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HERITAGE

That we might be in all things industrious, conscientious, modest, and true; this is the best we can hope for from ourselves.

Legacy of the Rust
Rust Valley is not a place. It’s a collaboration, an endeavor—it’s a set of ideals.

Little in this world is more contributory to a life well-lived than simple, honest work. Purpose, that truest comfort and pleasure, has quietly given a platform from which the spirits of countless generations before us have risen. When we cross a truss bridge or drive past an aging mill, we see not only the stoicism of its ruddy skin, but also the grandeur of workmanship that withstands the ravishes of time. The hands of real people turned those wrenches and hammered those rivets and painted those signs.

Though the people are long gone, their dedication to a better future still remains as a monument to what that future has become. We long to know that particular feeling of pride that only comes from having labored for the sake of others, as those who did so much before us must have felt. We stand in the long shadow of that noble past, desperate to cast our shadows just a little farther. We measure ourselves by the longevity of those bridges and factories, and by the wills of the people who made them.

Promise of the Valley

Would those living structures be so profound without their pits and peeling scales? Longstanding as they are, nothing lasts forever. What makes the rust, and clouds the windows, and pulls in the roof? Those same forces, inching forward tender shoots and lifting delicate wings will, in time, undo mankind's concerted effort—those forces are worthy of our highest respect.

When we walk through the forest or look out from the shores of the lake, we are bathed in perfect inspiration. All our senses blend into one, and the eyes and ears and mind and heart are ravished by the awe of what they behold. That nature has the power to tear down what we build up is not evidence of our conflict with it, but of our being part of it. Just as the nations of things that fly and run and crawl build their little homes which are inevitably reduced to so many sticks and rocks, so we too are allowed our place but for just a little while. As we take pride in what we have made of the wild places, we must also find humility in recognizing what they have made of us.

Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored. Abraham Lincoln

Our Work

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RUST VALLEY

Our Philosophy

We finish every job on time. We are accountable for every guarantee, and we won’t say it if we can’t do it. We offer you not only our service, but our integrity as well.

Good work delivered in a timely manner is not the pinnacle of quality, but the minimum requirement that anyone should expect. It is not enough for our work to be beautiful or functional; it must be done absolutely right from the first meeting to the final delivery.

Our work must not simply make us happy, it must fulfill us. We answer to a sense of wholesome pride that warns us to fear ever being completely satisfied.

What We Offer

We do work that we find stimulating, challenging, and enjoyable. We have engineered our service offerings to be holistic. Our team is flexible, and we can help clients solve problems that are specific and short-term, or broader and larger in scale.

  • Branding
  • Brand Identity Systems
  • Logo Design
  • Naming
  • Brand Collateral
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Brand Identity Systems, Logo Design, Naming, Brand Collateral, Competitor Analysis
  • Interactive
  • Website Design
  • Responsive Styling
  • Web Development
  • Application Design
  • Email Marketing
  • Website Design, Responsive Styling, Web Development, Application Design, Email Marketing
  • Strategy
  • Design Research
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Wireframing
  • User Experience Design
  • Information Architecture
  • Design Research, Social Media Strategy, Wireframing, User Experience Design, Information Architecture
  • Education
  • Workshops
  • Curriculum Development
  • Proposal Writing
  • Teaching
  • Consultation
  • Workshops, Curriculum Development, Proposal Writing, Teaching, Consultation
  • Services
  • Copywriting
  • Photography
  • Video Production
  • Illustration
  • Film Printing
  • Copywriting, Photography, Video Production, Illustration, Film Printing

Who We Are

Nate Mucha
Owner + Lead Developer
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Nate is the figurative patriarch of RVDC; none of us would be here if it weren’t for him. That role suits him well because he’s also the only actual patriarch in the studio. Being husband to Amy and father to Peter helps Nate stay inspired and patient when he comes to work.


Nate started the original screen-printing company in his basement several years ago as a passion project, and has been stoking that fire ever since. His fatherly wisdom and professional ambition are the foundation on which the rest of us work. One of Nate’s best talents is recognizing talent and knowing how to guide it. Our team works very well together and always moves in unison; this only happens with a good leader.

A great designer and developer himself, he’s always right there in the trenches doing his part. That’s why Nate’s more like Rust Valley’s gardener than its boss; he knows how to nourish growth and let success happen naturally. (Also, he has an organic garden. A huge one. It has a six foot tall fence.)

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