Serious Solutions is exactly that. We produce budget-minded design solutions - serious solutions - for your organization while striving to make it a pleasant experience for all involved. We take you and your projects very seriously, but also recognize the need for flexibility and friendly communication during all aspects of our services.
Specializing in nonprofit organizations and churches of 500 or less, we're not worried about being cutting edge, but most concerned about helping you develop materials that will make and keep you relevant within your congregation and community.
Together, we have over forty years of experience in non-profit ministry and graphic/layout design. We recognize and understand the needs of small churches, non-profit missions and large churches alike. Every organization is different - whether in size, goals or preferences. That's why we've established a wide range of services - because we want to help you reach your design goals that are specific to you and your organization. We've got your back.
A Little About the Designers
Alicia Kraft and Rachel Burkum met back in 2001 while on the job. With completely different backgrounds and personalities, it was determined they would either love each other or become mortal enemies. Thankfully they hit it off, and any death threats have always been given in good humor.
Alicia is a preacher’s wife. Rachel grew up a preacher’s kid. Alicia is pert near genius. Rachel is… very supportive of Alicia’s geniusness. Both are 3rd Degree Black Belts in Taekwondo, so they know all about focus, discipline and getting the job done. Rachel loves witty humor. Alicia likes to laugh at Rachel’s humor… or just laugh at Rachel in general. Both balance each other out with healthy doses of super optimism and super realism. When it comes to design work, both are determined to do it well and do it right. Alicia has a wonderful husband and beautiful daughter. Rachel has several trouble-making (but lovable) cats. Alicia has spent her life in the Midwest, while Rachel was born out east. Alicia prefers Subway, Rachel insists Jimmy John’s is better, but both will agree that peanut butter always tastes good in ice cream.
For each similarity between them, there is a polar opposite, creating a most wonderfully balanced team, just right for Serious Solutions. You’d be hard pressed to find two more passionate women. And they’d like nothing more than to help you with your design projects.
Rest assured, we will take you and your project(s) very seriously... and we will also make it fun. We strongly believe in enjoying one's work and filling days with laughter, on or off the job. It's how we roll.