About Me

I’m a free-lance Graphic Designer in Milwaukee with 28 years experience. I can assist you in meeting all your marketing needs by utilizing a strategic branding vision, business acumen, and artistic talent to deliver high-impact marketing through print-design, website development and social media strategy.

Areas of Emphasis

  • Full Life Cycle Project Management
  • Cutting-edge Graphic Design
  • Branding & Messaging Consistency
  • Social Media Integration & Management
  • Web Usability Best Practices & SEO
  • Newsletters / Brochures / Flyers / Posters
  • Press Releases & Media Kits
  • Best Practices for Print Production and Cost Control
  • Staff, Vendor & Media Relations

I’m also a fine artist. I have a BFA in Painting from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design having studied under Ann Gale and Ron Bitticks. I enjoy painting pond-scapes, portraits, and still life paintings typically in oil on panel. I also paint commissioned pieces and murals. Feel free to contact me regarding my paintings.

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Happy Clients

Experience

Website Building
Vast experience with open source platforms such as Joomla and WordPress site builders. Can easily help with troubleshooting issues involving hosting and domain providers such as GoDaddy or iPower.

Page Layout
Extensive knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator layout software for printed materials.

Illustration
Many years experience using Adobe Illustrator and PhotoShop to create professional logos for clients.

Photo Manipulation
Artistic eye for photography composition and quality imagery. Professional knowledge of photo formatting for printed and digital media.

Presentations
Can create customized PowerPoint presentations maintaining corporate branding colors and design elements.

Video Editing
Experience creating animated slide shows and video editing; incorporating sound, music, text and graphic visuals.

Testimonials

Carmen has been creating and maintaining the websites for all 6 of our locations plus our Irish tour for over 3 years. Not only has she done an amazing job with our web presence but also managing our marketing calendar, creating graphics for posters and brochures and running the creative end of Harp and Eagle. This has allowed me to focus on the day to day operations of the business.- Dennis Radtke, Director of Operations, Harp and Eagle Limited
We are so thankful to work with Carmen on a variety of graphic and web design projects! We rely on her throughout the year for her expertise and efficiency and feel so fortunate to have found such a dedicated and talented designer. - Stephanie Shabangu, Marketing Specialist, Penfield Children's Center
Carmen helped us get our agency website put together as well as designed our logo. We were so slow with getting everything to her and she had to keep asking me for the same things over and over again. Despite this she was so friendly and patient and always professional. She took our staff photos as well. We were so happy with her and would definitely use her in the future and recommend her to others. Our website looks great!- Sara Newman, LCSW; Co-Director & Therapist, Riverstone Counseling & Crisis Services, LLC
It has been a pleasure working with Carmen on many projects over the last ten years. The art files that she sends us are always of the highest quality. She has designed everything from business cards to annual reports for us and our customers. We, along with our customers, appreciate Carmen's attention to detail and her outstanding creative abilities. She makes them and us look better.- Bill Kioski, Vice President Cardinal Print Group
Carmen is an asset to our company. Her creativity and quality consistently exceed my expectations. We have received compliments on our web and menu design as well as the many other services she provides. Carmen effectively multi-tasks many ongoing projects, has excellent communication, and is timely in producing results. I highly recommend her business. - Jessica Bumbard, General Manager, Chateau De Pere
Carmen has lent her considerable talents to us on numerous of occasions, always with excellent results. She's quick, reliable, imaginative and easy to work with. We're happy to recommend her.- Teresa Crain, President, Bay View Neighborhood Association