Meet Your Designer.
YOUR PROFESSIONAL BEST FRIEND & BRANDING GURU
Hi, I'm Abby.
My mom will tell you that I've been an artist since the day I was born; competently coloring in-between the lines at the age of two and redesigning my bedroom almost daily.
When I discovered Graphic Design as a curious high school student, my teacher (shoutout to Mrs. Simpson) told me that I had a talent for design. That was the ounce of confidence I needed to turn my pursue this passion that I would end up following through college and my professional career.
Today, I'm running my own Graphic Design Studio, Wavy Grape, and creating delectable brands for businesses that believe in the power of good design.
Let's talk business.
The Wavy Grape Difference
Wavy Grape is a full-service Graphic Design studio. While we specialize in logo and brand design, we can be contracted for an array of projects from menu and website design to marketing consulting and merchandise concept creation.
Our brand design clients will experience a thorough and strategic process while we create a unique personality and style for their business. We don't throw our ideas on the wall until they stick; our design choices are intentional with brand recognition, individuality, and brand strategy in mind.
Working with an experienced designer is one of the best investments you can make for your business. We will bring your brand to life, help you boost sales, create an unforgettable product, and allow you to capture your ideal customer.
As the owner and lead designer of Wavy Grape, Abby's life is vibrant. Having a career in the art space is something she could have only dreamed of as a child and she's truly grateful for it every day. On any given day Abby is either creating art, thinking about her next art project, dreaming in color, or remodeling her house. Her creativity is simply what fuels all aspects of her life.
To be fair, Abby does lots of other things besides her job. She is the co-owner of Unofficial Okemo, a local snow report service slinging daily reports of her team's day on the slopes and the coolest ski-lover merchandise. Visit www.unofficialokemo.com to check out the blog, mission, and to shop apparel made by Abby.
Abby tries to live her life like every day is vacation, so you can often find her paddle boarding, reading Harry Potter by the pool, traveling to new places, chasing sunsets, and exploring her home state of Vermont in every season.
Let's get personal.
A View Into Abby's Life
After my high school graphic design classes inspired me to pursue art in college, I went on to the University of Vermont and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Marketing in 2017. During college, I landed my first graphic design job as a University Marketing Assistant, creating event posters, managing my own client base, and following art briefs. This job is what started it all.
After graduation, I worked for Samuel Adams Beer at their Burlington satellite office, Alchemy & Science, in the role of a graphic designer. I had the opportunity to design beer can labels, marketing materials, and merchandise.
Ready for a move, my husband and I set our sails on Ludlow, VT where I began a new position at Okemo Mountain Resort as the Marketing Coordinator. I was given creative freedom on event marketing design, social media management, and copywriting for the daily snow reports.
When Vail Resorts purchased Okemo in 2019, I had to pivot and began a new role as the Marketing Director of William Raveis Real Estate's affiliate office at Okemo. This position allowed me total control and management over social media, digital marketing and design, event branding, and merchandise design.
When March of 2020 rolled around, I made a bold move and officially opened Wavy Grape. I began my career as a business owner and full-time graphic designer with lots of necessary experience under my belt. Since then, I'm proud to say that I have successfully operated this small but mighty design studio and have had the opportunity to work with so many amazing clients from Vermont to California. I don't see myself returning to work as an employee in my lifetime; I'm born to be an entrepreneur.