Hi- I'm Roxanne! I often go by my nickname Roxy and I am a Central California graphic designer who's fueled by lots of fresh-brewed coffee and tea with a love for fresh-air adventures. 

Growing up, I always loved to find ways of being of creative by doing things like scribbling, painting, sewing and anything fun and crafty. I'm also a people-person and I loved entertaining. What started as a hobby quickly became a passion I couldn't shake.

 

After graduating high school, I attended a faster track of college education and earned my certification in accounting & office automation. While I always appreciated the opportunities that came my way to work in the administrative assistant and accounting career field, I always wanted to pursue more of a creative journey and I finally made the decision to turn my love for art and design into a career.

 

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Flower Arrangement 4

In 2009, I began my creative career journey by opening up my first business and fashion label, Righteous Couture, and registered the label with the FTC (RN137091). For 5 years I was designing and sewing children's clothing for special events and everyday wear. I worked with photographers and model mommies all over the U.S. to develop my product line. I sold my products online through Etsy and in some local boutique stores. I also taught basic sewing skills at local sewing centers and offered classes in my home.

 

Although I was creating all of my online graphics and marketing materials for Righteous Couture and helping other small boutique owners with theirs as well, I was limited in my knowledge to utilize the Adobe Software. I am also obsessed with beautiful pattern designs. In an effort and great desire to grow my skills in the graphic design and surface design areas, I knew that I would have to step back from Righteous Couture and the sewing side of things and begin taking classes. I enrolled in Skillshare design classes to learn more as a first step.

In 2014, I opened up a second Etsy shop, Roxy Benton Designs, offering graphic design and illustrations for stationery items & paper goods. Once I began doing so, the graphic design portion grew at a rapid pace. This inspired me to pursue more education in design and I enrolled at the New York Institute of Art and Design (NYIAD) and recently finished the program.​

You will still find me sewing up some of those adorable outfits but on much smaller scale than before. For now, love drawing, painting, illustrations, pattern making (and still sewing!). I am excited about the future of my creative career and my portfolio is growing all the time. Thank you for stopping by and getting to know a little about me and the journey to what has become Roxy Benton Designs.

 

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