Freelance Graphic Designer

I’m a freelance graphic designer, this is my home office…

It’s cozy…it’s basically the size of a closet and there’s no door. So, it’s not a quiet space and with a toddler running around it usually isn’t tidy either. But, it’s my space and when I get to sit down and be creative and work on graphic design jobs…I love it and I felt it worth sharing. If you’re interested in seeing some of graphic design work, you can view my portfolio at

Before + After: Barn Makeover

We have an old (like 1840’s original) barn, that’s pretty and charming…but attached to it is a building that’s less charming. When we bought this house I had dreams of turning it in to my studio. That was a dream. It’s been taken over with tractors, lawn mowers and all the essential larger scale equipment. All I want from this building now, is an exterior makeover. A paint job.

Inspired by the ever informative and inspiring, Karen from The Art Of Doing stuff, I found this blog post and bought a spray gun painter, from Home Depot. I bought this one, the Wagner Flexio 590.

I really just wanted this old building to disappear…I tested the following dark grey paint swatches from Home Depot’s, outdoor Behr paint:


We went with Space Black (swatch under the window) by Behr, and here’s my trooper mom giving the paint gun a go. (haha! She always gets herself in to paint projects for her children) For the record, the entire front wall of the barn took 1.5 hours with the spray gun. (!!!!!!!!!!)


Here’s the after…I love it!





Found: Must Have Baby Item Part II

Even though I vowed to keep my baby items to a minimum, and refused a giant baby shower…(see more in my blog post “Found: Must Have Baby Item“) I still ended up buying stuff that I didn’t use, or need.  I fell victim to way too many “must have lists” and also my own expectations…

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Inspiration: (small) home office

I have worked from home as a graphic designer for 6 years (minus the current year for maternity leave). My home office is therefore always an important space, no matter where we have been living. I need it to be organized (or at least have the potential to be organized), have a large desk for…

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