Layout and editorial design is where I thrive as a designer, it’s what I get super nerdy about.
From typographic details and image selection, to how it all comes together on a page, layout design is what I get super nerdy about. So whether you need assistance designing for print or online, I would love to hear more about your next project.
No matter the content, my goal is to make sure your message stands out, not only by creating a visually interesting design but by ensuring the content is easy to understand. Whether you are looking to inform your stakeholders or investors, communicate complex research, or simply share your work, services or products with clients, I’m here to help you break it down and make it shine.
I’ve worked with clients across a variety of industries who operate both large and small, new and well-established businesses, non-profits and research projects. I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with project managers, communications and marketing directors, web developers, art directors and more to transform their varying information and projects into professional layouts.
Editorial + Magazine Design
Books + E-Books
Catalogue + Lookbook Design
& so much more!
I help clients communicate important information in a way that is both clear and visually appealing.
While my job is to be creative, I am equally as proud of my organizational skills. Ultimately all projects are a collaborative effort. It’s always important to me that the project scope is carefully laid out, expectations have been outlined, and everyone involved understands the process and next steps at every stage.
I worked closely with Alicia through my role at Forum for Women Entrepreneurs. We were on a tight and strict timeline to design our first annual report and Alicia was absolutely AMAZING to work with. She was quick to respond, asked all the right questions, and knew exactly what we were looking for (even when we didn't)
GABY RICE, The Forum
Whether you are looking for help designing your annual report, or a small business ready to print your first lookbook, here’s how we can work together.
Quality design work takes time, but efficiency is my goal. After we sign all the paperwork I will send you a detailed questionnaire about your brand and what your goal for this design piece is. This way I can get to know you, as well as the target audience, and we can start establishing the visual direction and inspiration for this project (yay, moodboards!).
At this early stage, we also need to determine whether this document will be for print, web or both, and what sizes we are designing for.
Before we are able to start designing, we need content to design with as this informs the layout and style of your project. Don’t have copy yet? I am happy to put you in touch with professionals if you need guidance before we dive in!
At this point, we will also discuss visuals for your project, compile a list of custom icons, graphs, tables, charts, etc that will need to be created for this project. We can also discuss photography, whether this means sourcing stock photography, working with your brand gallery, or working directly with a photographer.
Once all the content is finalized, we can finally start designing. Based on our intake discussions, I will design two to four key spreads of the project to run by you to ensure we are on the same page and moving in the right direction.
Once I have the green light on the initial key spreads, I get to work on the remaining content and come back to you with a fully designed project for review with all the final content and imagery plugged in.
Undoubtedly, little adjustments will need to be made on our first draft, especially for very copy-heavy documents when a lot of proofreading and fact-checking needs to happen. We will work through two revisions of the project, fine-tuning every last detail.
Lastly, I wrap up all the files and assets, delivering a fully designed PDF for print and/or web. I’m happy to provide recommendations and facilitate communication with printers if necessary and am excited to see your project become a reality!
In my experience, the quality of a designer's work is equally important to the quality of experience working with them. Alicia is excellent on both counts — her design work is polished, beautiful and on-brand, and she's also extremely professional and on-the-ball, reducing any guesswork or anxiety in the design process.
Jeanette Ageson, The Tyee
I’m a creative, as well as, a very organized and detail-oriented graphic designer.
The timeline of a layout-based project, as well as the cost, will vary immensely based on the scope and content. Please reach out and tell me more about your project, so we can find a solution that works best for your specific needs.
Depending on my current workloads, I generally offer rush fees for select projects, as well as flexible payment plans.