I design systems, craft experiences, and make shit look good.
As of 2018, I am only taking on few select new projects due to an ongoing family situation. Returning clients maintain priority and do not fall under this category.
I don't accept all projects. I only take on new clients who have a realistic concept of time and budget. I am always available for consultations, and sometimes a project will tickle my fancy enough for me to overbook and take it on. Returning clients always retain priority in the work queue. Currently craving more packaging projects.
Please keep in mind that a typical branding project ranges from 4-6 weeks depending on the scope of the project. Email me to inquire about specific availability, timelines, and project quotes.
I live by my phrase "normal is relative," which has its own deliciously unique meaning to anyone interpreting it. Self-proclaimed nomadic logo designer, typographer, calligrapher, animal activist, doodler, serigrapher, painter, illustrator, writer, culinary enthusiast, grower (and killer) of plants, actress, model, awkward dance champion and in-the-car-singing-extraordinaire. Wearer of many weird hats. My ultimate goal in life is to leave the world a better place than I came into it. Or destroy it.
Double dog mom. Struggling insomniac. Professional wildcard.
I create brands, identities, stories, packaging, websites, collateral, and assets for human beings and their aspirations. The way I explain it to my family is, "I make shit look pretty." While this is valid, my process is much more extensive and requires a lot of heavy research and experimentation before I even present anything to you. However I try to keep the experience as simple and seamless for you to focus on you.
My new company. Brand Jobs. Human Experiences. Will soon be only accepting work through Gyst:
My sincerity is often confused for sarcasm, which is a fair assumption because I almost always am.
words, typography, pretty much any living being with fur, puns, helping humanity, carving your own destiny, a challenge, learning, intellect, wit, sarcasm, to laugh, the abnormal, exploring minds, science, shooting pool, originality, video games, summer and fall, the environment, gardening, traveling, playing dress up, being a realist
stagnancy, people generally but some of you are cool, being repeatedly interrupted, loud babies, dishonesty, creepy-crawlies, foodie pictures, religious or political opinions, parental disrespect, celebrities, the inability to thrive without a phone, eternal pessimism, closed minds
Referrals are preferred for new clients but not required.
I don't work for "the exposure" or "great opportunities". I love what I do but it's still a job and I need to be paid for the work I put in for you. This isn't a flea market; I don't barter or trade.
Surprisingly (sarcasm) I can be quite opinionated. I will not hesitate to tell you you're wrong and interject my viewpoint. I expect it to be understood that I am a professional in my industry and my input is crafted from what I've seen succeed and fail in the market. I have your best interests at heart. I look forward to our spirited tête-à-têtes
I am not a Photoshop jockey. I will not replicate something that you found. A) It's immoral and illegal to copy someone's work and B) It's insulting you wouldn't believe I could do better. All new clients are required to fill out my questionnaire to be provided.
Unfortunately, I am only human and can only perform at human speeds. Nothing happens overnight, and stop saying you needed it "yesterday." So over it.
There is no such thing as a design emergency.
A deposit is due at signing to reserve your spot in the schedule, depending on project.