I'm a visual designer and illustrator with a heart for making things inspired by, and for the betterment of the human experience. I secretly struggle with writing these about-me-blurbs because, well, I’m a bit of a mixed-bag when it comes to what I do. I started out in architecture but have since migrated into the world of product design. With that, I’ve got heaps of experience in all kinds of design processes, including UX/UI, graphic design, and mixed-media illustration. 

From designing and launching websites and apps, developing strategic creative direction for brands, and dabbling in the world of zines and packaging design, I've had my hands in a bit of everything. (Life’s too short to try your hand at just one thing, right?) That said, I live for getting to collaborate and serve people; I’m here to bring your visions and stories to life.

I’m a lover of making things, going places and learning as much as I can. Some potential things we can bond over: chronic wanderlust, a good indie playlist, Asian supermarket finds, or any Assassin's Creed title.

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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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