It seems that no matter where I am in my life, I will always gravitate back to freelance design. My career journey started when I was 20 years old (yikes, thats HALF my life thus far!). Upon graduation from high school, I took a semester off to 'figure out what I want to do'. I decided to attend the University of Wisconsin-River Falls for no other good reason other than my sister attended there and my then-boyfriend lived in that proximity. Note to anyone in this stage in their life, those are NOT good reasons to attend a school. I ended up dropping out after a semester and half, moving back home and signing up for the Commercial Art program at a local tech school. 




I thrived in the small classroom. I enjoyed the hands-on experience. I had kick-ass teachers. I knew as soon as I graduated that this is a career that I can do any time from any where and I immediately started freelancing. 

Since I showed horses and had several connections in that industry, I had a very niche market doing equine publication ads and logos for trainers and fellow friends hitting the AQHA circuit. In 2008, a friend and I started Mellan Solutions joined forces to add website design to our portfolio; this was back in the day of Dreamweaver and hand-written code. 

best decision ever

back in the saddle again

Fast forward several years and I got a job at larger manufacturing company that turned out great products for amazing customers. I was making great cha-ching, so I backed off the freelance gig and freed up my evenings and weekends. I was living the dream. That was, until it wasn't any more. So I did what any irrational adult would do, I quit my job. Let me say this was year or more in the making and I took very strategic steps to make it happen. 

I spent this past summer helping my dad pour concrete and detail cars and enjoy the pontoon, lake and sunshine. Oh, yeah, and went to Sturgis for the rally - living my best life, remember. 

Then, out of nowhere, a couple people inquired about me designing them a website. OF COURSE I can help you with that. Then again, more people starting asking about logo design, and helping with their personal branding. OF COURSE I can help you with that!

A lot has changed in the 20-some years that I have been hitting the keyboard, but one things for certain....




It's crazy how life will serve you what you need, when you need it. It seems like it is coming out of the blue, but in reality, its a higher powers way of delivering good on karma and dreams. 

the key to growth is making changes to adapt to your surroundings

jump off the page

gone are the days of a basic resume created in microsoft word, that's what all of your competitors are doing. you're an awesome person and an even more awesome employee - your future boss needs to see what only you can bring to the table, in 3 seconds flat

resume rehab

business & personal

weather you're new to the game or in dire need a facelift, a fresh brand is an instant game changer. everything from your website, email signature, social media icons, business card and everything in between need to work together and reflect the message your brand stands for

re  branding

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online presence

we live in a digital age, and while social media seems to be an easy way to connect with an audience, their algorithms don't put you in front of your ideal market. long story short, if you are a business or brand, you need a web presence

website design

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services

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portfolio

[ more to come  //  thanks for your patience ]

Code 4 Service has been by my side since the beginning. Jared reached out to me in early 2018 to revamp his website and make it more mobile friendly. His existing site was hand-coded in Dreamweaver and not responsive (that was hardly starting to be a thing when it was built circa 2011). 
We streamlined the look of the site and made it short, sweet and to the point. With built-in contact forms and click to call features, this answered all his needs and business is booming!

code 4 services

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Shada Seed & Ag Services was beginning to outgrow its breaches, so to speak. When Casey started his business, he launched his own site with square space - an awesome way for a new business to get started and get web presence. As his business grew and his site traffic increased, he wanted to up his game a bit. 
We worked together to upgrade his web graphics and text and boost his SEO. His daily hits are already seeing a huge increase growing every week. 

shada seed & ag services

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[ Short plug here, but if you are in West Central Minnesota during the fall, you need to visit Thea's Pumpkin Patch! ]
Mike and Brenda reached out to me right before their season opener in the fall of 2019. We rocked-and-rolled and got it up and running just in time for their bustling season! Their existing site had a surplus of images, but not a lot of text, so we amped up the content and boosted the sites SEO. Daily views sometimes reaching the 1000's, this site got its workout right out of the gate. 

thea's pumpkin patch

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This was a super fun project!
Kristi and I are former co-workers and our vibe and style always seemed to be on the same page. She also has since moved on from that company and is following her dream of becoming and author and lifestyle influencer. With her positive energy and outlook on life, I have no doubt that this venture will take her far. 
Thank you, Kristi, for contacting me to think outside the box on your book project. Can't wait to see where this adventure takes you!

flourish now // book cover design

I always enjoy working for the working guy // trade industry concepts are my jam - after all, these are the hard working guys and gals that keep the world going 'round - I know, I grew up in a construction family and my boyfriend is also an electrician.
Todds wife Amy (who I have literally known since we were single digits) came to me for a rebranding for Todds Electric business. He came up with some great concepts and after a couple back-and-forths of revisions, we found a winner!

todd fobbe electric // rebranding

pricing

I'm taking the easy route here, and in time, I will put specific pricing, but for now, here's a start.

LOGOS: starting at $300
RE/BRANDING PACKAGES: starting at $600
RESUME REHAB: starting at $100
WEBSITE DESIGN: starting at $500

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