A few words...

My name is Liesel.

I was born and raised in Sebring, FL -- which is known by its inhabitants as a retirement mecca for the elderly. It's not the most exciting place in the world, but I still appreciate it for what it is.

In 2004 I completed a bachelor's degree at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, where I discovered a passion for the field of graphic design.

During the past 9 years...

I have been working as a freelance graphic designer in Gainesville, FL -- where I have gained experience at communicating effectively with a wide variety of clients, dealing with difficult design challenges in an effective manner, while staying organized and efficient.

I have designed for a wide variety of media, including everything from magazines to U.S. Marine Corps helicopter nose art.

In my spare time I love to read, sew, and play coed softball.

Other endeavors:

I love to design t-shirts.

There's something very satisfying about being able to wear one of your own creations (or dressing your kids in them)! I very much enjoy sewing and have begun designing a line of appliqué shirts for children. I plan on debuting some of my designs on Etsy.com in the coming months, so check back soon!

I work part-time as the production manager of Gator Bait Magazine, which follows Gator Sports year round. I've overseen some format changes with Gator Bait since I took on the job in 2010. In those days we printed weekly on news print, but we're now dazzling our readership with a full-color glossy magazine each month!

I also sell gorgeous jewelry for a company called Jewel Kade, which specializes in handmade custom charms and necklaces. I do in-home catalog parties, Facebook parties, and also fundraisers. Orders can be placed online anytime: www.liesel.jewelkade.com

The last link is to my first portfolio website, which I designed in college. It has not been updated in years, but I've kept it alive just for nostalgia.