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 […]

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! […]

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 […]

Neighborhood Expo

Neighborhood Expo

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in Events, marketing, Print

It was great to have the opportunity to design the event graphics for a local expo right in my neighborhood. On top of that, I actually get to attend as an exhibitor with my networking group Rain City Referrals. Come check out! Wednesday April 6th from 4:30-7:30 at the Fremont Studios (155 N 35th Street, […]

nwBuilt – award winning design in the hood

nwBuilt – award winning design in the hood

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Logos, marketing, Print

Love working with Keith Hammer and his company nwBuilt. It’s been fun getting the logo and overall brand developed for his marketing. Just received great news about his award winning green build design in our very own neighborhood of Ballard, Seattle. Check it this great video on the award winning home! I am looking forward to […]

Rain City Referrals… give a little, get a lot!

Rain City Referrals… give a little, get a lot!

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in marketing

“Success doesn’t just come and find you, you have to go get it!” For over 20 years my business has depended on solid referrals. Word of mouth marketing is the easiest, cheapest way to get leads on new clients. So I was very excited to join a referral group called Rain City Referrals. The concept of the group […]

Building a Rewards Email Program for Rubi Micro Café

Building a Rewards Email Program for Rubi Micro Café

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in email, marketing, Web | No Comments

I was asked to help build and grow a rewards program for Rubi Micro Café. Our initial focus would be with existing customers in the Northwest where the Rubi Kiosks had collected over 20,000 names in a datebase. Using Mailchimp, I put together a program that filtered the stores and states we wanted to focus […]

Holiday Gift Show for local artist

Holiday Gift Show for local artist

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Events, Fine Art, marketing, Print | No Comments

Whenever possible I like to promote the artists! So if you live in Seattle and enjoy little holiday gift shows, then please visit my friend and client Jennifer Carlson / Haven Illustrated at the Holiday Exhibit Show from Dec 4-23 or Dec 12 at her home studio. She is a talented person and a kind soul. […]