Women-owned, value-driven.

We're a tiny team of dedicated designers based in Denver, CO. We each bring different strengths to Golden, but what we have in common is a set of core values that show up in every project and client interaction.

Maddy Beard

Co-Founder + Creative Director

Maddy Beard received her Bachelors in Design from The Pennsylvania State University. Before moving to Colorado to start Golden, she worked at Wray Ward, a full-service marketing agency, on a team of six creative interns. She then moved home to Pittsburgh, PA to take on a digital design role for Branding Brand, a tech company that builds mobile-first experiences for some of the biggest retail brands in the world.

Maddy has also taken on projects with inspiring companies, such as online learning platforms and yoga collectives, where she helped elevate their branding and web-presence.

Saige Sommese

Co-Founder + Creative Director

Saige Sommese also received her Bachelors in Design from The Pennsylvania State University. Just after graduating, she began her professional freelance career specializing in branding, print, and packaging design for small businesses. 

Five of her pieces have been featured in Graphis New Talent, a book that features the best work produced in universities and design schools internationally. She has won three gold awards, two silver and one merit. In addition to her Graphis accomplishments, she created the 2016 logo for THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the nation. 

Awards & Involvement

Graphis New Talent 2018 // Gold
Festival of the Arts // Poster Design
Graphis New Talent 2017 // Gold

Graphis New Talent 2017 // Silver

Graphis New Talent 2017 // Merit

Logo Lounge // Published

THON 2016 // Logo Designer
AIGA // Members
Lady Killas // Members


Our Values

Human Interactions

When possible, we choose face-to-face interactions with our clients because we know how much that impacts the outcome of a project.

Clear Expectations

We set clear expectations from the beginning about ​timeline, deliverables and process. So there are never any surprises.

Research First

We know how important research and discovery are to the success of a project. So instead of diving right in, we take time to research, ideate and test concepts first.


We only take on a couple big projects at once, allowing us to respond timely to communication and focus sharply on your goals.

No Ego

We leave our ego and personal design preferences at the door, and we ask that you do the same. Good design isn't just an art, it's also a science.


Book Club!

6:30 pm on Tuesday, January 7th

Join us for drinks & snacks at Bardo Coffee on W. 38th to discuss 'You Are A Badass' by Jen Sincero. Whether you're a fellow designer or simply a fellow human, we'd love to see you there!

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