Krystal

Web Designer, Graphic Designer, Brand Strategist, Illustrator

Hi there! I’m Krystal and I work side by side with creative women designing, coding, illustrating, organizing and planning in order to help them achieve their dream of having a successful small business. While I have experience working with a variety of different types of entrepreneurs and businesses, I specialize in working with fellow female entrepreneurs and woman-owned businesses. A great deal of my clients are work-at-home-moms who started their business with their baby on their lap the same way that I did.

It is my privilege to work as a strategic partner with these women as they build, launch, grow and maintain their business’ brands and I’d love to have the opportunity to help you with your vision as well.

My Skills

As a lifelong learner and self taught designer, I’ve spent YEARS of my life learning through self-study courses (online and offline), design textbooks, and various workshops. My business has evolved over the years as I’ve mastered new skills.

When I started off on my journey to be my own boss back in 2007, I started as a photographer. Working to brand my own business, create marketing materials that converted, and build my own website showed me that I had a natural talent for graphic design and opened my eyes to the fact that I was in the wrong field. I was not a photographer but a designer instead. I fell in love with the design side of my photography business and started my years long journey towards being a professional designer not long after I picked up my camera professionally.

Fast forward to 2014 and, after nearly seven years of schooling myself on all things graphic and web design, I finally felt that I had learned enough to hang out my designer shingle. I’ve spent the last almost five years working in the field and further honing my skills.

My Toolbox

WordPress
GeneratePress
Genesis
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Lots of caffeine!

My Languages

Fluent In:
English (most days anyway)
CSS + HTML
Still Learning:
Japanese
PHP

My Personal Life

I call myself Wifey to Gary and Mom to Zack. I’m one of those quirky, super-introverted, stereotypical designer folks that’s in legit danger of becoming a hermit. I’m an unashamed geek. I love, love, LOVE anime. Did I mention that I love anime? I’m an avid Minecrafter and play with my son on our own modded LAN server. For the personality junkies like myself, I’m an INFP and a 4w5. I’m also a yarn addict and love to knit and crochet before bed to reset my way too busy brain. It’s kind of like meditating for me.

Still curious and want to know more? You’re in luck because I made a blog post just for folks like you. You can delve deeper into my life and personality HERE. Have fun!

XO