My studio may be small, but my creative team is mighty.
When you work with me, you’ll get my professional design services plus my connection to a highly-skilled team of writers, photographers, web programmers, and printers if needed. I can call upon some very talented people when your project needs more than design.
If you like the idea of your advertising created efficiently and economically — please meet my trusted team.
Writers. On most projects, the best design solutions come from persuasive, intelligent writing and editing done up front, before we start the design. Sometimes hiring a professional writer is essential to getting your job done well. I partner with a writer when you need help with words, and she and I will communicate directly about your project, keep it moving forward, and develop a tone and style that’s right for you. I regularly use a writer to help with design projects.
Photographers. An image is worth a thousand words! Don’t rule out a professional photography session for your project. From traditional to nontraditional head shots, to product photos, to journalistic storytelling photos, I know the right person for the job. The photographers I work with will make it easy to get in front of the camera and get that fantastic portrait you’ve always wanted. I’ll let you know if your project would benefit from having custom photos and then connect you with the best photographer for the job. Then I’ll continue to art direct your photos with that photographer so that we get exactly what we need for your message.
Web coders. Designing for the digital environment requires two different skill sets: creativity/communication (right brain) + coding (left brain). Sometimes a website requires a level of coding that is extra complex—and I reach out to my extra smart colleagues for assistance. My special skills focus on creativity and communication, and include sitemap and content planning, web project management, web design, and basic WordPress development. When complex websites call for advanced functions, complex ecommerce solutions, interactive forms, or advanced SEO, I have expert helpers who I can work with to create winning websites.
Printers. I’ve spent 20 years designing for print and know where you’ll get your job printed perfectly, on time, and on budget. And I’ll help you determine exactly what that budget will be before you go to press. I work with printers both near and far, and with specialty vendors like book printers, sign printers, letterpress printers, and many other project-specific printers. From annual reports to yard signs to wedding invitations, I’ll guide you to the right place.