senior chicken sponsorship

One dozen chicken eggs from Lemon House Farm. Shell colors include brown, mint green, olive green, and light tan.

I thought this certificate from Lemon House Farm was too cute not to share. I drank too much at an axe throwing event and sponsored a senior chicken for my husband after seeing a late-night marketing email.

Flurffy is a 4-year-old Black Cochin hen. She is retired to the leisure coop at Lemon House Farm in Burtonsville, Maryland. Welcome to the family (symbolically), Flurffy.

I designed Lemon House Farm’s logo for owners Meredith and Guy in 2021. Meredith posts the most amazing pictures of the chickens and their multicolored eggs. If you are like me, you didn’t know that eggs come in colors other than white and brown. See cute chicken pics and browse the farm’s products on Instagram and Facebook.

Certificate with a photo of Flurffy and the text, "The Gift of Senior Chicken Sponsorship. 100% Maryland-grown and non-GMO feed for Flurffy for a year.

Lemon House Farm is a no-kill farm and a rescue operation. Our birds remain part of the family for their entire natural lives. They retire to the "Leisure Coop" and free range pasture, and receive any needed veterinary care to ensure a happy and healthy life.

Flurffy is a 4-year-old Black Cochin hen. She lives up to her name as the fluffiest, puffiest chicken in the whole flock.

To: Marc
From: Randie


Top Aquaculture producers worldwide

Although the United States has the land and water resources to significantly increase its aquaculture industry, our current production puts us at number 17 on this list of top global producers. I collaborated with the NOAA Fisheries Office of Aquaculture’s science team to gather data in order to make this design.

“Top Aquaculture Producers Worldwide” infographic.

Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in Aquaculture

I created these infographics to accompany a NOAA Fisheries Office of Aquaculture featured news story, “Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in Aquaculture.”

“In 2016, women earned about half of all science and engineering bachelor’s degrees; underrepresented minority students earned 22%.”
“In the field of fisheries science in the United States, only one in four faculty members or scientists is a woman. Just one in ten is a person of color.”

Aquaculture Opportunity areas

Aquaculture Opportunity Areas are small, well-defined geographic areas that have been evaluated to determine potential suitability for commercial aquaculture. Introduced in 2020, I made the following infographics to illustrate this new concept.

“What is an Aquaculture Opportunity Area?” general infographic.
“What is an Aquaculture Opportunity Area?” presentation slide.
“Assessment of Potential Aquaculture Opportunity Areas” steps infographic.

Ocean Acidification and Aquaculture

It has been a while since I blogged anything (I blame COVID). But, I swear I am going to start adding my infographics from NOAA Fisheries to the site.

Here is one that I finished recently, ‘Ocean Acidification and Aquaculture.’ It will be used in an upcoming report about the effects of climate change and ocean acidification on marine aquaculture.

“Ocean Acidification and Aquaculture,” a report infographic.

Oriehls Magic

What happens when the two biggest Baltimore Orioles baseball fans in the nation meet? They fall in love and get married. ❤

On September 9, the Riehls said “I do” at the Baltimore Hilton overlooking Camden Yards. Their wedding was Orioles baseball-themed — everything from the cupcake tower, to the surprise guest on the dance floor (THE Oriole Bird), to Chris’s heartfelt musical ode to Baltimore – reflected a love of Maryland’s favorite big city.

Jen’s idea was to create an “XO” wedding logo using the Baltimore Orioles’ iconic orange “O.” I enjoyed working with her to create a one-of-a-kind wedding invitation, photo booth image, and other designs. Scroll down for photos and to see the invitation.

Oriehls Magic in the form of a cupcake tower.

The first dance. Can I say right now how much I freakin’ love weddings?

Dining in style at the reception with some of my USG friends.

Special guest at the dance party: the Oriole Bird! If you know me, then you know I love all manner of birds. #Birdland

Jen and I became friends while working together at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). Through Jen, I got to know Chris by participating in his Baltimore Rent-A-Tour outings that showcase historic sites in the city. Going to their wedding was also a reunion of sorts because some of my favorite USG people were there as well!

Thank you, Jen and Chris, for the opportunity to design your wedding invitation and logo. Congratulations and I wish you many years of happiness. Go birds!