About Chuck Spidell
Chuck Spidell joined CivicActions in 2010 as a Visual Designer. From logos to branding, graphic design and web design, Chuck lends creative mastery and strategic backbone to every project he engages.
With experience designing and developing websites spanning over 16 years, Chuck's big on helping our clients build creative that's compelling, fresh, and authentic. He recently helped complete branding for EatFresh, a responsive website featuring recipes for low-income families on the CalFresh food stamp program. A plethora of design goodness was created: logo design, web design, posters, flyers, postcards, t-shirts, and brand guidelines. Other CivicActions clients include BikeNYC, ReThink Media, Regional Plan Association, Center for Rural Affairs, MIT Center for Civic Media, Lambent Foundation, Columbia State University, American Public Media, and more.
Chuck's passion for nonprofits began in 2000 with a redesign of Sierra Club's Ventana Chapter, still used today. Chuck was honored to work with global humanitarian organization CARE to create a donation website to help aid the victims of the Port-au-Prince, Haiti earthquakes in January 2010. Seeing the pictures of devastation and despair made him realize that design has the possibility to change our world. Chuck currently owns a branding company, Illusio Design, with a focus on nonprofit, environmental, and food & beverage industries.
Chuck is a volunteer for two Portland, OR based nonprofits, Depave and Montavilla Farmers Market. His company redesigned both organizations' websites and continues to maintain them. Giving back to the local community in this way has helped facilitate these organizations' transition from grassroots to powerful community presence.
Chuck has a B.S. in Telecommunications, Multimedia, and Applied Computing (TMAC) from Cal State Monterey Bay University. He's a proud father of two boys and enjoys running the biz with his wife Laura. Music, longboarding, family bike rides, yoga, urban gardening, kung-fu movies, sci-fi, and a good mojito are all other high-ranking favorites.