that they could integrate some of the high-end, technical site features we wanted far better than our own in-house programmers could! The whole experience was timely, professional, and impressive from start to finish.  We love Desert Elements and often recommend them to our most important clients."
~ Oban Lambie, President Brownrice Internet, Inc.

"I've worked with Desert Elements since shortly after my first restaurant Vinaigrette opened in 2008 and it has been an evolving partnership and creative team effort from the very beginning. Cheryl and Molly know how to interpret brand purpose and business needs into strong, original visual content and narrative. They understand both the creative and the practical ramifications of their work and manage both with finesse. I’m always delighted by what they come up with in response to project prompts—whether its web, print or marketing strategy. Often they manage to capture not just what I said I wanted, but what I actually wanted and didn't quite express—that extra truth between the words. No easy task! Plus, they are fun to work with and have great senses of humor!"

~ Erin Wade, Owner / Vinaigrette, Modern General

"Wow. It's one word, a simple word, but it is THE word that describes the quality of product and service you get working with Desert Elements. And, on top of that, they were absolutely easy and fun to work with from concept to deliverable."

~ Belinda Padilla, Program Manager, Venture Acceleration Fund NNM Connect

"Since 2003, I’ve relied exclusively on Desert Elements to design and update It’s my best calling card and has never failed to impress."

~ Eric O’Keefe, Author Editor Journalist

"Hiring Desert Elements to handle the complete redesign of our two websites was the most important and best decision we made in going into what felt like a challenging project. The project, however, ended up being fun and surprisingly smooth. I could not have asked for better communication, project management or design implementation. Since our two sites have launched, our membership numbers have skyrocketed and our ticket sales have increased significantly. I highly and without reservation recommend Desert Elements, a local, creative, professional and exceptional company."

~ Emily Crawford, Director of Marketing, Lensic Performing Arts Center / Tickets Santa Fe

"The staff at Desert Elements Design has exceeded my expectations and continues to deliver in design, functionality and assistance. Everyone on staff is not only responsive and helpful, but continuously goes above and beyond with suggestions and ideas. The Santa Fe County website has had multiple upgrades and Desert Elements has made it an enjoyable process every time. Desert Elements is an absolute pleasure to work with and the end result is always amazing, they are truly stellar in every aspect. I honestly can't say enough wonderful things about this company!"

~ Kristine Mihelcic, Public Information / Media Production, Santa Fe County

"Desert Elements routinely exceeds our expectations, and it does so on time and under budget. Highly recommend their multi-talented team."

~ Eddie Lee Rider Jr., Publisher, The Land Report

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