Nice to meet you!

What I do
I love to create!! I am a web, graphic, and surface designer/illustrator working in Seattle, Washington in the beautiful Pacific NW.

I partner with you to design, develop and implement your creative vision. I help you tell your story.

I design custom WordPress websites as well as help customize existing themes. I teach WordPress and can help with other computer training as well.

I love photography and constantly have my camera in hand. Much of my photography is featured in my design work.

In addition, I love surface pattern design and creating illustrations and patterns for fabric, custom stationery, printable items, party decor, room decor, digital scrapbooking & more. I love what I do!

What sets JRD apart from the rest
There are a multitude of freelance designers available with the same skill set so why should you choose to work with me?

In addition to Bachelor degrees in Applied Design and English, I have a diverse professional background with over 20 years of experience in business & project management, customer service, teaching & training. I have worked for large corporations and universities as well as small businesses and non-profits. Additionally, I spent 2.5 amazing years in service as a Peace Corps volunteer living and working overseas.

In short, through all of these experiences, I have learned how to work with people. I understand that communication is key to building partnerships and to bringing about a successful project completion. You need a designer who knows how to listen and how to interpret your information and put it into the form that best represents you and your business. I am that designer! I partner with you and will work to make sure we tell your story well. I aim to exceed your expectations!

I wear many hats
Throughout the life of the project, I wear many hats.  Your project might include:

Web Development
Graphic Design
Illustration
Project Management
Surface Pattern Design
HTML/CSS Programmer
UI/UX Design
Teaching/Training
Business Coach
Photography Editor/Director
Branding/Marketing/Social Media Help
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And a bit more
I live with my husband, daughter and a rather large tuxedo cat named Mimi in the Pacific NW.

I have always loved expressing myself creatively. When I was little, I used to put on shows and musical acts and dreamed of being a star on Broadway. As I grew up, my urge to create progressed to crafting, decorating, and even owning a wedding floral design business. In recent years, I went to school to learn how to combine my passion for creating with a passion for technology and studied web and graphic design. These days, while my love for flowers, & musical theater still resides within, I work from home in my little studio building websites, designing patterns & digital elements, illustrating stationery, taking photographs, and training people how to use WordPress. I absolutely love what I do!

I am inspired by the world around me… nature, travel, animals, music, color & pattern. From the swirl in my mocha to the typeface in a store window, I notice and am excited by the details in daily life. I see patterns and design everywhere I go and you will see this reflected in my design work.

In my spare time, you can usually find me hangin with my family & friends, creating art with my daughter, taking photos, baking, traveling and exploring as much as possible (or daydreaming about it…) doing something crafty or learning something new.

 

Have additional questions?Contact Me!