I’m the founder, designer, and wearer of all the hats (figuratively and literally) behind Vanilla & Oak Design Studio.
My job is to help passion-driven solopreneurs say goodbye to the DIY and connect with their dream clients through authentic branding and down-to-earth design.
In other words, together, we’ll be the dream team that makes your dream brand a reality.
Growing up, I was always the kid that spent each summer at art camp instead of joining a sports team. Side note, how fun was paper mache?
But, somewhere along the way, a creative career and “real job” just didn’t seem like the types of things that could co-exist.
So, I left my hometown and ran to the mountains of Whistler, BC.
I worked my way up the hospitality industry ladder & landed a job as a luxury concierge for the rich and famous.
A feeling that I was heading down a path I did not want to be on for the rest of my life.
Ok, let’s get really honest… I was miserable.
I mean, I don’t know about you, but I didn’t love being yelled at by guests day after day only to come home (in tears) feeling defeated, broken down, and worthless.
I needed out.
And I knew being tied to a desk job just wasn’t a part of my vision.
So. I decided the only thing that was going to get me closer to my “why” (and get me the heck out of hospitality) was to go searching for it.
Why am I telling you all this?
Because it’s never too late or too early to make the most of your life, friend.
I invested all of my time, money and energy into learning all things branding, design, and running an online business.
There were late nights and lost weekends, but the outcome? I did the damn thing.
I started my own business. Vanilla & Oak Design Studio was born.
Today, you can still find me in Whistler, but on my own terms.
Every day I get to flex my creative muscles and work with badass business owners who are also ready to put in the hard work to carve out their own path in life.
I’m here to deliver on my promises and solve your branding problems.
Whether you have a question, need to work through something, or just want to say hey, I’m always just a voice note away.
Our design partnership doesn’t end when your branding files are handed over. I’m here to be your brand design partner-in-crime from here on out!
That is what’s at the core of all that I do.