Tag Archives: graphic design


Pro bono work for AXIS Dance Company

One of the ways I support Oakland’s AXIS Dance Company as President of the Board of Directors is to provide pro bono design services from time to time. Designing pro bono work for AXIS is a satisfying way to use my professional skills to serve the community. Most years, I design a series of promotional pieces for […]

Awards, Guest Blog Posts and Speaking Engagements

Three Horizon Interactive Awards, WordPress vs Custom Website Design, and Best Practices for Social Media Marketing The past month has been a busy one, starting with a guest presentation on best practices for social media marketing for Placemaking Group president, Dennis Erokan’s PR class at Saint Mary’s College. @deirdrespencer at my class @stmarysca about Social […]

My work in the wild

Most of the time these days I work on web projects: designing new websites or working on their production, crafting blog posts and related graphics, and managing social networking sites for agency clients. But I do also often design printed marketing pieces for clients and it’s fun to see them out and about. Here’s a […]

HNU.edu Redesign

Case Study: Redesigning a University’s Web Presence

In July of 2010 I was hired to be the first Web Manager for Holy Names University’s small marketing department, where my role would complete a trio alongside a Graphic Designer (mainly print) and reporting to the Director of Marketing and PR. While I’ve primarily worked for small agencies (as well as on a freelance […]

Ten Sweet Tweets

Ten Sweet Tweets — September

Here’s a round-up of the ten most popular Tweets of the month. September’s favorites (a big month for AXIS Dance Company!) include … Interview: why I joined the AXIS Dance Company Board http://deirdrespencer.com/2012/09/interview-why-i-joined-the-axis-dance-company-board/ … // Please RT! #dance#volunteering #arts @axisdanceco @AXISDanceCo at the @Yelp #BeerWalk in Jack London Square http://instagr.am/p/PVLl3fG5Cx/ via lwlies: A Rare Film Programme for Fritz Lang’s Metropolis http://tmblr.co/ZixY3wTWEut- Magazine cover design! From art nouveau+Vogue […]

Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line at the Getty

My first year of college, I missed the opportunity to see MOMA’s amazing exhibit, Vienna 1900: Art, Architecture & Design, on a field trip because I forgot my wallet. I had somehow missed the memo that after three hours on the charter bus from my school the Berkshires, I was responsible to pay my own […]