My name is Denise McLean, and my passion is Commercial Art and Graphic Design. Based in Paso Robles, California, I offer professional graphic design and marketing services. I work with my clients to bring their ideas and visions to life with intent and purpose. Selling a message requires a creative mix of form and function to produce design that simply works. 

After working for over 30 years in the California Wine Industry in the fields of retail, hospitality, events, public relations and marketing, I realized my favorite part of all of those jobs was when I had opportunities to design. In 2004 I stepped out on my own to form Mode Communications. Today, I have commercial art published in National magazines, on wine boxes, Paso Robles wine labels, food labels, billboards, websites and more. Utilizing my knowledge of how graphic design is actually used on the marketing end has helped me create designs that communicate effectively - and look good.


I work on MAC (Adobe CS6) in Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. Website builder and email platforms I design in include Constant Contact, Mailchimp, Wix, Squarespace, Network Solutions, and more. 



Wine Labels 

Food & Product Labels

Event Posters

Print and Web Adverstisements

Print and Email Newsletters

Postcards & Mailers

Billboard & Sign Design

Logo Design

Visual Brand Standards 


Social Media Banners

Web Ads