Know Your Pookie

Welcome to the McNoodles HQ, home to the sparkly stylings of *Pookie McNoodles!

Me, with a different hair thing happening. People get confused. It’s a whole thing.

My professional life has taken me from the hip corporate digs of Fortune 500 companies to the seedy underbellies of K-5 school playgrounds, and has held many wacky adventures in between. I’m a graphic designer and development editor with a passion for color, words, and mischief. I’ve written for network television, big-budget Hollywood movies, and worked with novelists, screenwriters, and non-fiction writers to develop their stories. I’ve also worked extensively with kids, from developing kids’ educational content to creating, implementing, and teaching art, science, and computer curriculum for local charter schools and creative enrichment programs.

Pookie’s Power Skills:

  • lllustration
  • Layout & Design (print)
  • UI / UX (web)
  • Script and novel development editing
  • Human communication
  • Cat whispering

If you need other professional services for your project, I also work with programmers, photographers, videographers and video editors, marketing, IT, and business services professionals for whom I can provide referrals upon request. While I am currently not available for new projects, I’m sure we can find someone in my network of reliable, trustworthy partners in business who can help.

I’m currently finishing my first YA novel, working as a designer for a limited selection of clients, running a small business, and developing fun classroom content for K-5th grade. I live in Los Angeles with one husband and two opinionated cats. I enjoy glitter bombs, cupcakes, crushing the patriarchy, gaming, advocating for cannabis legalization, and camping in cougar-country.

Spilling wine all over myself in front of a fence I painted at Sisters Art & Vintage (Marshall, TX).

*Pookie McNoodles is the artist formerly known as Jess. You may be more comfortable discussing your design project with Pookie and your billing needs with “Jess.” This is perfectly acceptable, and I will do my best to accommodate your needs as an adult human who, sadly, does not have room for whimsy in your sad, sad grown-up heart.