By working closely and carefully with you to understand your unique needs, Rocketkoi delivers work that helps you achieve your goals and makes you feel proud and confident about how you’re represented.
We’re in this together.
We aim to provide stellar customer service at all times, delivering efficient, effective, and on-budget work for every client. We take on limited work so we can dedicate our full time, attention, and resources to your project. We believe every business and organization, no matter their size, deserves to feel important, respected, and like part of a team.
Good design is not one-size-fits-all.
We don’t believe in buzzwords or in flash without substance. We make sure our design work represents your unique personality and serves a specific purpose. No detail will be left untouched and no assumption will be left unquestioned.
Honesty is the best policy.
We’ll tell you if we’re the best fit for your project, and if we’re not, we’ll refer you to someone equally amazing. We won’t try to talk you into bigger contracts and more money.
We’re designers, we love what we do, and we love using our skills to help people communicate better.
I am a Brooklyn native finding myself surprisingly at home living in the ’burbs (Alexandria, VA).
I have more than 16 years of extremely varied experience at web design agencies, branding firms, and a bookbinding studio creating small editions of books by hand for photographers and artists. I find I love it all equally, and am excited about what I do every day.
Earliest Design Memory: My dad sitting me down with a C-Thru graphics ruler and showing me how to lay out text on a page so that nothing was too cramped or fell off the edge.
Favorite Medical Mystery: I had 4 extra wisdom teeth for a total of 8.
Favorite Domestic Animal: Lord Buzz Aldrin Fluffertons
Favorite Hobby: Anything insanely repetitive and tedious (think embroidering thousands of french knots)
Favorite Artist: MC Escher
My full name is Malcolm, but I go by Mal. You would be shocked at how many people spell Malcolm wrong. Shocked I say.
From being a designer with PBS KIDS, to being an Interactive Art Director working with some of DC’s biggest organizations, to teaching the next generation of designers at the University of Maryland, I’ve always stressed that design is not just a way to make things pretty, but its purpose is to educate, communicate, and empathize with audiences.
I like pie.
Favorite Food: Anything in pie form.
Favorite Tool: Dixon Ticonderoga Erasable Red Colored Pencils
Favorite Comic: The Maxx by Sam Kieth