About me...

Image by Arika Bauer ~ Zion Adventure Photog

Image by Arika Bauer ~ Zion Adventure Photog

I'm Alex, work-at-home-mom to my rambunctious boys (born Oct 2009 and Apr 2014). My husband and I are both natives of the San Francisco Bay Area and current residents of Salt Lake City, Utah. I love to travel, I love art and history, hiking, soccer, cooking, getting lost in a great book, I’m foodie who loves to cook (and sometimes share photos of what I cook), and a dabbler in photography and crafty stuff. I started practicing taekwondo the year I turned 40 and got back into camping after a very long hiatus.

When I was in first grade, I won an art contest at school and my drawing was put on display at our local shopping mall. I still remember the pride I felt seeing my drawing professionally matted and I believe that was the start of my interest in all things art. Throughout middle school and high school I took as many art classes as I could, even if it meant sacrificing a math class. Because of my involvement in Girl Scouting, I donated my talents and time to my local Girl Scout council and designed dozens of event patches over the course of six years. I even worked as a picture framer while I was in college. 

I’m a graduate of the Academy of Art University, School of Illustration, and after college I picked up work illustrating a couple of children’s books. While planning my wedding, I helped a handful of brides I met online with designing a map to go with their wedding invitations. Word spread through our wedding planning forum and I found myself with orders for custom invitations, maps, programs, and thank you cards. 

Since then my husband and I had a couple of kids, we moved two states, and I have thoroughly enjoyed designing whatever I can for my clients.

I'm highly experienced with vector illustration: whether it's creating graphics from scratch, or manipulating existing graphics and text. I have created invitations for weddings, birthdays, showers, and more, wine labels, birth announcements, product manuals, apparel mockups and graphics, I really love working on a big variety of projects, so if you are in need of something you haven’t seen on my website, just ask and we can talk about what I can do to accommodate your needs.

Thanks to many of these clients referring my work to others, I've been able to contract with a handful of really wonderful companies and organizations. A few include Hike it Baby, AMYS Martial Arts, LíllébabyFamily Forest Fest, Jayne of All, and Girl Scouts of Northern California.  

Alamere Falls, Marin County, California

As if I didn't have enough on my plate, I am a writer and co-founder of a pretty rad parenting blog called Mama Say What?! I'm also a Contributor on the Parental Guidance website.

To help purchase supplies and keep my website running, some of my blog posts may contain Amazon affiliate links. Purchasing items through these links helps keep my business going and I really appreciate the support.

In my toolbox:

Apple iMac
Apple MacBookPro
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Acrobat Professional
Canon 70D
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens 
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 Lens
LED Light Table
Tombow Markers
Marker Paper
Sakura Micron Pens
Daniel Smith Watercolor
Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Brushes

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