Lace + Lilies
Peonies + Pin Curls
Dana Kern Art
GRAPHIC DESIGN, Custom Invitation Design + Production, WEB DESIGN, BRAND DEVELOPMENT, MARKETING CONSULTATION
My creative journey began as a child growing up in the Midwest. As far back as I can remember I was drawn to art and creative expression. My earliest influences came from my very talented aunt who was a working Artist and my grandmother who owns an Art Gallery and Custom Framing Store in Southern California. I was fortunate enough to be exposed to art in many different mediums and styles and I was encouraged to explore my own creativity and design aesthetic.
My love of design led me to pursue a degree in Graphic Communication and Print Production from Illinois State University. My first job, post-graduation was in Marketing - helping to create and promote new brands, developing websites and content, and designing promotional pieces. In 2010 I decided it was time to expand myself professionally and personally - it was then that I left my position in Marketing and started gingerfresh design. This change allowed me the freedom and flexibility to pursue another passion of mine - health and wellness. That same year I enrolled in a two-year program to study Ayurveda and following my graduation I completed Yoga Teaching Training. In 2013 I added the titles of Ayurvedic Health Practitioner (AHP), Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT-200), and Licensed Reiki Therapist to my resume.
I believe these two worlds of design and wellness are far more related that one would initially imagine. Both in healing and design - I strive to make the world a more balanced and beautiful place. I love to create and I love to connect on a soulful level. I love building relationships with my clients and connecting through shared passions. I am able to achieve these wonderful things both through my work with gingerfresh design and also as a Yoga Instructor.
I believe my greatest talent as a designer lies in my ability to listen and connect with clients. Whether you are a new business looking for logo design, branding and a web presence, a newly engage couple looking for custom invitation suite and a wedding website, or an existing business looking to redefine your visual impact, I can help translate your vision into impeccable design.