Hi there!

I’m McKenzie and I make stuff like it’s my job. More specifically, I design brands & develop websites for people that want to share their amazing ideas with the world! I also love to do personal projects. Whether it’s through design, photography, knitting, calligraphy, cooking, crafting — I’ll try just about anything! My motto is: Why be a master in one thing when you can be great at dozens of things.

I received my BFA from Brigham Young University in the prestigious Graphic Design Program. I always have a good self-help book in hand and a ball of yarn when traveling. It’s amazing how many skills and creative outlets there are to explore and I want to explore them all! I hope to never stop learning new things.

History of Me

I was a quiet, creative child. I can see that young girl sitting at her desk with the lamp on, tracing intricate geometric coloring book pages and then placing each in it’s own plastic sheet protector inside a large binder — and I adore her. Not much has changed since then, I am still this creative, hardworking, entrepreneurial girl who stays very organized and has a system for everything.

Fast forward to college, I found myself in the prestigious BFA program at BYU and was constantly fighting imposter syndrome. I didn’t quite feel like I belonged. Towards the end of school I took a HTML and CSS class and something clicked. I loved the combination of the fluidity of design and the black-and-white answers to development.

More Fun Trivia

Favorite Color:

A berry wine color, it's actually called Marsala

Most Inspiring Trip:

a four month pilgrimage to Israel

Secret Talent:

I can spread my toes really wide

Dream Retreat Location:

Bora Bora

Guilty Pleasure:

Grey's Anatomy

Go-to Drink of Choice:

Chocolate Milk, yes I'm a 3 year old

Music I Listen To:

Anything from Disney to country to classical piano

Artists I'm Crushing on

Other

Studio Ou

I don’t know much about this designer but I can’t stop following them because their glasswork is just stunning and makes me so happy for some reason! I’m so intrigued by glass and is something I’d love to try.

Fiber

Hello Hydrangea

Lindsey is a fellow small town Washingtonian and I have enjoyed seeing her business thrive and her amazing weavings take over the world! I am constantly inspired by her hard work and dedication.

Painter & Illustrator

Priscilla Lee

I love her delicate watercolor style as well as the ceramic work she does! The rainbow plates and ornaments are on my list of things to buy!

Fiber

Debrosse NYC

Her knitting work is stunning and I love how she’s sharing her knowledge on owning a fiber business to teach others! She is all about giving back and I love that. I’m also a sucker for good websites and hers is a good one.

Painter & Illustrator

Oana Befort

Oana is hands down my favorite artist. I can’t choose just one photo that I love of hers, everything she does is so amazing and beautiful. I was able to attend one of her watercolor workshops and she is the sweetest person too.

Painter & Illustrator

Sarah Nightingale

I absolutely love her abstract landscape and especially her botanical work. Just a few strokes and it makes such beauty!

Painter & Illustrator

Rosie Harbottle

The colors and loose watercolor is so beautiful, and I love that a lot of her subjects are a Middle East theme. She just seems like one of those people who I would love to meet in person!

Fiber

@plystreknitwear

I love her embroidery work on clothing. I want to do this to a dress so badly. She’s also an amazing knitter!

Other

Ali Wood Creations

I love all that Alli Wood does, she does such good in the world by taking something sentimental and making it last forever that they can hang in their home. I love her work and it inspires me to do good for people.

Other

Elise Joy

Elise dabbles in all things creative and she is my spirit animal. I know we’d be great friends and I love seeing all her projects and ideas come to fruition! Plus she’s a goal-setter like me!

Painter & Illustrator

Loes van Oosten

Her illustration work and play with patterns is always so interesting and intriguing! I love her block print work but she also dabbles in other medium which I love!

Other

@comemakewithme

Anne-Marie is a huge mom boss and CEO of the soap company Bramble Berry but she also loves to try new things like baking, painting, and calligraphy. Definitely my kind of gal!

Painter & Illustrator

Whitney Perdue

Whitney’s calligraphy and illustration work is so beautiful and I love the feminine touch she adds. She is also such a sweet person!

Other

Robert and Stella

I love their beautiful collages of florals and I wish I could spend all my time making these as my full-time job like them!

Fiber

Allie Chenille

Allie is so sweet and I love her bright and colorful fiber work! She has a light about her and her entrepenueral spirit is inspiring!

Designer

Almost Makes Perfect

Molly always has the greatest ideas and implements them with such beauty, I love checking into her blog and seeing the different projects she’s doing. From home decor, baby supplies, DIY projects, and design, she’s my kind of gal.

Designer

Amanda Jane Jones

Not only is she a great designer, but she has such great style in every aspect of her life. I love following her on Instagram and I want to be her best friend honestly ha.

Designer

Amber Asay

I love her neutral and modern approach to her design.

Arounna

She introduced me to the world of punch needle and I love that she dabbles in a few different creative skills like myself, including embroidery, design, sewing, watercolor, weaving, and so on! Her designs are so iconic and you instantly can tell they are hers.

Painter & Illustrator

Beth Allen

I love both her abstract and portrait work, and her sketches want me to grab a pencil and start sketching on my own again.

Painter & Illustrator

Caitlin Connolly

Her work is so memorable and iconic, she has a look like no one else and I love how intentional they feel! I first came across her work from a few infertility pieces she did and I have loved seeing what she’s up to since.

Painter & Illustrator

Carolyn Gavin

I love how organic and loose her paintings are and the bold colors are so fun! I always enjoy seeing what she’s up to!

Painter & Illustrator

Celeste Clark

Her illustrations are so intricate and dainty, you can instantly recognize her work and I love the detail she puts into them!

Other

Clover Robin

I love following her Instagram, her work is so unique and I love how even though it’s simple it has so much detail! I would love to do this type of artwork with my littles when they are older and continue to find inspiration from her work!

Fiber

Cotton and Curls

I love Liz’s Fashion DIY projects and she is an amazing sewer! I am always inspired by her projects and she helps explain them in a way that feels possible and approachable.

Other

Electric Sun Creatives

I love Sarah’s unique business, I don’t know anyone else in this market and she’s killing it! The sculptures she makes are just breath-taking and I love the look of the modern mobiles.

Painter & Illustrator

Emily Jeffords

Both her landscape oil paintings and her indigo monochromatic botanical paintings are absolutely stunning. She inspires me with her creativity and motivates me to be better entrepreneur!

Painter & Illustrator

Jenna Rainey

Her watercolor pieces are so beautiful and she is an amazing teacher, you can learn so much from all the content she shares online! She

Designer

Lindsay Humes

I love Lindsay’s work and she creates such amazing blog content for her clients and for other designers!

Fiber

Loom Shaka Laka

I love her friendly and cute rug-hooking pieces. They just make you so happy to look at! Seeing her work gets me so excited to make things for and with my children!

Designer

Made to Thrive

Another fellow web designer and developer, there are only a few unicorns out there and I would love to meet Lindsay and bounce ideas off each other! I think we would be great friends!

Painter & Illustrator

Mya Bessette Art

I love her mini oil paintings and combining it with gold foil. Her landscape abstract work is so cool and I’m inspired to pick up my paintbrush and try making some abstract pieces of my own.

Fiber

Nook North

I love Becca’s simple hand embroidery and the different ways she uses embroidery on things like ornaments, jewelry, wall hangings, and so forth! The color combinations she uses are so satisfying too.

Designer

October Ink

I love her design style and she is such a sweet lady! We both have big ideas for our business and I’m hopeful and excited to collaborate with her in the future!

Designer

Rebecca Made

I got to meet Rebecca and we were definitely cut from the same stone! From development to embroidery and sewing, we both dabble in lots of things and find so much joy in just making!

Fiber

Rose Pearlman

Her rug hooking work is what first got me interested in this medium. I love her geometric shapes and color schemes.

Designer

Rowan Made

Bre’s work is so colorful and fun, and she educates so many designers on how to be more successful which I love!

Designer

Saffron Avenue

Her design work totally resonates with me, and I would love to meet her so we could chat all about owning a web design/development business!

Designer

Savanna Hunter-Reeves

Her work is so modern and fresh. I love her typography play and I love seeing what she’s up to, although she doesn’t post enough!

Designer

Wayfarer Design Studio

I absolutely love her design work, it is so iconic and thoughtful. I would love to sit down and chat with her!

I design and develop custom WordPress themes that attract your ideal audience, skyrocket your traffic, and works just right for you and your business to thrive!

Fun Facts:

1. I would wear dresses every day if I could. In 2016, I started a sort of ritual every month I had a negative pregnancy test I would buy myself a new dress. Although it might not be the best financial decision, nothing is better than getting something in the mail! We are currently expecting our first child in February 2019!

2. I am obsessed with bucket lists and love to take advantage of anything new and exciting. Sky diving, no problem! Swim with whales, yes please!

3. I met my husband at the age of 18 and we wrote letters to each other for two years while he was across the world on an LDS mission.

4. Not only do I love trying new things, but my husband does too! He has started painting and is pretty spectacular at it. Thanks Bob Ross! Our more recent hobby: homemade pasta and artisan bread.

5. I learned to play the piano when I was 4 and took lessons for almost 12 years. It is my go-to when I am stressed or just want to refresh my brain. If anyone has a secret hole in the internet to find the best intermediate sheet music please share!

Thank you very much for taking the time to explore my site. You can explore my work here! Please don’t hesitate to contact me, I look forward to hearing from you!

Things I've Learned and Done

  • Photography
  • Web Design
  • Weaving
  • Knitting
  • Crochet
  • Cyanotype
  • Watercolor
  • Calligraphy
  • Film Photography
  • Videography
  • Jewelry Making
  • Bookbinding
  • Ice Skating
  • Refashioning
  • Sewing
  • Bread making
  • Oil Painting
  • Piano
  • Figure Drawing
  • Homemade Pasta
  • Soap Making
  • Candle Making
  • Ceramics
  • Embroidery
  • Rug making
  • Quilting
  • Big Yarn Knitting
  • Wood-working

Things I want to Do or Learn

  • Sewing Coats
  • Homemade Bath Bombs
  • Macrame
  • Gourmet Baking
  • Stamp-making
  • Gold Foil
  • Gardening
  • Cake Decorating
  • Felting
  • Swimsuit Sewing
  • Raising Bees
  • Food Typography
  • Pattern Making
  • 72 Hour Kit and Food Storage
  • Flower Arranging
  • Violin
  • Canning