About Two Brunettes

Hello and welcome! I am Carolynn a graphic designer and illustrator from Central, NY.

Having been raised by a Mother with a knack for the D.I.Y. certainly made me who I am today, and even though she would never take credit for my career decisions, my Mom’s amazing talents and craft abilities influences all of my work. Store bought Birthday party decorations or Halloween costumes were not a part of her vocabulary (don’t even get me started on the elaborate school projects), and everything from my accessories to my dresses for school dances, wound up being a showcase for the next one-of-a-kind creation. My childhood was a college course on colored pencils, paintbrushes, sewing machines, and baking tins, and my mother was the professor who taught it all (unknowingly) with Love.

High school came around and I immediately gravitated to the Arts. I had a boyfriend, but secretly I think I was going steady with Photography while casually flirting with Drawing and Painting. College was fast approaching and I knew this was one schoolgirl crush I wouldn’t be able to shake. With some great advice and the support of my family, I decided to pursue my passions and graduated with a BFA in communication design, quickly landing a job at a design firm as Art Director. It felt like an arranged marriage and I quickly found myself weary of churning out the mainstream, uninspired, plain-Jane designs that corporate America was so eager to pay top dollar for. Where were the customers who craved the dazzling work that I was seeing pasted all over Magazines and on the Web? I felt like I would explode with ideas! I needed to create!

So instead of actually combusting I took a leap — or received a push rather (thank you recession!) — and Two Brunettes was born! With a lot of love and influence growing up, some college training, and a regular ol’ job (Hello, reality check) under my belt, I finally felt like I had the tools and drive create the sort of work I believed in. If the customers weren’t going to come to me, I was going to go to them, and I headed to the blogsphere where you are currently reading this, eager to offer up my services.

Check out my portfolio! Two Brunettes offers custom work. No job is too big or too small. I specialize in logo design, blog design, webdesign and invitations for any event… please let me know if there is anything Two Brunettes can do to help you along the way!