Graphic Designer and Illustrator

I approach design from an artist's perspective with a business mindset. My strengths are my ability to make content look beautiful AND make sense as well as my ability to cultivate an intuitive understanding of your needs and transform your ideas into smart, clean design.

Having spent the past twelve years split between working in the corporate world in Chicago and living in the jungle of Costa Rica, I have developed a range of styles, as reflected in my portfolio.


My designs start on paper and are inspired by my yoga practice, nature and my every day experiences. They then take shape on the screen and evolve into a professional, print-ready (if applicable) final design file.

I currently reside in the gem of Nevada City in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California with my two beautiful daughters who inspire and shape me on a daily basis.

I am available for projects on a freelance basis.


BA in Visual Design and Communications

Roger Williams University,

Rhode Island


Origami Logic


Publicis Media


Narrative Science

Bela Flor Apothecary

420 Cyber Security



“I have worked with Chelsea for many years. She is extremely creative, collaborative and always willing to bring new ideas to the table. She brings vision to vague concepts and helps strategically provide design ideas that inspire and create impact. More importantly, she is a kind and compassionate partner and someone who is a true joy to work with.”


—  Mary Markou, SVP, Corporate Communications, Publicis Media

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