Kirsten Klaus: graphic designer, aka visual communicator
I got my fancy piece of paper with honors from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh back in 2004. But just like anything, it is the practicing, the loving, and the honing of a craft that is most important. Between freelancing, working for a well-established marketing/design company, and designing for the largest real estate marketing firm in Hawai'i, I have had the opportunity to create for a huge array of clients and their varied projects… indoors to outdoors…huge to tiny…traditional and so not so…
A few of the bulleted points on my resume… naming, brand/logo creation, broad scope marketing conceptualization, brand specific illustration, print advertisement, content writing, bespoke/specialty printed materials, branded apparel, website creation (especially Shopify & Wordpress), and building framework/training to allow businesses to manage their own website content if they desire…
I find my inspiration in Nature, which means that everything I do respects the using of Her. Of course there is the obvious like printing with printers that use recycled papers and clean printing practices… and then there is the not so obvious, that I have spent years learning about. Because at the end of the day, I MUST feel good about what I do– for me, for you, and for the Earth.