What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I actually was on the other side of the classroom, teaching advertising and graphic design courses at the Rhode Island School of Design CE between 1993-2005. With the advent of computers and software programs becoming of vital importance in my field, I have had to continuously upgrade my knowledge to stay current with ways and means to achieve my client's demands.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
I don't have a complicated pricing system. I prefer to give a quote for a project rather than an hourly rate. I am an independent graphic designer and my prices are based on inclusion of all my overhead expenses and a rate deserved after 30 years of experience. If the client is looking for a bargain price they've come to the wrong place. If they are looking for a job well done at a fair price then we can do business. Most of my clients have given me repeat business over many years of service.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My line of work has changed quite a bit since I went into it. Advertising was my first love growing up in New York and working in Advertising Agencies during the golden age in the 70's. Being an art director, working on national pieces of business, like Remington Shavers, Peugeot Automobiles, Jocky Sportswear, Speidel watchbands, and other consumer accounts was a dream come true when I was in art school. I studied graphic design at Parsons School of Design and studied with some of the famous luminaries in Advertising. It was all I wanted to do and have been doing during my career.
What types of customers have you worked with?
The most common projects I do involve website design and print projects such as catalogs, brochures, show booth graphics and advertising.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
My advise is to look for how long the provider has been in business, what kind of clients have they worked on and how long have they worked for those clients.