Chelsea is one of the senior brand designers for Golden Shores Communications – California.
Born and bred in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Chelsea is a midwest girl at heart. She attended college at the University of Minnesota where she received a degree in Journalism, with a focus on Advertising & Strategic Communications.
She then went on to study Art Direction at the Minneapolis School of Advertising. Her career kicked off in Minneapolis, where she worked for numerous advertising agencies as well as corporate-side as a Graphic Designer.
In 2015, she left her home in Minnesota to move out to Orange County, California, where she spent her first 3 years working as an Art Director & Designer at a global advertising agency designing for brands such as The UPS Store, Dole, Nestle, California Lottery and Craft Brew Alliance.
She then moved on to be the Senior Art Director for a fast-growing and creative e-commerce business in Laguna Beach, where she worked her way up to be the Director of Design and Product Development.
In 2021, after having gained a great deal of experience and knowledge through her career, she decided it was time to go off on her own and enter the world of freelance. In her first year alone, she’s done work for big name brands including Vans, Medterra CBD, Jazzercise, Too Faced Cosmetics, Macys, Ulta and many more.
Favorite Quote – “No matter where you are in life, celebrate it. It’s either a product of your growth or a place that’ll help you grow.”
Favorite Vacation Spot – We traveled to Greece in my teens and it was incredible. We went to Athens, Delphi, Skiathos, and Nisyros.
Recently, I love going up to the Eastern Sierra Nevadas – Yosemite will always be one of my favorites.
If you had to eat the same meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? – Mexican Food! Fajitas and Chips and Salsa
Who Inspires You? My boyfriend, Ryan. He is the hardest working person I know and is always focused on growing, challenging himself, and becoming the best version of himself that he can be, not only for himself but others as well. He inspires me to do the same.
What is Your Favorite Holiday?
What movie can you watch repeatedly and never get sick of?
Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus
On the weekends, you can find me – At the beach in San Clemente – soaking in the sun and swimming in or just admiring the ocean – it’s so therapeutic to me.