About Us

We believe that design is just a tool in the larger communication picture, a collaborative process between us and our clients. Our job is to listen and observe, tapping into our client’s knowledge of their products, services, audience, and market. We bring to the table solid ideas, creativity, and new ways of solving problems. Good design should be intuitive for the end user, and accessible to all.

Why muffinman? Several years ago, Hilary started a tradition called “Muffin Fridays” to give friends and coworkers something to look forward to each week. Rather than leave the muffins behind, she brought them along. She is always perfecting her latest recipe.

Hilary MeurerHilary Meurer // Design Principal

A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Hilary has worked as a designer in both studios and agencies in Pittsburgh. She brings with her experience in a wide range of project types and mediums, from small identity systems to complex annual reports; from print mediums to web design & programming. She founded Muffinman Studios in 2008 and has since been serving a largely small business and non-profit client base. When not designing, you can find Hilary outside, in the kitchen, or obsessing over web standards. A native of Washington, DC, she now considers Pittsburgh to be her home.


10701995_10100541502631229_4588353482244314611_nMiles & Matteo Meurer // Chief Distraction Officers

Miles joined the ranks of Muffinman Studios in November 2010, followed by Matteo in October 2012. They prides themselves on providing the very best in office entertainment and distraction. No muffin or design concept leaves the office without their seal of approval.



534934_10150938104817992_1177027895_nMaple Syrup Meurer // Secretarial Intern Emeritus

After moving to Pittsburgh from her native Celina, Ohio, Maple quickly found her niche as a substandard memo writer. Upon joining Muffinman Studios, she expanded her skills to include sleeping on the job, excessive barking, surfing the web, and stealing muffins. You could frequently find her filling the offices with her favorite tunes by Gnarls Barkley and Snoop Dogg. Maple is now available exclusively on a case-by-case basis.