Tinisima Creative specializes in personality-driven web design and development.
My goal with every project is to help you bring your story to life visually and make sure you are comfortable working with your own website since it can be the lifeline of your business!
Tinisima is named for the spirited, 20th-century photographer, artist and revolutionary Tina “Tinisima” Modotti. Her photographs and artwork exemplify the soulful power of art, on both an individual and cultural level. To me, there was no better inspiration for my company and my work.
Anyone who knows me well would probably tell you that I’m curious—about people, architecture, history…. a lot of things. I’m drawn to learning. When I’m not working, I’m pursuing these curiosities as much as I can. You might find me volunteering at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum exploring all their behind-the-scenes programs, learning how to make vegan desserts, or taking a walking tour of LA’s beautiful Art Deco buildings. Most recently helping out with LA Compost learning how to reduce food waste and how to educate others!
Like Tina Modotti, I got my start in photography. But when I started using the photos I took and incorporated them into album cover designs, fake billboards and magazine ads for school assignments, my attention turned to art direction and design. I found ways to build both passions while working at a newspaper photo lab – learning the art of telling a story through images and teaching myself how to build and design websites for the photojournalists I worked with.
It wasn’t long before I pursued web and graphic design full-time working in-house at major brands like Old Navy, Virgin Group, and Guitar Center.
Eventually, I transitioned into agency work. It was there I discovered the thrill of a diverse portfolio of clients—big and small, each with unique needs. I worked on everything from glossy print ads and packaging to storyboards, websites and social media.
In 2019, I launched Tinisma Creative full-time so that I could focus on the clients directly by doing as much as I can to help gain more control of their business by giving them tools within their website they can manage as well as a style that they are proud of. Today, Tinisima serves creative professionals in the lifestyle, wellness, entertainment, design and architecture industries.
How I like to describe myself