Graphic Design + Photography
About this pro
I can handle any of your design needs, large or small, professionally, economically and effectively. We can work together to create a gorgeous, sharp piece that reflects you and gets your target audience's attention. Email me some details, and I'll give you a quote, turnaround time and the links to my website which is packed with samples of my work. I am also available for in-house consulting and design at deadline and during projects, or all can be done off site. I also offer professional photography. Kind regards and best of luck with your project! I also do the following: * Book Design and Printing * Business Cards * Newsletters * Advertisement In Newspaper and Magazine * Magazines * Invitations * Brochures * Stickers * T-Shirts * Menus * Annual Reports * Magnets * Booklets * Portfolios * Websites * E-Commerce Sites * Letterhead * Rip Cards * CD and DVD Sleeves * Signs * Banners * Car Magnets * Lawn Signs
- How did you get started doing this type of work?My Dad is a successful art director and copy writer and my Mom an oil painter and I took after both of them. I have been creating graphic design since 1982, before the Mac computers came along and have not looked back since. I use the computer after I have a concept in my head and do not allow the computer to drive the design...instead using the computer as a tool toward creating the concept. Often I see design that seems like it was created in Photoshop and it seems a bit "soul-less" to me. These programs can do anything one can imagine, so it's best to have a concept and then use the software to realize that concept.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Brochures, websites, Flash animation and logos. I also teach Adobe software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign either on-site or over the web and phone. Many clients ask me to work on their project along side them so they can learn as they create the marketing piece that they need. This way is the best way to learn creative software. And there is a tremendous amount of satisfaction in going from concept to design and print yourself, and actually using your piece to promote yourself. This option costs a bit more but is worth it...even if you never build another project and hire a designer for the next gig, you have learned so much in terms of how to communicate what you want, and get the results you need.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work? have your content pretty much ready to go to save time = money. This means text as close to proof-read and final as possible, hi-res images scanned and logos on hand as well. look around for websites/designs/photos you like and provide links as examples. I realize you may have an idea of what you want and will know it when you see it; yes, I am better than your brother-in-law or the guy in Bulgaria online. So many of my clients tell me they tried those routes but ultimately end up finding a professional designer...my favorite kind of client! I understand that you are trying to craft something that accurately reflects yourself and your business, and my job is to help you toward that goal without the headaches.