I started Ventura Graphic Design in the beginning of 2012 as an escape plan from my office job and pulled the cord in December of that year. I have been going strong ever since.
After living abroad for five years (Japan, Australia, and Tanzania), I came back to the States with new ideas about the world. I’d always known that I didn’t want to design for big corporations, but I came back determined to concentrate my work on doing good. I earned my stripes as a designer at a nonprofit marketing firm for two years in San Francisco.
Nah, if you’re a small business looking for some stunning design work, feel free to contact me!
You need an efficient designer who always meets (or beats) the deadline.
You need someone who works independently with little guidance.
You’d like an extra eye on your content to make sure proofreading mistakes don’t slip by.
You need someone who listens and responds to feedback, but you’re also open to recommendations if something isn't working.
Sometimes you need things turned around quickly—like yesterday!
I try to live my life, personal and professional, by these values. Agree with any of them? Maybe we’d be a good fit.
I take this work very seriously. What I produce for you can make a difference between you making your budget for next year or falling short, between you recruiting enough volunteers or not, between the success or failure of your campaign. I will not let you down.
Always half full. I have a sunny disposition by nature. I tend to see the good points about things before noticing the bad—there’s always a way around it. In my experience, if you’re thinking positively about a project, it goes much smoother than if not.
Let’s not cause either of us to waste time or stress. I’ll be upfront with you about any potential snags or delays with your project. And I appreciate the same in return.
Yes, I do yoga. But work/life is what I’m talking about here. I am a firm believer in not working when I’m not working. And even though I work out of my home, I’d say I’m pretty good at it!
In addition to keeping up with all of the newest tech trends and design tools, my creative mind is constantly turning and absorbing. If the old way isn’t working, let’s see what we can do to change it.