I launched 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.
I work out of my home in Evergreen, Colorado, and I love having clients in every time zone.
After living abroad for five years (Japan, Australia, and Tanzania), I came home with very different ideas about the world. I’d always known that I didn’t want to design for Walmart or Coca-Cola (sorry guys!) but I came back knowing that I needed to concentrate my work on the nonprofit sector. I earned my stripes as a designer at a nonprofit marketing firm for 2 years in San Francisco.
Nah, if you’re a small business looking for some stunning design work, feel free to contact me!
I try to live my life, personal and professional, by these values. Agree with any of them? Maybe we’d be a good fit.
Balance: 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!
Directness: 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.
Innovation: 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’s not working, let’s see what we can do to change it.
Optimism: 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.
Responsibility: 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.