Visual and interactive designer with many years of experience
Nancy is the founder and principal of Explanagraphics in Portland, Oregon, USA.
My professional passion is helping your audience/customer/user comprehend complicated concepts through visuals.
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She doesn’t have a single visual style; instead, she develops a style appropriate to the content and goals, or she matches an existing style.
She deploys the toolkit of the visual artist — arrangement, color, typography, style, scale, illustration and images — to tell your story.
She also enjoys presenting live, at professional association meetings and Ignite events. Also, she has occasionally taught at colleges, and her students say she’s a great explainer of technical concepts.
Nancy became a graphic designer after a first career as a software developer. In the last decade she’s merged her creative and software expertise to create the range of visuals she provides through Explanagraphics.
• B.A. Anthropology, University of Arizona
• Continuing studies and professional development courses in graphic design, illustration, interactive design, digital marketing strategies
When she wasn’t self-employed (that is, 2004 – 2009), Nancy has worked at a web agency and a small software company. In both companies she was the sole graphics and user experience expert, creating a wide range of online and print materials and working with developers on web app interfaces.
Intermittently, Nancy has taught college classes in Adobe software and graphic & web design.
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