About this pro
Few, if any, businesses in the municipality in which MediaMajik operates offer the complete and diverse array of communications solutions that it provides. The variety of project types that I address I find to be the most-stimulating and -exciting aspect of my work. Variety and diversity help mitigate the sometimes-mundane nature of some work.
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?MediaMajik's pricing system is not complicated, but here are the details, which must remain flexible, by the project, based on the particular job's requirements: > 2D/graphic design -- $15 hourly > 2D animation -- $15 hourly > 3D modeling/animation -- $25 hourly > Audio editing -- $15-17.50 hourly > Compositing (still) -- $15 hourly > Compositing (motion) $20-25 hourly > Copy writing/editing/proofreading -- $15-17.50 hourly > Creative conceptualization/strategizing -- $15 hourly > Digital imaging/correction -- $15 hourly > Journalism -- $15 hourly > Multimedia authoring/development -- $20-25 hourly > Post visual effects (digital/film or video) -- $20-25 hourly > Photography -- $15 hourly > Photo restoration -- $15-20 hourly > Promotional consultation -- $12 hourly > Video editing -- $17.50-20 hourly > Web design/development -- $15-20 hourly
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I continue to persevere in being abreast of new software and current software upgrades, and computing-hardware developments in the digital-technology world. Recently I upgraded my graphics workstation's on-board memory (RAM) and operating environment (Windows 7 Pro 64-bit), and made three key creative content-development software purchases, plus acquisitions of digital photography/video hardware.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?As a former daily newspaper editor and writer, and an ex-PR professional, I had become aware of the growing appearance of digitally-produced visual media and was intrigued by many of the projects I had seen. My natural curiosity and creativity led me to purchase some consumer-level computer-graphics design software. After dabbling with it for several months, I gradually developed a more serious design interest, then began to approach digital design with professional ambitions.