born 03.31.1979. graduated with a BFA in graphic design from the university of florida 05.2002. lived in japan as an english teacher and example of Christ from 08.2002–07.2004. got married on 07.29.2006. graduated with a MA in pastoral counseling from liberty baptist theological seminary in 05.2009. welcomed our first child on 3.20.2010. returning to japan as often as possible (3.11.2011 — 忘れません。)
howdy! my name’s Tiffany Smith, but you can call me .tif (it’s a nickname from graphic design school that kinda stuck, for obvious reasons). i’m a wife, a mama, a gamer girl, a Christ-follower, a pixel-pusher, and a CSS princess. i’ve been drawing and making art since i could first hold a crayon, and i still enjoy painting, japanese calligraphy, and letterpress printing. i created my first website sometime in the late 90s. i very clearly remember the green, squiggly animated GIFs it had as part of the header and footer. i will never forget those little squiggly lines … though i’ll admit that the web has come a long way since the 90s and i’m very, very happy about that. armed with a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Florida, i’ve enjoyed being a graphic designer for over 10 years.
all that to say, i like to make things look pretty.
i have a passion for branding/identity, specifically for helping you fully visualize your passion. everyone has something inside they want to share with others, be it a product or a service, and i want you to look your best when connecting with your customers!
as someone who is on the journey of running their own business, my blog is here to not only inspire you visually with design goodness but to help you on your own path with tips and personal experiences.
thanks for hanging out with me along the way!