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I love telling stories with design.…

I am a fourth-generation Los Angelena, deeply rooted in community. This base of resiliency has given me the courage to pursue my dreams and act upon my spirit of adventure. Exploring other places, experiencing different lifeways, and getting to know many diverse people have broadened my sense of humanity. My work is driven by my passion for design and my pursuit of excellence. My gift is my ability to bring complex stories to life in a way that is beautiful, truthful, and easy for everyone to understand. With 20+ years of experience in the design industry, I value, above all, the respect and trust I have gained from my community. It is humbling to be doing the work I love. In gratitude, my professional focus has become about giving back and enriching the lives of others. Connecting people to story with design is my unique way of making the world a better place.”



Ms. Faithorn specializes in the creation and implementation of storytelling graphics, exhibits, environments, and experiences. Her approach is human-centered and values-driven. Her devotion to process, her attention to detail, and her commitment to quality, consistently lead to highly successful design outcomes. She has collaborated with multi-disciplinary teams on design ventures of all sizes and scopes that targeted a variety of audiences, for clients ranging from small non-profits to large corporations. She works directly with institutions and businesses, as well as lending her expertise to larger design and development organizations. Her projects span industries including education, brand visibility, and entertainment. Since 2004, Ms. Faithorn has operated her own design consultancy, Storyspace Design, Inc., a model that has allowed her to grow as a creative, as a female entrepreneur, and as a team player. She holds degrees in Industrial/Environmental Design from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and History from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a LEED accredited professional.



Creative: Information and Environmental Graphic Design. Brand Strategy and Implementation. Storytelling Exhibits and Environments. Wayfinding System Design. Art Direction. Materials and Color. Typography. Concept and Design Development.

R&D: Design Research. Content and Visual Narrative Development.

Image and Storytelling Resource Curation.  

Management: Design Management. Fabrication and Installation Oversight. Budget Management. Programmatic Design.

Presentation: Design Drawing Packages. Fabrication Documents. For-Print and For-Screen Artwork. Powerpoint and Keynote Slide Displays.  

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