If you are:  a content creator, a small business owner, a creative entrepreneur or a publisher who’s committed, passionate & excited about your work —

You’ll totally enjoy working with me: a graphic designer, illustrator and art director who specializes in working collaboratively with other creative professionals & solo-preneurs to bring your projects to life.

My Design Services include:


 Dust jacket design for  Moving Water  by Christine Mason Miller.
 

“Working with Liz on my first book was a dream come true. Publishing an art book is a complex process, especially for a first-time author. Liz is a pro, who knows how to handle every aspect of the design process from color, to composition. It was a completely anxiety-free process and putting my “baby” in Liz’s capable hands was the best decision I could have made. Choosing Liz as my book designer exceeded every expectation I had. I can’t wait to write another book and hand it off to Liz!

Amy Tingle,
Artist, Magic Maker, Craftivist


So, how do you know if we’re a good match?
How do you decide if I’m the designer or illustrator for you?

I’m dedicated to working with clients where there’s good rapport and understanding because in my experience that is the most important part of working together. Read the list below to see If we’re a good fit:

 
  • You’re excited to work collaboratively to create the very best solution for your project;

  • You want to work with someone who’s willing to explore until the perfect solution is found;

  • You enjoy people who like to keep the level of thinking high;

  • You want to have fun and feel engaged;

  • You appreciate honest dialogue that’s kind, helpful and directed;

  • You appreciate focus and clear project parameters;

  • You understand that great design doesn’t happen with the click of a mouse;

  • You are as certain of the one-of-a-kindness in your work, as I am of mine.

 

 

“Professional, magical designer. That’s what Liz is. I could not have been more impressed with her work in designing and building my new website. Not only did she understand immediately the look and feel I was asking for, she seamlessly incorporated my brand elements into the overall design while building a website structure that allowed for the flexibility I was asking for. Toss in meeting my goals, timelines, and budget as well as being an excellent communicator, and I was a very happy client. Working with her felt authentic and she made my project feel special, well cared for, and honored. That’s the Lizzie difference! ”

Barb Skoog, Cloud Artist

  Clouds on Water website
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A Look at the Design/Illustration Process:

1. Getting to Know You The very first thing I’ll ask is that you fill out a questionnaire about your project and once I’ve had a chance to review it we’ll schedule your free 30 minute consultation and you’ll tell me about your project. We’ll talk about your work, your business, your time line {and mine} pricing and payment schedules. Once we’ve agreed to work together, details are finalized, contracts are signed and a 50% deposit on the project is made.

2. Exploring Your Project I’ll ask you to spend some time pulling together visual inspiration on a private Pinterest pin board. You’ll fill the board with type, colors, and imagery that you feel is in line with your project, your brand {if it applies} and your overall aesthetic. Your pin board will give me a place to start listening to your story.

3. Defining Your Project Now it’s my turn. After I review all of the information you’ve given me I’ll put together a Creative Brief. It will set the stage and define an overall design direction and color

palette for your project. After we’ve had a chance to discuss the Brief and fine-tuned the details, I’ll create a design strategy and start the design process: brainstorming ideas, sketching and creating digital concepts.

4. Create Create Create I’ll create several design options {the number of options will be agreed upon at the contract stage} for you to review for our first deadline and then it’s your turn to provide honest, detailed feedback. We’ll discuss the designs that you’re most drawn to and then we’ll choose the final design direction and discuss adjustments, alterations and revisions to that design.

5. Wrapping the Party Once we’ve completed the revisions, and I’ve delivered a final design for your project, it’s time to wrap up loose ends. You’ll be billed for the remaining balance and as soon as your final payment is received, you will receive your packaged project files.


 

“Liz produced a gorgeous cover design and illustration for my book. I loved the way she worked to discover more about me and my work so that she could create something that really fit the bill. Liz created a unique solution that reflects the essence of my book, whilst at the same time accommodating my time frame and design requirements. I’d recommend her unreservedly to anyone who wants authentic, inspired illustration or design work.”

Mary Ann Mhina, author of Listening to Our Grandmothers