There were three occupations I always listed when I was little and people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up:
- A professional equestrian rider
- A veterinarian
- An artist
(I’m pretty sure an astronaut was in there at some point too, but that’s neither here nor there.)
While I did compete on the equestrian hunter/jumper circuit growing up and through college, it was my love of photography, illustration and design that rocketed artist to the top of my career-goal list (I’m a compulsive list-maker, I can’t help it). Stints at a large publishing company and independent ad agency gave me the practical and technical know-how as well as the confidence to open my own design studio, and I’ve been freelancing for the past 11 years.
Seedlings began as a stationery studio, focusing primarily on weddings and corporate branding pieces, but after several years of running a book review blog and watching the rise of indie and self-publishing, I finally saw a way of combining my love of graphic design with my robust enthusiasm for all things book-related.
Seedlings now focuses exclusively on book cover and promotional design for authors; my passion for typography, design and the creation of beautiful things the driving force behind each and every project. I would be honored to be a part of bringing your book to life by designing an exterior as striking as the story it houses, so please visit the contact page to get started!
(My squeamishness with regard to blood pretty much eliminated any possibility of becoming a vet, but animals are still a huge part of my life. Gracie and Mya are my partners in design crime (and by partners I mean they sit and watch me work), so any “about” page simply wouldn’t be complete without them.)