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About the Company

Smart Blonde Design is an award winning graphic design studio in the Portland, OR metro area. Since I'm not an agency with high overhead, I provide exceptional creativity and excellent customer service at very competitive rates. I work quickly, efficiently and stay within budget delivering customized design solutions that get results.

Smart Blonde Design is located in Oregon City but serves clients throughout the Pacific NW and California.

 

About the Blonde

(Yes, it's natural — with a little help.)

I began my career as a package designer in my native New York, and spent a couple of years freelancing for some notable firms such as Estée Lauder, Elizabeth Arden and JC Penney. Eventually, I was hired as a Design Manager for Charles of the Ritz Group, Ltd., then I moved on to become a Design Director for L'Oreal USA.

After our family relocated to the Pacific Northwest, I spent the next several years as a "domestic engineer and child development specialist". I loved being at home with our two young sons but I missed the creative energy of my profession, so once they were in school, I joined The Fox Creative Group as Creative Director.

In 1999, wanting to try my luck at being my own boss, I launched Smart Blonde Design and I've never looked back!


Thank you for visiting my site and I hope you enjoy the Smart Blonde humor!

Sincerely,
Victoria Munroe

 
Computer Expertise

Adobe Creative Cloud:
InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Lightroom, Animate

Quark Express

Microsoft Office Suite

I also use a number of email applications such as Mailchimp and Constant Contact and several web programs such as Wix and Weebly.

Download my resume here.

Professional Experience

PORTLAND, OR METRO AREA:

SMART BLONDE DESIGN
Oregon City
Owner/Principal since 1999

THE FOX CREATIVE GROUP
Portland
Creative Director 1995-99

MUNROE HOUSEHOLD

Lake Oswego
Domestic Engineer &
Child Development Specialist 1989-95

NEW YORK, NY:

L"OREAL USA
Design Director 1987-89

CHARLES OF THE RITZ
GROUP, LTD.

Design Manager 1984-87

FREELANCE DESIGN 1980-84
Esteé Lauder, Inc.,
Elizabeth Arden, Inc.
JCPenney Company

Education

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

Art History and Printmaking
University of Colorado

Graphic Design & Communication
School of Visual Arts, NY, NY

Advertising Design
Fashion Institute of Technology, NY, NY

Web Design
Portland Community College

Computer Graphics
University of Oregon Portland Campus

Associations

Oregon City Chamber
of Commerce

Lake Oswego Chamber
of Commerce

National Organization of Professional Women

Clackamas County Arts Alliance Advisory Council 2016

Graphic Artists Guild

2010-2011, Selection Committee Lake Oswego Arts Council, Chronicle Exhibition

2005–2010, Board of Directors

Lake Oswego Schools Foundation

Awards
 

Smart Blonde Design has won 2 prestigious awards from Graphic Design USA in the Health and Wellness category. Graphic Design USA is a leading information source for graphic design professionals. Click the links for project details.

 

Bridgeport Brewing Co.
Cappelli Miles-spring
Classic Foods
Coffee People
Consumer Trends Forum
Cooking Accomplished
Ecos Consulting

Fast Water Heater Company

Femrite Nursery Company

Gardenburger, Inc.

Gold's Gym

Griffon May

Highlights Home Staging

Hubbard & Associates

In Good Taste

Intuit Software

IP Fabrics

Laika

Lakeside Home & Gift

Lake Oswego Asset Builders Coalition

Lake Oswego School District
Medical Professionals Financial Group
Mentor Graphics
Miller Paint Company
Mindscape, Inc.
MKTX
Neil Kelly
Neo Design Studio

Nightingale's Healthcare Consulting

NW Pipe Company

Oregon Education Association

Parenting With Intent

Parr Lumber

Phoseon Technology

Rx Investment Solutions

Shamrock Holdings, LLC

Signature Painting

Vertical Email

William Dillard Nursery

William Nesbit & Associates

Wise Woman Herbals

 
VICTORIA MUNROE

 

14647 Sugarpine St.

Oregon City, OR 97045

P: 503.908.8528

F; 503.908.8529

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Smart Blonde Design

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14647 Sugarpine St.

Oregon City, OR 97045