The design studio for confident brands

We pair industry experience with focused strategy and results-driven creative to deliver a comprehensive approach to the way you discover and grow your brand.

Our Services






Our Clients

We value partnerships, not transactions. Our passion is building relationships with brands who inspire and challenge us day-to-day.

Our Culture

As a company, we value honesty, responsibility, relationships and effective delivery. As a result, we operate with transparent processes. We treat brands like partners, not transactions. We approach each project uniquely without shortcutting. And hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards in the way we govern both our communication and our craft.

Our Team

Cheryl Malik

CSO & Co-Founder

Cheryl is the writer and photographer behind 40 Aprons, a successful food blog that showcases her love for cooking. Having worked in brand development, digital marketing, and food photography for nearly a decade, Cheryl’s brings a unique understanding of the digital food world and influencer sphere to Layer Cake.

Noah Shrader

CCO & Co-Founder

Noah is a published, award-winning designer and developer with well over a decade of experience in branding and graphic design, as well as in user interface design and development. Over the years, he has worked with a long list of clients, from small businesses to big-name brands. Noah brings a standards-based strategy to all Layer Cake design and development projects.