What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I constantly continue to hon my skills through everyday use, experience and through education outlets in my field.
I love what I do and to be able to continue excelling and evolving is important to me. My current resources for education, new ideas and staying up to date are with the Adobe Design Camp I will be attending in May 2012, taking online course with Lydia.com and Kelby
Training. I also stay up to date by reading the various magazines and periodicals of the design community.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I do logo design, print design, web design and even email design, for individual events or promotions to on going collateral for visual communications of small businesses and non-profits.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
The work I am particularity proud of is the Email communications I designed and developed for deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. The clients are wonderful to work with and the detailed oriented work demanded attention to detail in esthetics as well as coded language for unique e-letters weekly and monthly for the various events and specials the museum was promoting and announcing to their patrons and supporters.
The projects where inspiring as well and challenging and I believe stretched my abilities in the process.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
My advice for a customer looking for a provider like me is to look at the work samples of the design. Experience and testimonials of the clients. My website has both samples of real work and testimonials of my clients.
Also be clear with the service provider of contracts and limitations on such things as proofs, revisions and deadlines. However, I am pretty flexible, where most designer won't budge.
Also, you should not feel offending when a deposit is needed. Graphic Design is a real profession, and spec work is frowned upon in most circles. But, I will work with you to find a comfortable solution for ongoing projects.