Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. Three of the most recent jobs completed were 2 logo designs and photo-shoot. For one of the logo designs I provided a church with 6 options to choose from that allowed them to decide what kind of logo they were looking for and how they wanted it to appear. The 2nd logo design was also for a church, they were looking for something a tad different but actually had a set design in mind. I provided that design 2 traditional ways and then provided 4 more designs with non-traditional designs. This allowed for them to see their idea transformed into something new that would draw in a larger audience and make them stand out amongst others in their field. The 3rd job completed was a graduation photoshoot, in order to really excel with this project I chose to make sure that none of the photos were similar to the standard graduation photos and instead reflected the personality of the graduate. I also offered the client to have one of their friends be in a few of their photos and show them interacting as friends. This made the client extremely happy and also allowed them to spend time with a friend that they didn't normally see very often.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. I enjoy taking photographs and providing print work that it is out of the ordinary. I have also yet to meet a customer who hasn't been completely thrilled to work with me because I offer new ways to present their products.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. If I were a customer I'd wish to know what the standard for art projects are. This is very important to know when one is going to do business with a freelance designer. Also I'm actually trained in my area via my first college degree and it helps a great deal. Always be sure to ask questions and make them as detailed as possible.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. Questions a consumer should ask to hire the right service professional would fall along the lines of: What kind of work have you done before? What are your interests? How does your work reflect you? How would making this connection benefit you and that person?
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. My work stands out because I utilize designs or photographic methods that make the subject stand out. It's important to make sure there is a focal point and that there is a story being told.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I love everything about it. I love art and I love the idea of constantly being able to create and feed off of the world around me.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. What do you think my color scheme should be? My response is usually: What is your target audience, who are you reaching out to? What kind of business do you have? What does your business stand for? All of these need to be answered in order to guide them to colors that will compliment their company brand and set them apart. A well thought out brand is one that has meaning behind it and its purpose is more than just to profit it's business owner and their employees.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. Honestly, this isn't the easiest business and people don't realize how difficult it is to solidify payments or anything of that nature. I've encountered very different kinds of people and noticed that some will applaud your work but downgrade you by saying you should charge less without knowing all that you do and others will pay for what you do and love praise your work continuously. I just think people should remember there are extreme positives and negatives and it takes thick skin to be in this kind of business.