Cottonwood Whispers

locationTopeka, KS United States

Carol Gallmeyer

Hello! I'm Carol.
Cottonwood Whispers

About me

Call me a geek, but...

my favorite thing to do is to take a design we create together and make it come alive on the web.

Long before I acquired my Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Arts, I was creating graphics on the computer. Even in the early 90’s with the rudimentary software available to a teenager, I was doing art online and making programs and posters. It wasn’t until 2002 that I realized I could wrap up my passion for art, music, and the computer and make a career out of it as a graphic designer. I was off like a shot to make that happen.

Right after graduation in May of 2004, I worked for a company that created promotional products; mostly t-shirts. I honed my Illustrator skills here and learned all about the screen printing process. 

Since then, I’ve worked for a variety of businesses each requiring their own mix of skills from me. I have everything from photography to prepping files for print to designing digital advertising campaigns and stage art for large outdoor concerts. 

My roles and specialties

Brand Designer

Brand Identity, Style Guides

Graphic Designer

Digital design, Logos, Websites

Website Developer

Design, Wordpress, Elementor

What is the latest project you completed?

I just finished a website for a water conditioning system startup. I know - sexy, right?! The owners were lovely and needed a place they could direct potential clients to get more information and purchase. The site build was smooth and I learned a few new tricks along the way... this was my first time connecting directly to Quickbooks as a payment processor. I didn't even know that could be done (tho I'm not really surprised.)

What makes you uniquely special?

I grew up in the old-school world of typesetters and art layout as my parents ran a business in this world. Since my college years I have worked in a wide variety of design related positions, each one unique and teaching me another area of the digital world. I've got pre=press print skills to setting up and running an ecommerce store and the ability to create stellar graphic design projects from scratch. I'm unique because I'm so well rounded and know a lot about the web and graphic design world.

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