Rion BeauregardCreative Designer. Teacher. Earth Guardian.
The fusion between the natural world and technology is the core of my design ethos and practice. My foundation for design is built on practical experience & global perspective. From my diverse career paths and learning experiences, I embody a symbiosis which balances technological efficiency with natural form. I am passionate about using digital design to bring maximum efficiency, creative expression, beauty and connection to deliver my client’s message in a manner that is clear, concise and clean.
Embodying a Balanced Lifestyle
- Digital Design, Consultation and Training 40%
- Nature Immersion & Exercise 40%
- Meditation 20%
Project completion on-time, often ahead of schedule. Done in a day websites. Quick turn-around. Integrity with milestones. Expedited services available for additional fee.
Innovating ideas that put you ahead of your competition. Creative synergy between design and client. Pioneering new frontiers and utilizing established strategy that works.
Available and responsive. Clear communication with strong boundaries. Integrity in my word and action.
Rion Beauregard: Designer, Teacher, ConsultantLotus Desk – Digital Zen Solutions
Balancing Nature and Technology
My foundation for design is built on practical experience & global perspective. From my diverse career paths and learning experiences, I embody a symbiosis which balances technological efficiency with natural form. I am passionate about using digital design to bring maximum efficiency, creative expression, beauty and connection to deliver my client’s message in a manner that is clear, concise and clean.
The fusion between the natural world and technology
is the core of my design ethos and practice.
Eco web & graphic design has been my underlying philosophy for the last 13 years of business. My care for the earth and our ecosystems are rooted in my lifestyle and business operations: eco-friendly products & energy sources, carbon-offsetting, eco-travel, and a continual refinement of my processes to benefit the environment. This philosophy is embodied in my lifestyle of bicycle-powered transportation, re-use & re-furbishing of products and materials, and a zero-waste energy stream in the production of my digital and printed materials.
- Adobe Creative Suite 80%
- Mac OS X, iLife, iWork 75%
- Wordpress Design & Development 65%
- Final Cut Video Editing & Motion Graphics 55%
Over the past 15 years, I’ve taught myself everything from hand-coded HTML & CSS to Adobe™ Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, and InDesign. Three years ago I discovered WordPress and have been hooked ever since. I’ve produced full-length movies and short-films in Final Cut Pro and Motion, and started my film-making and editing back in the days of Betamax & VHS.
The natural world has always been the source of my greatest inspiration. Over the last several years I’ve taken courses in Permaculture (Sustainable Design Science), Natural Building, Water Resource Managment, Sustainable Food Forests, Bio-Mimicry & Nature-Based Design. A core theme woven throughout all of these sciences is pattern recognition: the Golden Ratio (Phi or Fibinocci Sequence), Sacred Geometry and Fractal patterns.
As a kid, I traveled the world and was exposed to a spectrum of technologies & cultures that forged and inspired my passion for art and computers. I assembled my own PCs, custom-coded boot sequences and programmed in Basic & Pascal and was the “go-to Windows-tech” for my friends and family. From the age of 10 I’ve taught myself almost every program that involved graphics or animation. Over the last 8 years, I’ve transitioned into Apple products and Macintosh computers and recently became an Apple Certified Mac Technician.
Integrity & Passion
I have been on a path of self-discovery and inner growth for the last 17 years. Rites of passage, indigenous ceremony, reflection from friends and family, and a commitment to question habits and patterns that no longer serve are central to my life. This dynamic approach to life results in cutting edge design, authentic relationships, and a powerful presence that is fully in support of your and your business. As a result, I provide the top customer service, clean, beautiful & impactful design and a final product that delivers the results you want.
One-to-One Instructor, Genius Tech Support
British Aerospace Systems
Purchasing / Subcontracts Management
Santa Barbara School District
Long-term Substitute Teacher
We Share Earth
Founder, Non-Profit Program Director
Wilderness Youth Project
At-Risk Teen Nature Mentor
Feet on the Earth
Lead Nature Mentor
Claremont McKenna College
Art of Mentoring
Wilderness Awareness School
Permaculture Design Certification
Quail Springs Learning Oasis
Natural Building Intensive
Living Craft Project
Mankind Project Warrior Weekend
Santa Barbara, 2004
Traditional Lakota Vision Quest
Santa Barbara, 2006
Boys to Men Mentor Weekend
Santa Barbara, 2010
Conscious Leadership Forum
Santa Cruz, 2012
Zendo Psychological Support Training
Oakland, 2013 ~ Boulder, 2014