Alaska Web and Graphic Design

Your story deserves a unique design --
whether it's online, on paper, on clothing,
or on a surface not yet invented.
I'd like to make that happen.

Web Design

Bottom line: a great web site grows your business. It's clear, functional, and easy to use. If it also captures your personality in a unique manner that's enjoyable for the viewer, it's likely to hold their interest and keep them there. And that's what you want.

Check out the featured site below and then the others which follow. Each image is a link to the story of its conception.  You'll find they are all quite different.

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Graphic Design

Great graphic design commands attention and brings respectability to your cause. I love the challenge of taking an event, a business, or a concept, and distilling it to an image. The featured project below, is one of my favorites. Read the story behind it and then check out the the other interesting projects below.

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About me

This may be more than you want to know.

young designer, momentarily trapped

Don't fence me in, put me in a box, or confine me

that's been tried before ... and I always get free

Same goes for my designs.

I was the youngest of five kids and literally the runt of the litter. That's not a bad thing necessarily; it made me tough and resourceful. I figured out how to slip through the bars of a playpen and undo knots devised by my  brothers.  Once, when my mother tied my overalls to a tree to give her a few moments of rest, I slipped out of my pants and toddled down the street in my birthday suit.  Yep. I enjoyed figuring things out at a very early age.

These days I'm still scratching my head, testing out theories, and finding solutions. And that's a good thing since the field of design, now connected to the digital age, constantly changes. If I didn't embrace this change I'd go nuts. Whoop, whoop, whoop -- three cheers for a field which keeps me on my toes!

-- Kimberly H. Olmsted
member AIGA, the professional association for design

drawing of three ravens
What I do

I listen to people and, with them, decide upon their business needs. I design solutions uniquely tailored to their personalities. I don't put anyone in a box.

What I love

I love challenges -- whether mental or physical. When not designing or coding at my desk, I'm either swimming or running around outdoors. And I love ravens.

Where I live

Anchorage is my home and, as we like to say up here, "It's only 15 minutes from Alaska." So, so true - yet only an internet click away from the world. Lucky us.

How I work

I work one-on-one with my clients, getting to know them, their business, and their staff. It's imperative to me to understand the nature of a company. I want to know what's important to them. What makes them tick? What are their goals? What makes them laugh? All of these elements come into play when capturing their essence in either a brand identity, a piece of collateral, or an online presence.

What I offer
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Custom Web Sites
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Brand Identities
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Event Designs
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Print Collateral
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Social Media Graphics
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Responsive Web Design
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Perch CMS
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W3C Validated Code

Some of the great businesses, events, and individuals I've worked with are:

  • Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
  • Alaska Gold Nugget Triathlon
  • Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
  • Alaska Masters
  • Alaska Run For Women
  • Anchorage Running Club - Big Wild Life Runs
  • Aqua Tech Prep (ATP)
  • Bluff House
  • Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence
  • Dan E. Dickinson, CPA
  • Denali Dreams
  • East High Swim & Dive Team
  • Exceed Women's Running Team
  • John D. Frost, MD
  • Imaging Associates of Providence
  • Multisport Training of Alaska
  • Municipality of Anchorage
  • Nana Management Services (NMS)
  • Natural Health Center, LLC
  • Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage
  • Northwest Strategies
  • Planned Parenthood of Alaska
  • Ride For Life Alaska
  • RED Design Ltd
  • SWAM - Swimming With Alaska Masters
  • Santa's Vagabond Travel
  • Special Education Service Agency
  • Suzuki Association of Southcentral Alaska
  • Tour of Anchorage
  • University of Alaska Foundation
  • Vered Publishing and Design House
  • Linda Weatherwax