Krisanne Murray, Owner, DESIGNROOM

Leading Ladies 2024


Good graphic design tells the story of a business’s brand and identity – when it comes to developing materials that are both functional and emotionally rich, Krisanne Murray’s company, DESIGNROOM, is where the magic happens. The art and creative director of the small but continuously growing company navigates the design world with expertise and business savvy to deliver stunning results to clients.

From aquaculture businesses to land preservation and green building companies, Krisanne has found a niche where she and her company can grow and continue to be driven by design that has purpose. “One of the challenges of flourishing as a designer in the state of Rhode Island is keeping up with the changes of the economy and job market throughout the years,” Krisanne explains, which is why she’s deliberate about seeking ways to make an impact. Looking at the bigger picture for the state, Krisanne has worked with businesses in the Blue Economy, such as Polaris MEP and 401 Tech Bridge, uplifting an industry, through her company’s design services, that’s creating more ocean-related jobs here in RI.

Prioritizing each client’s individual goals for a project, Designroom looks at every element, from text arrangement to white space on a web page, to ensure the target audience has a beautiful and meaningful experience with that piece. Their services combine all aspects of print, web design, and marketing, including corporate identity, branding, commercial photography, advertising and public relations, print collateral, trade show graphics, and social networking solutions. Whether just starting out with a new brand or seeking a facelift for a long-standing company, Designroom can help bolster your success.

“For the last 20 years, I have designed Momentum, a magazine for University of Rhode Island’s research division,” shares Krisanne. “It is a privilege to be designing for something so big and important. To create designs that help tell the story of groundbreaking research happening in our state continues to motivate and inspire my creativity.”