I’m Hayley, a creative designer based in Oakland, California.
I am currently working as a graphic designer at Madison Reed, a hair color startup. I work on anything from emails, to in store collateral, to digital assets. Before that, I was a jack-of-all-trades designer at Robbins Brothers, an Engagement Ring Store.
Illustration might be my favorite part about designing. It brings my childhood love for doodling to life. It’s a great pastime and creative release. You can see more of my illustrations on dribbble.
If you’re anything like me, a 9-5 doesn’t satisfy your creative energy. In my free time, I freelance for friends and other businesses, and design things for fun—just because I love it.
Sometimes I just have more to say than what can be said through an illustration or design, so I wrote. Sometimes about my hobbies, my life, and also occasionally about design. You can read more on my blog.
Barcelona will always hold a special place in our hearts after spending a full week there on our honeymoon, and experiencing Catalan culture during such a crazy time in Catalonia. I am a travel nerd when it comes to planning, so I did all the research, and compiled all the tips, tricks, and fun advice for having a blast in beautiful Barcelona.
TRAVEL GUIDE: BARCELONA
Having been a full-time designer for several years (plus some time doing freelancing) and after conversing with many fellow designers, I now fully grasp what it takes to land a design job. My experience with finding a job was not perfect. Now I know some of the mistakes I made are more common than I thought.
HOW TO SCORE A DESIGN JOB
This might be my new favorite recipe ever. It's so flavorful, plus its super comforting and warm. It is gluten free, dairy free, and can also be made vegan. But don't worry- it still honestly tastes AMAZING and even gets the hub's seal of approval! Trust me, its so good, you'll be craving this once a week from here on out!