Hi there! I’m Terri Bradford. It’s so nice to meet you!
First let me confess: I love creating impactful, beautiful, visual communication and stunning brand identities! I innately absorb an extreme amount of visual information even with the simplest of tasks – like strolling down a store aisle. Design is EVERYWHERE.
Design can instantly reflect the quality of a brand, and influence our emotional connection with that brand. I take to heart that every detail matters while I also thrive on the totality of a bigger picture vision.
I’ve been a freelance designer for over 16 years specializing in small business/start up/influencer/nonprofit design, blog customizations, product photography, web design, branding identity, logo design, print, and graphic design. I hold a degree in Internet Information Systems and thrive on solving problems with innovative solutions.
Most recently I’ve worked for a major online scrapbook retailer in the marketing department as an in-house designer. I designed weekly newsletters, executed graphic design for print and web-related marketing materials, styled product and shot promotional photography, managed large social media accounts, filmed classes, shot live video, attended and promoted trade shows, and also designed and developed new products. (I have examples of my work in my portfolio you can view here.)
I’m a lifelong learner and enjoy keeping on top of the latest technology, social media, and design trends. Technology, photography, design, and music rock my world.
When I frequent the library you’ll find me hitting up the business, technology, photography, design, music, and crafting sections to find something new, and soak up the goodness of my left and right brain connections. I get inspired by seeing things in a new light, changing up the everyday, and find joy in a happy accidents. I actually look forward to deadlines. The completed project means the design I’ve worked tirelessly on is being released to the world which in turn will make its intended impact, drive a sale, or bring inspiration. This conceptualization to completion process brings me joy. It’s tangible and touches people’s lives.
I’m a Colorado native, but in 2015 when my son Bailey left the nest to attend Georgetown University, I moved to Arizona. He’s is majoring in Government and Sociology, and happens to have gotten bitten by the graphic design bug as well. We find ourselves usually bonding over photography and design conversations during meals. So fun! There is never a lack of things to chat about with him. I’m his biggest fan. Always.
I’ve loved photography since my first 110 camera in the 80s (which is most likely why I love the memory keeping, scrapbooking, and papercrafting industries) and also have a bit of an obsession with U2 and Switchfoot. In fact, I would attend a concert every weekend if possible! When I can’t go to a concert you’ll find me: enjoying the outdoors, attending a Rockies game, getting creative with photos and paper, playing my violin, watching YouTube, learning something new, practicing my art, or grabbing my camera to capture this world through my own creative lens.
My secret for success? Do what you love. Design with heart and connection. Strive for excellence. Start with the end in mind. Make a lasting impact. Make your mission clear and beautiful. Communicate honestly through thoughtful and clear design aligning with your brand’s identity. My mission? Design authentically tailored solutions to solve your creative needs.
I’d love to connect and talk design with you!