About Us

Trillium Digital is a socially and environmentally responsible Vermont-based, woman-owned company offering graphic & web design, online and digital marketing, product & real estate photography, print design for promotion, packaging, and advertising, video production, as well as marketing consulting and public relations services.

Our passion is helping small businesses succeed with beautiful graphics, great messaging, and a well-designed online presence that is not just brand consistent, but effective. We work with you to develop a marketing strategy that is right for your business.

To learn more, check out our Services page.


Let us help you tell your story.

The truth about stories is, that's all we are.

- Thomas King, Novelist & Essayist

Our Story

Barleywine Graphics began life in 1997 offering web, print, and graphic design services throughout New England. We are a full-service creative agency offering web design and development, logo,  and print design for promotion, packaging, and advertising. Our clients have ranged from individual artists and small independent companies to non-profit agencies, municipalities, schools, as well as large nationally known firms like Green Mountain Coffee, Simon Pearce Glass, Bensonwood Homes, and Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community.

In 2009 we teamed up with neighbor and good friend Reid Greenberg who just happened to be an SEO and analytics guru, and Barleywine’s sister Company, Trillium Digital Design & Strategy, was born, a full-service marketing agency offering web development, ecommerce, web hosting, and copywriting, public relations, email marketing, and social media.

Over the following years the original Trillium team has followed various paths and eventually Barleywine and Trillium merged into one single entity, today offering a wide range of photography and video services, graphic design, marketing consultation, social media and other services for small businesses.

2016 was a personal milestone for Melissa as her 30th anniversary as a professional graphic designer, followed in 2017 with the 20th anniversary of Barleywine Graphics, and in 2019 the 10th anniversary of Trillium Digital.

2019 also introduced Melissa Snyder Photography, a showcase for Melissa’s huge collection of landscape and travel photographs, as well as new product and real estate photography services, videography, and tech support classes.

After the death of her mother in 2020, Melissa realized that she had never recorded her mother’s favorite family stories, and so began the next chapter of Trillium – creating affordable personal history videos for families, senior living communities, organizations, and service groups, as well as digital photo scanning and restoration services.

To read more about what we offer, check out the Services page.

Originally from Virginia, Melissa Snyder began her career as a freelance graphic designer for the television industry, working for production and post-production facilities in New York City on projects that varied from television commercials to motion pictures to daily network programs and specials. Her clients have included Viacom, PBS, Imagine Films, Miramax Films, ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN, Lifetime Television, and MTV.

Melissa first came to Vermont on vacations with her husband, author Steve Snyder in 1988, finally moving to the Green Mountains permanently in 1995, owning and operating a specialty herb business called Barleywine Herb Farm, before opening Barleywine Graphics in 1997. Her book “Herb Gardening”, originally written in 1999, was published by Countryman Press, a Division of Norton Publishing in 2016.

Trillium Digital is located in beautiful Weathersfield, Vermont, in a historic 200-year-old farmhouse with views of the mountains – truly the best of all worlds!

Why Choose Trillium?

30+ Years of Experience

With over 30 years of experience in photography, video, marketing, graphic design, & web development,
we’ve learned a thing or two about
helping small businesses succeed.
Let us share our knowledge
and help you get started! 

Green from the Ground Up

Our commitment to serving socially responsible businesses is matched by our determination to make our own business as green as possible by working remotely to reduce the carbon footprint associated with commuting, as well as the use of solar trackers tied in to the grid, all LED lights, highly efficient woodstove heat, and hybrid vehicles.

Social Responsibility

We also support a host of local charities and nonprofits including:

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.”

– Steve Jobs

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