Hey there, I’m Isabel Lay, a graphic designer and photographer originally from Venice, California now living in the Pacific Northwest. I’m currently a senior at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington studying Visual Journalism and Graphic Design. During my time at Western I've been on staff on multiple publications. I’ve been a photographer for The Planet Magazine, a writer for The Western Front and a designer for Klipsun Magazine.
I first picked up a camera when my dad gifted me his old film camera (a Nikon FG-20) to keep me busy during the summer I was eight. Since then I’ve fallen in love with both digital and film photography, spending summers immersed in negatives, processing in a darkroom.
I found my second love, for graphic design, several years ago when I learned InDesign and figured out all the amazing things I could do with it and the rest of the Adobe Suite. I’ve found, since then, that publication design has been a great way to combine all my passions; writing, photography and design. I’m fascinated with the intersection of storytelling and visuals and try to find new and innovative ways to combine the two every chance I get.
I would love to shoot photos or design for you (or both!). Shoot me a message via email@example.com or reach out to me with the form on on page. Looking forward to hearing from you!