Ray Cabarga Graphic Design & Branding

5.0
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
(6)
5.0
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
6 reviews
5
100%
4
0%
3
0%
2
0%
1
0%
  • Angela R.

    Icon
    Icon
    Icon
    Icon
    Icon
    Icon
    Icon
    Icon
    Icon
    Icon

    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
  • Michael S.

    Icon
    Icon
    Icon
    Icon
    Icon
    Icon
    Icon
    Icon
    Icon
    Icon

    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, 2013Verified
    Ray C.'s reply

    Thank you Mike! It was a great pleasure, and I look forward to assisting you in the future. Ray

About this pro

I go the extra mile. Not because I have to, because I want to. I don't want to be bothered doing something adequately. I feel my job is to surpass the competition. I have the aptitude for excellence. I get so engrossed in every job i take on that I usually exceed the clients expectations and I will do the job until it's perfect. If I commit to a budget and realize the project really calls for an extra few days to reach its full potential I will always do it. And my clients appreciate that and they're loyal, they come back and I've even had some offer me more money when I go over budget, but I don't expect that. Oops I shouldn't have told you that! My secret is out! Haha! Making customers happy. It's true, I'm not happy unless my client is thrilled with the work, and I often go above and beyond their expectations. It's not worth doing a job unless it's going to be top notch. It took me a while to get used to clients saying, "Just bang this one out," "just a rough draft is good enough" "Don't put too much into this one, it's just a quick and dirty job." But even a rough comp can be excellent and have a certain flair to it. The jobs I really enjoy are the ones that the client wants to go all out for and make it perfect. When they don't have the budget to do what they want but they are really passionate about it, I'll often put the extra time into giving them what they really want instead of just what they paid for. No one should have to settle. And it always pays off in the long run.

Years in business

24

Times hired on Thumbtack

10

Number of employees

1
Show more

Photos and Videos

12 photos

    Q & A

    • 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 parts—I 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.
    Coverage Area for Ray Cabarga Graphic Design & Branding is about 100+ miles of Santa Cruz, CA.