About Miss Mandible
SPECIALTY : Print + Publication Design // Illustration
EXPERTISE : Horror + Sci Fi // Ukiyo E + Art Nouveau // Bunnies
EXPERIENCE : 9+ years // Bachelors in Visual Communications (Graphic Design) from Western Washington University
LOCATION : Bellingham, WA + lots of visits to Tokyo, JP // Houston, TX // Portland, OR // Seattle, WA
WHO IS MISS MANDIBLE?
Miss Mandible is a persona created by Mandy Shishido in order to encapsulate all the different creative endeavors pursued over the years. Although her primary focus in life is graphic design + illustration, she is also a musician, former pin up model.
As a designer, Miss Mandible focuses her attentions towards helping small business owners and creatives in her community and internationally. Her favorite projects are the ones that allow her to travel or attend events, as well as explore new skill sets.
WHY DO YOU DO SO MUCH HORROR DESIGN?!
Yes, it is a bit weird to see so many horror examples next to corporate or small business designs. While a fan of horror herself, it was never her intention to become a niche horror designer, but something that more or less became a habit as more publication companies sought her out for her work with the former Living Dead Magazine based out of Portland, Oregon. Wanna know a secret though? Her real favorite genre is Sci-Fi (shhh!).
WHEN DID YOU DECIDE TO BECOME A DESIGNER?
Miss Mandible is one of the few rare creatures who knew exactly what she wanted to be from age 10. Twenty years ago, as she fell deep into the fandom of Sailor Moon, she was always disappointed with how garish the fan websites looked and decided to learn how to make her own layouts. While it’s a good thing none of her crude creations exist anymore, this sparked the endless need to create pretty designs.
Current + Former Clients
Advanced Medical Massage - Aperule Electric - BK Corrosion - Chuckanut Brewery - Coffin Cotton - Dark Regions Press - Five Pillars Hung Gar Kung Fu Academy - Fresh Path - Integrated Corrosion Companies - JA Electronics - Jeannie Marinella - Liber Holdings - Living Dead, Inc - March For Science - Muto Ramen & Izakaya - N7E Records - Railroad Tattoo - Roger Brown Company - Shishido Creative - Space Goat Productions - Whimsy Machine