I'm a UX/UI designer and illustrator with an architecture background and extensive experience in collaborative and iterative design processes. I've launched websites and apps, provided creative direction for brands, and illustrated for zines, packaging design and brand collateral.
I love making things and going places. I live for learning new languages, meeting people from every part of the world, and discovering beautiful places.

Some potential things we can bond over: chronic wanderlust, a good indie playlist, Asian supermarket finds, or any Assassin's Creed title.

I'm Charlena, Char for short

based in portland, oregon

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Sophia K.

"Charlena did a great job incorporating a simple yet modern design to the website that kept the page looking clean and functional. The frequent and open communication helped to ensure all of the major components I wanted were included. The design was easily customizable and able to be updated with ease upon having new changes to be implemented. Overall, fantastic design and support that set me up for a successful launch of my brand."

writer at roll for writing

Zachariah O.

"I happily recommend Char to anyone in the market of a talented and versatile illustrator and designer. Easy suggestion I'd make all day!"

writer at graff studios

EDward G.

"Having observed Charlena's outstanding illustration and design skills, I most appreciate how prepared, organized, and responsive she is when entering collaborative settings. My artistic project couldn't have gone to print without her!"

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