About Me

I started out in the newspaper industry as a pasteup artist for editorial. I then moved to the art department where I trained with a world class graphic designer who had grown tired of the fast pace and chose to live in the resort community of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. From there I moved to an agency and was responsible for production art for many different print materials. 

I then returned to the award winning newspaper as their art director and supervised a staff of 3 graphic artists. Together we created all advertising for the weekly paper, special sections, visitors magazine and special projects.

From there I moved to Jackson’s oldest and largest Real Estate company employed as their marketing coordinator. I single handedly created all the advertising, flyers, catalogs, postcards and booklets for 40 realtors promoting multi-million dollar properties. After 4 years I started my own graphic and web design business where I attracted a variety of clients with many different projects.

I later moved to Taos, NM where I started up a quarterly wholistic health magazine, in addition to working freelance design jobs. I’ve had a wide variety of experience, mostly in resort communities. However I have had a few friends who have authored several books. This is where my love for book formatting took root. Books are my favorite projects – especially books with illustrations and photos that I can work to enhance.

With 20+ years experience in advertising design and implementing marketing plans I understand marketing from both the consumer and the business perspectives, and I use this expertise to promote my clients with advertising collateral that attracts attention.

For visual galleries see my portfolio topic pages. I would love to put my skills to work for you.

Sandy Hughes - Hughes Designs