Folia Design's Founder and Creative Director, Julia Allen is excited to announce that she has joined the creative team at designthis! as their new Creative Director.

Her role at designthis! will focus on developing new business relationships as well as existing ones, working with the principals on client brand strategy, directing the design team on print and digital projects and overall account management. The advantages of this union is that Julia will be able to provide more opportunities and greater service for all of her Folia Design clients, under the designthis! umbrella.

designthis! started with a vision of providing exceptional design with exceptional service. The designthis! name reflects the creativity and bold thinking we integrate into our design and business philosophies. What supports our success over 22 years? The incredible talent of our staff and ability to bring the best of them to each client and project.


"Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become." A quote by Steve Jobs which I’ve lived and followed by. For me, the last 16 years of creating and building Folia Design began with the courage to follow my heart. That I did, making connections and relationships all over, mostly here in Napa. It gives me great pride and excitement to follow that same guidance but now as the new Creative Director for designthis!. I have admired the work that Kim and Amy have built in creating an iconic brand with an exceptional team that delivers. This next chapter for me offers greater opportunities to expand not only my abilities but with a company that has soared successfully for the last 22 years. I’m also thrilled to be swinging over Folia Design clients to designthis! as the benefits to them in the range of services offered is exponential!"

Have an idea or project in mind? Let's see if it can bloom! We'd love to hear from you!

NEWS has worked with Julia on several projects over the years. She is a great listener, and was very thoughtful, insightful, and responsive in creating the image and message we wanted to convey. We are very pleased with our logo and web presentation.

Tracy Lamb
Executive Director, NEWS: Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse Services


Julia is a compassionate, thoughtful, professional designer that always brings her full energy to each project. I have worked with her for over ten years on multiple projects and have referred her to countless partners.

Michele Grupe
Executive Director, COPE Family Center


Julia is a consummate professional (and fun to work with!) She presents a variety of creative design options – and, more than just graphic arts, she presents visual artist elements too. She also has access to other vendors (i.e. great photographers, printers, etc.) She has never missed a deadline for us.

Elaine M. Jones
Board Chair, St. Helena Hospital Foundation


Julia is a pleasure to work with in all aspects. She is talented, creative and fun to work with and I would absolutely use her again for all design projects.

Joel Toller
Owner/Agent, The Joel Toller Team


Julia is a consummate professional and a pleasure to work with. Her breadth of experience and collaborative approach helped us make our design ideas a reality. The results were elegant and impactful -- just what we were looking for.

Marie Dolcini & Giovanni Guerrera
Owners of FoodShed Take Away


Julia made it a point to understand not only my business, but the person behind the business, seeking every single detail she could to create the perfect logo. She created a handful of logos, and all of them were so incredible that it literally took me weeks to make the final decision. Many thanks Julia for my amazing logo!!!

Rhoda Gravador Piano & Voice Teacher