Graphic Design & Illustration

Peachie Graphics

Baltimore, MD

19 years in service

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About Peachie Graphics

I offer quality, competitive and reasonably priced graphic design and illustration. I offer boutique Web design, logo design, Web hosting, and wood-burning.

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Baltimore, MD 21215

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Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Illustration, business cards, logo design, ad design, brochures, web design, flier...and whatever else they want within my realm.

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. Epilepsy Foundation Annual Report
WebEase Mailer and Web Banner
Alcohol Education School Calendar

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Ask to see some previous work relative to what you are requesting or at least give them the opportunity to send you a sample. There are projects that i have completed that were "first timers" for me but they worked out well because i offered a sample.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. The REAL cost to create a job and time spent.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. What is your turnaround time?
Are there any underlying costs?
How many edits/changes are included in the quoted price?

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. What their budget is and how to best utilize it.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. My price sets me apart. i offer good quality work for a reasonable price...sometimes it has cost me when bidding for jobs. Most people tend to think that you have to pay an astronomical amount of money to get good quality.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. That I get to create and my hours are awesome!

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Are you sure that's the quote? Yes...but I do accept tips!

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. Once a client called me and explained what she wanted and asked me if I could do it. I said "sure, send me the list of things you want illustrated." She laughed and said "okay" When I sent her samples, she called me excited and said "you won't believe how many people told me 'sure, that's why I hesitated and laughed when you said it." I still get work from her. She was quite please with our original project and my prices.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. To all of the "all you gotta do..." folks, that it's not always as easy as what you have in your mind and explaining yourself clearly is a necessity.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. I've been drawing since I was a kid and while my degree is in Fine Arts, Graphics helps pay the bills. I could be a "starving artist" but not after I had my son.

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. I do online training on occasion. I'm not real adept with all of the Social Medias..but i can be if I have to. I'm a quick study

Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?

A. White papers. There are clouds for everything now. While I think printed media will never totally go away, I see more things being done electronically.

Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.

A. I don't like to discuss client costs. A lot of my work includes third parties and sometimes there is a mark-up from the time it leave my hands.

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. I probably have one of the most uncomplicated pricing systems ever. Normally i charge a flat rate unless the client prefers I bill them in hours and I charge $35.00 per hour.

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. Learn some press and layout language from the old days. A lot of kids that i have worked with don't know a lot about leading and points and picas because the programs generally do that for them.

Q. What is your greatest strength?

A. That I listen and can normal get a feel for what my clients want.

Q. What are you currently working on improving?

A. My illustration and embroidery skills

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. What is your favorite line to use?

"Smile, it adds to your face value!"

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. Did i previously write my own question?

Yes

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. If you could have one wish, what would it be?

To open a children's gallery and showcase the artwork of children.

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