Welcome to Anandena Creations!

My name is Jennifer Merriam, and I’m an alumna of the Graphic Communication program at Cal Poly SLO. I have more than ten years of experience in graphic design with an emphasis on schools, churches, nonprofits, small businesses, and entrepreneurs. If you have a project with which I can help, I’d love to hear from you!

Beyond Design

In addition to graphic design, I enjoy writing, public speaking, photography, technology, organizing, philanthropy, social justice, and anything having to do with people, especially children. To me, every day is an opportunity to learn something new and to make someone smile!

Peace through Creativity

Did you know that 40-50% of the human brain is dedicated to visual information? No wonder we respond so powerfully to the countless images we see every day! In an era of constant visual media input, I believe designers have both an opportunity and a responsibility to help make that input positive.

I believe every little experience we have during the day affects our overall well-being. Even something as simple as a postcard in the mail can either make you roll your eyes and say, “Ugh, more junk mail,” or can make you pause for a moment and smile, releasing just a bit of tension from the day. In this way, I am deeply passionate about creating beautiful, joyful, moving, engaging, and inspiring designs that create more joy and peace in the world.