Welcome to my photography and design portfolio:
I currently do freelance design and marketing work for a Sensui New Beauty, a local day spa in Seal Beach, California, and previously assisted in marketing and design work for a local Southern California yoga studio, Ra Yoga.
For Ra Yoga, I created and managed production for marketing emails, print and digital collateral and marketing material, as well as online and social media campaigns. I assisted in the design and development of Ra Yoga’s new website using HTML/CSS, WordPress and Divi templates, and assisted with video editing for web. The link to their new website where I assisted in the creation of is: rayoga.com. The banners at the top and bottom of their website (the blue woodgrain texture) is from a photo I took and converted to a blue color for their website.
For Sensui New Beauty, I am in the process of redesigning a new website for their spa website and their yoga website. I also have designed outdoor banners to hang outside the studio, and I manage production for marketing emails, print and digital collateral and marketing material, as well as online and social media campaigns. Below are two recent outdoor banners I designed as well as a couple of examples of marketing emails I’ve designed.
Photography on these designs is stock photography except for the “Stay Well Seal Beach” outdoor banner which is my own photograph and the Mother’s Day email which is also my own photography of Sensui’s products.
I worked as the Art Director for Auto Restorer magazine where I created all covers, layouts and designs, published monthly. I also designed Auto Restorer’s website and managed its Facebook and Twitter accounts.
I began contributing photography and writing shortly after becoming Art Director and eventually became a contributing writer, photographer, and designer for my own column in Auto Restorer called “Car Spotting with Traci” which was published monthly. (Auto Restorer closed it doors in February 2020 after over 30 years in publication. I will continue my column online, with the hopes of another publication publishing my column in the future.)
Below are my favorite covers I designed including a cover that I photographed: Dad’s 1984 Jeep CJ7.
Below are excerpts from a few of my articles from my column in Auto Restorer, “Car Spotting with Traci.” I design the layout and photograph for my column, as well as conduct interviews with car owners and enthusiasts. I also designed the logo for my column. Also included are excerpts from articles I designed (not for my column) featuring a Chevy “Woody,” “80 Years of Mopar,” a 1951 Mercury, “New” Vintage Vehicles, a Chevy build article, and a 50th Birthday article for the Camaro.
I previously worked as the Art Director for 435 Magazine, where I created all covers and layouts, as well as managed the Art Department’s team members including graphic and advertisement designers, interns, illustrators and photographers. I managed 435 Magazine’s Instagram as well.
I also photographed for some of the articles for 435 Magazine and my photographs are published both online and in print.
Below are a few of my favorite covers that I created for 435 including a special foldout cover for our brunch issue.
Below are a few of my favorite layouts that I designed for various lifestyle articles in 435, including an excerpt from the Brunch cover story (magazine foldout cover pictured above). The Cinco de Mayo layout features photographs that I took for this article and the Picnic layout features a photograph that I styled and directed on location in Kansas City.
I previously worked as the Art Director for Dogs in Review magazine, published monthly, where I created all covers, layouts and advertisements.
Below are some of my favorite covers, an excerpt from a special feature layout, and two of my favorite advertisements that I designed for Dogs in Review.
I have had the privilege to work on other magazines while employed at Lumina Media including Catster, Dogster, Horse Illustrated, Young Rider, Reptiles, Hobby Farms and more. I helped with layout design, photoshoots and advertisements. Below is one of my favorite Catster covers which I was on the design team for and a layout design I completed for a cat breed feature in the magazine.
I am always adding new material to my portfolio and my travel blog. I am able to provide samples of more of my magazine layouts and covers, photography, and graphic design work upon request.