I’m Mitchell Thorson,
and I’m a designer.

I love it when people come together around great stories, good typography, and clear communication. Please check out my work, find out more about me, and get in touch below. I'm based in Washington, DC.



Video campaign for new product

Dal Basso Gallery

A 1 page site for a pop-up gallery


A handmade book

Homeschool Co-op

Responsive site for a band.


Videos for a magazine

Percello Air

Branding and design

Other Web Design

Various Websites I've designed.


Art direction for a video


Latest Entry:

Why I Built Myself A New Website

Background My first website was a cookie-cutter portfolio site. At the time of its creation, I was…



Mitchell Thorson is a designer who loves ideas, stories, the web, and good typography.

I studied graphic design in college, then spent 2 years working on videos and learning motion design and storytelling with VsTheBrain. While doing that, I was learning about web design and falling in love with it. Currently, I am interested in helping others tell their stories and share their ideas through 2d animation, design, and front-end development. I'm available for freelance work, and I'm based in Washington, DC.

I am married to the incredible Hannah Thorson, who is a painter.


I've had the opportunity to work with agencies, individuals, and some great businesses over the last few years, including:

About this site

Building my own website has been an opportunity to share my work, as well as hone my skills in things like HTML, CSS/SASS, a bit of JavaScript/JQuery, PHP, and responsive design. This site was built by hand using those technologies and a great little file-based CMS called Kirby.

Get in touch

If you would like to work with me, hire me, or just say hello, feel free to email me. Otherwise check out what I'm up to on Twitter, Vimeo, Dribbble, and Rdio.