So, Who am I exactly?
I'm a Designer, Artist, and Chaser of Squirrels. I'm a born and raised East Coast girl, and even though I've lived in the Pacific Northwest for the last 11 years, I still maintain my Mid-Atlantic sensibilities.
I know a lot about a lot of things, and my primary goal is to use what I know to help those who trust me to work with them. I believe that design is always a collaboration, and that it's part of my job to make the process as easy to understand as possible. I also have hands on experience with community building, social media marketing and customer service and have a keen ability to anticipate the needs of clients, regardless of personality.
I don't design for money, Instagram likes, or to feed my own ego. I design because design is an important piece of everything we do, and sometimes it gets overlooked not because it's not important, but because sometimes the language of design gets lost in its own ego.
Currently you can find me making cool things, trying my hand at writing, and running a successful freelance business for clients all over the world.
Mrs. Fields Cookies
Habitat for Humanity Restore
Miss Linn and Lane County Miss America Pageants
Writer, Philanthropist and Co-Founder of Safety Pin Box, Marissa Jenae Johnson
Oregon State University, BFA Graphic Design,
New media studies
Linn-Benton Community College, Computer Science
5 Steps to Designing an Effective Business Website
Contributing member to the initial design team.
Hanging Trees & Piracy : The Unapologetic Ethics of Seasalt & Co.
Areas of ExpertisE
Print and Production
POP kits and POS Assets
Banners, Stickers and trade show collateral
Social Media Marketing
Former Assistant Art Director of DAMchic Magazine, once nominated to be a top four finalist for Best Fashion Style Publication in the 2012 for the Portland Fashion and Style Awards.
Founder and Member of Lovegrove Collective, a creative agency operated entirely by Black Women.
Designed film credits and promotional assets for "Welcome to The Circus", a documentary about a traveling French circus that allows Palestinian children to travel unrestricted along the West Bank.
English (native), French (proficient)