Welcome! I offer design and consulting for:
Places ☛ Edible/Sustainable Landscapes and Forest Gardens.
Media ☛ Web Design and Graphics.
I have been a freelance web designer for 12 years. My skills emerge from a degree in fine art and extend into graphics and web applications. I specialize in WordPress sites, including basic SEO and responsive design. I also teach WordPress classes.
I am an avid gardener. My permaculture design studies began in N.S.W. Australia under the instruction of Geoff Lawton from whom I received a Permaculture Designer Certificate, Aid Workers Training and Teachers Certificate. Since 2009 I have taught and practiced permaculture all over the world. Like a giant tool box, permaculture is filled with an ever-growing collection of techniques and strategies. Ancient wisdom, modern science/technology and common sense all offer useful collections of knowledge. Permaculture integrates these diverse elements and helps us to select the most appropriate action for each different situation and location. I use permaculture design to consult and plan (and in certain cases install) personal gardens, edible landscaping, sustainable farms, and community projects.
Moving between the visual and virtual world of media design and practical hands on design for places and people keeps me balanced and inspired. I enjoy active dialogs with people, drawing out visions and aiding in their expression. For me its not just about producing something of quality, but living a quality life.
Prices & The Gift
As a design experiment I am shifting the way that I do business to ‘gift economics’. I do only the projects that I choose and that I enjoy. For now I am using this model on projects that do not require me to purchase materials or involve physical installations and labor. I will design your garden, consult for your farm, build you a website, or create you a logo. When the project is done, you compensate me freely and according to the value received.
For this to work, we establish a level of trust. I trust that you will find a way to express the value you get from my work. You trust that I will deliver an exceptional result. The way I see it, you don’t give a half-baked loaf of bread, if its a gift – its got to be the best.
If you haven’t heard of the Gift Economy, Charles Eisenstein has thought and written a great deal more on the subject than I can possibly communicate.