Welcome to Direction Designs!

I am a freelance graphic designer that specializes in invitation, print and web design.

I have always feel like when people come to me for their design needs, whether it be for an existing or new brand, a better website or print design needs (invitations, brochures, marketing materials), they want to go in a new direction that will bring their business/project to a new level.  There is always an end vision, but getting there is always the hard part.  That’s where I come in.  Together we get to develop, create, and perfect the vision you have and you get to start off in the right direction.  There is nothing worse than going off in the wrong design direction and finding out it wasn’t what you wanted, so we get it right the first time!  I make it hassle free and offer plenty of options to see what fits your needs the best.

So, a little about me.  I’m a Minnesota native and I graduated from The University of Minnesota Duluth with a degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Art.  Although those were my major areas of study, I branched out within the art field and was able to learn so much more.  In addition to Graphic Design, I studied photography, typography, film, music, art history and even dance.  I feel like all of these areas have made me a well rounded designer and capable of seeing many different side of things.

on January 1, 2008 I made the trek to San Diego.  I worked as a graphic artist for a while and then moved on to a job in the shipbuilding industry.  It was scary to start a job that was completely different from what I knew and what I thought I wanted or could do.  My job, however, gave me some really important skills which I use every day and for that I am very grateful.  I was able to work with and interface with very interesting people and hone in on my own interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.  I left the company in July of 2013 to start off on a new direction as a stay-at-home mom, and haven’t looked back.  In addition to being a full time mom to two amazing kids and running my freelance design business, my husband and I are part owners of the Helm’s Brewing Co. (a San Diego brewery in Kearny Mesa and Ocean Beach), I am a part-time dog sitter through Rover and we own a rental cabin in Big Bear, CA.  To say we have our hands in lots of different jars is an understatement but we wouldn’t change it for anything.  In addition to all of the above, I try to find time for crafting, sewing and discovering new ways to design.  I am a very organized and detail oriented individual with a heart for all things design.  I am always for hire, and would love to help you with whatever direction you want to go!