Designer’s Profile

In June 2013 I wrapped up my graduate studies at Ooligan Press, PSU’s student-run publishing house, earning a multidisciplinary degree that includes design, marketing, editing, and project management. As a member of the Design and Sustainable Production team I worked on book cover and interior designs, press collateral, marketing SWAG, production-related tasks, building Ooligan’s Green Press Initiative certification into the workflow, and maintaining overall best industry practices. I joined the editing team as needed to help with manuscript copyedits, marketing copy, and proofing of inter-press communications. I also worked as a project manager for Ooligan Classics, an imprint designed to bring classic literature into the 21st century for today’s undergrads.

From 2005 to 2010 I had the pleasure of working with a print broker designing catalogs for the Willamette Valley’s wholesale nursery industry. I also produced customizable announcements, holiday cards, and other printed collateral working in the art department at a digital print house in Oregon City.

Experimenting with Photoshop's Brushes and Blending Modes

Experimenting with Photoshop’s Brushes and Blending Modes

I started in print production and design in 2001, working pre-press, bindery, and customer service at a couple local print shops.

My skills and experience include:

  • Publication layout, design, and production in InDesign
  • Vector-based artwork development in Illustrator
  • Digital image optimization, restoration, and manipulation in Photoshop
  • Development and implementation of digital and print marketing campaigns
  • Copywriting, editing, and proofreading
  • Digital asset management and print production
  • Other specialized print publication services as needed

I hold an AAS in graphic design from PCC, a BS in arts and letters, and an MS in writing with a concentration on book publishing—both from PSU.

I’ve recently settled in Yamhill County after living in Portland for about 25 years. I consult with local homeowners and contractors on paint colors, and I’m the current interim design editor of the Arts Alliance of Yamhill County’s (AAYC) quarterly newsletter. I am also self-publishing fiction novels as C.L. Herridge.

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