My name is Colleen; Coco to some, Keenie to others, and I'm so glad you stopped by! I'm graphic designer seeking to share the work of an entrepreneur in a more beautiful way.

Before I stepped into freelance work, I spent 10 years working within the brand guidelines of companies such as Hallmark Cards, Walmart, FritoLay, Susan G. Komen Foundation, AT&T, Bacardi, and the Texas Lottery.

It's all about the right solution for the right project. And when it comes to your project, it’s about opening my eyes and ears. I love working with forward-thinking, passionate individuals with a burning desire to share their vision. If that sounds like you, then here’s the good news — I have the enthusiasm, and experience, to make your project sing. Because in the world of graphic design, I've kept busy. Working with clients both small and large, I've developed my design skills in everything that makes up a successful brand package.

Let me help you create a brand identity system that will promote growth and attract more clients/customers with a solid foundation of cohesive visual elements.

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Colleen Hartley Creative  |  Prosper, TX
Designer & Creative Director
2013 - Present

The Marketing Arm  |  Dallas, TX
Associate Creative Director
2012 - 2013

Hallmark Cards, Inc.  |  Kansas City, MO
Graphic Designer III
2006 - 2012

Cerner Corporation  |  Kansas City, MO
Graphic Designer
2004 - 2006

More About Me

My office attire always includes a sketchbook

My office attire always includes a sketchbook

I'm a born and raised farm kid from Kansas, drawing & coloring everything since the age of three. I graduated in 2004 from the University of Kansas with a BFA in Visual Communication - emphasis in Graphic Design. I currently reside just outside Dallas, TX, designing my little heart out for some fab folks!

Belton Farms, est. 1870, historic big red barn in KS

Belton Farms, est. 1870, historic big red barn in KS

I've worked with some truly amazing clients such as Hallmark Cards, Frito-Lay, Walmart, Walgreens, AT&T, Susan G. Komen, and so many more. Although I have designed for many well known companies, I have spent just as much time designing for start-ups, as well as local charities and passion projects alike.

Those that know me best know that I love:
1. The power of color in design
2. Documenting life through photography
3. Collaboration with all humans
4. Peony flowers
5. Unconditional love from children & pets

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