About Deirdre

My life-long love of fine art coupled with my interest in computers and media made graphic design a natural career path. Since building my first corporate website in 1996 for Manex Visual Effects, the Oscar-winning visual effects company behind The Matrix, my design work has won numerous awards, including over a dozen Horizon Interactive Awards since 2005.

With substantial experience in designing print and web marketing collateral, I’ve worked with a wide range of clients, including visual effects companies, museums, universities and other non-profit organizations, visitors bureaus, best-selling authors, and Silicon Valley start-ups. My portfolio includes websites, brochures, newsletters, marketing collateral and signage for clients such as IMAX Corporation, Simpson Strong-Tie, Stanford University, Oakland International Airport, AXIS Dance Company, The Berkshire Museum and Taproot Foundation.

Currently, I’m a web design studio project manager with Simpson Strong-Tie, overseeing team workflow for the designing and building websites and other digital marketing media.

I studied oil painting and printmaking as an undergraduate at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and graduated from The School of Visual Arts, New York City, with a bachelor’s of fine arts in Media/Graphic Design.

Just for Fun

In my spare time I find it challenging to put the mouse down: I’ve written guest posts for The Placemaking Group’s Get Famous blog when I’m not looking for new things to knit on Ravelry or the Purl Bee. In the past, I’ve managed an family photo blog chronicling my kids’ latest adventures, and not only kept up with my favorite music blogs, but maintained a popular, site devoted to Radiohead as well.