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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Small budget  booklets for Non-Profit Auctions

Small budget booklets for Non-Profit Auctions

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Event, Non-Profit, Print | No Comments

When you’re putting on an event, sometime you just can’t do it all. Recently for a few events where I had produced invitations and other materials for an auction, I was asked if I could help put together the auction guide at the last minute. After setting up a simple template, it was pretty easy […]

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 […]

JDRF – Evening of Hope Gala raises $114,000!

JDRF – Evening of Hope Gala raises $114,000!

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in Events, Non-Profit, Print | No Comments

Whoop! Whoop! Last Saturday’s event at Tacoma Yacht Club for JDRF was a big success. It raised over $114,000 to help find a cure for Type One Diabetes. This is my 5th year working on this event and it has raised over 1/2 a million dollars already. I am honored I get to work with this amazing […]

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. […]

Ladywell’s Spa – a barter well worth it!

Ladywell’s Spa – a barter well worth it!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in packaging, Print | No Comments

I’ve been helping the local spa LadyWell’s with some marketing and was asked to put together a series of product labels with an “old apothocary” look and feel. They are making their own scrubs, mists, hair products and lotions. Because this business is stil in it’s early days, I agreed to a barter for services – I […]