About Miss Mandible
SPECIALTY : Print + Publication Design // Illustration
EXPERTISE : Horror + Sci Fi // Ukiyo-e Art + History // Bunnies
EXPERIENCE : 7+ 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 I created in order to encapsulate all the different creative endeavors I've pursued over the years. Although my primary focus in life is graphic design + illustration, I also am a musician, former pin up model, and beloved waitress. Since this is a portfolio website, let's just focus on the first two.
Generally speaking, my goals towards design are to help my community, small business owners and creatives to reach their marketing goals. I love projects that allow me to travel or attend events, as well as anything that requires me to explore a new skill set.
WHY DO YOU DO SO MUCH HORROR DESIGN?!
This just sort of fell into my lap. I began working as the sole designer of The Living Dead Magazine based out of Portland, Oregon. Over the years, through word of mouth, I began getting more work in the field of horror, but my true favorite genre is Sci Fi (shhh!). Most my portfolio is in the field of horror and publication, and truly it is something I am passionate about doing! That said, I do also do a great deal of corporate design, as well, though most of it is private work that I can't share in my portfolio. Sorry, folks!
WHEN DID YOU DECIDE TO BECOME A DESIGNER?
My journey in graphic design actually began 18 years ago when I was 10 and obsessed with Sailor Moon. I always thought the websites out there were absolutely garish and decided to learn how to make my own web layouts. In retrospect, I'm still really glad none of those websites are live anymore, but you can get the idea of how my interest in graphic design grew out of this. And how I never grew out of design, or Sailor Moon for that matter.
Living Dead, Inc., Dark Regions Press, Space Goat Productions, Chuckanut Brewery, Five Pillars Hung Gar, Advanced Medical Massage, Aperule Electric, Jeanie Marinella, Roger Brown Company, Liber Holdings, March For Science, Railroad Tattoo, Muto Izakaya, Coffin Cotton, Muppet Fetish, Dead Hookers, N7E Records, Integrated Corrosion Companies, Global Corrosion Solutions, JA Electronics, US Anodes, Sentinel Corrosion Services, BK Corrosion, Fresh Path