I am a graphic designer with experience in large format printing and design, magazine design, designing posters, table tents and other advertising materials, as well as experience with creating branding such as logos and business cards, and illustrations for books and articles. With my personal experience working in a marketing environment I am also fully capable of seeing marketing campaigns come to life through mailers, email campaigns and social media marketing.
I love design. It’s my passion in life. Nothing feels better than helping a client materialize their vision into something that is not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing.
Questions and Answers
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Communicating the goals and expectations of a project are a great way to get started working with new customers. This can be done in person or remotely.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
In 2012 I received my BFA in Applied Media Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design. I have been working ever since in print shops and an in-house marketing department.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Throughout college I did freelance work for various groups on campus as well as interning at a well established sign manufacturer in their graphic design department. These experiences helped me get hired right out of school as the head of a print department at a sign shop. From there I moved on to a graphic design position in the marketing department of a wholesaler where I have learned to hone my skills for use in social media, mail, and email marketing.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with a wide range of customers from small scale mom and pop shops, to local artists, and large wholesalers.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Recently I have been working on a weekly advertising campaign that integrates a custom design and message through both email and social media posts, driving sales and customer engagement to an all time high. This is an ongoing project that takes about 4 hours a week.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Please respect a professional’s advice. You came to Thumbtack looking to get help with work you feel that you can’t get done yourself, so please trust us. Designers and marketers have usually gone through extensive training. To make an analogy, if you aren’t a handyman and you want to remodel a room in your home, you hire a carpenter. Just because you can swing a hammer, it does not make you a carpenter. Just because you have a computer with word processing software, it does not make you a designer.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
What is your short term goal? What is your long term goal? Does this individual seem like someone I can continue working with over a long period of time?