When I was little, I remember my attention was always in a coloring book or drawing pad.
My mom often nudged me out of the house to play and be active, and I would grumble, grab my chalk, and go outside.
As I started art school years later, I was so excited to learn professional illustration and to work in the commercial advertising industry. I learned drawing, air brushing, and marker illustration. Then the curriculum sat me down in front of Photoshop 2.0 and I was done. The very next semester, I sold my air brush equipment and started a long love affair/career with digital arts and graphic design. Yet, my heart always loved the creative finer arts, the type of art where we inspire and remind one another of the beauty that surrounds us.
These days, I can’t think of a better reason to create than to develop pieces that help lift each other and bring out our very best and beautiful selves.
When it comes to marketing...how can I be of service? I offer marketing assistance and pitch in where my unique skills are required. Many years of graphic design, art direction and photoshop has led way to emails, social media, blogs, basic SEO and website support.
I started my little boutique studio in 2009 after spending almost 11 years in brand agencies. Working alongside brands like GM, Chevy, Progressive Insurance, Great Wolf Lodge and many others. I certainly appreciated the big budgets that came with Fortune 500 brands, but I have to say I have not missed the long stressful days that went with it. And even though I still have some long days I find I don't mind them as I really do love what I do.
Since starting my design studio...I have been fortunate in having some great clients. I believe in working relationships that happen with a sense of ease. And knowing that everyone has different needs and structures...I have aligned myself with great resources and streamlined processes in order to offer flexibility to my clients. And even though I live and work in beautiful Greenville, SC...I support clients all over the country.
Below is a brief description of the types of freelance services I offer:
Project-to-Project as needed:
Working with your company as needed. I typically work hourly but for smaller projects I can do an all-inclusive quote.
Marketing Assistant and Retainer Relationships:
I have a few select clients that benefit from an ongoing service each month or annually. These are the Foundation Clients and I only take on 3 of these at a time.
Typically these clients can use at least 10-15 hours per month or more of service and the reward for such a partnership is:
• reduced design rates (about 35-40% less)
• shorter billing increments (billed to the nearest 15 minutes)
• expanded services (customized what you need help with)
• fluid working relationship (on call...drop what I'm doing to help in a pinch)
Please contact me to see if I have any current openings.