louise light ~ light graphics

Greetings!  I am an independent website, print design and media consultant. I divide my time between New York City and Portland, Oregon, with clients around the country and world.  Wherever you are - whatever your design aspirations and requirements - if your personal, nonprofit, or private-sector endeavors are based on principles of creative right livelihood, peace, justice and compassion, it would be my honor and great joy to work with you.

Fees & Workflow: Please call or email me with a brief description of your project. After a free consultation (in person or by phone) to fully access your needs and wishes, I will provide a flat-rate, all-inclusive bid and timeline. Rates for my nonprofit, artist, and Dharma-friend clients are a fraction of current private market fees, providing great value to you and, at the same time, allowing me to continue this work. Once we agree on the bid, there are no additional charges so you and/or your organization can be assured we will stay within your budget and meet your deadlines.

Contact Louise: Phone: 718.687.3354 | Email: louise@louiselight.net

Experience and Focus: Over the past 10 years, I’ve had the great fortune to work as a website, print, and branding consultant primarily within the Tibetan Dharma community and associated nonprofit and private sectors. I have a solid knowledge of the related visual traditions and I understand many of the unique aspects of working within these cultures. My experience in the private sector gives me a solid base from which to advise on effective use of media in all aspects of branding and marketing. Most of my clients come to me by word of mouth and I work hard to maintain my reputation as a designer you can trust and one who will give you personal attention with the highest-quality professional outcome at a fair and affordable price. 

Background: My master’s degree in City & Environmental Planning (MCP, UC Berkeley) led to an early career in land use planning & public health advocacy. As I wrote, published & worked with local nonprofit organizations and public agencies, I began to appreciate the power of effective visual - as well as written - communication and the way the "message" was inexorably linked to the "media". An amateur artist, I set about to acquire the creative & technical skills needed to create dazzling, effective print & electronic media. Gaining experience & expertise, I worked as a graphic consultant on Madison Avenue & Wall Street. This led to collaboration with (and learning from) some of the most successful marketing and branding experts in the business. At the same time, through the kindness of my teachers, my personal Buddhist practice deepened, as did with my great respect for Tibetan culture & the Tibetan people. These interests, coupled with the experience of being at the World Trade Center on the morning of 911, led to my current career focus.