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HELLO THERE.

I'm a Creative Solopreneur based in California and I help brands put their best face forward.

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HOME DEPOT

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ASICS

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MICROSOFT

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Stand Up For Gus

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CHICAS TACOS

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WORDS AND OTHER THINGS

MUSINGS

Lonely Hearts Club
Somewhither
Shaun the Sheep DIY Birthday Decorations

WORDS TO INSPIRE

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” ― Pablo Picasso

EXPERIENCE
2001-Current
SLY CONCEPTS
OWNER | SOLOPRENEUR

A creative journey that has been a mix of solo-work, partnerships, consults and on-going relationships that have stood the test of time.

2010-2016
THE MTM GROUP
CREATIVE DIRECTOR & PARTNER

Worked in partnership with The MTM Group while leading as Creative Director. Combining the strengths of each team led to many successes in landing clients such as ASICS, Actor and Father, Jason Patric, and his non-profit Stand Up For Gus, The Gale Sayers Foundation, Fight Night, Chicas Tacos, and many others.

2005-2010
INFOCUS ADVERTISING
SENIOR DESIGNER

Delivered creative solutions through print, web, outdoor, social media, video and environmental design for accounts across the board spanning from home improvement to high-end jewelry stores, corporate, non-profit, retail, financial, small-business, and entertainment. Wore many hats while juggling multiple projects with very tight deadlines and quick turn-around without sacrificing creative.

2000-2005
COLOR SPOT NURSERIES
MARKETING & ADVERTISING

Managed all in-house creative and concept-to-final art for new product lines and programs for Home Depot, Rite Aid, K-Mart, OSH, Costco, and many others. First major project was working closely with President and VP on concept art to support new program proposal that secured a $4 million dollar account with Home Depot and was quickly rolled out to all locations. Creative was featured in JOHNHENRY industry magazine.

2000-2000
CENTURY 21
DESIGNER | PHOTOGRAPHER

Real Estate and agent photography and retouch, layout and design of all brochures, fliers, sales collateral, direct mail and signage.

1999-2000
PHOTO ARTS
PHOTOGRAPHER | COMPOSITOR

Photography, photo retouching and compositing.

WORD ON THE STREET

Sommer’s creativity and professionalism are second to none. I highly recommend her for any project whose goal is to impress.

-GAYLON BULLARD

Sommer is one of the most driven and talented designers that I've had the pleasure of collaborating with on projects. She brings an endless amount of energy to her work that motivates and inspires great design as well as those around her. She is reliable, responsive, communicative and is fastidious about the quality of work that she manages. I highly recommend her and her work.

-TIFFANY WALL

Sommer is a very creative force, not afraid to do something new and different and very detail oriented. I enjoyed working with her, she has a contagious positivity and strong passion for design.

-ERICA BRUEMMER

Sommer is brilliant! From concepts to execution of her designs, she is very skilled and extremely creative. She works well under tight deadlines, which is very important in our industry. We enjoyed working with her for years, she was a great asset to our company.

-AMANDA DE JOYA

Sommer is an extremely talented designer. She is very passionate about her work and is a joy to be around. I would highly recommend using Sommer for Design projects.

-JASON BENDER

I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated Sommer's vision and creativity during the years that we worked together. Sommer was able to execute based on direction given and consistently delivered projects on time. As a Senior Designer Sommer's leadership in the design department was indispensable. Truly a pleasure to work with.

-NATHANIEL BRADLEY

Sommer is one of the most creative people I know. She designed my web site and I love it! Several of my clients have admired my website and have asked for her contact information. Sommer sees things from a different, original perspective. She is "out of the box."

-PAMELA MACEDO

Sommer is an excellent graphic designer with impeccable attention to detail and works extremely hard to bring your ideas to life. She designed our website and always goes out of her way to keep us apprised of new programs or software that help keep our website running at its best. She also researches all of the different options for reaching out to people, and explains everything in a way that a non-tech person like me can understand. I love her designs for flyers and whatever else we need that she puts together - so creative! You will not regret working with Sommer.

-CALLIE AMOAKU

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