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Helena, MT 59601



© 2020 Oaklin Creative. All rights reserved. 



We are Oaklin Creative.

Oaklin is an imaginative studio tucked away in the historic city of Helena, Montana. We are passionate about life and seek every opportunity to invent, innovate and express, which is the best part of being human. We're storytellers and dreamers. We believe in creating a brand that excels on every level, at every touchpoint, in every outlet for your business.

Oaklin Creative will help you share your brand story through three main areas: Brand Design, Website Development & Social Media Strategy. Our dynamic and proven process helps clients define their story, spur innovation, instill trust and grow business through the creation of powerful brand experiences that inform, delight and inspire. 

From logo creation and print design, to designing a new website and social media strategy, we have a plan to get you seen and heard.  You do what you do best and we’ll take care of the rest!

Are you ready to turn your brand into an amazing story?



We want to save our clients time, revenue, and resources. We'll meet and look at all the parts of your business and create a plan to streamline and grow your brand.


Social Media Management  /  Social Media Graphics

Account Creation & Management  /  Insights & Analytics

Messaging  /  Engagement


Web Design  /  Front & Back End Development

Website Management   /  Interface Design

Video  /  SEO  /  Email Marketing 


Story Development  /  Naming  /  Logo Development

Visual Identity Package  /  Brand Implementation

Messaging  /  Style Guide  /  Mood Board


Brochures  /  Posters  /  Packaging

   Stationery Packages  /  Business Cards

Direct Mail & Postcards  /  Promotional Design

Environmental Signage


Website Copy  /  Taglines & Slogans  /  Print Copy

Packaging Copy  /  Social Media Posts


Onawa Linden 

( OH-now-ah )

Founder & Creative Director

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An American raised abroad, Onawa earned her BFA in Graphic Design from Montana State University in 2004. After graduating, she focused on working within the corporate world of print design and web/software development. In the fall of 2010, Onawa moved to Rwanda, Africa with a nonprofit organization. She worked as a business consultant, directed an international fitness program, and volunteered extensively. In 2016, Montana called Onawa back home and she opened her creative agency, Oaklin Creative.


As founder and creative director of Oaklin Creative, Onawa loves working with clients  to inspire and share beautiful stories. In her down time, Onawa loves to paint,  snowboard,   travel and fancies herself a genuine friend, a fabulous mother and lovesick wife.


Mercedes Bawden

Media Strategist 

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Mercedes is our Media Strategist extraordinaire. She is a detail-driven perfectionist that brings imaginative ideas and effective marketing strategies to the table for each client she meets.


Mercedes has a background in social work, policy, and grassroots organizing. Mercedes has helped nonprofits gain confidence with their marketing and ads through strategy, brand development and implementation.


When Mercedes is not in the Oaklin Office, she is probably hosting a dinner party, hiking with her pup, crafting, or on the golf course.

Suzanne Willems

Finance Manager

Suzanne retired from her career as Package Operations Supervisor 2018, from UPS, after 29 years of fun with the Teamsters.. She attended Uof M- Helena and received her certificate in Computer Technologies while still working at UPS.


Suzanne brings her bossy-tude and truck driver vocabulary to Oaklin trying to keep us balanced and on budget. She and her Husband, Gary, have lived in Helena since childhood and have 2 grown sons, who are off on adventures of their own. They have one Granddaughter and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a another.


Suzanne loves to spend time with her large family, camping, hiking, 4-wheeling, motorcycle riding, boating, snowmobiling, fishing and traveling around this beautiful state are her favorites.  


Peri Dropping

Graphic Designer

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Peri Dropping is an uprooted Seattlite who found her second home in Helena. Attending Carroll College, she studies Communication and Public Relations with concentrations in Digital Media Design and Marketing, as well as a minor in Social Media. Peri has a working background in social media strategy and graphic design.

If she's not in the office, you can find Peri planning her next travel adventure, hitting the slopes, or competing with Carroll College's debate team. She's psyched to be working with a  team of such bright and inspiring women.


Ready to rock the marketing party together?