nice to meet you.

I’ve been called a one-stop creative shop, with services including graphic design, social media, writing, publishing, photography, content marketing, and branding. My big-picture approach to creative motivates me to understand how message, identity, and audience all influence graphic design and delivery.


“Words cannot describe how incredibly talented Tammy is. …. While Tammy’s gift for design is unique, what I have come to appreciate is her ability to turn things around with great speed and accuracy. I don’t know what I would do without her.” (Linkedin recommendation)

how i got here.

My career plans had always included journalism. In college, I was a writer and photographer for the newspaper and yearbook, and I studied Mass Media, Communications, and photography. When I discovered the Internet in January 1993 and met an M.I.T. student online, I decided to put graduate school off for a year, and … my, where DID the time go?

Over 20 years spent in Boston, with a two-year pit stop in Minneapolis, saw my career grow from communications to creative. While working for MacTemps/Aquent in Boston in 1997, I learned that PowerPoint was a gateway to print production and graphic design. A LOT of my skills were developed by Aquent, who provided on-the-job training and kept me challenged with new projects.

In 1999, I was hired by an Aquent client as a PowerPoint specialist. I ended up managing a staff of five and offering a range of creative services, including presentations and print design, for management consultants. A company merger in 2002 resulted in layoffs, and I then became inspired to jump into freelance design.

why rubicat?

Since 2003, I’ve been providing creative services under this whimsical name. I have a deep appreciation for cats, a fondness for deep red colours, and a penchant for memorable naming conventions. One day, while I was in a silly mood, the word “rubicat” just popped into my head and refused to leave!

a creative by any other name…

Whether you need design, brand, production, or communications services, I bring more than you’d expect from a creative. Check out my resume for a more in-depth look at my skills and accomplishments.