I have a keen sense of marketing and business, and a solid grip on design. Schnauz Design is my platform to bring all those skills together, and give my clients unique and fresh graphic design solutions suitable for their target market. I have worked with clients all over– Dallas, Fort Worth, Southlake, Houston, Mckinney, Fairview, Sherman, Los Angeles and even Dubai. I have designed projects of all kinds– branding, brochures, media kits, boutique candle packaging, gourmet food packaging, and more. As a freelance graphic designer, you will find that I am passionate about what I do, and I am committed to the success of your brands.
Why the name “schnauz design?”
It’s named after my schnauzer. He’s been with me 10+ years now… he’s still my baby!
Education and Work Background
Graduated from TCU, Fort Worth, TX in Sociology, Advertising & PR.
Graduated from Collin County Community College, Plano, TX in Graphic Design.
Past Experience: F/T Designer and later, Sr. Designer with women’s product-based company in Dallas, TX.
Past Experience: F/T Designer at Virtual Packaging/Vital Design Group in Southlake, TX.
Present: Owner/Designer at Schnauz Design and LAUNCH Private Label.
Worked on numerous projects for clients including Hilton Southlake, Green Papaya Dallas, Shockwatch, Fashionistas, PlanB-PR, Weathermatic, WeeSqueak, SK Pharmaceuticals, and more!
I strongly feel design is not just about making something look pretty. It has to be effective for your target market. My design is purpose-driven. I consider all sides when designing– marketing, strategy, budget and creativity. Otherwise, what’s the point?
Best Design/Business Advice for a Start-Up
Do it right the first time, even if it costs a little more. If you go solely based on a lower quote, you may receive a sloppy job in return and you’ll land up paying more for revisions or a revamp later anyway. Look for a designer who you communicate well with, who returns your calls/emails promptly, and who takes the time to walk you through the process. Remember you are looking for a combination of good business skills and good design. Get some great tips in my article about Small Business and Graphic Design/Printing.