HELLO, HELLO, HELLO...
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORD, HELLO!
I know you are just dying to know who I am and why I have this website. So, let me introduce myself.
My name is Ivry. Pronounced like the soap but spelled without the "o". I was born on February 20th on a military base in southern Oklahoma. In 2012, I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with my Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communication and found it rather difficult to find a full time career. So, like most lost grads, I packed up my stuff and moved to Virginia where my parents were stationed. A year later, they moved 10 hours away and I stayed here to carry on my life as a working adult. For the past few years, I've been figuring out my path, working a variety of jobs while developing my passion for design in my spare time.
I studied advertising while at the University of Oklahoma. But at the end of my junior year, I finally realized what I wanted to have a career in-- design! I wanted to be involved in the creative side of advertising, but I didn't really know what that entailed. I honestly never pinpointed what I wanted to be when I "grew up". I just knew I wanted to make a lot of money! I joined the yearbook staff my sophomore year as a designer, thinking it would just be another extracurricular activity. But it was what I had always dreamed of doing. Endless hours spent using and manipulating Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator, convinced me to take a few informative design classes. The advertising program happened to be in the school of Journalism, so I took a lot of classes that weren't really tailored to what I truly wanted to do. I decided against changing my major, as I was already in my last year of school when I found my passion for design. Never in my life have I been so wholeheartedly passionate and excited about something as much as I have been with graphic design. It has allowed me to express myself in ways unimaginable. And I greet every learning opportunity with pure unadulterated excitement.
Winter Woods Design is a creative market dedicated to providing innovative branding and graphic design solutions to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and entertainers. Winter Woods specializes in the following creative products and services:
- Web Design
- Editorial Design
- Social Media Design
- Business Cards
As a graphic designer, I have built an astute understanding of typography, color, and visual hierarchy. I am learning to become skilled in creating user personas, building wireframes, and determining user needs!
My office hours are Monday through Friday 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm EST. I am out of the office every Sunday and on holidays. If you would like to work with me, have any questions, or just want to leave me a note, feel free to do so through my contact page! I'd love to hear from you!