Grow with Rain.

Communicating the value of your brand to your customer.


Listen to Rain.


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Rain looks for companies who are disruptors in their industries. We love challenging the tried and tired methods with new creative solutions. Our 30+ years of experience enable us to see challenge as opportunity.

We are comprised of a responsive and inventive team of design, programming and marketing communication professionals. We generate compelling visual solutions that inspire action. Our collaborative and strategic approach allows us to discover distinctive brand solutions that result in improved perception, loyalty and conversions.

Looking to grow your business? Let’s talk.

Capabilities

Visual Strategy
Corporate Identity
Brand Messaging
Naming
Experiential Design

Visual Language
Integrated Campaigns
Product Packaging
Web Design
Publishing / Print

UI / UX
Photography / Editing
Illustration
Copywriting
Wayfinding / Signage

Learn more about our process.

Our Clients

The Team

Steve Smit

Steve Smit

Principal / Creative Director

Steve is known for developing intelligent design solutions for leading companies. He is recognized for the imaginative and often deceptive simplicity of his work. Steve has taught design at Arizona State University’s College of Design.

Steve is an avid skier and loves to cycle.

Design improves everything, so of course it’s going to enhance your business objectives. That’s the beauty of the work we do.

David Rengifo

David Rengifo

Principal / Creative Director

David has led successful design and marketing communication solutions teams for nearly two decades. He has served as the President of Arizona’s chapter of American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), and currently teaches at Arizona State University.

David loves hiking, biking and the outdoors.

“When form and function come together, it’s simply beautiful. When this happens, a project is truly ready.

Curtis Despain

Curtis Despain

Principal / Creative Director

Steve is known for developing intelligent design solutions for leading companies. He is recognized for the imaginative and often deceptive simplicity of his work. Steve has taught design at Arizona State University’s College of Design.

Steve is an avid skier and loves to cycle.

Design improves everything, so of course it’s going to enhance your business objectives. That’s the beauty of the work we do.

Julie Rengifo

Julie Rengifo

Accounting / Office Manager

Rain is fortunate to have Julie here on Tuesdays and Thursdays. With over 20 years of accounting experience, she keeps our office and accounts running smoothly.

Julie enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and spinning classes.

“Prompt paying clients are my favorite.”

Shannon Buetel

Shannon Buetel

Director of Client Services

Shannon has been with the Rain team since 2000. Exemplifying her diversity and adaptability, she has successfully managed varied accounts that include real estate, travel and leisure, healthcare and entertainment. Shannon has a proven track record in managing creative, schedules, production, budgets, personnel and client deliverables.

Shannon enjoys traveling, water sports, and seashell collecting.

“My philosophy is under promise and over deliver!”

Robby Doyle

Robby Doyle

Designer

Robby is a recent graduate of Arizona State University with a BSD in Graphic Design. He brings enthusiasm for the process of design and all of it’s facets.


“Do or do not… there is no try.”

Vanessa Whitener

Vanessa Whitener

Business Development

Steve is known for developing intelligent design solutions for leading companies. He is recognized for the imaginative and often deceptive simplicity of his work. Steve has taught design at Arizona State University’s College of Design.

Steve is an avid skier and loves to cycle.

Design improves everything, so of course it’s going to enhance your business objectives. That’s the beauty of the work we do.

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