Hired 5 times
6 years in business
Thorough, professional, fast, good listener. Would work with again.Feb 24, 2017Verified
Joan provided me exceptional service for my project. She was very responsive, professional and paid attention to details. I am very pleased with the final project and I will use her in the future and recommend her to others.Jun 22, 2016Verified
Joan Cox at Peacock Design is quick, smart and skillful. I plan to work with her in the future.Jun 14, 2016Verified
With her unique vision and flare, Joan at Peacox Design helped me navigate the process of creating a logo for my business. Joan approached the project with integrity, timeliness, and fun. I highly recommend her work and look forward to future opportunities. ~Pam, Co-founder at The Science SutrasJun 4, 2016
I have used Peacox Designs for multiple projects over two decades - I am never disappointed with Joan's work. She devotes such detailed attention to my projects and hits center target every time even when I'm not sure what I am looking for.Jun 3, 2016
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- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Generally I like to have a phone call to discuss the overall scope of the project. I learn what the client needs and I ask question about the end user, or the call-to-action, or the purpose of the communication as well as questions about color likes and dislikes. I ask about what styles and overall appearance the work should have: corporate, creative, innovative, etc. Then I ask the client to email me particulars such as the exact wording for the project along with dates the items need to be designed or printed by. If needed, I create a timeline for the project so each party understands the overall project process. I always ask clients to send me examples of design or illustration they have seen that they either like or dislike so I can get a sense of their style. I then get started on the project and send several rough sketches or layouts followed by a call to discuss the options. I then refine or make edits based on client feedback, going back and forth a few times until the project is complete. I provide PDFs along the way but am happy to provide JPGs and PNGs or whatever file formats are needed.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have both BFA and MFA in painting and 2-D Art. I have 20 years experience as a graphic designer for large and small firms and am now managing my own clients and projects as a freelance designer and art director.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I was studying painting in college and applied for a summer job working for a full-color international trade magazine where I learned the complete process of page layout, design, ad placement, and traditional printing. I went on to be a senior designer and eventually art director for several companies while still pursuing my art practice as a painter.