Higley Design creates distinct and memorable brand graphics for a wide variety of businesses and organizations in Southern Oregon and across the west coast. Located in the Rogue Valley, in Medford, Oregon, the studio is dedicated to working closely with clients to provide thoughtful, sophisticated and unique graphic art marketing solutions.

Our focus is on integrated graphic branding. By integrating multiple channels of graphic design we can develop a unified, brand look for each of our clients. Through this process we are able to create and maintain a consistent design message, or personality, through the use of logo design, graphic devices, typography, color, photography and illustration. Our areas of expertise include brand strategy, graphic style guides, trademark design, digital and printed advertising, digital and printed company literature such as catalogs and brochures, packaging, signage, web design, social media promotion, tradeshow graphics and more.


Born into a family of architects in Pasadena, California, John Adrian Higley was exposed from an early age to the aesthetics of mid-century modernism, the American Arts and Crafts movement and Japanese art and design.

John received his BA Degree with honors in Graphic Design and Art from California State University, Northridge, where he served as President of the Student Advertising and Graphics Association. He started his brand design agency in 1993 after working for six years at top level boutique design firms throughout Los Angeles. With his wife and kids, he moved to Southern Oregon in 2004.

John has received top national and international awards for visual communications and graphic design excellence and has been featured in publications including Communication Arts Magazine, Print Magazine, Novum Magazine, 2+3D and on the Dieline.


Consumer Products: The Modern Fan Company, Brammo, Sappo Hill Soap Company, Goodwin Creek Gardens, Monrovia Nursery, Olay Vitamins, Nature Made Vitamins, Sapling Bicycle Company

Retail: 250 Main Street

Education: Southern Oregon University, UCLA

Municipal and Government: City of Ashland, City of Mount Shasta, McCloud California, Jackson County Library Foundation

Food, Wine and Spirits: Harry & David, Willow-Witt Ranch, Ashland Food Coop, Rogue Valley Farm to School, Ocho Tequila, Velocity Cellars, DanCin Vineyards, Native Foods, The Great Unbaked

Health and Healing: Apria Healthcare, Leiner Health Products, YMCA, City of Hope, Oregon Retina Center

Non Profit: Ashland Gallery Association, Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA), The Crest at Willow-Witt Ranch, Rogue World Music Festival, Ashland School District, Friends of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, ScienceWorks Museum, Great Northern Services, California Science Center, Getty Museum, LA County Natural History Museum, Rogue Riverkeeper, Klamath Riverkeeper

Financial: First Data, American Savings Bank

Technology: EarthLink, Simple Technology

Retirement Living: Mountain Meadows, Skylark Assisted Living

Entertainment: Color by Deluxe, Columbia Pictures, e! Foundation, Los Angeles Dodgers

Manufacturing: Honeywell, Luxfer Gas Cylinders, Garrett

Public Relations: Dentsu, Burston-Marsteller, Manning, Selvage & Lee, Rogers & Cowan

Professional Services: Corson + Gonzales + Zaslow, DC Risk Solutions

Automotive: Honda, Nissan

Architecture, Construction and Design: Robert Saladoff Architect, Interiors at the Livery Stable, Anthology Woods, Stone Lab, Sage Hill Landscape

Hospitality: McCloud Merchantile, Country Willow Inn


“Higley Design has been part of our problem solving team every season. They handle all our graphic design, print management, advertising and website graphic updates. All this is done in a prompt and professional manner.”

“I have overseen innumerable design projects for my businesses, in eight countries. When looking for professional design firms, I look for those who are easy to work with, flexible, creative, resourceful and disciplined. I find all these positive attributes in John Higley Design.”

“John Higley has an extraordinary intuition, vision, and the ability to communicate. He kept the process of our label design focused, efficient, and economical—but the real reward was the result, which exceeded our goals for visual impact and subtle beauty.”

“I have had the pleasure of working with John on several different projects over the last 7 years. I have always been impressed with his authentic design sense, his aptitude, and his composure. He has the essential ability to convey concepts and the capacity to listen.”

“John is both exceptionally creative and a great collaborator. His knowledge of clear messaging and understanding of multi-channel usage results in design solutions that are concise yet universal. Additionally, he is extremely personable and a delight to work with.”