LIFE IS TOO SHORT . . .

Not to surround yourself with beauty and inspiration! I am passionate about helping anyone who wants to quickly communicate the value of their products, services, or middle-of-the-night brilliant ideas.

The internet has revolutionized business. Anyone can look big, even if they are working out of a closet.  With over 20 years of marketing and business development experience, I focus on creating powerful communications through strong designs, clear copy, and targeted content.

I specialize in working with new companies to create a solid, initial business identity that shows your distinctive personality.  I love helping “small” companies look BIG. I also help established companies create a fresh new look to keep up with the competition in this highly-visual world. I believe details are important and that each one is an opportunity to advance your business.

I am always excited by a creative challenge, and it does not cost a thing just to get together and chat – heck, I’ll even buy the coffee!

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ABOUT ME

I am an artist at heart… with an irrational obsession for problem solving.

My professional career saw me for many years in fundraising and development for various art and health-related non-profits. These moments taught me to wear many hats, to do a lot with very little, and to create compelling and actionable communications as if a life depended on it.  In some cases, it did.  The biggest lesson I learned is that it is never too soon or too late to create for yourself a career that brings you joy every day. For me, that lies in using my boundless creative energy to help others.

But my proudest accomplishment is that of mother to two boys. They will always be my greatest creation.
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Pamela Couvignou

p.s. If you were wondering, the name is pronunced KOO-VING-YOU – a gift from my French husband.


EDUCATION

Carnegie Mellon University

Masters of Arts Management, 1993

University of California, San Diego

Bachelor of Arts | Visual Arts, 1989

  • Passions
    Food, Travel, Photography, Painting, Drawing, and Hiking
  • Languages
    English, French, Chinese
  • Latest Bucket-List Adventure
    Hiked to Summit of Mount Whitney (2015)
  • Next Bucket-List Adventure
    Hiking Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Testimonials

Pam immediately understood my needs, offered fabulous ideas, and had the website up and running within days. It was better than anything I had expected. I would highly recommend this talented lady to anyone!

Kerry Traylor | Founder & CEO College Strategy Experts

Working in a visual industry where attention to detail is key, I needed someone who understood this completely. Pam listened to my needs and transformed them into a professional website, illustrative of my creativity and philosophy, in a timely and cost effective manner. I thoroughly enjoyed the creative process with Pam.

Mary Mattheson | Owner, Buy Design Interiors

Pamela provided me with my ideal portfolio website. When other designers fell short, she honed in and carefully crafted an exemplary site within the fastest turnaround time I previously didn’t think possible. Couldn’t recommend enough!

Marcos Siref | Artist

Pam is a joy to work with. She delivered a logo and website that resonates well with prospective clients. Her work is also timely and affordable. I would highly recommend her.

Cyndy Lane | PhD, MBA, Director, Life Sciences Product Marketing

Couvignou Creative was the perfect company for all our design needs. Pam transformed our cluttered and disorganized website into a clean and visually appealing site with a natural flow. As a busy professional I appreciate her ability to quickly transform my sparse ideas into a rich product. She has great ideas and is extremely responsive. Her work on our website, newsletters, and other digital media has been invaluable.

Tara Milbrand | Project Director, Reach Out and Read San Diego

Pam is a great partner. She integrated my requests and her experienced recommendations to create a product that looks professional while also showing personality. She provided the perfect balance of guidance and support.

Karen Coutts | Owner, KC Fundraising Solutions

MY SERVICES

It happens too often, right? You click on a site and are visually assaulted by an ugly homepage, before quickly hitting the back button. Don’t let this be your company.

You have one chance to make a first impression. Your business identity – from your logo to your website – should say what the world needs to know about your business. It should inspire an immediate response of wanting your products and services. I understand the importance of balancing good looks with good information. I’m not a big box company on a billable business week, so I can’t help but give you lots and lots of customized attention. It’s what fuels me.

If you are wondering if you can afford the professional skills needed to compete? Frankly, you can’t afford not to! Contact me for a chat – you may be surprised at how affordable it can be – and I love being the bearer of good news.

Web Design|Maintenance

I design super cool & contemporary websites built with the mobile user in mind that not only clearly present your content, but also the mood and philosophy of your business or project. Don’t want to be a webmaster? I can maintain your website while you focus on business.

WordPress

I offer full design and build-out on this popular platform. Include functions to make your site work for you, like forms, integrated databases, shopping cart, calendars, etc. Once built, you can maintain the site yourself, or I can do it for you.

Logo Design

Grab your clientele’s attention immediately with a strong logo that says in a nano-second who you are and what you offer. It’s all about opening that front door and a good logo can do that. Don’t settle for a generic solution.

Business Identity

Whether you need printed letterhead and business cards, or are running digitally, I can create your company branding throughout all needed stationary and platforms, including social media.

Graphic Design|Marketing

Need creative collateral? I can design memorable marketing pieces including give-aways, brochures, annual reports, postcards, direct mailers and more… all tailored to you marketing goals and, as always, to reflect your company’s values and personality.

Wire-framing

Need to test out your flow and functionalities of a site or application? I can develop wire-frames to help you and your team to anticipate any issues and work out any kinks before costly production begins. Wire-frames facilitates collaboration from the beginning.


SKILLS

Wordpress
98%
Illustrator
85%
Photoshop
85%
HTML5
80%
InDesign
80%
PowerDirector
80%
Remembering Birthdays
5%

 

 

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  • Phone
    858.414.3553 P.S.T.
  • E-mail
    pamela@couvignou.com

 

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