General info
Graphic Designer
Portland, OR
Hi, I'm Starla. I am a freelance Graphic Designer working remotely from Portland OR. I enjoy challenging projects, and working with clients to take a vision and develop it into a finished product what will surpass the client's expectations. I am also a professional athlete, I take the same approach to my projects as I do to my training. I am focused, time conscious, and dedicated. I will not take on a project unless I know I will have the time and energy to give it my full creative attention. If the right design job came along where I were asked to join a team, I would be seeking the opportunity to work in a design environment that values the intellectual, creative, and conceptual process of design. I enjoy collaborative problem solving, and supportive teams that foster learning.
Experience
Remote
Jan 2016 - Present
Designer /Brand Ambassador/Athlete
In 2016 I was brought on as an athlete, brand ambassador, product rep and designer for KindHuman Professional Cycling Project. I designed the 2016 cycling kit and am in the process of designing the Starla Design bike to be released later this year.
Work remotely from Portland, OR
Nov 2015 - Present
Freelance Graphic Designer
PHGB Is a snack company that leverages the star power of Athletes to give back to 5 areas of human need. I was brought on to the team to help them rebrand themselves. Currently consulting and redesigning their product package design.
Remote
Dec 2015 - Present
Freelance Designer
Marcello Bergamo
Design quick turn around cycling kits for Marcello Bergamo clients within clients design guidelines of color and logo use.
Work remotely from Portland, OR
- Present
Freelance Graphic Designer
GEMINI DISPLAYS: Design and manufacture retail displays for some of the world’s largest consumer brands. I design wine launch kits, point of purchase displays, and case wraps.
Remote
Apr 2016 - Present
Freelance Designer
Greenlayer is a Portland, Oregon based performance apparel company with a focus on runner tested custom race wear with environmentally friendly, sustainable options and retail products. I design graphics for event promotion delivering both screen print and full sublimation printing options.
Work remotely from Portland, OR
Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
Designer
Worked closely with owner to design new logo and rebrand her company.
Portland, OR
Sep 2015 - Oct 2015
Freelance Graphic Designer
Beth Ann Orton is a professional road cyclist and cyclocross racer. I created a brand identity for this athlete for promotional products, hats and t-shirts to help fund her cyclocross season.

Work remotely from Portland, OR
Mar 2012 - Present
Contract Graphic Designer
Itrim Is a fitness center that is so much more, through exercise and working with a health coach to change habits, members experience a health program unlike any gym membership.

I am contracted graphic designer design and source all things print, posters, legal documents, business collateral, booth displays... I also design and manage their weekly email blast to members and monthly emails to prospects.
Work remotely from Portland, OR
Oct 2013 - Present
Contract Graphic Designer
Active Sports Clubs started in Petaluma as a high end fitness club and spa, it has since opened several clubs all over the bay area.

I was brought on to brand this new company. Designing every thing from the logo to the weekly email to members, to legal documents and contracts.

The club has a lot to offer it's members so I came up with a color system to make it easy to identify printed materials when someone was looking for a particular class, or program.
Work remotely from Portland, OR
Feb 2015 - Feb 2016
Freelance Graphic Designer
Designed a women's and men's cycling kit, multiple pieces for the 2015 and 2016 season, production ready. And casual wear t-shirt design.
Work remotely from Portland, OR
Oct 2013 - Dec 2015
Contracted Designer
LifeCycle Adventures creates custom bike tours in California, Hawaii, Oregon and the San Juan Islands. I was contracted to design their Jersey for both Men and Women, that will be worn by staff and riders. Other projects include web banners.
San Francisco, CA
Jul 2011 - 2014
Freelance Graphic Designer
Paceline Products make performance products for cyclists. I designed magazine covers, advertisements, layouts, and large scale conference booth displays for Paceline Products.
Colorado/ San Francisco
Dec 2012 - Present
Freelance Graphic Designer
Pactimo is a cycling apparel company that designs, manufactures, and distributes, custom and in line apparel. I graphically designed their women's road series for 2013.
San Francisco, CA
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Freelance Graphic Designer
Upcycle Attire
Upcycle Attire is a start up company that makes accessories like belts, belt buckles, bracelets, and dog collars out of recycled bike parts and tires. The objective is to create a simple logo to be used on print collateral. The design needs to be simple, bold and clear to read as it will also be turned in to a rubber stamp.
San Francisco, CA
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Freelance Graphic Designer
The objective was to design a strong logo that would encompass all aspects of clients coaching services,running, swimming, biking, and strength training. I illustrated an image of her representing all of the elements of her coaching services. The text is big and bold representing strength and the angle creates movement and flow.
Work remotely from Portland, OR
Feb 2012 - Feb 2012
Freelance Graphic Designer
Tri Tulsa Runner
Tulsa OK based triathlon club. Design Jersey and Bibs for 2012 race season.
San Francisco, CA
Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
Freelance Graphic Designer
Accel Partners
Created Invitation and poster image for 5th annual VM world Party
San Francisco, CA
Aug 2010 - Dec 2011
Customer Service and Store Manager, Graphic Designer
I managed the PUBLIC storefront and online sales. I provide customer service support through in-store interaction, phone, and email.

I manage the Sales team, providing training on in-store sales and order management software.

I contribute to the PUBLIC web site on design and product image processing. I design promotional materials for marketing emails, dealer communications, sales, and anything else that needs to be printed.
San Francisco, CA
Aug 2007 - Aug 2010
In-house Graphic Designer, Social Media Marketer, Gallery Curator, Event Promoter
I wore many hats at Sports Basement, and any given week involved the following tasks:

• Project management.
• In-house brand development.
• Graphic design for the marketing department, including flyers, posters for special events, sale communications, coupons,
• Market new and ongoing events through social media.
• Curate monthly gallery shows at the in-house gallery.
San Francisco, CA
Oct 2010 - Mar 2011
Freelance Graphic Designer
White Palace SF was an event space and upscale vacation stay.
• Designed and created marketing emails.
• Set up and managed social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, and blog).
• Designed promotional print materials.
San Francisco, CA
Aug 2010 - Sep 2010
Freelance Graphic Designer
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail center and museum contracted me to I design the system for their Exhibit Grand Opening Celebration, which included posters, billboards, and schedules.
San Francisco, CA
Jan 2010 - May 2010
Freelance Graphic Designer
CAPO is a cycling clothing design and manufacturing company. I designed concepts for the CAPO women's 2011 clothing line.
San Francisco, CA
Oct 2008 - Oct 2008
Freelance Graphic Designer
Magpie is a decorative painting service owned by two women. They created a decal product and needed a package design. We came up with a paint can solution to house the decals displaying everything inside and capturing the look and feel of each design.
San Francisco, CA
Sep 2008 - Dec 2008
Freelance Graphic Designer
Area Surf is a clothing design and manufacturing company. I created several designs as directed by the client for their men and women's clothing line.
San Francisco, CA
Sep 2008 - Oct 2008
Freelance Graphic Designer
Marin County Day School
I redesign the school crest and design spirit logo to be used in different applications.
Education
San Francisco, CA
2006 - 2010
Associates of Fine Arts Graphic Communications
City College of San Francisco
Obtained AA in Fine Arts Graphic Communications with a 3.8 GPA and a certificate in letterpress printing. Won the 2020 Design Portfolio Show.