PaperWeight Circle

At PaperWeight, we provide creative services that will meet and exceed your expectations by finding the right mix of web, branding, and digital strategies. Our firm has worked with clients in the technology, financial, nonprofit, startup, and fashion industries. We believe that design is a process and any successful project requires collaboration. Together we can produce outstanding results that will benefit you for years to come.

Meet the Team

James Brettschneider
James BrettschneiderBaltimore/DC Lead Designer
James oversees the operational functions of PaperWeight and assists in the creative aspect of most projects. A graduate of the University of Baltimore, he has obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on International Business. His employment history includes experience in B2B sales, marketing, management, business development, and customer service. At PaperWeight, his primary client focuses include web design and WordPress customization. James has a broad range of interests that include astronomy, history, technology, and biking.
Ian Leibovici
Ian LeiboviciPhiladelphia Lead Designer
Ian explores creative and design culture through an interest in social experiences. A graduate of the University of Arts with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, he has also completed a certification in web design at Moore College of Art. His employment history includes business, marketing, and customer service. Ian’s inspiration comes from the ever changing nature of the design world and his broad background of industrial, graphic, and web design allows him to tackle a variety of projects. In his free time, Ian enjoys going to art events, biking, drawing, and playing guitar.

Our Services

We provide a variety of services across digital and traditional formats. Hover over a box to see a list of our capabilities for each field.

Web & Mobile

When someone is talking about web design, one of the most common words you’ll hear is engaging. That’s because when you go to a website you want it to be a positive, informative, and beneficial experience for the user. Tablets and mobile phones are increasingly popular tools for web browsing, so you also need your site to be responsive across all possible devices. We’ll design a website to meet your current needs while also planning for your future growth.

Web & Mobile Capabilities

  • Visual Design
  • Responsive Design
  • Content Layout
  • Information Architecture
  • User Interface (UI)
  • User Experience (UX)
  • Wireframes

WordPress CMS

WordPress is a free content management system (CMS) that is open source and very practical to use. Originally started as a blogging system, it has grown to become a full CMS with a high degree of functionality. This growth is in part due to the thousands of themes and plugins that are constantly being developed, allowing for a large degree of personal design. Our team has years of experience in WordPress setup, design, and customization.

WordPress CMS Capabilities

  • Full Install & Database Setup
  • Theme Setup & Styling
  • Custom Theme Design
  • Content Migration
  • Plugin Configuration
  • Site Maintenance
  • Woocommerce & WP eCommerce
  • Blog Setup
  • Video Training

Branding & Print

There are many elements to compiling a brand and each one is an important aspect for building the recognition of your company. Successful brands often have a distinct logo and color scheme that is remembered in the minds of consumers. Your visual identity is displayed across all of your print material, so you will want a cohesive look. PaperWeight will work with you throughout the process to establish an ideal direction for your brand's future.

Branding & Print Capabilities

  • Name Analysis
  • Logo
  • Slogan
  • Color Scheme
  • Infographics
  • Print Material
  • Style Guide

And now for some kind feedback from our clients…

In 2013, our nonprofit organization contacted PaperWeight Design Studios to evaluate our current website and make suggestions for a more user-friendly design. We felt they listened carefully and created the new website on a platform that has been easy for us to update, while maintaining the aspects of the original website that were important to us. Their suggestions for graphic and design improvements were helpful and offered in the spirit of collaboration. Throughout the process, they were very responsive and completed the work within the agreed upon timeline. Post-production assistance has been graciously supplied. We would not hesitate to recommend PaperWeight for website design.

Mary MacFarland
Small Steps In Speech

I have worked with PaperWeight for over 6 months to develop and implement my company’s digital branding strategy. They took the time to fully understand the segmentation and positioning within my specific financial market niche and since then their ideas have proven to be innovative, fresh, and perfectly aligned with the vision for my company’s growth.

Jeff Bruno
JJLN Consulting

From my first meeting with PaperWeight, I knew that they were on my side. They took the time to understand my direction and needs as a small business owner. When we hit technological roadblocks, they worked tirelessly to help me overcome them.

Brian Antolin
CoTo Travel

Featured Portfolio Samples

Take a look at some of the projects that we’ve been working on.

Move To Philly

Move To Philly is a new website that showcases all of the great reasons for living in Philadelphia and discusses real estate in the area.

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Sartorial Services

Sartorial Services is a startup company that is revolutionizing the men’s independent clothier industry through its eCommerce platform.

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PaperClips215 is a non-profit organization that focuses on raising awareness for art and creative culture within the Philadelphia metro area.

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MLeads is a business productivity app to help you manage your leads, events, and sales teams. We designed their interface and marketing material.

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Shearer & Gray

Shearer & Gray Investment Management, a financial services firm, was looking for an updated website. A number of visual elements were incorporated.

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Family Support Services

We redesigned the website and payment system for Family Support Services, an organization that helps children facing developmental issues.

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Bringing Design & Business Together

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Design is a complicated task and it takes a specialized skill set to make it happen correctly. Your designers need to be flexible. These days there are tons of designers, but how many of them are the right fit for your business?

Good design is also good business, helping to build trust and value for your company’s appearance and voice. It’s not rocket science when it comes to the theory, but actually producing the work is not simple and therefore a designer must have a well-rounded skill set. That’s why finding the right designer is crucial. A good designer will always be honest in their skill set. How can you be sure though?

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