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Ellen Perry

I’m visual designer because I love communicating with words and images. I’m curious about how people interact with with each other and how to make that interaction fun, informative, and interesting. I also love nature, animals, history, Amsterdam, water, and funny signs.

Early in my career I worked at the Los Angeles Times where I designed and managed advertising and marketing projects and learned web design at latimes.com. I left the Times in 1999, right when the Internet was taking over. I started ellenperry design and enjoyed 10 years riding the web wave, designing everything from magazine covers, websites, an app, and a Roku channel until 2011 when I took a vacation from design to sell solar power. I am concerned about the future of our environment. I wanted to help people benefit from renewable energy.

After making solar available to 100’s of families I am reinvigorating my design practice. My most recent project was a print-on-demand/Kindle book with a website and landing page to promote it. I am most interested in projects that are solution oriented, helping people evolve their consciousness and/or promote sustainable products and services.

E-Book, print-on-demand/Kindle creation,  graphic design for web and print, illustration, wireframes, persona creation, A/B Tests, competitor research, online research, Photoshop, Illustrator, WordPress, InDesign, Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS, email creation, content for blogs and Facebook, Adobe Creative Suite, Agile/SCRUM, lead generation, sales presentations, events marketing.

Art Center College of Design


Most Impactful Rookie Award, 2012, Verengo Solar

2010 Mom’s Choice Award, Gold Recipient, spiritclips.com (currently Feel’n)

PRO Award, PCLA (Public Communications of Los Angeles),
Girl Scouts Mt. Wilson Vista Council website

Innovation and Teamwork Awards, Los Angeles Times, Advertising Awards


  • Spirit EMX
  • Eurostyle Your Life
  • Omega Events
  • Claremont Graduate University
  • United States Container Corporation
  • Peter F. Drucker School of Management
  • Winthrop Group, Inc.
  • Oaktree Medical Center
  • Mid Valley Recovery Services, Inc.
  • San Gabriel Mountains Regional Conservancy
  • Southern California Edison
  • Girl Scouts – Mt. Wilson Vista Council
  • Keystone Marketing Specialists: Accounts: Logitech, Labtec, Visioneer, Broderbund, Symantec

Founding Member — Claremont Wildlands Conservancy

Cofounded a nonprofit organization that raised over $11.5 million dollars to purchase several acres of land in the hillsides above Claremont, California in order to create a wilderness preserve.