Design

With my fine arts background, I am able to create a wide array of designs in various styles while still reflecting my own aesthetic. I aim for simplicity in the form and clarity in the message of any design piece.

Each of these symbols for my personal identity represent a medium that I often use to create: dots of ink for print, woven fabric for sewing, stockinette stitch for knitting, and square pixels for digital. You may recognize them from the tops of these web pages, my blog, my LinkedIn profile, and my resume.

Personal Identity Symbols, Adobe Illustrator.

Crane Creek currency is a promotional email graphic for a country club membership incentive program offering $1,000 in dining credit. The custom currency emphasizes that the credit is for use within the club, rather than a cash gift. The serious profile of the crane in the center makes me smile every time I see it.

Crane Creek Currency, Adobe Illustrator.

The annual Gala is a themed formal country club event. For this particular Gala, the committee requested that every letter and element of the graphic be a different bright color to showcase the theme. There was great potential for that concept to go horribly wrong. Challenge accepted! This design stood out on social media, in emails, and in other electronic displays.

The Future Is Bright, Adobe InDesign.

The Sawtooth Outdoor Bonspiel is a friendly annual outdoor curling competition coordinated by the Boise Curling Club. The logo incorporates the colors and bull’s-eye shape of a curling house as well as the distinctive silhouette of the Sawtooth Mountain Range. At the same time, the popular acronym for the event is accentuated. Since the first S.O.B. in 2013, the logo has been successfully included on a wide range of merchandise, from engraved awards to woven scarves.

S.O.B. Logo, Adobe Illustrator

Handmade creations can add a personal touch in our world of digital designs. I enjoy experimenting with different materials and techniques, as well as further developing my skills with tried-and-true methods. I drew this pencil sketch of our dog as we relaxed in the yard one summer afternoon.

Ember Sketch, 6B Pencil on Drawing Paper.

If you would like to see more of these or other types of design samples, please submit the form on my Contact page or send me a message through one of the social media links at the bottom of each page.