Designing and printing business cards for my own artsy side hustle at the age of 7, freeing family and friends of any loose change for a custom illustration, and never - I said never - leaving the house without my briefcase of paper, scissors, glue, and tape - I can look back now and see that design has played an integral role in my identity as far back as I can remember. Maybe further.
Graduating on the President's List with a diploma in Graphic Design and gaining the technical knowledge needed for this industry has enabled me to translate all the big, beautiful ideas that have been there all along into targeted visual communication.
Zealously passionate about typography, illustrating, and identity development, I am happiest when digging deep to flesh out the heart of a project, agonizing over negative space between letterforms, and weaving movement and texture playfully throughout my work - ever seeking to strike that sweet spot between chaos and order.
I've carved out a little love nest with my husband, Rigel, in Victoria, BC - where we spend most of our time drinking bubbly on the patio, snuggling with our Siamese-Ragdoll Sookie, and napping on various beaches outside of cell reception.
I can't wait to see what we create together.
I honour and express our gratitude for living and working on the traditional lands of the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on the traditional territory of the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples.
"This was my first time working with a professional design team and I found the process far more rewarding than I had envisioned.
I felt heard, understood, and communicated with on a level that wasn’t beyond my technical understanding. I felt that my goals were Liv’s goals. I feel like my business has a clear foundation for success and that I have created a lasting long-term business relationship."
- Candice Meighen,
Small Town Collective Owner
Liv on Hornby Island, 1989
Liv is based out of Victoria, BC
but happily works with out-of-town clients virtually.
"Sometimes I feel like something is carrying me along - something that is powerful and generous - and that something is decidedly not me.
You may know this feeling. It's the feeling you get when you've made something wonderful, and when you look back at it later, all you can say is:
'I don't even know where that came from.'
You can't repeat it. You can't explain it. But it felt as if you were being guided."
- Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic