Ray Cabarga Graphic Design & Branding
About this pro
24 years in business
10 hires on Thumbtack
My experience with Ray has been incredible! He is an excellent addition to JOSEPH'S Toiletries team, and has done an incredible job with the work he has done with us. We are forever grateful to have worked with him and look forward to continuing working together.Dec 10, 2014Verified
Ray Cabarga is a talented and experienced graphic artist. He successfully completed 7 assignments for us , we are planning additional work with him in 2014. Highly recommended.Dec 30, 2013VerifiedRay C.'s reply
Thank you Mike! It was a great pleasure, and I look forward to assisting you in the future. Ray
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I peruse the trade journals and look for articles pertaining to my business. Keeping my programs updated tends to help because I maintain a thorough knowledge of the features as they are revised, added, or updated. I also like to check out my competitors work and when I see them doing something I haven't tried, a new technique or what have you, I'll figure out how they did it and somewhere down the line I'll have a use for it. Usually I come up with the new method before they do though, haha. When you spend as many hours doing this stuff as I do each day you don't miss too much. There's always more to learn though.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?It's the family business. My dad was an art director for several major ad firms for 45 years. My older brother is an accomplished commercial artist. I had a good career as a studio musician but always did art on the side till age 25 when there was a lot more demand for artists than there was for trumpeters. The problem with being a musician is you have to hang out with musicians, haha! Funny thing is when I was 6 thru 12 you couldn't pry me away from my desk where I would spend long hours drawing detailed renderings of everything from architectural elevations to auto partsI did that for fun! It was as though I was just waiting for them to invent the computer. I was a strange kid, I know.
- What types of customers have you worked with?I have a varied clientele, but lately I've been doing a lot of branding, event branding, corporate or small business. Cd cover designs, digipaks. Kiosk graphics and product packaging. illustrations for everything from t-shirts to technical spec drawings. I'd like to do more childrens book illustrations, and I also build things. Miniatures are my strength because I don't have the strength to build big things. A bit of everything. No monuments, nothing gargantuan.