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A Little Bit

About Me

The goal of any designer is to visually translate words to images. My personal goal is to exceed the expectations of the client and constantly challenge myself at the same time.

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riginally planning a career in Forensic Psychology, my path in life took a sudden turn when I spontaneously applied to a traditional animation program in Vancouver. I was surprised to discover a love for design and illustration that I’d previously never known, much less explored.

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fter graduation, I worked at a local studio in children’s television animation, but soon realized a preference to work with images that didn’t move. I focused on upgrading my skill set and transitioned to the world of graphic design, specializing in package design and branding.

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times Seinfeld referenced weekly

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vintage cameras owned and used

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cups of coffee consumed daily

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In addition to my freelance design work, I also have a few other companies…

F As In Frank Paper Goods Co. is a company I started with my sister and her husband. We use very old print techniques, such as letterpress, screen printing, foil stamping and hand lettering, to design and print our own line of greeting cards, notebooks, bar towels, prints and more, all inspired by the outdoors and life in the Pacific Northwest.

The second – Giveable Greetings – is a mix of cards, prints and signs, all with a fun, quirky side greatly influenced by my time in animation. My ‘Come In We’re Awesome’ sign, originally designed for my mom’s cafe in 2013, found a following online and is now currently sold in my Etsy shop.

Forty Weight Design, named after CB Radio slang for ‘coffee’, is a subsidiary of A Brand Apart for custom design and illustration unrelated to branding.

Fayemous Books is my publishing company which currently has a roster of 3 books illustrated by me and written by close author friends.

VOLUNTEERING

I’m passionate about raising awareness for animal welfare and environmental preservation, particularly through supporting the zero-waste movement, and several organizations dedicated to protecting critically endangered species or rescuing animals from illegal or abusive environments, I have had the opportunity to design promotional items such as t-shirts and pamphlets for AnimalsAsia, who rescue bears from bile farms in Asian countries, and The Orangutan Project, working to educate people about the destruction caused by the palm oil industry to the habitat of the world’s few remaining orangutans.

With each project, I aim to:

exceed clients’ expectations
deliver unique content
provide continued support

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Some random facts and favourites:

Top TV Shows

  1. Seinfeld / Arrested Development
  2. Felicity
  3. The Shield
  4. Kingdom

Top Music

  1. Jeff Buckley
  2. Great Lake Swimmers
  3. The Killers / Brandon Flowers
  4. William Fitzsimmons

Top Destinations

  1. Newfoundland & Labrador
  2. Greenland
  3. Iceland
  4. Portland

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