Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. I do logo design, print design, web design and even email design, for individual events or promotions to on going collateral for visual communications of small businesses and non-profits.
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. I am recently working on The Annual Turning the Wheel Fundraiser for Medicine Wheel Productions. I just completed their "Save the Date" post card mailer and will be designing, event webpage, invitations and posters for the event.
I just finished a collaborative post card design for Granite Print LLC and K9 Corner Doggie Care
I just finished a project of creating email templates for deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum where I created weekly individualized email e-Blasts and monthly e-Newsletters for about a year.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. My advice for a customer looking for a provider like me is to look at the work samples of the design. Experience and testimonials of the clients. My website has both samples of real work and testimonials of my clients.
Also be clear with the service provider of contracts and limitations on such things as proofs, revisions and deadlines. However, I am pretty flexible, where most designer won't budge.
Also, you should not feel offending when a deposit is needed. Graphic Design is a real profession, and spec work is frowned upon in most circles. But, I will work with you to find a comfortable solution for ongoing projects.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. The work I am particularity proud of is the Email communications I designed and developed for deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. The clients are wonderful to work with and the detailed oriented work demanded attention to detail in esthetics as well as coded language for unique e-letters weekly and monthly for the various events and specials the museum was promoting and announcing to their patrons and supporters.
The projects where inspiring as well and challenging and I believe stretched my abilities in the process.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. I constantly continue to hon my skills through everyday use, experience and through education outlets in my field.
I love what I do and to be able to continue excelling and evolving is important to me. My current resources for education, new ideas and staying up to date are with the Adobe Design Camp I will be attending in May 2012, taking online course with Lydia.com and Kelby
Training. I also stay up to date by reading the various magazines and periodicals of the design community.