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About Us

We're all about cracking modern creative puzzles.

At Grizzly and Pine Studios, we're a tight-knit duo running a cozy design hub out here in East Tennessee. We love teaming up with folks, whether they're global brands, mom-and-pop shops, or brand-new startups.

We're all about flexing our creative muscles, offering up a whole buffet of design options to help businesses of all sizes spread their wings and soar. From sparking fresh ideas to boosting brand buzz, we're here to make sure your business, product, or service gets the attention it deserves.

And hey, don't just take our word for it—check out what our clients have to say down below.

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Raphael Estrada

Designer & Owner

Thank you for taking the time to explore our website and learn more about who we are. I'm excited to share a bit about myself with you. At 32 years old, I am fortunate to be married to my wonderful wife, Michaela, and together we are proud parents to two incredible sons. Central to my life are my faith and my roles as a devoted husband and father. These aspects serve as guiding principles that shape my decisions and provide profound fulfillment and purpose.

Professionally, I have immersed myself in the creative industry, specializing in graphic design. With nearly a decade of experience in the signage industry, I've had the privilege of working on diverse projects, ranging from vehicle wraps and signage to banners, business cards, flyers, and wall graphics. This hands-on experience has equipped me with a deep understanding of physical marketing materials and their role in fostering business growth. Transitioning into the digital realm, I continue to leverage my expertise to assist clients, manage projects, and apply design principles to websites and social media graphics. Witnessing ideas take shape and making a tangible difference through graphic design is extremely gratifying to me.

Here are some fun facts about me:
  • Instead of playing sports, I skateboarded growing up.

  • I love Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and anime.

  • I've always loved to draw and make art.

  • I put hot sauce on everything.

  • I love hip-hop/rap music.


Michaela Estrada

Photographer & Owner

I’ve always loved art and being creative. I was actually convinced that I would become a famous musician when I was ten! During my senior year in high school, I had to choose a Senior project to present to the faculty at the end of the year. My dad was really into photography (he was in the Air Force and had taken photos all over the world!) so he actually suggested using some of his old film cameras and creating a portfolio of sorts. “A Year in the Life” is what we called it, and it was epic! Every weekend we would drive around and I would take pictures of literally everything.


After my dad passed away in 2017, I realized I never took any photos of him. I have exactly seven pictures of my dad (that’s a whole long story that I won’t get into). This realization catapulted me into photography at full speed.


It’s not just that I love taking photos of people and giving them memories; I look at photography as giving people a piece of time. The thing is, I’ll never get my dad back on this side of heaven. We’ll never drive down the coast blasting ZZ Top, CCR, and of course our favorite: The Beatles. I might not have that many pictures of him, but the ones I do have, I cherish. There’s just something about looking at a photo, ya know? It can transport you back to a moment in the blink of an eye.


And that, my friend, is why I do what I do. So that you can hold time in the palm of your hands.


Client  Testimonials

Judy  Thacker

Owner of Skyway Title Services, LLC

I can’t begin to say enough about Raphael Estrada and the impeccable talent he has in web design and graphics. As a business owner, I am always looking for ways to help our company grow and to have the tools that bring attention to our business and the real estate services we provide. When I reached out to Raphael and told him my vision for an updated website with a newly designed logo, he took off with it. To see the end results of what he did with our website and our logo absolutely blew my mind. The color and design of how the site was put together impressed me so much. He maintains the site impeccably and the blogs he puts together for our website are extremely informative and colorful. What we have gained in growth as a company from all he has done is invaluable. Thank you Raphael for your excellent service and what you do for us here at Skyway Title Services LLC! Reach out to him for his services as you will not be disappointed!

Got questions or need a quote? Hit us up!

Whether you're a mom-and-pop shop or a bigwig enterprise, we're ready to jump into the creative fray with you. Let's chat!

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