I'm Shelby, a freelance illustrator/designer (specializing in stylized portraits, designing presentation spreads/marketing materials and brand design) based in Seattle, WA, USA.
When I was a toddler, I would ask for paints for Christmas. I was constantly scribbling on everything, and have loved art of all kinds since childhood. I grew up with lots of ideas and big dreams, and that hasn't changed over time. When I realized in my teens that a person could bring artistic creativity to the workplace, I started my search for a school that would lead me to that world.
As an Alumni from FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising with an Associate of Arts in Merchandise Product Development, the world of fashion and the knowledge of the product life cycle has influenced what I do and how I design. During my studies, I discovered a love for graphic design and for creating engaging, effective and aesthetic layouts and presentations that highlight the products (or content) being displayed.
Since graduating, I have used this approach to design a book for a client from the front to back cover and the interior as well. Along with the design of the book, I completed over 20 different illustrations for Feminism: A Journey to Equality. I've also designed social media content and a logo for You and Me Uni, and a logo for a high-end medical aesthetics clinic in New York, and take on personal projects of my own!
I adore helping clients to realize their dream projects and enjoy creative challenges. I love seeing people smile and get excited about their businesses.
If you have a project you would like to explore, let me know by contacting me here.
GRAPHIC DESIGN / FASHION MERCHANDISING
Butte College - Oroville, CA (January 2014 - May 2016)
Associate of Arts in MERCHANDISE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Graduation in June 2018 - Cum Laude
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Specializes in presentation and layout design, product development, print design, branding design and logos.
Adobe Illustrator CC
Adobe Photoshop CC
Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Strong Communicator, Attentive Listener, Avid Learner, Creative Problem-Solver, Supportive Team Member, Assists Others, Highly Attentive to Details, Takes Pride in Her Work
Logo Design, Social Media Content, Book Layout Design and Illustration for Feminism: A Journey to Equality and You Me and Uni (September 2018 - May 2019)
Logo Design for Alinea Medical Aesthetics and Wellness (March 2019 - April 2019)
Signage Design for Crumbs and Whiskers Cat Cafe in Los Angeles (September 2016 - October 2016)