There’s Something About a Blank Page That Makes Me Tingle

I’m a designer who loves to create memorable, meaningful graphic and web designs that engage viewers and enhance usability. I help my clients stand out with strategic creative services. I do this through graphic design, web design, and front-end web development. I can renew your company’s brand, expand your digital platform, and engage your customers.
Photo: Self-portrait of me illustrating at my desk.

What I Do: 

The Hard Skills

Photo: Self-portrait of me testing a digital strategy on a tablet.

Digital Strategy

Photo: Close-up of my initial wireframe sketches laying out my homepage web design.

Art Direction

Photo: Close-up of me preparing my Illustrator artwork for import into After Effects.

Graphic & Web Design

Including DSLR photography and illustration

NEW! Picking up After Effects too

Photo: Minimalist close-up of my Mac computer keyboard where I type out my web development codes.

Front-End Web Development

HTML, CSS, JS

Screenshot. A preview of the finished Custom Post Type single template as shown in Elementor.

WordPress CMS

Plus basic theme development like Custom Post Type (CPT) creation and PHP template edits

I love jobs with equal work in design and development, so if you’re looking for a digital designer who can code it too, please feel free to get in touch with me.

The Soft Skills

Besides the hard technical skills, I have acquired several soft skills and nuance over my 10+ years of designing.

I am independent and need little guidance. (Perhaps this is my solopreneur background!) A blank page and a blinking cursor don’t intimidate me. I thrive working from scratch to create new designs such as the Smile TeamOpen Heart Parrot Rescue, and SPC Safety & Security logos, or even 100% hand-coded websites built without any WYSIWYGs.

I also have experience with project management. I understand the balancing act between scope, priority, and resources between multiple, simultaneous projects. I even manage risk by trying to predict and creating solutions to issues before they arise, such as building in grace-room in a production schedule for a client that tends to be late or last-minute.

I excel at writing client presentations to explain the decision-making behind a design. Judges from AIGA DC’s Creative Reviews have frequently praised (and asked to imitate!) my logo infographics, and my Case Study approach resonates with my peers and clients better than a portfolio or slideshow.

Yet the soft skill that is my pride and joy, that I really enjoy doing A LOT, is process improvement. I like documenting processes, often through shareable tutorials or orientation guides. I like testing designs against usability heuristics. I like organizing things. Whether sorting paper stock libraries, maintaining archival filing systems; or strategically removing or adding redundancies—I believe everything deserves a designated space. You can see how I’ve incorporated this skill into my Case Studies’ presentation of the problem and results.

Brands I’ve Worked With:

Logo: ACS Meetings & Events.
Logo. Adelante Shoe Co.
Logo. Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association, Northern Virginia chapter (AFCEA NOVA).
Logo. Texas State Society Black Tie & Boots, 2017 Presidential Inaugural Ball.
Logo: DEMA Show 2019.
Logo. GITEC.
Logo: IAAPA Expo.
Logo. Innovative Mechanical Systems (IMS).
Logo: AdvaMed MedTech Conference.
Logo: NAB Show, Las Vegas.
Logo. Project Management Institute (PMI).
Logo. Potomac Management Resources (PMR).
Logo: FPSA PROCESS EXPO.
Logo: NSSF SHOT Show.
Logo. South Potomac Church (SPC).
Logo. Specialty Fabricators Inc. (SFI).
Logo: SWANA.
Logo. The University of Maryland, College of Arts & Humanities, Department of Classics.
Logo. Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBADC).
Logo. Women in Housing & Finance, Inc. (WHF).