I'm Alex, work-at-home-mom to my rambunctious boys (born October 2009 and April 2014). My husband and I are both natives of the San Francisco Bay area, and we're current residents of Salt Lake City suburb. I love to travel, I love art and art history, hiking, soccer, photography, cooking, getting lost in a great book, and I’m a bit of a foodie. I'm a dabbler in photography and crafty stuff and getting back into camping after a long hiatus.
When I was in first grade I won an art contest 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 to my local Girl Scout council and designed dozens of event patches over the course of five or 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 few children’s books. While planning my own wedding, I helped a handful of brides I met online with designing a map to go with their wedding invitations. Word spread and I found myself with a backlog of orders for invitations, maps, programs, and thank you cards.
Since then I got married, had a couple of kids, and have thoroughly enjoyed designing whatever I can for my clients. From company logos, business cards, and wine labels to wedding invitations, birthday invitations, holiday cards, and birth announcements. I 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.
I really had no idea how much I would love the work that I do, and how much pleasure I feel getting to be a tiny part of the milestones in people's lives. Working with a client on their wedding invitations, and then baby shower invitations, then birth announcements, then 1st birthday invitations... it's truly an honor that my clients think of me when these events occur.
I've been really lucky to get to do some work for some really wonderful companies and organizations. A few include Líllébaby, Hike it Baby, Family Forest Fest, AMYS Martial Arts, and Girl Scouts of Northern California. I'm also a Brand Ambassador for Guidance Guide. Lastly, I am a writer and co-founder of a pretty rad parenting blog called Mama Say What?!
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In my toolbox:
Adobe Acrobat Professional
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (saving up for a 50mm lens)
Sakura Micron Pens
Líllébaby Baby Carriers (seriously)