Cutting Room Images
  • 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.

Cutting Room Images

Cutting Room Floor

Not all my design ideas see the light outside my office or move forward to the last round of client presentations. This happens for various reasons, most commonly the client chooses a different design option. Here are a couple samples of designs that came close, but didn’t quite make the cut…  


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