graphic design

Let me design that for you!

I know I mostly post eye candy pictures of my patterns and personal artwork, but in my day-to-day freelance life, I work on all kinds of graphic design and illustration projects. I'm that strange lady who actually thinks it's fun to lay out your newsletter! I have been doing graphic design and production since the mid 90's (yes, I'm that young!) and can bring my expertise to your project, large or small. I have experience working with all types of clients, from small retailers to non-profits, from artists to corporate clients.

My capabilities include: Posters | postcards | brochures | newsletters | business cards | invitations | logos and identity systems | annual reports | signage and banners | ads | custom illustrations and artwork

Need a new look for your business? I can work with you to come up with the perfect design.

Need something designed within your current branding guidelines? No problem, I can work with that too.

Need to put it online? I design for digital as well as print! I am happy to make your web banners and headers, facebook covers, avatars, website graphics, downloadable pdfs and more.

Contact me to talk about your next project, I'd love to work with you!

From top left: Logo and business cards for HKLaw, LLC (Denver, CO) as part of a comprehensive identity system, Simply Playing (Hopkins, MN) business cards, stickers and product hang-tags as part of a larger identity system; postcards for The Bridge For Youth (MInneapolis, MN); school sports team logo for Yinghua Academy (Minneapolis, MN); tour poster and facebook banner for The New Standards (MInneapolis, MN).

From top left: Logo and business cards for HKLaw, LLC (Denver, CO) as part of a comprehensive identity system, Simply Playing (Hopkins, MN) business cards, stickers and product hang-tags as part of a larger identity system; postcards for The Bridge For Youth (MInneapolis, MN); school sports team logo for Yinghua Academy (Minneapolis, MN); tour poster and facebook banner for The New Standards (MInneapolis, MN).

Playing with Paint

I was asked to come up with some designs for a Confucius Day card inspired by contemporary chinese brush painting. I had  a great time getting out my watercolors and inks and playing around. The final artwork was built digitally using a mix of scanned painted elements, mixed with additional "painted" art created directly in photoshop using a selection of Kyle T. Webster's amazing watercolor and ink photoshop brushes. I LOVE love love these brushes—they really look like watercolors, using my wacom tablet to paint. Plus, you can "undo" any accidents or strokes that you don't like, unlike real paint. You really can't tell what started as a scan and what I painted digitallyMy client selected the design on the left, and we're having it printed on a heavy art watercolor paper. Can't wait to see the final product!