Meet Caroline. She is a very talented graphic designer in Tacoma. Maybe you have seen her at paper lux, or maybe you have seen some of her fantastic designs for local businesses in Tacoma. Read along to hear more about Caroline!
Business: Garrott Design Co
How did you end up in Tacoma?
I am from the east coat. I have lived here for 3 years. My Husband is in the military and had an assignment out here. I love Tacoma. The sense of community that is here in Tacoma has really helped me. Tacoma is a great city to live in.
Why did you start your business?
I Went to college in NYC. I worked for a studio boutique in NYC for 3 years. Then When I moved here, I worked in a small studio in Tacoma. I wanted to start working for myself. I was ready. I love being my own boss.
What is the best part about your business?
I love being there for my clients. I love fostering relationships with people. I am always there for them. I am grateful for all of my past and future clients.
I am involved with local businesses and see a lot of them regularly. I work at Paper lux a few nights a week, and sip local community group as well.
How do people hear about you?
Instagram and word of mouth.
What is the most challenging part?
Regularity. In the winter it is pretty slow. Once late February hits, I normally get more busy.
What services do you provide?
I do a lot of Websites for small businesses. Full branding packages, logos, and I help regulate their google and social media accounts.
Describe yourself in 4 words
Thoughtful, careful, organized, and free
Are you married? Have kids?
I am married and have 3 dogs: Hudson , Penguin (Pennie) , and Misty
We rescued all of them, over the past few years.
What does your favorite outfit look like?
Billowy top, skinny jeans, and Swedish clogs
Are you an Introvert/ Extrovert?
Mix of both – I don’t have a problem being the first one to talk.
What kind of music do you like?
Indie. I love the head and the heart , Kaci Mustrgraves
What is your favorite restaurant?
The Table. I love that they work seasonally and responsibly.
Do you have a favorite bar?
What is your favorite coffee shop?
Anthem in UP
Do you have a favorite boutique?
Do you give back to Tacoma?
I am on the leadership team at SIP. Everything at SIP is pro bono. I also do a lot of JBLM.
Do you have any family traditions?
Cooking meals together . When you cook a meal together, it brings so much community and connection. I like to make fish – Salmon or Arctic char with some sort of veggies. I like simple quality ingredients. I have respect for each ingredient I cook with.
Do you have any Hobbies?
I am classically trained in the trumpet. I play a lot of military funerals and national anthems. Cooking, decorating my house, and reading.
Tell me a story
My husband is a system engineer. He is really data focused. My husband made a spreadsheet with waited value analysis. With being in the military we don’t know how long we will live in one location. We have all 50 states in this spreadsheet. We rank the different locations based on different values – cost of living, proximity to family, employment oppertunities ect. He has been working on this for 3 years. As our minds change about different values, he adjusts them. I love how much thought and focus he has put into this spreadsheet.
Overall Caroline is smart, soft spoken, and is really talented. She really cares about her clients needs. If you are looking for website help, branding, or even a logo she is your girl!
Until Next Time,