JEB Design, Inc.

Arnold, MD

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Over twenty years experience illustrating for Commercial/Retail, Editorial, Non-Profit and Cultural Institutions.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Learning about the subject of the illustration and showing it in a new light.

Location

Arnold, MD 21012

Background check

Complete

Years in business

19

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

8

Reviews

7 Reviews
  • Rodger O. Mar 22, 2017
    Illustrating
    Verified Review
    Illustrations for Our Card Game
    Only half-way through the job, but Joe at JEB Design has been great. He took my vision, and made it better than I even imagined. Has been very professional with a quick turnaround on our first drafts.
  • Roy L. Dec 22, 2016
    Print Design
    Verified Review
    Annual catalog.
    Quick response, quality work, reasonable price, on time.
  • Kate B. Aug 5, 2016
    JEB Design does exceptional work! Joe is amazing! The illustrations he has provided for Crossroads of the American Revolution's Meet Your Revolutionary Neighbors Project are outstanding. For this project we provided him with short bios about the "revolutionary neighbors" and from this information he created masterpieces that truly captured the essence of the stories we were trying to tell. His pictures truly are worth a thousand words! We continue to work with Joe as we add more revolutionary neighbors to our website and every time I think I have a new favorite illustration- he surprises me with something even better. I highly recommend Joe and JEB Design for all your artistic needs!
  • Rick M. Aug 1, 2016
    It is rare to find such talented, passionate and hard working people as Joe and Eva at JEB Design. We hired them to design two large original murals for our family business, and the results are better than we could have ever imagined. They took our company's passion for Millwork products and commitment to Baltimore City, and perfectly channeled that into our 18' delivery box truck mural, covering the two large sides and the rear lift gate. Joe incorporated our company's logo as well as one of our supplier's logos, and designed the entire backdrop of the Baltimore City inner harbor including as many famous landmarks as possible. We now receive compliments and business traffic from the truck on a daily basis. The perspective of the design and vivid colors are amazing. The second project was a large faux storefront for our brick-and-mortar retail store, which was designed from scratch by Joe using old photos and details from our 90 year-old company history, and incorporating them all into a very special and personalized mural for customers to see as they enter our business. We could not be more happy with the results, and can't wait until we have the opportunity to work with JEB Design again on our next project!
  • Keith W. Oct 11, 2013
    Graphic Design
    Verified Review
    Joe has excellent communication skills that are equal to his portfolio and his final product. I could not been happier with the the project from start to finish. We will most certainly continue to use JEB Designs for future projects. Keith Watson Innovative Marketing
  • Ross L. Aug 26, 2013
    Graphic Design
    Verified Review
    Joe recently designed a bicycle jersey as an apparel project for my company. Joe's work was quality, timely and professional. Communication was direct and consistent throughout the process including phone calls and emails, before, during, and after the design process. I would highly recommend Joe for his design work. Compared to other artists contracted for similar designs, Joe developed the final product much quicker and with no issues.
  • Samantha J. Jun 7, 2013
    Illustrating
    Verified Review
    I was working on a very tight deadline for my theatre company's season brochure and was in need of an illustrator that could understand my needs quickly and efficiently. I was very lucky to have found Joe through Thumbtack! I put out the request/proposal and received a response in less than 24 hours. I gave Joe a brief synopsis of what I was looking for (one of which was an illustration that could portray ACTION!) and was happy to get a sketch very quickly from Joe. He was incredibly decscriptive in telling me about how he imagined the final piece so I could have a full understanding while looking at the sketch. I was lucky that Joe was right-on on his first try and I made no changes to his sketch. The illustration turned out absolutely beautiful and promotes the play as exciting, inviting and fun! AND Joe was 1 week ahead of his deadline!!.. making my job even easier. I would recommend Joe to anybody or any company looking for an efficient, professional and incredibly talented illustrator. Plus, he was a pleasure to work with!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Pricing is based on a Project bases. It is very hard to provide an hourly rate for illustration since it is more about effective messaging then the amount of time it took to create.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I am a professional illustrator and logo designer so I work closely with my client via sketches to reach approval of illustration and/or logo. My portfolio is extensive so the client has a clear understanding of how the final work will appear from these sketches. Usually, the final work goes through a stage of refinement. Once we reach final approval, I provide the vector file (.eps) and any other file formats they need. Usually, .jpg and web safe .gif files are needed for a successful marketing campaign.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a BFA in Graphic Design and my vector illustrations have been showcased in three editions of the Adobe Illustrator Bible.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Started illustrating professionally in College creating the film festival posters to promote the movie line-ups for each semester.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with a range of customers from Commercial, Non-Profit and Individuals. Here are specific examples that are showcased in my portfolio section: (1) Editorial/Cover illustration for magazines including "ALL-Hands" and "FUNWORLD", (2) Educational Institutions including New Jersey's "Crossroads of the American Revolution" and "School Administrator" magazine and , (4) Medical and Bio Technology Associations including American Assoc. of Pharmaceutical Scientist, (5) Creative Institutions including Annapolis Film Festivals, Pacific Symphony & Annapolis Opera, (6) Government Agencies including Department of Justice, U.S. Naval Academy, Chesapeake Bay Trust and Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, (6) Trade Show & Conference Branding including Licensing Executives Society and National Biotechnology Conference. There are many more so please visit my website at jebdesign.com for in-depth blog and portfolio.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
The New Jersey Crossroads of the American Revolution hired me through Thumbtack. We have worked together now for 2 years developing playing cards that promote New Jersey citizens who were involved in the American Revolution. As of Summer 2016, we have created over 50 illustrations. You can see some of this work in my portfolio.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Look at the experience level of the actual designer/illustrator who will be working on your project. Larger firms will have a creative director as the front person but an inexperience designer will be the actual person working on your project. In the end, this is important if you have a tight deadline and the work being presented is sub-par but you have run out of time and have to go with what you get.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Be clear on the goals for the project. Also, review the illustrator's portfolio to make sure their work is a good fit for what you have in mind.