Wealth of Experience






Over 25 Years in the Industry.

Graduating with a BFA in 1986 from the University of Washington’s Graphic Design program, I worked for the next 3 years for a boutique design firm in Seattle called Nichols + Zweibel. There I learned how to really polish the training I recieved, working for the first time with local printers and production companies. We designed brochures, posters, invitations for large-scale gatherings, bookcovers, and identity systems. Clients included non-profit museums, local construction and area manufacturers.

I transitioned to Bank of America in 1990 and spent the next ten years working in the Seattle creative department for Seafirst Bank. This was an amazing experience where I was trained to design on computer, something that wasn’t offered while I was in school. I worked with our Advertising department to design most branch marketing and signage, as well as with the Trust and Executive departments for high profile materials. I was lucky to be the recipient of many design projects that our bank funded for local theaters, museums and non-profits. I also worked with our Communications team closely to design our annual report and a number of employee handbooks and benefits materials.

In 2000, my husband and I moved our family north to Snohomish Washington, where I founded LincMedia Design. My current client base includes several clinics and healing professionals, as well as local small businesses and corporations.

LincMedia Design is a small studio nestled on the shores of Panther Lake near Snohomish Washington, where owner Ardel Chisholm works and lives with her family. She has over 25 years of graphic design experience and has been a creative being her entire life. Currently she divides her time between graphic design and fine art interests.
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