Hi, I’m Keir.

I’m a designer by trade and writer by training from Southern California. I was born and raised in Orange County, educated in Santa Barbara, and am currently based in Ventura.

I’ve been a professional designer since 2004, creating map illustrations, publication layouts, identity designs, event branding, and music artwork. I’m open for freelance remote graphic design projects, as well as coaching and speaking for emerging creative professionals.

Before going freelance I was the co-owner of Tight Ship Design for three years, wrangling event branding projects for print and pixel. Prior to that, I held multiple design and strategic roles for twelve years at two nearby creative firms (BBM&D and Oniracom), and for seven years I volunteered as a leader of my local AIGA chapter. I’ve also dabbled in college-level and alt-weekly journalism.

When not designing, I bike for exercise, make music, and follow baseball.