The journey that brought me to INNISFREE has been winding. When I dreamed of a business called INNISFREE I didn’t know what that business would be. In retrospect, spending my younger years interested in drawing, hand lettering and creating posters by hand, it seems only natural that I would end up here. I have spent the past 16 years of my life going to school to become a graphic designer, working in the industry as a graphic designer and now branching out on my own to continue my journey on the creative path.

I feel blessed to have been able to learn, grow and hone my skills for print design over the past 10 years with a very reputable local company, Austin Graphics Inc. I still had a yearning however, to be my own boss and have the opportunity to stretch my creative wings and so my journey leads me here, to my Innisfree. I am so blessed to have a supportive husband, family, friends and clients who encouraged me to take the leap.

Most recently I have been reigniting my passion for hand lettering and creating beautiful pieces by hand but I will always maintain my love to create for web and print.

The inspiration for my business name?
A poem I was introduced to years ago by W.B. Yeats.

Lake Isle of Innisfree

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean rows will I have there, a hive for the honey bee,
And live alone in the bee loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there, for peace
comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning
to where the cricket sings;
There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet’s wings.

I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.
~ W.B. Yeats

My Passions

I value truth and faithfulness. I will always have a passion for designing great layouts and making music (whether it’s karaoke at the local legion with my siblings, jamming with friends or singing in church in any capacity). I have a heart for the GEMS’ Girls Club Ministry. I enjoy building lego creations with our son Arie, relaxing with my husband Doug, and spending time with family and friends over a delicious meal.

family-photoDoug, Arie and I ~ 2015

Thank you to our good friend, Christy Carson for the fantastic profile and family pictures!