Creativity. Play. Passion.

helping businesses build extraordinary brands

For over a decade, we’ve helped small business owners like you present their best selves to the world, whether it be through their websites, their visual identity, or accompanying materials.

Are you ready for your new modern, stylish, and simply irresistible brand?

Who are we?

ShiftFWD started in 2012 by Spanish illustrator and designer Koldo Barroso and American designer Naomi Niles.

Over the years, our agency evolved into a fuller process of discovery and toward helping business owners find their amazing unique space in the world so that they can resonate with their best customers and inner circles. We find authenticity and the deep values within each client and run with them like there’s no mañana.

We believe that every single person is creative and has something amazing to offer the universe. To reach this end, we’ve developed a series of processes and exercises that help our clients uncover the best of themselves, bring everything into focus, polish that brilliance, and bring it proudly into the world.

We know that design is not enough without a soul, a vision and a direction.

Ready to bring your brand to the next level? Let’s chat!

About Koldo

I was born in Spain and moved to the USA in 2008. In 1986, I started working in a graphic design in Madrid. Ever since my teenage gears, I’ve been involved in illustration, art and music projects, including:

  • Art and illustration exhibitions
  • Illustration books
  • Album cover art
  • Music productions
  • Book graphic design.


In 2000, I created Intuitive Music, one of the first international music portals online. My graphic and web design work for the electronic and clubbing industry lead me to start the Intuitive Designs agency in 2003, along with North-American designer Naomi Niles.


Today, apart from my work at ShiftFWD, I create retro album covers and hold art exhibitions in USA and Spain.

Partial Client List

a short list of a few of the clients and organizations we’ve done work for
  • Keuka College, NY
  • Nathalie Lussier Media
  • The City of Redmond, OR
  • Granada Corporation
  • Universal Music
  • eDatingDoc
  • Wisebread
  • Enlace Funk magazine
  • The ITAM Review
  • EasyVista
  • Domtar
  • Intuit
  • Citi Mortgage
  • Open BC (Ning)
  • Margaret Sanger International
  • Van Cleef & Arpels
  • Paychex
  • ItalyByWeb
  • Cortera
  • eHealth Insurance
  • eMusic
  • iContact
  • California Farmlink
  • Kaspersky
  • Wellpoint Inc.
  • Kabam
  • Pomegranate Planning
  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Sophia Associates
  • The New South
  • PeopleSeePeople
  • Pet Independence

Our Supporting Team

fitting together like peanut butter and jelly.

We work with several top-quality partners on an as-needed basis to complement our services and offer clients fully integrated solutions. Our partners include front-end developers, copywriters, photographers, and other specialized creatives.

Need something we don’t offer? Not a problem! We can help coordinate your project or refer the perfect specialist to you.