I’ve added this page to showcase my recent graphic design work. There are a number of items that haven’t made it into my online portfolio and since it’s easier to add them here, this shall be the place. Of course, I encourage you to visit my portfolio also to see the depth and breadth of my work.
There’s no better place to learn about me and what I can do than here at my blog. Stay awhile. Look around. Enjoy yourself!
Sigrid Penrod is one of my favorite doctors and has been for a number of years. She personifies the sensitive and thorough naturopathic physician and so I was honored when she asked me to design a business card for her.
She has two clinics, one on each side of the Cascades, which made a two-sided business card a no-brainer. One side promotes her clinic in Bellevue, Washington and the flip side promotes her practice in Soap Lake.
Which side is the front, you may ask? Well, that depends where you live, of course.
After the business card was finished it became apparent that a new brochure was needed for Doctor Penrod, and I was happy to oblige.
Nearly a year later I built a WordPress website for her, DoctorPenrod.com
This is a point-of-purchase poster I designed to help move 2011 Fine Men Pink’d calendars, a fundraiser for women with breast cancer. Kay Reilly donated her photography to the cause, fine men donated their bodies.
Kay displays this poster at art shows where she sells her work.
This WordPress site was created by me for photographer Kay Reilly to help move the Fine Men Pink’d calendars. It will soon be devoted to the art of Fine Men Photography, however. A skill Kay not only possesses in spades, but thoroughly enjoys doing. Kay, who has photographed cowboys for years, says
There’s a real art to shooting men. They can be kind of shy.
Kam Boullé is a creative person who loves to sail, garden and capture photographic images. She aspires to be a professional photographer and has decided to move in that direction with a business card that illustrates her essence and passions. She had the name, Shoregardener, and together we fused her concepts into a two-sided business card.
Kam found me through, Ann Compton, a woman she met at an entrepreneurial workshop and a good friend of mine. She called, we made an appointment and I met Kam at her darling little Alki beach house. I wanted to meet her there so I could get a feel for her tastes and learn more about her. We clicked right away and began the process of designing her business card. Kam knows what she likes, had a budget to work with and slowly we arrived here, at the card you see posted. I am really happy with the results. So is Kam!
Kristin came to me because she saw the work I did for her niece, Ann, and wanted a new business card of her own. She said she wanted her card to look artistic, current and professional. She liked my idea of using both sides of the card to communicate information. I used Illustrator software to create the design and then formatted the card in Photoshop.
Meet Ann, the niece of my client above. Ann called because she decided to go into business for herself and needed an identifying logo and business card. She had a name, HandyAnn and a business plan but nothing else. The only design parameters Ann provided was that she wanted her card and logo to emphasize the artistic, feminine side of her nature and that she liked the colors blue and green. I came up with a few design ideas for Ann, this is the end result.
I rearranged the elements in Ann’s business card to create this logo. I used it on a tee shirt and tote bag and surprised Ann with them when I delivered her cards. I’m not sure if she wears the shirt when she goes to a job or not. I keep forgetting to ask.
I love a repeat customer! This time Ann asked me to design a trifold brochure for distribution at a community job fair. Combining her logo with elements from her business card, pictures, testimonials and additional information, she now has a professional looking brochure that she can use to find more work.
A year-and-a-half later (December 2011) Ann hires me to create a website for her at AnnCompton.com. I will also be her inbound marketing manager~ implementing social media strategies to increase awareness about her skills, establish industry credibility, generate leads and ultimately, create new customers. I am soooo excited!
By the way, if you need any help around your house, I highly recommend Ann. She’s very handy!
As a surprise to a friend of mine, I used one of her wedding images and designed this card for the holidays. It’s one of my favorite composite images.
The client shown here with her husband and grandchildren, provided a snapshot and asked me to create a composite image that she could include with her 2009 Christmas cards. I made it in Photoshop and was very pleased with the way it turned out.
I created this composite image, affectionately referred to as Summer Camp Alternatives, this past summer. My daughter and one of her girlfriends (14-years-old at the time) were playing around with their cameras and asked me to do something fun in Photoshop with a couple of the pictures. This is what I came up with. They liked it, though not as much as I may have;-)