noun: the art or profession of using design elements (such as typography and images) to convey information or create an effect.
That is the Merriam-Webster’s Definition of Graphic Design. Such a bland description of something that effects every day of almost all of the people in the civilized world. You encounter Graphic Design every time you use a product, read a sign or interact with a screen it has touched your life. It can make things unbearably difficult or imperceptibly simple depending if it’s done well or not. Great design just seems natural, like it was meant to be that way. That’s what I strive for. I don’t always make it but you shoot for the moon so even if you miss, you end up in the starts.
Usually when ever a project is discussed one of the first questions is “What’s your price? “. Generally speaking my pricing is $50/hr. I say generally because most of my clients are people who are reselling a product which the art I provide is used to produce. In these cases I work out a flat fee before work is ever started that way they can then figure out their pricing structure. There are cases in which an hour is not needed. A quick fix or logo format conversion, when that’s an option, don’t take much time and I always strive to be fair. Such instances generally only warrant a prep fee which is $25. Even when the work is for the general person off the street or another business owner for their own materials I always try to give a quote ahead of time. It’s my goal to stay within the range given and if I see the time being excessively past what was estimated I call the client then and discuss the situation. I don’t like surprises when it comes to bills and try not to do that to others. So you see why I say my fee is “generally” $50/hr. There are a lot of factors that go into pricing a specific job and it’s best just to discuss it with me if you are interested or in need of something. I would be happy to talk to you about it.
The next question normally asked is “Can I see some samples?”. I totally understand and to that end I’ve provided a couple links to work below. There is also a gallery of work on the Screen Printing page as well. I tried to separate the two for those interested in something specific. The first link below is to a portfolio site called Behance. It has some earlier work. The second link is a gallery I will be constantly adding to for the website. It should, in time, contain a running timeline of work. Hopefully it’s not to mundane but hey, business cards and forms make the world go round. There should be some fun stuff sprinkled in there from time to time.
I will also attempt to maintain a blog. I’m sure the posts will be a bit sporadic but when I see them I’ll try to share interesting, design related tidbits I find. You will find a link to that content here or in the navigation bar.