PandoraCompany is a marketing, graphic design, and communications firm based in Los Osos, California. Since 1979, we have helped our clients to achieve their marketing and communication goals. 

We provide expertise in corporate identity packages, branding, and logo development; in advertising; in marketing research; and in public information programs. We use a wide range of tools, including advertising campaigns, newsletters, annual reports, meetings, focus groups, special events, direct mailings, and the media. Through the power of behavior-based marketing strategies, award-winning graphic design, compelling language, and sometimes a touch of the outrageous, we create communication that is out of the ordinary, attention-grabbing, and highly effective.

The core group of Pandora & Company is a small one. Rather than building a large firm of permanent employees with the attendant overhead and administrative demands, we specialize in a team approach—in response to the needs of a specific project, we gather a team of the most qualified experts who work together for the duration of the project. This approach keeps us flexible, keeps costs down for our clients, and makes the most effective use of the creative powers of a large pool of specialists.

 

Pandora Nash-Karner, Principal

Pandora Nash-Karner, President of Pandora & Company, is a marketing specialist and graphic designer with 23 years of experience working with a variety of national and local clients.

In her professional life, Pandora has pursued a passion for creative marketing, for design, and for photography. She has designed and produced complete corporate identity packages, including the creation of logos and promotional materials as well as in-house employee manuals and newsletters. She has created and implemented marketing strategies for both start-up companies and established corporations. Her photographs have appeared on the covers of national magazines, and she has received national and international honors and awards for her graphic design.

Pandora has served as an elected official for the Los Osos (California) Community Services District, and has chaired the Los Osos Wastewater and Park Committees. She also has served on the San Luis Obispo County Parks Commission since 1990, and has chaired that commission for the last three years. She was instrumental in the development of the San Luis Obispo County Trails Plan, and is a five-year member, and the former Chair, of the Morros Advisory Committee—a group charged with creating a specific plan for the preservation and protection of the Morros. She has been selected as Woman of the Year, Kiwanian of the Year, and Citizen of the Year, and in 1999 received the Mary Rhode Award from the League of Women Voters.

She was the prime mover behind getting land donated to Los Osos for a community swimming pool, and in the planning and planting of the Walter Capps Memorial Forest at El Chorro Regional Park. Her digital artwork was recently featured in a one-person art show in Los Osos. In her “spare time,” Pandora grows prize-winning roses, races a small sailboat, and sails internationally.

Pandora holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Nevada, with additional study at California Polytechnic State University/San Luis Obispo and the University of California/Berkeley. She has lectured in the United States and Australia, and has taught marketing seminars and graphic design at junior colleges and universities throughout California.

 

Cynthia Milhem, Associate

Educated at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Cynthia Milhem has worked for over 25 years in the field of advertising and graphic design, where she has handled all aspects of graphics and advertisement creation, production, scheduling and planning, as well as the invoicing and tracking of costs. As owner of American Independent Typography in Boulder for over ten years, Cynthia specialized in all facets of pre-press preparation. She joined Pandora & Company in 1997.

A representative list of Cynthia’s clients includes the Boulder County School District; the City of Longmont, Colorado; the Colorado Council on Economic Education; Continuing Legal Education in Colorado; the Geological Society of America; Hanson Ski Industries; IBM; the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers; the National Council of State Legislatures; the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation; the University of Colorado School of Law; and Vail and Associates.

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