Design Services


Visual Merchandising
retail stores / show booths / wineries

I arrange products and merchandise in retail, wholesale, and creative spaces for maximum visual impact and functionality. Displays stem from original ideas for brick and mortar stores, trade show booths, booths at antique/artisan shows, and artist studios/classrooms. Goals include improving visibility of merchandise, increasing sales, and educating and inspiring your customers.

Elements of this service: 
"Telling YOUR Story" through effective and inspiring product displays
window displays - scale, style, color and visual impact
interior displays - style, placement, style, and visual impact
* custom prop creation and sourcing also available

review your store and merchandise (in person or via email + photos) and then along with you identify and define new display opportunities. I design and provide solutions and ideas for successful displays and can create planograms for your staff to follow OR style your displays myself. 
Fees for this service are calculated on an hourly rate, plus travel expenses if applicable.

Read more about my retail and show booth display services here


Clients include
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery . Hogue Cellars Winery . Columbia Winery . COSTCO Home Store
 AMC Associates wholesale . PMA Associates wholesale . Sharyn Sowell Art Studio . Rita Reade Mammabelarte Show Booth . Retreat Design Show Booths . The Vintage Marketplace Show . 

Employers include
The Walt Disney Company/Disneyland Resort . Howard Johnson Hotel . Hickory Farms . JeansWest

Award Winning Display: Molbaks Garden+Home Store + Show Booth
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Visual Concept Design
retail store / art studio / show booth space design

I design and arrange retail, wholesale, and creative spaces for maximum visual impact and functionalityMy goal is always to do so with cost-efficiency and originality as I assist clients in making smart choices to reflect their brand ethos. Many of my re-design projects have involved economical 'use what you have' design services, for brick and mortar stores, trade show booths, booths at antique/artisan shows, and artist studios/classrooms.

Elements that I address, separately or combined:
* space use and floor plan layout (fixtures, traffic flow, visual sight lines)
lighting, music, and air flow/temperature
your logo, brand visuals, and brand color palette - "Telling YOUR Story"
window displays, signage, and exterior visual impact
interior displays - style, placement, and visual impact

review your space (in person or via email + photos) and along with you identify areas for improvement. I design and provide solutions and ideas for successful changes AND the cost-effective tools to accomplish those changes. Merchandise display planning / styling also available. 

Fees for this service are calculated on an hourly rate, plus travel expenses if applicable.

Read more about my retail and show booth space design services and see before/after photos here

Read more about my Artful Makeovers creative space design services here

Clients include
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery . Hogue Cellars Winery . Columbia Winery . COSTCO Home Store
Serendipity Yarn . Seattle Yarn . Wild Fibers . AMC Associates wholesale . PMA Associates wholesale
Sharyn Sowell Art Studio . Rita Reade Mammabelarte Show Booth . Retreat Design Show Booths
Award Winning Design: Molbaks Garden+Home Store + Show Booth . Two Dogs Design Show Booth
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Live Seminar Presentations
Topics: show booth / art studio / retail store design and re-design . visual merchandising + display . visual brand image

custom-tailor content to your audience demographic [local yarn shops or northwest antique dealers, for example], including relevant resources and information geared directly to your attendee's needs. My goal is to provide actionable ideas that they can take home and use immediately.

My presentations utilize photos, on-stage product displays, and multi-page handouts filled with notes, resources, and ideas. Creating on-stage displays is my thing!
This practice enables me to move items as I speak, showing attendees the 'how' and 'why' of the science of retail merchandising & display. There aren't many speakers who go to the trouble to do this... I consider it the best way to communicate visually with a room filled with people who want to learn to communicate visually!

I provide a Q and A session following my presentation, allowing your attendees to ask questions specific to their own store needs. This can be done with ad-hoc questions taken from the audience, or pre-selected queries with photos sent in prior to the event.


Fees for this service are a flat rate dependent upon length of presentation and other factors, plus travel expenses.


Read more about my seminar topics and see photos of some of my stage displays here


Clients include
The San Francisco International Gift show . The Seattle Gift Show . The Portland Gift Show

The Denver Gift & Accessories Show . Yarn Market News Magazine Smart Business Conferences
Washington State Bed & Breakfast Association Convention
Launch Your Creativity Women's Business Events . Willows Lodge Girlfriend's Weekend Events
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Freelance Writing Projects

Topics: retail visual merchandising + display . visual concept design for creative studio spaces, retail stores, show booths + showrooms . seasonal decorating for the DIY audience . vintage/antique shows + events . Disney

Since 2000, I have been a contributing writer to over 25 publications in the retail industry and DIY home decor lifestyle market. My articles, interviews, and regular columns have been published both in print and online. My design blog has been online since 2001, and is considered a top resource for creative retail visual merchandising content.

Fees for this service are based on word count and deadline.


For links to my published work online, click here.


Clients include
Entrepreneur Magazine . design*sponge . Vintage Indie . Gift Shop Magazine . GiftBeat Magazine
Country Business / Smart Retailer Magazine . Puget Sound Business Journal . Booksellers News . Disney Darlings
OneCoast Retailer / Snap!Retail Website . Supplier Global Resource . Gift + Home Channel Website
Yarn Market News Magazine . Retail Design + Technology Magazine . Western Show News . HomeTALK 
FOLK Magazine . JOYful Home & Life . Broadway + Thresher Magazine . Creating Vintage Charm Magazine
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Find Out How to Hire Me here