Designer in San Francisco, California
A BIT OF BACKGROUND:
My first experience with graphic design was at Reed College in Portland, Oregon—I was taught PageMaker by a classmate in order to layout the Rude Girl Press. I was hooked, and I enrolled in a joint program with Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). I designed and self-published a book of black and white photographs for my final project.
My first design job was at Dark Horse Comics where for three years I worked on comic books, graphic novels, product packaging, ads, sell sheets and catalogs. One of my favorite projects was a line of merchandise based on Tim Burton’s book of poetry, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories. With guidance from Art Director Mark Cox, I not only designed the logo and packaging, I also designed some of the products including t-shirts, stickers, a lunchbox and notecards.
I later moved to San Francisco for a change of pace, and I was hired as Marketing Designer at Klutz (activity kits for kids). I worked on both retail and wholesale product catalogs as well as book displays, event kits, trade show graphics, banner ads, and graphics for their retail website and email campaigns.
I have been freelancing since 2009. I enjoy the flexibility and freedom to take on projects that interest me.
I am an expert at crafting compelling designs that clearly deliver your message to your target audience. I am skilled in branding, print design, email and social media campaigns as well as web design starting from scratch or using a Wordpress theme or Squarespace.
I cater to the unique needs of each client, whether it is for an established brand or a new venture. My goal is to create design solutions perfect for your organization within your budget.
Click the links below to learn more about my skills and see my work. Please reach out if you are in need of expert help with a design project.