Why do I do it?
I’m passionate about helping entrepreneurs expand their professional reach through beautifully curated, engaging graphics that truthfully represent their work and increase their business growth through ongoing design support.
My clients often ask, “How did you end up doing books, graphics, AND websites?”
I have treasured books and reading my whole life. At age 4, I wrote and illustrated my first book, “A Repertoire of Vegetables”. I’m certain it was no bestseller, but I remember how much fun I had sitting at the kitchen table with my watercolors, painting these beautiful, bright red radishes. What a weird kid, right?
When I was young, my mom took me to the library every week to check out new books, and I was like a kid in a candy shop. I stayed up past my bedtime every night to read under the covers with a flashlight so I didn’t get caught. (I still do, just not under the covers!) It’s no shock that I ended up designing books as part of my career.
It wasn’t until college that I realized my love of text design, but it’s obvious now that it was an early passion. At age 13, I began to practice calligraphy in my free time. In high school, instead of doodling pictures I drew my friends’ and teachers’ names in different styles, over and over… and over… and over again. All that practice has culminated in a very refined (and picky) taste in fonts which allows me to really capture the mood and spirit of my clients’ brand through font selection and text design.
As I began my professional career with children’s books and later expanded into non-illustrated books, I realized that websites tell a story too. Pictures and text alone do not engage a potential client, but add the right graphics, colors, fonts, and layout, and it comes together into an immersive experience for a client. I began the website/social media design branch of my business by helping a few professional friends with their projects, and quickly it grew into the largest component of my business. I truly love transforming a client’s words and ideas into a work of art.
I have had the opportunity to work with some of the most inspiring and generous clients on award-winning projects. If you think we’d collaborate well, let me know. I’d love to hear from you!