A bit about me ...

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Here's a bit more about me ...

Whether it's for a nonprofit, a small business, or an artist, I have a knack for custom-crafted designs for people and places that are spreading a little light and beauty in this world. 

My design training began in 1999 at a vocational high school. I thought it was super cool that, at age 15, I got to design an awesome little art shop’s logo. It felt amazing to do something that supported artists in my community in such a tangible way.

With over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit industry in program management and fundraising, I brought my passion for good design into newsletters, annual reports, and other communications.


I’m a detail-oriented artist, inspired by intelligent design in nature. Think cell structure, slime molds, diatoms, or the way water veins across a landscape. I’m drawn to bold contrasts—the interplay of natural hues and colors that pop.


Some other fun things about me:


I crossed the Indian Ocean in 2010 aboard a 36-foot sailing vessel and apprenticed with a silversmith in Kathmandu.


In 2017, I embarked on an 18-month family sailing adventure with my partner and toddler.


You'll find me in coral red lipstick, a lot. Even while I’m on a hike or sailing the open seas.


I have a special love for handicrafts, from textiles to metalsmithing, and I own another business, Elise + Co Jewelry, where I design and create nautical and botanical inspired jewelry.