180 Grant Street 95060, Santa Cruz CA


What we do

Function Design Studio (FDS for short) love designing pages, whether it’s in a magazine, brochure, product guide or annual report. Our desire for perfection combined with over 10 years experience, an adaptable style and disciplined approach means we can handle publications of any size.

FDS has worked in sectors spanning fashion, travel, business as well as industry specific including oil & gas, manufacturing and mining.

Our services don’t just start and end with designing magazines, we also love branding, website design (as you can see), advertising and much more.

Whatever the type of design service you need, we have it ‘covered’ – literally!

We believe in great design

Our ethos and creative approach is simple – create functional graphic design which communicates your message in a clean and elegant manner. We follow this in everything we do because if it doesn’t work, it doesn’t Function.

Contrary to belief, great design doesn’t just magically appear on a page. Editorial design is a skill which demands patience, a flair for detail and a fundamental understanding of how page layout works. Getting the balance between text and image just right is an established skill.

Function Design Studio understand this balance and with our creative experience we can help you craft something beautiful.

Why not have a look for yourself…

Our services

Below is a snap-shot of how Function Design Studio could help you…


Starting from a stand alone logo to a full on brand guideline package. We’ll help you make a mark.


From Business Cards to Letterheads and E-signatures to Powerpoint templates, just ask.

Web Design

If you’re in need of an online presence we can go from a basic page to full on bells and whistles.


Be it digital web banners or print ads for a newspaper, we create adverts that ‘Function’.

Magazine Design

This is what we do best. Monthly, weekly or quarterly we can design a magazine from the inside out.

Brochure Design

Let us showcase your business with a bespoke and modern looking brochure design.

Email Newsletters

We can help elevate the look of your e-shots and guide you on the do’s and don’ts of digital design.


We will beautifully wrap your product using our creative design approach to functionality.

We'd love to hear from you...

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