Manda Borealis is a Portland-based freelance art director, graphic designer, illustrator, and creative branding genius consultant.

With a dozen years of professional experience in design and illustration, I’ve worked with both large corporations and lean start-ups. I manage projects from strategy and IA all the way through to development and support. I’m schooled in electronic mass communications, trained in brand development, and am fascinated by the culture-changing power of design.

I’m not always clinking away on the computer though. I jumped the corporate ship so I could spend more time hiking the gorge and exploring nature with my daughter.

If you’d like to see my resume, you can check it out here. Otherwise, here’s a quick run through of my expertise:

Digital Design Nerd

Design, art direct, and develop websites, apps, online ads, e-newsletters and emails for both large and small companies. 

Legit Multi-media Artist

Expert experience with Adobe Creative Suite. Illustrate by hand, mouse and Wacom tablet. Nails most likely splattered with acrylic paint.

easy-going 'tude

Western gal raised in the South, living in the great PNW. Always fascinated by the culture-changing power of design.  


Work closely with clients to create vision, conceive designs and consistently meet deadlines and requirements.


Generate ideas and concepts to fulfill the client’s brief; producing sketches, storyboards, and comps to communicate ideas to the client.


The truth is: I’m a Wonder Woman, and some days I’m an Angry Woman, and some days I’m a Crazy Woman. 

Looking for an experienced graphic designer and illustrator in Portland, Oregon?

As a business owner, you want your design to match your company’s identity. My main goal as a designer is to make something unique for each client, and I do that by digging deep to get to the heart of what you want.