Logos & Branding
Social Media Graphics
A creative professional equipped with a combination of visual design and web coding skills. Strengths include efficiency, problem-solving skills, a diverse professional background and entrepreneurial experience.
Background: I received my formal art and design education in New York from both the School of Visual Arts, and Fashion Institute of Technology, from whom I received my Bachelor’s of Fine Art. My professional career began working for an emerging NY fashion retailer where I worked closely with the founder and absorbed valuable business and marketing skills in addition to design and photo editing experience. I later learned the basics of web coding, and after a move to Seattle I was hired at a rapidly growing insurance lead generation company where I refined my web design and coding skills as part of an in-house design team. I decided to change direction and explore Central America next, where I found myself volunteering and designing for trade as I traveled and explored Costa Rica and Panama. I was hired for a contract job in Panama City heading the design department of a tech company where I improved my Spanish and got the “working abroad” experience. Continuing my overseas stint in Costa Rica, I then started my own design agency after seeing a great demand in the local market for quality design. Partnered with a fellow designer and entrepreneur, Nomad Design House was created and has been growing since 2014 as a full service creative agency for mainly expat-owned small businesses in Central America.
Mission: To continue expanding my experience and skills in all visual and technical realms related to graphic design and web development. Currently seeking opportunities at non-profit organizations.
Inspiration & Interests: Nature, fine arts, fashion, fractals and sacred geometry, organic textures, fonts, vintage styling, people watching, learning languages, cafés, travel, animals, philosophy, yoga and healthy food.
Brand development, logo, website and marketing for a design agency I helped to create in Central America. After seeing the need many local and expat-owned businesses in Costa Rica and Panama had for quality graphic and web design, Nomad Design House was developed.
Branding development, including logo design and brand guide, print material, social media profile design, and web design and development for a new social media management company.
Sea Hippies is a women’s fashion brand I developed in Costa Rica. Seeing a lack of affordable quality clothing and a large base of female consumers wanting such, I began importing thrift store fashion finds into the country from the U.S.A. Sea Hippies became a “Mobile Boutique”, vending clothing and accessories at events on the coast and using Facebook as the main marketing tool.
Logo, business cards, and responsive WordPress website design for a freelance photographer.
This design was inspired by geometric Navajo prints, with a bold modern style, incorporating subtle texture in the logo and a simple saturated color palette as an accent to the black and white.
One-page scrolling website design using WordPress for popular sports bar. The client was after a more modern, trendy look than their current branding used and an easy to navigate, clean website. Using some parallax features, creating a uniform look for the photos and bold mixed-font text blocks achieved this look. To complement the new site design, they also wanted a Facebook profile design and post template created for cohesive branding.
Mobile-friendly website design using WordPress CMS, and business card and flyer design. La Bodega is a small organic café in Tamarindo, Costa Rica who needed an online presence and marketing material.
The business had an existing logo, so color and font choices were to complement and carry branding elements throughout all the material for a cohesive look.
Website design using WordPress CMS for Florida-based kayak and SUP tour company.
Website was designed with current web trends in mind, using a scrolling layout. The color palette was ocean-inspired, paired with hand drawn touches and a friendly script font.
A responsive website design using WordPress CMS for a language school. The school had an outdated logo that was revamped while maintaining brand identity. They wanted their site to look friendly and beachy yet academic, which was accomplished with the use of colors, textures, icons and photography of the beautiful location.
Website design using WordPress CMS, and social media graphics. Cabo Luna is a Costa Rica based event rental and design company.
This clean and classy design was meant to show off their event photography and be easy to navigate.
Parallax website design and development using WordPress, and business card design. Cocoon Platoon is a life coaching and personal training company.
The design inspiration for this project from the client was dog tags, so brushed metal texture was incorporated in the cards and on the website to make the bright green pop even more and add dimension.
Business card design, and website design and development on WordPress CMS. Sunset Catering is a small business in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.
With an existing fruit-themed logo in place, the warm tropical colors and bold fruit graphics were carried out in the business card and website design as well for consistency and branding. Photos of their beautifully prepared food plates were the final touch to tie it all together.
At Gratafy I was a contract visual designer hired to support the lead designer during the busy holiday season. I designed many internal presentations, as well as static web pages for the new version of their website, printed promotional material, social media graphics, and HTML emails.
Freelance design for NYC based digital marketing agency for primarily restaurants. Role includes designing website layouts and delivering to developer in PSD with assets, as well as building some sites with Adobe Muse.
Booklet layout and design for a print piece used for trade show material. Simply Natural is a Panama City, Panama based agricultural investments company.
The layout of the booklet gives plenty of space for the bright photographs that draw interest, and a clean grid layout for the text. Color blocks tie it all together and are used to highlight facts and quotes.
Social media graphics for promotional use on Facebook.
Peace Retreat is a yoga retreat center in Costa Rica.
HTML email design, coded and tested for compatibility and appearance for all major email clients, plus web banner design.
QuoteWizard is an insurance lead generation company in Seattle, WA.
Landing page design and hand coding, plus web banner design.
InsureMyCar4Less is a sub-brand of QuoteWizard, an insurance lead generation company.