designing a conference for top creatives

designing a conference for top creatives

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Contact

I love working with creatives… especially the gurus of creative software. This year, I had the privilege of combining all the CPN.co events into one gigantic conference called Creative Pro Week 2017. Indesign, Pepcon, Photoshop, Illustrator (PSAI), developers summit. We took graphics I developed last year, gave them a fresh new look. There were some serious […]

Good Tech Support = Priceless

Good Tech Support = Priceless

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Contact

Anyone who has had a computer die on them with no warning, knows where I have been for the past 2 weeks… that’s right – in living hell. However, I’m happy to report, that while the backup drive had stopped backing up a week before the hard drive failure, I was able to save everything […]

the face behind the design

the face behind the design

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Contact

The last time I had a professional headshot, I worked for someone, so coming up on my 20th anniversary of full time freelance, I enlisted Suzy Petrucci to capture who I am as a person, and designer in my mid-forties. Her great little studio located in Magnolia was very inviting and her warm and friendly attitude […]

The clients who made this year great…

The clients who made this year great…

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Contact

I am truly blessed to have worked with so many wonderful clients, vendors and colleagues in 2016. Thank you and happy new year! Lets make 2017 fabulous and create beautiful designs.

Powerpoint Pooch

Powerpoint Pooch

Posted by on Oct 7, 2016 in Contact

I have a new little studio buddy. Meet “Griffin” aka Griffey or Little Fin. If you haven’t heard the story of how Griffin came to us, well get ready for your Sales 101 lesson of the day. Our daughter prepared a powerpoint this summer on the benefits and reasons our family needs another dog. Only […]

Creating electronic art from a client’s hand-drawn concept

Creating electronic art from a client’s hand-drawn concept

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Logos

A client asked if I could take a hand drawn idea from a 13 year old and turn it into art that could be used in the marketing of her new business. I tried some ideas along this line, but in the end she really wanted it to be very similar to the drawing, so I […]

If at first you don’t succeed… try, try again.

If at first you don’t succeed… try, try again.

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Logos, packaging, Web

I’ve been working with skincare guru Diane with SolSea for quite awhile to rebrand her company and skincare product line made from seaweed. She has a farm here in the Northwest and makes everything local. We had a simple plan to redesign the logo and some of the graphics in a effort to launch a […]

S.W.A.G. (stuff we all get)

S.W.A.G. (stuff we all get)

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in Event, marketing

You could call me a stuff maker, but that’s not fair because I don’t really make the stuff, I just design, manage and help get it printed for clients. That said, there’s a big market for SWAG because everyone likes their gear… be it the new Seahawks sweatshirt, a school duffle bag or a new hat for […]

A re-design for WSAE & some new online tools to get the job done

A re-design for WSAE & some new online tools to get the job done

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in marketing, Print, Web

It’s been fun partnering with Red Barn Communications on a new branded look for WSAE (Washington Society of Association Executives). They had a logo and brand colors established but were looking to get some new tradeshow and publication materials redesigned. Everything from coffee mugs and tradeshow banners and namebadges to a new eNewsletter and 40 page […]

75 years of educational excellence

75 years of educational excellence

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in Contact

Here’s a little graphic I created for a local school district’s anniversary.