About Me


Hi! My name’s Kirsty Tamayo. Most people, mistakingly, call me Kristy, Cassidy or even Jessie, but it’s Kirsty.

I was born and raised in Cambridgeshire, England and later obtained a BA(Hons) in Graphic Design and Advertising at Bucks New University. Then, with a willingness to learn, an eagerness to enhance my career, and an ambition to ultimately live my dreams, I moved out to California on my own at the age of 21 and worked as a Graphic Design, Website Designer and Marketing Specialist for a company located on Catalina Island. I also quickly discovered that 'Kirsty' isn't a particularly popular name in America, and no-one really knows what I'm saying when I give them my name.

Working freelance gives me the ability to work with people all around the world. I have created a network of clients, some of whom I now consider good friends. Before going solely freelance I spent a large amount of time reading, researching and making sure that I am the best designer I can be. What I love most about working as a Graphic and Website designer is that I'm constantly learning. I'm constantly striving to improve my skills, learn a new technique, and give you the best result possible for your project. I'm passionate about what I do and I love to help enhance peoples businesses; whether it's through my innovative designs, beautifully designed websites, or my meaningful marketing advice.

I have over 8 years experience in the design industry and have worked in London, New York and Los Angeles. Over that time I have realized that I’m a perfectionist, strive for self accomplishment (and from those around me) and, apparently, I have pretty neat handwriting. I have an abundance of skills including (but not limited to);

Programs / Software:
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, FileMaker, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Magento and Wordpress.

Website design and development (HTML, PHP, CSS, JS, Magento, Wordpress), search engine optimization (SEO), branding, email marketing (MailChimp, Vertical Response), social media, graphic design (brochure, postcard, poster, banner, billboard, flyer, menu, signage, packaging, magazine, newsletter), presentations and copywriting.

And when i’m not making things look pretty, I’m spending time with my husband and our perfectly adorable little boy.

If you want to say 'hi!', hire me for a project, or see how neat my handwriting is, feel free to drop me an e-mail! As long as you call me 'Kirsty', I promise to reply (otherwise, there's a chance I won't get it).

You can also download / view my resume here.