We're a husband and wife team in Albany, NY, dedicated to giving small businesses and nonprofits a professional image. We specialize in the design needs of the Jewish community, and have worked with organizations across the globe. We know that well-designed marketing materials are integral to the success of a business, and look forward to working with you to help your business grow.
Leah Caras, Founder & Senior Designer
I love the challenge of taking a client's rough description for a product, service, or event and combining the power of images, color, and typography to create an eye-catching work of art to present to the world.
I founded Carasmatic Design (formerly LL Design) in 2007, after volunteering my design services for various nonprofit organizations. Since then I've created hundreds of postcards, flyers and brochures for for every type of event and business. I am also the founder, publisher and designer of YALDAH magazine for Jewish girls, and teach graphic design at the Bnos Chaya High School in Albany. I have my BA from UMass Amherst where I studied entrepreneurship. I'm the proud mom of four children.
Michael Caras, Video & Web Developer
I have always been interested in video and film. With video, you can reach an audience that is getting more and more impatient, and my goal is to produce a message that is clear and to the point. I think video is the future of getting your message out to the world. I would love to work with you on your project -- give me a call and we can brainstorm the perfect video.
I work on the more technical end of website development, making sure that your website is running smoothly and is optimized for search engines. I'm also a Rabbi and Judaic teacher at the Maimonides Hebrew Day School in Albany.
Why Carasmatic Design?
Our number-one priority is to make your company look great! We use our expertise and creativity to give you a professional image, and make sure that you are completely satisfied with the final design. Our clients rave about our beautiful and artistic designs.
We get to know your brand and style, and are able to create designs customized for your needs. We believe in fostering a long-term professional relationship with clients, and strive to be accessible and helpful with whatever you need.
We know that as a small business or non-profit organization, you're often working on a tight budget. We strive to keep our operating costs as low as possible so we can always offer you the most affordable rates for high-quality services.
We take on a limited number of projects to make sure that we always have time to get your job done quickly. While we appreciate as much notice as possible, we're happy to accommodate rush jobs and typically can complete a simple project in 24-48 hours.