Hi there! I’m Terri Bradford. It’s so nice to meet you!
I love creating impactful, beautiful, visual communication and stunning brand identities.
I’ve been a freelance designer for over 16 years focusing on 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.
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 creative bug as well), so we often find ourselves bonding over photography, music, and design conversations most days.
Back in 2000 I started freelancing shortly after college when my son was just a few years old. I felt the pull to find a way to work from home when Bailey was identified as gifted in Kindergarten. I was determined to take care of his special needs and challenge him in a way only a parent can. Fortunately I was an early adopter of technology and found many other women owned businesses who needed my design help to create their identity, branding, websites, and online presence.
I am so grateful for being able to have the flexibility to work from home all those years. Bailey is now off on his own amazing adventure 2,000 miles away in D.C.! It’s been a joy cheering him on throughout all the opportunities and growth. I’m his biggest fan! Always. FaceTime is a college mom’s best friend.
Most recently I’ve worked for a major online scrapbook retailer here in AZ 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.
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 violin, watching YouTube, learning something new, reading self-help books, practicing art, or grabbing my camera to capture this world through my own creative lens.
When I frequent the library you’ll find me hitting up the business, technology, photography, design, music, self-help, and crafting sections to find something new, and to 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.
Can I confess that I look forward to deadlines, too?! A completed project means the design I’ve worked on tirelessly 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. It’s exciting to me to refine and learn new things on a daily basis.
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? Clean design with clarity: I take to heart that every detail matters while thriving on execution of a bigger picture vision focused around authenticity. Your design should speak for itself. It should exude YOU.
I’d love to connect and talk design with you! How can I help you with your next project?