• I'm Tracey, owner of Purple Sail Creative, LLC. I'm an independent graphic designer in the Portland, Oregon area. I have a BFA in Graphic Design from Oregon State University, more than three years of experience as the lead designer in a design firm, and I've been running my own business since 2011. Generally speaking, I'm motivated, organized, and have an unhealthy obsession with type.

    I love to help organizations of all sizes and shapes get organized with their marketing and go forward with a cohesive brand identity. I work in all types of print and digital formats and for anything really specialized that I may not know how to do, I have an excellent network of business partners and associates that I work seamlessly with to solve any design or marketing dilemma.


Newsletter: Willamette Riverkeeper

I’m always excited about companies that still do print newsletters to their membership. I’ve seen this most often in non-profit organizations like this one, and a lot of people still feel it’s a relevant way to keep in touch with their memberships, honestly I agree with them! Of course it helps when it’s well designed and … Continue reading

Designer's 12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of a Designer’s Christmas

I probably had a little too much fun making my holiday card this year, it combined design, music, and for those of you who have made it to the article a little bit of design education. Here are the terms you may not be familiar with… Asterisk Interested in learning a bit about asterisks? Read … Continue reading

2015 Home Runs for Homeless Youth

More Fun at Home Runs for Homeless Youth

This was my forth year as an organizer of the charity kickball tournament, Home Runs for Homeless Youth, which raises funds and awareness for HomePlate Youth Services. Once again we raised our game, increasing from 16 teams to 19 teams, and welcoming at least 100 more people than in 2014, and raised over $23,000 for … Continue reading