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 current residents of Salt Lake City. I love to travel, I love art and history, hiking, soccer, 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 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 own 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 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'm highly experienced with vector illustration: whether it's creating graphics from scratch, or manipulating existing graphics and text. 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.
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. Thanks to many of these clients referring my work to others, I've been ale to contract with a handful of really wonderful companies and organizations. A few include Líllébaby, Hike it Baby, Family Forest Fest, AMYS Martial Arts, and Girl Scouts of Northern California.
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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 something fancier)
Sakura Micron Pens
Líllébaby Baby Carriers (seriously)