Blue Aster Studio was founded by husband-and-wife team David and Jennie Orr. We are located in Bloomington, Indiana, where we're part of a vibrant and diverse community surrounded by natural beauty. In our work as in our life, we are dedicated to empathy, curiosity, and diligence. We work hard to understand our clients’ needs, crafting unique design solutions which keep audiences engaged and delighted. Plus, when you work with us, you work with Wallace, who is always willing to offer a valuable canine perspective.
I've been making creative things since I was little, but nothing "clicked" until I figured out that a lot of what I was doing had a name: graphic design. I started working as a professional graphic designer in 2008, designing hundreds of book covers for a local publishing house. In 2014, I completed my MFA in design at Indiana University Bloomington. I've been lucky to be able to work with amazing clients from around the world, from congressional campaigns to companies like Honeywell and Mass Mutual to organizations like the National Urban League and USAID.
Along the way, Jennie has been my trusted sounding board, offering pointed critiques that ground and improve my work. Starting Blue Aster Studio with her was inevitable. I'd be a knucklehead not to do it.
I've always loved pitching in when David needed another set of eyes or a fresh perspective on a design project, and as his workload has increased, I have taken a bigger role in helping balance the work, tracking projects, and joining in as more of a collaborative voice. With my professional experience in administrative work and print media, I find the project management side of the design practice a great fit.
Besides helping craft design solutions and manage the business side, I love working on our small firm's marketing and promotions. I'm always willing to try something new for Blue Aster, which helps me conceive of new ways to help our clients.