Who We Are

East + Sunset is a creative branding agency based on the idea that the best days usually start with coffee & end with wine. Founded by LA based graphic artist, Courtney Doherty, East + Sunset combines her passion for love, humor & great design.

What We Do Best

In today’s go-go society it’s tough to wait weeks for projects. We provide quality work in half the time allowing you to move on with your schedule and giving you more time to enjoy your mocha latte.

Where We’re Located

Lucky for us, we’re anywhere you need us to be! In the virtual sense of course. Although our home base is in Los Angeles, we accept clients all over the Country. Thank you internet!

Paul Rand

Design is the silent ambassador for your brand.


From start to finish, we’ve got your back!


Let’s chat! We want to learn about your business, your vision and your ``big picture`` goals. We'll ask you to complete our Creative Brief to help us get a better understanding of your business and your visual inspiration. Creating a clear vision of what you're looking for will help us deliver the best branding possible.


Now that we have a clear direction of our brand, we'll begin designing! We'll revise and refine the designs based on your feedback and we won't stop until you're 100% satisfied! Your brand deserves attention to detail to ensure it’s beautifully and thoughtfully executed.


After the designs have been finalized, it's time to bring your brand to life! Depending on your project, this may involve designing accompanying collateral pieces or launching your website.


We are a team of creatives with wild ideas!

Owner + Lead Designer

Courtney Manitius

Football fan, traveler, pizza lover and typography affectionado. Courtney studied graphic design at James Madison University in Virginia before following her calling to warmer weather out west. After defrosting for a few years in Los Angeles she took her love for design and building brands and created East + Sunset, Inc. in 2016. When she’s not behind the computer (which is where she is most of the time) you can find her at pilates, on the couch watching Netflix with a glass of wine, or planning the next big adventure!

Assistant Designer

Christa Hall

Major sweet tooth with a passion for nature, interiors and motherhood. Christa studied graphic design at The Art Institute of Indianapolis in Indiana before starting her design career in stationery & wedding suite design in Nashville, TN. Upon moving to Los Angeles in 2017, she has continued in the stationery world but now focuses on brand development, print marketing and social media content creation. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her daughter and dreaming up new creative endeavors!

Assistant Designer

Mark Sagato

Social Media Manager

Madeline Sideras

Madeline Sideras is currently in the honeymoon phase of living her post college dream of living in LA! She moved to Los Angeles in 2018 after graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Visual Communication Design. She has a passion for social media, content creation, and minimalist design. She is also a model and enjoys connecting with photographers to create photos as a creative outlet. When she’s not working, she enjoys baking, exploring LA with her friends, and drinking way too much coffee.

Ad Words Specialist

Chris Manitius

Chris is a photographer who started a photo booth business in 2015 and managed to scale it to a multi-state operation from his home office using Google Ads. Chris now uses his Google expertise to advise clients on their own Google campaigns. When Chris isn’t analyzing the CTR of an ad or running his photo booth business, he is playing basketball or talking someone’s ear off about intermittent fasting.

Office Manager

Jack The Cat

Jack is our resident office manager. He’s not the best at filing but he does come in handy for mid-workday snuggles. He looks cute until you don’t pay your invoice. When he’s not sending faxes or organizing the books, he enjoys looking at birds in the window and chasing his toy mice.