I’m based in Sacramento, California, and I’ve had the chance to do graphic and web design for some great organizations and businesses in my local area. Here are just a few — stay tuned for many more to come.
For 18 months I was a contract copywriter for Raley’s, a Northern California regional grocery chain. I worked on their glossy magazine Something Extra, websites, ads, signage, videos, and more. See more >>
Brandy Rayburn of The Quilting Place asked me to create a new logo for her website. She wanted something fresh and fun to reflect her personality, so we worked together and came up with this design.
I redesigned a mailer for CHERP, the Community Home Retrofit Project, a nonprofit funded by PG&E that helps homeowners get free energy efficiency evaluations. The original mailer design was stale and unclear about the benefits CHERP offers homeowners, so I gave it a new retro look with bold colors and presented the information in a clearer way.
The California Department of Parks & Recreation asked me to take all the content from their old Ektron website and create a new responsive site for the State Capitol Museum using Joomla, PHP, HTML, and CSS. The site is heavily customized from the original Joomla template.
Darryl Jenkins of Significant Change wanted a website with a number of apps, including a free ebook signup form, Net Worth Calculator, a Cash Flow Assessment quiz, secure PDF forms, and a random financial quote widget in the footer. The WordPress theme, Divi by Elegant Themes, is heavily customized to Darryl’s specs. It’s a fully responsive website, meaning it looks great on any mobile device.
Brandy Rayburn of The Quilting Place wanted her website redesigned because her old image sliders didn’t function on mobile devices. I created a new site using WordPress, customized HTML, PHP, and CSS that’s responsive on all devices and easily scaleable as her business grows.
Voiceover artist Chris Rice asked me to redesign his site using electric blue as the theme color. Using WordPress, HTML, CSS, and PHP, I made the site responsive – meaning it’s optimized to look good on virtually any mobile device. I customized almost everything, from the typewriter-like font to the audio player to the testimonials slider at the bottom.
The O’Connor Law Firm had an existing WordPress site that needed an update, so I installed a new theme (Modernize by GoodLayers – I highly recommend it) and customized it for the firm using HTML, CSS, and PHP. The site has an added ticker on the front page that automatically displays the latest stories posted. It’s completely responsive.
I designed this logo and business card for Himpossible Dreams, a charitable program that connects children, the disabled, and seriously ill people with miniature horses.
Jonell Steckman of iCreateHealth4U.com wanted a basic logo she could put on t-shirts to promote her health coaching business. It had to be eye-catching and a conversation-starter with people she met at the gym. Jonell liked the idea of incorporating pink and a heart, but overall it needed to be gender-neutral to appeal to both men and women.
SJ Construction asked me to design them a new logo that would be versatile for business cards, signage, and embroidered shirts. The logo needed to incorporate an eagle similar to one they’d used previously. I worked closely with the printer to make sure the blue in the logo matched the blue on the American flag.
I started my freelance career in early 2008 by working with Elk Grove United Methodist Church to develop a logo and marketing materials for their $500,000 capital campaign. The church wanted to use the campaign’s funds to build a bell tower with an elevator to make the facility more accessible to people with physical challenges. Inclusiveness and service are important parts of the church’s culture, so I designed a logo that depicted their members as multicultural stars going into the world on a path shaped like the cross. I also designed newsletters, brochures, and stationery for the campaign.
Elk Grove United Methodist Church asked me to help them move all their website content to a better content management system and to train their volunteers on it. Working with the ad hoc website committee, we chose WordPress and a cutting-edge theme to upgrade the church’s online image. At their request, I added new functionality like a members-only area and a blog. I also set up a tool that allows volunteers to submit changes to site administrators for approval and I tied the site into their online donation system. I trained key volunteers to update images and content.
Bronwen Felesina, a friend and consultant who helps people bring more love and light into their lives, asked me to develop a site for a book she’s working on, The Light Principles. She asked me to set up a calendar that allows users to register for her events and a blog she can maintain herself. She also wanted a logo that reflected the peace and light that she helps people find within themselves. Her responsive site is built on WordPress.
The Woodwork Institute in West Sacramento asked me to redesign their logo for their 50th anniversary. They wanted to update their image to make it more appealing to design professionals, who are important customers for the organization. I worked closely with the board members to develop several ideas and they decided on a square set at an angle to represent moving forward. I oversaw the redesign of WI’s website and all marketing materials to incorporate the new logo. See more of my work for the Woodwork Institute.