About

Hello! My name is Cassandra and I am a designer! That means I wear many, many hats. Some days I wear a hard-hat. I garden. I dig ditches. I build things. I designed and helped build my house. That was fun. Some days I wear my thinking cap. There are so many problems to be solved. How do I fit all my books in my closet? What typeface is going to express the mood I’m trying to portray most accurately? Where the heck am I going to fit this picture in the brochure? (Pro Tip: make sure your subjects’ “eyes” aren’t looking off the page, or screen) Still other days I wear my creative cap. I paint. I write. I photograph. I play with Legos. I mean, who doesn’t love Legos? I enjoy all the hats I wear as a designer, and an individual.

I got into design because it combines all the things I like to do. I get to use my hands, my critical-thinking skills, and my creativity. I stayed in design because it is fun. I love what I do! Good design inspires people, whether it’s to save trees or download the latest musical act. Design is everywhere! Every single thing we touch every day is designed. It is our best friend. We feel, perform, and learn better in well-designed environments. As long as we have a world to live in, there will be designers to create and shape it for us.

Click here to view a pdf of my resume.

Things I can do:

  • graphic design — ads, flyers, posters, rack cards, post cards, calendars, resumés, birthday cards, invitations, trade show displays, etc.
  • web design — HTML5, CSS3, ASP .Net, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal
  • print design, production, & installation — custom vinyl, posters, banners, static cling, wall graphics, heat-transfer, etc.
  • internet marketing — social media, email, flash animation
  • photograph retouching & restoration
  • digital signage — static & interactive
  • product design
  • photography
  • basic programming
  • technical drawing
  • creative writing
  • dance and synchronized swimming choreography

Software/Programs I know:

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Basecamp
  • Macintosh iWork — Pages, Number, Keynote
  • Microsoft Office — Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Outlook
  • Constant Contact, Mailchimp, Exact Target
  • Roland Versaworks
  • SignageStudio
  • Cinema 4D (novice)
  • Xcode (novice)
  • GoToMeeting

FAQ

Are you expensive? No. I work with you to create a project that meets your budget.

Do you have an office? No. I work out of my home. I am happy to meet you anywhere within the greater Knoxville/Anderson Co. area. For long distance clients, we can collaborate via Skype, Teamviewer, email or phone. I add a small travel fee (for gas), if I must drive further than 30 miles to meet you in person.

Will my website be at the very top of Google? Nobody can guarantee that. If they do, ask to use the restroom and drive away. I promise to do my very best at optimizing your website so you have the best chance at being seen.

How fast are requested website changes made? 24-48 hours is my standard turnaround time.