Custom-built web design is our specialty, but get a load of our full list of services to expand your brand beyond the confines of cyberspace.

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What We Do

Working from our home base in Austin, TX, we launch your brand into the great beyond.
Creative Strategy

We collaborate with our clients to keep all aspects of your message on target. Together, we chart a course for success.


We craft your identity, from helping choose a name to creating a memorable mark, ensuring a true presentation of your business.

Web Design + Dev

From blogs to ecommerce and web applications, we build custom solutions to reach your audience.

Presentation Design

We give your pitch presentations the high impact necessary for a strong first impression. Infographics bring your data to life.

Print Design

We love the smell of fresh ink and the endless paper textures available. Print is alive and well at our studio.

Social Media

Get the word out. We make sure your brand is cohesively represented across all platforms.


Presentation is everything. Let us help tell your brand’s story and create packaging that sets you apart.

And More

We love a challenge, if you can think it we can make it happen.

Full List of Services

Don’t see what you need? Just ask, we think outside the box.
Print Design/Brand Development
Logo Design
Letterheads + Envelopes
Business Cards
Press Kits + Pocket Folders
Promotional Design:
Brochures, Direct Mail,
Apparel, Merchandise
Album Artwork
Annual Reports
Posters + Flyers
Ads for Publications
Packaging Design
Website Design + Development
eCommerce/ Online Store
Online Advertising + Banners
Search Engine Optimization
Content Writing
Social Media Integration
Other Creative
Keynote + Powerpoint
Pitches + Presentations

Hello. We’re Mothership.

Michelle Rahbar

Co-Founder + Art Director

ROLES   Art + Creative Director, Lead Designer, Project Manager

With a background (and BFA) in Visual Art from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and over 10 years experience in design studios, Michelle’s creative process fits the demands of each client’s unique project. She captures the essence of a brand and conveys the message through art direction, graphic design, and illustration. Her fine arts training has endowed her with a strong eye for provocative design, dynamic composition and the tools to be a stellar brainstormer and problem solver.

When Michelle’s not designing you can find her painting in her East Austin studio, taking road trips & catching live music whenever possible.

Asad Rahbar

Co-Founder + Web Developer

ROLES   Production Artist, Web Developer, Copy Editor, Tech Support

Asad received a degree in Advertising with minors in English and Anthropology, graduating from the Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Iowa State University in 2005. Asad grew up as the middle child in a multi-cultural family, living on three continents (and visiting a fourth) before settling in Austin. It’s no surprise that he found a career in the middle ground between form and function. His role as a production artist and web developer is a balancing act of design, technical specifications, and client expectations.

He is equally at home working alone or with a team, in a corporate office or remotely, producing digital or printed work. He is an excellent communicator, having worked with clients and partners from diverse backgrounds in a wide range of industries.

While only fluent in English, Asad can read Arabic and Greek, and has produced work in Spanish and Chinese. He remains a student of culture and a citizen of the world, taking pride in knowing a little bit about a lot of things and a lot about a few.

Enjoys playing with his beautiful daughter, playing with words, playing computer games, playing guitar, and playing with cats.

* Beyond our own extensive capabilities, we have partnerships with talented photographers, copywriters and other creative specialists to handle a wide variety of needs for any project.

Our Process

Discover | Strategize

We love to meet our clients face to face, but are happy to have a phone call or online conversation about your project. We’ll learn about who you are, you’re current business goals, and your dreams for the future. Then we’ll help determine the best strategy to communicate your vision.


Once we’ve mapped out our agreed upon direction in the form of a proposal, the search for inspiration begins. At this stage we transform research into creative concepts. An agreed upon number of concepts will be presented if your project calls for this type of execution.


We know that aesthetic tastes are very subjective and vary considerably. That’s why we work collaboratively with you in the early stages to ensure you like where we’re going. We value your opinions and anticipate a few rounds of revisions to refine your chosen design.


Upon approval of creative, we leap into action to bring your project to life. Logos are converted to a variety of digital formats, print pieces are prepared for production, and static website designs are developed into dynamic works of art. Any final adjustments are made during this stage.


When you say go, we hit the big red button. Permission to celebrate granted! Let our work speak for you, let the message reverberate, then let’s discuss where to go next. We can’t wait to grow with you and explore new worlds.

Full Client List

We’ve had the privilege of working with these fine folks.
3D Development
Above Salon
Accent Foods
Aciable, Band
ANCO Insurance
Austin Art Co
Austin Visuals
BAH! Design
Beck and Co Real Estate Services
Chuma Jerome Real Estate
Durant Design Interiors
Express Key Service
Gordon Partners
Haute Haus Creative
Heroes and Healthy Families
Hincen Covey
HTC Consulting Engineers
Jan Musil, Author
Jenifer Thyssen, Musician
Jim Stricklan, Musician
Keely Morgan
Karen MacInerney, Author
Kosmic Kebab
Kyron Leslie, Musician
Lucky Lou Shoes
Madison Miller Makeup
Meg’s Moxie
Pam’s Purrfurred Pet Care
Pearl Production
ProBox Portable Storage
Rooted Coaching
Shamak Sandals
Sherry Smith Marketing
Tag Pet Photography
Take Heart
Tandem Web Co.
Texas Metal Tanks
The Global Sort
The Living Coach
Theoria Partners
Toy Joy
Villa Antonilla
Wick Marketing
William Allen Films