Category Archives: PRINT

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Cinnabar Theater

Here’s a secret: when I first started courting work in Petaluma, I would drive by the banners and posters for Cinnabar Theater on the north end of town and wonder to myself how I could get that gig. They were (and are) simple, clean advertising for theater, utilizing my two favorite things: strong images and expressive typography.

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ALB Designs

Anne Laird-Blanton continues to be a fun and productive client. After leaving CAF shortly after I did, Anne threw herself back into her architecture practice and began to refresh her business. A new logo and a new office, then it was time for a new website.

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Napa Valley Guidebook

Category : multi-page layout , PRINT

For under three months at the end of 2013, I first had the pleasure of helping layout the Napa Valley Guidebook, an annual magazine used by people all over the world as a reference when visiting us out here in wine country. I took over the gig from a long-tenured freelancer, and needed to learn the layout and content quickly in order to be of use under the tight year-end deadline.

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Balzac Communications

I first connected with Robin Lewis at Balzac for his recurring Napa Valley Visitors Guidebook gig in 2013. In between those productions, Robin has brought me dozens of projects from photo editing and WordPress work to newsletters and magazine ads.

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School Fundraiser

The school fundraiser for 2015 had such a fun theme, I couldn’t help but volunteer to put together the marketing materials. In years past I had helped throw together the slideshows and programs, but this time chairperson Amy Malaise really gave me free rein to design everything. I even spent hours on the PowerPoint slideshows for the live auction, and that’s saying something (Office suite programs are a necessary evil, and I do mean evil).

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Continuum Medical Staffing

Working with Continuum has been an amazing lesson in kismet — what is meant to be. I knew the new owner, John Johnson, in the mid-1990s when I worked for him as a young temp at Lakeshore Staffing in Chicago. I got the gig through my father (love me some nepotism) but built my own working relationship with John through a string of successful assignments.

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CAF

I enjoyed working for the executive director (architect Anne Laird-Blanton) of the non-profit California Architectural Foundation for 18 months. Throughout my tenure with them, I juggled a variety of duties: from spreadsheets and letter-writing, to Power Point presentations, and updating the newly launched website.

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