Rusted Metal Signs for Ballard Companies

Rusted Metal Signs for Ballard Companies

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Journal, Logos, marketing, Signs

2 clients recently moved to Ballard and have been renovating a cool space down by the ship canal. It has an industrial look to it and the exterior has both modern and re-used materials, so we wanted a rusted metal sign to hand from the door. After searching around town, we ended up using a […]

The best studio dog ever

The best studio dog ever

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Contact, Family, Journal

On easter this year, I lost one my best friends. Nilly was the first dog I’ve raised from a pup, and she went almost everywhere with me. I estimate we walked, ran, swam and hiked atleast 15K miles together over the past 10 years. She was my studio mate, keeping me company while I worked, […]

Advice on volunteering – say “yes” to things you really love to do

Advice on volunteering – say “yes” to things you really love to do

Posted by on Mar 20, 2018 in Events, marketing, Photography, Print, Probono Work

We’re all busy. And if you’re anything like me, you’re trying to juggle all the needs of your work AND family. It’s hard and on top of that, people are always asking for help! Over the years, I’ve taken on really big pro-bono projects, head the parent school boards, ran fundraising campaigns, chaired large community […]

Cheap, yummy coffee at Costco

Cheap, yummy coffee at Costco

Posted by on Mar 20, 2018 in marketing, restaurant & hotel

One of my least favorite things to do is go to Costco Warehouse! The place fills me with anxiety with it’s lines and crowds, but the one thing I can look forward to is getting a cup of coffee at my clients coffee kiosk – Rubi Micro Coffee. Next time you’re at Costco, try one! […]

Shipping mishap of online printer jeopardizes client

Shipping mishap of online printer jeopardizes client

Posted by on Feb 10, 2018 in Education, Non-Profit, Print

I am often tempted by lower printing prices to hire online printers. I am always trying to find ways to save small companies and non-profits money on production and I learned that it doesn’t always pay off to save those few bucks. This past holiday season, I prepared an annual report for a client that […]

10 year anniversary prompts new brand for Café

10 year anniversary prompts new brand for Café

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Events, restaurant & hotel, swag

Congrats today to The Hangar Cafe who celebrates 10 years in business. Everyone remember 2007 – the economy was in the trash, but owner of this little cafe decide to go for it and open up the doors, and 10 years later, its a super popular, eclectic little cafe in Georgetown. With a great menu […]

Eclipse Camp Out

Eclipse Camp Out

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Contact, Events, Social Media, vacation

It was big news this summer…The Solar Eclipse! I had the chance to help Red Barn Communications with a very special event in Oregon at a ranch with 100% totality. We put together a sponsorship brochure, participant flyer, and site map graphic. The event was a success. The photo at the bottom is from the once in […]

Book for Auction raises $5000 for school

Book for Auction raises $5000 for school

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Print, Probono Work, Publishing

When my daughter transferred schools, I was asked if would consider a probono design project to design a memory book for the 8th grade class that would be sold to all auction. I accepted the challenge an also decide to take on the publishing aspect of the project to see if I could save some […]

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 […]