Creativity at Work
Alley Dog Designs is an independent graphic design studio in Bend, Oregon. I began my career as a graphic designer creating logos for entrepreneurs in Shanghai, while collaborating with creative teams at IDEO on communication design. Following my return to the US, I served as a lead designer for an inbound marketing agency. These days, I am experiencing the joys of running my own business as a freelance designer.
I have developed a vast skill set in my career, and I put emphasis on building strong visual identities to help people and organizations tell their stories to their audiences. This includes everything from a logo design, and typography, to website design, and everything in between.
I take pride in creating lasting relationships with good people while creating engaging designs for the screen and printed page.
The Alley Dog
I found Yishan (pronounced ee-shan) on a subway train in Shanghai, China. I was living there while beginning my career as a designer, and she popped into my life 30 days before I was to return to the United States. She was a tiny 3-month old energy ball, and I fell in love!
As of 2015, Yishan and I live with my better half and his dog in beautiful Bend, Oregon, and are enjoying every minute of it. Whenever I’m not at my computer, we are out on the trails or working on that frisbee game.
“As impressed as I was with her portfolio, I was blown away with how great she was to work with. She got back to me right away, easily took my ideas and made them look better than I could have imagined, was super responsive throughout the project, and finished everything on time. I can’t wait to work with her again!”
Amy Varga, Varga Consulting