Based in Savannah, Georgia, I founded Olive Ridley Studios in 2020 with a mission to help small businesses succeed by building a better brand experience. I have a passion for authenticity, quality design, and the transformative power visual branding can have on a business. Now, I'm combining those passions to help others achieve their goals.
I love working with clients one-on-one. Nothing lights me up more than creating joy and confidence in others. To anyone interested in personality types, it shouldn't be a surprise to learn I'm an INFP Mediator. My need to be authentic and my desire to help others succeed is in my nature! It's no wonder corporate design jobs often left me feeling unfulfilled. I've always been an idealist, eager to make the world a better place. With Olive Ridley Studios, I can accomplish that dream one small business at a time.
I love the silly, strange, and lighthearted parts of life. I'm a sucker for dad jokes and puns. When given the option, I will always opt for alliteration, but honestly, who wouldn't? I find it impossible to choose just one favorite color. Ice cream and mac and cheese are my comfort foods. I enjoy curling up with a good book, especially on a stormy day. My favorite genre of fiction books is murder mysteries. Unfortunately, my pile of books to be read keeps growing and growing. I buy them faster than I can read them, but I also use books in all of my decorating, so I guess it evens out. I have the pleasure of sharing my book-filled home with my incredibly supportive husband and a handful of pets we love dearly. I'm a fierce advocate for equal rights. I have no expectations of being a perfect person, but I try each day to be just a little better than I was the day before.
I have a BFA in graphic design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. My first design job out of college was with a local sign shop. While there, I learned all I could about the large format industry and developed a love for print and large format design. I also learned how to design, print, and install vehicle wraps and signage. From there, I moved on to more corporate design jobs, working for companies with a national and international presence. In 2019 I was honored with a Judge's Award by the Florida Print Awards for a lookbook I designed. And in 2022 I had the privilege of being one of 30 designers to participate in the Experiential Design Program at the International Sign Association Expo. I don't do what I do for awards and accolades, but it is nice to be acknowledged now and then.
I have long had an affinity for sea turtles and knew I wanted my brand to have a fun mascot. So, I started researching different types of sea turtles and came across the olive ridley. The rest, as they say, is history.
Olive Ridley Studios is rooted in honesty, individuality, and empowerment. Every inquiry begins with a 30-minute video chat to discuss your goals and see if our personalities are compatible. We will only take on projects that are a good fit for our skills and expertise. There's no such thing as finding the "best" designer. It's about finding the best fit for your needs.
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