Colleen is a Chicago native who’s passionate about branding for hospitality and civic spaces, as well as cultivating long-term relationships with clients. A recent grad from San Diego State University, she’s a true believer of being a lifelong and self-initiated learner. When her creative mind isn’t ticking, she enjoys spending time with her family, attending community events, eating Mexican food, and enjoying San Diego’s beautiful weather.

Colleen is a creative, hard working, and talented graphic designer. I had the pleasure of working on several projects with her. She was always able to make my vision into a reality and the final product was always better than I had envisioned. Colleen is extremely talented and she brings professionalism to all that she does. She is respected by all of the Career Services staff and her peers. My only complaint is that she will graduate and leave our office to pursue professional employment. However, I am very happy for her achievement and for the time she was a Career Services paraprofessional.

Heather LaPerle, M.A. / Associate Director for Experiential Learning / San Diego State University, Career Services

Colleen’s work is creative, responsive to the needs of her clients, and always well-thought. Colleen is reliable and works well with teams. I highly recommend her.

James J. Tarbox, Ph.D. / Executive Director / San Diego State University, Career Services

Colleen completely redesigned our brand look and feel. She’s an expert in the theory behind design and branding. She’s had her hand in everything from our name and logo to the infographics on our website. She’s helped to humanize a brand in an industry that’s riddled with misleading and overpromising companies. Most importantly, she’s responsive and consistently produces quality, thoughtful work on short notice. We look forward to continuing our work with her.

Edward Zelenak / CMO + Cofounder / BetterTomorrow

Colleen opened my eyes to how designers can tell a story through branding. Although we worked together in a higher education setting, I’ve seen how her projects and proposals outside of our office influences and empowers others to create their identity, reassess their branding strategy, and achieve their initiatives. It is without a doubt that she finds her success in her ability to truly listen and respond to the needs of her clients beyond what the task at hand calls for whilst delivering original content each time.

Jena K. Rock, M.Ed. / Communication Specialist / San Diego State University, Career Services
Daniel Schindler

Colleen has been an amazing part of our team and is spectacular at what she does! Not only is she able to create exactly what we envision, but offers ways to make it better, and insights we would have otherwise missed.  Aside from the work which she has created for us, her professionalism and extremely quick responsiveness really just sets her apart.If you have the opportunity to work with her, do it.

Daniel Schindler / CEO + Cofounder / BetterTomorrow