Hey, I’m Krystal! I’m a designer who writes code and I help small businesses look great online. These days I mostly design and develop websites for small businesses but my roots are in graphic design and branding. I also offer digital illustration services and my style is fun, colorful and cartoony.

My love of design and illustration has also led me to open an online store where I sell my original designs on shirts and stationery.

If you want to know more, you can take a sneak peek at my personal life in this article.

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My Skills

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

When I left my job as a homecare nurse and started off on my journey to be my own boss back in 2007, I actually 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 and take down the photographer one. I’ve spent the years since then working in the field and further honing my skills.

Near the end of 2019, feeling as though I had plateaued and gotten comfortable with my skills, I began making the move from simply designing websites to developing them from scratch. This meant I needed to learn how to code - which is easier said than done! For me, learning to write code means learning a whole new way to think about things. My brain just isn't naturally wired to be good with programming logic. I believe you can learn anything you want if you try hard and don't give up though so I'm hanging in there and things are starting to come naturally thanks to all of that hard work.

Today I am well on my way to achieving the new title of web developer as I make my way through code courses and am already fluent in a couple of coding languages with a couple more in the works. My new coding skills allow me to design faster and better than I've ever been able to before and I've been loving applying these new skills to websites I develop for clients and even my own website!

What My Clients Are Saying

Working with Krystal was amazing…

Working with Krystal was amazing. She is professional, reliable and incredibly easy to communicate with. I will definitely be a repeat customer when I need any graphic design work completed for my business.

Melissa - Twig + Piper

Working with Krystal is a pleasure…

Krystal is an incredibly talented designer who is extremely professional, patient, and dedicated to her work. Krystal designed my business’s website a few years ago, and also updated it recently, adding an online shop. I’m delighted with the results. Working with Krystal is a pleasure and I highly recommend her to others.

Heidi - Apricity Designs

Krystal’s work is beautiful…

Excellent service! Krystal’s work is beautiful and she is a creative, reliable team player who wants to provide you with exactly what you need to help take your business to the next level.

Lorraine C.

Krystal was tremendous at taking my ideas and bringing them to life…

Starting a new business is a scary and overwhelming undertaking. I knew I wanted beautiful branding, but didn’t know where to start. Krystal held my hand through every step of the process. Krystal was tremendous at taking my ideas and bringing them to life in a very beautiful and professionally polished website! Krystal was so fast at responding to my inquires and was wonderful at talking me through decisions. She was honest with me and let me know if I was going off track with where she knew I wanted to be. It was a fabulous process about which I cannot say enough good things. I can’t wait until I have an opportunity to use her services again.

Amanda - The Butler Did It Quilting

Krystal was so patient with all my particularities…

I’m so glad I was finally able to work with Krystal. I knew it would be an easy transaction, as we have the same taste, and it was! Krystal was so patient with all my particularities and I therefore got exactly the final result that I had hoped for. I love my cards and I’ll be using Krystal for any design needs I have in the future. Thank you, Krystal!

Tracy - Teebags: Eco-Friendly Housewares & Gifts

Krystal has gone above and beyond helping me…

Krystal has gone above and beyond helping me with my website, product label and logo design! I can’t say enough about how much time and money she has saved me over the past few years working with her. She is always there to answer your questions and listen to your needs or wants. I would highly recommend Krystal for any of your graphic or web design!

Emily - Hen Of The Woods Artisan Acres

I had the best experience…

I had the best experience working with Krystal when I first started my business in 2016, she is absolutely brilliant at what she does.

Jill - Surreal Shine