founder & Only designer

Meet Caitlin – the face behind Just a Little Honest

Nice to meet you! During downtime, I spend time with my cats and my partner while we both play video games and watch tv shows/movies. I write poetry and short stories, love cooking, interior designing, gardening, and crafting up projects! I like keeping myself busy and learning new things.

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Two heads are better than one. Often meet to brainstorm new ideas, either virtually or in person. Working together to come up with solutions to problems by working with the same goal in mind.


Being upfront and honest about the challenges you face, the mistakes you’ve made, and what you’ve learned from those missteps. Communicating why decisions are made is essential to building trust and transparency.


A/B Testing. Challenge yourself to be lifelong learners. Become curious in each passion you take. It is an important value to have in order to archive the best product for your business.

User Empowerment

Listen. Understand. Grow with each other. Once we take that step forward; we can give them support to empower your products.
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Brands & People
I Have Worked With

  • Designlab

  • Adobe

  • Nike

  • Hurley

  • Vans

  • Laguna College of Art + Design

  • Stance

  • Shop My Porch

  • ADPlist

  • The Burrito Bar

  • Catchafire

  • Anaheim Ducks

  • Bloomin

Ready to get Creative?

Thank you for choosing me to work with you and your team to help create beautiful innovative projects! I cannot wait to get started and make a change in someone's life.

Press, Publications, & Recognitions

Activities outside of work.


I was one of the Speakers in the Freelance Panel at DesignLab.

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2nd Place

17th Annual PhillyChi Design Slam for Mighty Writers!

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Speaker of IOH

I was a speaker for the Digital Media and Graphic Design for Laguna College of Art and Design for new graduates

Honorable Mention

AIGA Philadelphia APPEAR Exhibition in October 2023


Love From Clients

"I have had the privilege to work with Caitlin several times on several web projects and designs.  Caitlin has provided my business with designs that I have incorporated into my business. She has designed websites and social media platforms to assist my business advertising and work flow.  Her hands on approach is quick and she enjoys direct communication of ideas and goals. I recommend Caitlin to assist your design business needs. Her knowledge will provide you with appropriate designs for your customer base and she will become an asset to your design team."


Business Owner, Dark Grow Graphics

"It has been wonderful working with Caitlin on Shop My Porch's web and mobile redesign.  Her designs are well thought out and she made sure she understood our audience before giving us design options.  She is incredibly fast at making changes and will explain why she chose to design a certain way.  Highly recommend her work to anyone looking to bring an upscale feel to their website."

Phyllis Hong

CEO & Founder, Shop My Porch

"When I needed a reliable designer Caitlin was there.I found working with Caitlin to be seamless and intuitive to my design project needs. She is a responsive and  talented designer with a production artist approach. Which saved me a lot of time and effort in launching my client’s business website. I recommend hiring Caitlin Vargas and would certainly work with her in the future."

Ed Mulligan

Ed Mulligan Graphics

"Working with Caitlin was a truly wonderful experience. She was able to take my oft times jumbled thoughts and ideas and make everything clear and succinct. She over-delivered in every way adding more value than what was required for the project. I would highly recommend her for any development projects you may have. I look forward to working with her again in the future."

Edward K

CEO, MindSet of Champions

"Caitlin was very responsive and proactive when helping us boost our SEO efforts. Tasked with running link audits and analytic reports, she also helped with the mobile responsiveness on our site. She was able to spotlight areas for improvement and was diligent providing progress reports each week that explained all deliverables and forecasted the week ahead."

Kevin Arnold

Creative Director, Bloomin

Honest Guidance

Caitlin is a design coach who excels in acknowledging and receiving you exactly where you are in journey. My time with her has provided me clarity and direction with genuinely useful tips on what to focus on and what not to. If you need honest guidance on next steps, Caitlin is sure to help get you there!

Kevin Kim

Student from LinkedIn

She embodies three key qualities: supportive, candid, and pragmatic.

She dedicates her time and energy to enhance my work processes, enabling me not only to refine my projects but also to extract valuable lessons from both successes and setbacks. I greatly appreciate her meticulous attention to improving my work, as well as her unyielding honesty in providing constructive feedback. Caitlin has also been a constant source of encouragement during moments of self-doubt, ensuring that I remain resilient. I owe much of my progress to Caitlin's invaluable support!

Woori (Kaylie) Cho

Student from Designlab

Supportive Mentor

Caitlin is such a supportive mentor! Breaking into the UX/ Product Design space in today's job market has proven to be challenging for me but Caitlin has definitely stayed dedicated to helping me find resources, improve upon my resume, and fix up my portfolio. She is excellent at listening and genuinely cares about her mentees journey!

Hannah Barreiro

Student from Designlab, Career Services