My first design job was editor of The Vanguard, my high school newspaper. I learned the importance of spell-check (microorganisms really needs that “ni”) and how fun late nights in front of a computer screen could be. Fast-forward to holding my breath as the ball dropped at midnight on Y2K (and I waited to see if a client’s 256 color 640×480 healthcare website was still live) and onward to wonderful team collaborations (big pharma and small town)…I still love to create brands.
With a background in marketing and advertising I now own my own design shop where I specialize in brand development for small businesses and startups. Specifically, I love to help people develop a strong brand identity and all the materials to support it, starting with a website and including mood board exercises, logos, business cards/letterhead, invitations and other printed pieces, store displays, and social media marketing. I do the design and programming myself, though I have a good network of copywriters, photographers, illustrators, and printers to pull in when needed. My rates vary based on the project and parameters but I can confidently say that I am quick to grasp the essentials and have the experience to create the best solution rapidly.
I am proficient in Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign. WordPress, Squarespace or Shopify sites with custom html/css, too. I provide social media branding and marketing plans as well as training on how you can make it all play together nicely.
You can see my full credentials on LinkedIn, and some additional recommendations there as well.