design to connect

We create experiences where people can connect with brands the same way they connect with each other.



Trio is owned and operated by Erin Ellison. Originally from the Detroit area, Erin earned her BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Erin brings more than twenty years of experience in the areas of brand development and graphic design for both print and web-based media. She is passionate about design and approaches every project with enthusiasm.


Trio has all the capabilities, experience and talent of a large design studio, but with personal, focused service. Our goal is to establish long-term, positive relationships with our clients. We take the time to understand your objectives, challenges, and goals. We can help set your company apart from the competition, reach your target market, and exceed your expectations.


“The quality of the work done by Trio Graphic Design is exceptional, but it is the relationship I value most. I can share ideas, ask for suggestions, make changes and I always feel like what I need is the priority. I know that the vision I have is important and will be the end product. I cannot say enough about what it means to have someone who can help me make these ideas come to life.”

Kerry Baughman, Executive Director
Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency

“Trio Graphic Design has provided support to our organization for the past several years by developing a branding plan and designing print materials. Erin listens carefully to our needs and helps us tool our organization’s image into something our staff and board are proud to represent.”

Christy Roman, Executive Director
Antrim Conservation District

“Erin did an excellent and timely job on all phases of my website project. When I first explained what I wanted, she listened attentively and quickly understood the task at hand. She voluntarily did some research and made all the needed phone calls to complete the work. Erin was always a pleasure to work with – focused, smart, good sense of humor, and willing to do whatever needed to be done to bring the project to completion in a creative manner.”

Margaret A. MacDevitt, Ph.D.
Psychologist in private practice

“Erin's design work was beyond my expectations. She really listened to the brand story and translated that so well into the initial design options for the logo and marketing pieces. As we narrowed in on the final designs, she made sure all of the details were just right. She is so easy to work with and did a beautiful job!”

Denise Nelson
Magenta Keys, Owner

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