The Sugar Lab Bakeshop
I met Ali of The Sugar Lab Bakeshop of Ventura, California, in college. It is yet one of many examples in my life that being in a sorority is networking for life. They always tell you that, and it still sounds kitchy and cliché’d, but it’s true to the core as Ali was one of my sorority sisters. She established her business in Ventura, California and after a couple years of finding success plugging away under a logo and look she was dissatisfied with, she reached out to our mutual network and another sister recommended me. I had originally worked with her a year prior simply for a chalkboard piece, as she knew I did that and really wanted one for her shop, so it was an easy and natural progression for her to hire me for design work. She really gave me quite a bit of free rein with this project, and I know we came up with something clean, elegant, and classic that we are both pleased with. So much so that I continue to do projects for her! I’ve done ads, brochures, her full branding project, and her logo was the first one I designed to go up in lights…on the outside of her building in Ventura. It was a very exciting moment for both of us.
Sage Clean Beauty Boutique
Ivy with Sage Clean Beauty approached me shortly after she had purchased Sage Clean Beauty — formerly “Studio DeVine” — from its previous owner and was in the process of converting it to what it is: a makeup and skin care salon that specializes in organic and “clean” products and treatments. We had a basis to start from, as her husband had done a couple logos for her that were in the right direction but just not quite there. This was a fun one to work with because I was really able to work closely with someone who had clear vision and good direction but also appreciated the feedback of her designer (me) to keep her from getting “dated” or caught up in the design trends that would trap her business in a couple years to being obviously older. Together, we collaborated to create this clean, concise piece that fits her business perfectly.
Girls on the Run of Central Oregon
As a council member for the local chapter of Girls on the Run, I am very invested in the program and its inspiration to girls and women of all ages. Miss Fit Saturday is an event that they had to boost income to allow them to support more interested girls with scholarships for the program participation.
Designing ultimate logos is a personal project for me that goes back to my high school days. I hand-drew logos back then for our club team, in college and digitally and hand-produced two different pieces for my college team, and so when I had the opportunity to create the logo for the annual Gandy Goose Ultimate Tournament held in Bend, OR in 2017, I jumped on it. A long-time, active participant in the sport, I love being able to bring my creative skill to bear on a project like this.
The theme of the tournament this year was “Gandy’s Got Talent” based upon the popular reality TV show “America’s Got Talent.” We wanted to infuse the flavor of both ‘Merica and the reality show into this particular image, while bringing it circling back to ultimate. Everyone was pleased with the end result that ended up on discs, hats, and printed collateral.
Angela of Cosa Cura (formerly Rescue Collective) had a very clear vision of what she wanted and only lacked the tools and updated skills to generate them for herself. It was a very neat experience to work so closely with someone who is concerned about the nitpicky line as I am. I contributed my vision to this project as well, and was able to stay true to my style while satisfying her need for perfection and attaining her vision as well! Together, we worked to create a new brand for her existing business that would allow her to distance herself and her business from the “was” and move on to the “is.”
Central Oregon Community College
I worked temporarily at Central Oregon Community College (COCC) as a graphic designer, and when I left, they contracted with me independently on a couple different projects. While I worked for them, I built ads and fliers based upon their new themed enrollment pieces, as well as did a few other projects for various departments.
Outside of working for them directly, I was independently contracted with them to produce brochures for their fire programs and the various volunteer opportunities and programs within the area, as well as contracted to produce departmental posters for their 50th anniversary celebration in 2015.
When Sarah Bass purchased Bella Brides, she didn’t quite get everything she needed in terms of files from the previous owners. The logos she received weren’t print ready. Additionally, she needed more advertising materials. She found me originally as a client — we ordered our tuxes for our wedding from her, as well as bridesmaids dresses for a couple subsequent weddings — and then as a contractor for some of her projects.
Working closely with her, I produced a brochure for her company listing some of her alternate product lines to bring her greater business. Additionally, I took what she had of the logo (jpgs at best!) and vectorized them and found the fonts for her use.
crater lake spirits
As Crater Lake Spirits is both my day-to-day employer as well as a contracted client, projects with them are ongoing constantly and ever-changing. The majority of what I do for them, however, is ad design for various publications in the Pacific Northwest. That being said, whatever they need, I produce! I have re-designed their product fliers, produced shelf talkers and display toppers, design clothing prints, did layout for a couple packaging projects, and even got to have a hand in the Reserve Rye label design.