In my words, FSD supports alternatives to zero-tolerance discipline policies responsible for suspending kids and putting them on a school-to-prison-pipeline. They work at a statewide level, introducing legislature supportive of alternative discipline policies, and at a school and district-wide level, providing resources to teachers, students and community members, who are looking to change discriminatory discipline policies.
I started working for FSD in February of 2012 when they were looking to re-design their website and contract with someone who could handle their web and print design needs, social media posts, and occasional blogging. I work with them under a yearly contract, and on a weekly basis, generally provide 8-10 hours of communications work per week, and bill them monthly for this work. Our arrangement offers flexibility for them: some months their needs might be greater, and others less so. The on-going schedule allows me to plan ahead for their needs.
Working with FSD on an on-going basis, I have formed a deep knowledge of how the organization works, what their design and communications-related needs are, and can take leadership on different projects in order to forward their goals.
Lyric is a San Francisco LGBTQQ youth organization. Their vision is a diverse society where LGBTQQ youth are embraced for who they are and encouraged to be who they want to be. By working towards social justice and supporting young leaders, their families and allies, LYRIC is building a world that honors, respects and appreciates LGBTQQ youth and their contributions.
I began working with Lyric on a logo re-design in 2015 through a friend and design client (with another organization) who had recently been hired. Since then, I’ve worked on numerous design projects for Lyric, using this new branding that we created together, to inform all future design projects.
Our partnership is on a per-project basis, rather than a yearly contract or a monthly agreement. I provide my design services when they need it, and I invoice them when the project is completed. This structure is typical of many of my clients, however, I highlight them because of the consistent nature of the work that I for Lyric.
As a queer person, I feel a special pride and responsibility in being able to work with the youth in my community.
Michael Hunt, Chief of Staff, Oakland Fire Department, City of Oakland
Thank you so very much for your work and prompt execution of this door hanger. We love it and, in terms of the style of it, it’s a huge upgrade from the type of materials we typically produce. I hope to work with you more on other projects. Thanks!
Karen Boyd, Citywide Communications Director, City of Oakland
Thank you for everything you do to bring our values of 'equity, simplicity and trust' alive in our digital city. I appreciate your mad visual design skills, and commitment to justice and integrity. Glad your on our team!
We love this document. We’ve shown it to a number of people on the team and they feel so proud and seen and excited. Thank you!
Thank you so much for hooking us up with this flyer design. It was great to work with you!
Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, Burlington City Counsel, Smith Class of 2002 Organizing Chair
Thank you for all your help with our class reunion logo. Our class stands out, but now we REALLY stand out with our kick-ass logo! Thanks again!
As a Smithie whose mid-sized education nonprofit org has been a design client of Eva's, I can vouch for her professionalism, skills, and versatility as a designer! She created a really awesome booklet for us to share with families and community members in districts we serve, and it has been hugely popular, in no small part due to the friendly, attractive, and inclusive design! #unsolicitedreview #5stars
We need your voice and your art more than ever. Thanks so much for doing what you do in the world.
We love the cards. Thank you for making us look great!
Thank you for such wonderful postcards! I’ve already been hearing such great reactions!
I just wanted to say how beautiful the website looks. You did such a fantastic job, I love it. And it’s fun to send people there (like people wanting to intern with us for the summer, even!) Yay!
One of the best things about Eva is that she's exceedingly easy to work with—which, if you've worked with graphic designers before, is not always a guarantee. However, Eva is totally our dream come true. She's got a great grasp of our brand, creates excellent work in very short amounts of time, and she takes suggestions and feedback beautifully. Her designs are thoughtful and lovely, just like her personality. We had a project that needed to go to print in a very short window; the day before it needed to be finalized, she spent a large chunk of the day emailing back and forth with us to get our feedback, adjusting the design, and even sent us a gentle reminder to place the order before the deadline!
She's a magical, flawless wizard unicorn lady, and I'm hesitant to tell the rest of the world about her, lest she be flooded with new inquiries. But I will, because (a) she's totally awesome, and (b) she'll be able to handle it.
Thanks for the new rocking’ logo! It has been great to work with you!
Just finished working with Pushcart Design for a new logo and postcard for my business. I am beyond happy with the result. Eva was amazing to work with. I launched the new corporate branding yesterday and I received such positive feedback. Thank you Pushcart for helping me take my business to the next level!
Still getting recognition for the epic logo!