BACKGROUND
Since 1988 I have been a freelance graphic designer in Santa Barbara and have spent several years becoming proficient in desktop publishing software. I became a certified design instructor at Tom Buhl Computer Training and taught classes in all aspects of graphic design there from 1994 through 1998, after which I chose to focus entirely on my freelance clients.

EXPERIENCE
While teaching I shared a thorough understanding of prepress and printing. One of my favorite aspects of teaching was taking the students on a tour of the Haagen Printing facility, where they were introduced to the entire printing process. Over the years I have developed a wide skill set in the Adobe Creative Suite with an emphasis on Photoshop. One of my specialties is the creation of highly sophisticated photo montages. I am also an accomplished photographer and shoot many of the photos used in my designs. I have conceived and designed logos, brochures, collateral, ads, promotions, posters, packaging, trade show displays, websites, web graphics, and online banner ads. My portfolio of recent work speaks for itself.

HOURLY RATE
I currently charge $60 per hour and am very experienced in bidding on a per project basis. I am very clear when a design direction changes and will complete a change order request.

PARTIAL LIST OF CLIENTS SERVED
Aii
Aidan Bradley Photography
Aloha Moving
Alzheimer’s Association of SB
Andy Smalley Painting Co.
At Your Service Chef
Autoliv
Bell-Everman
Brewhouse
Cal Coast Glass Tinting
Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club
Chumash Casino
Citrix
City Commerce Bank
City of Santa Barbara
Danis Painting
Dean+Morgan (Japan)
E&M Equipment (Worldwide)
Ecopeek
EvansHardy+Young
Evershade
Felix Electric
Flir
FTNS GEAR
Glen Annie Golf Club
Goleta Coffee
Hazard’s CycleSport
Integrated Insurance
Intuitive Golf
JunglePromo
Kelsey National Coporation
KEYT TV
Kindermusik
L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS
La Cañada Thursday Club
Marketing Bulletin Board
Mentor Medical Inc.
MNS
NDIC
Pill tell
Pro Garden Supply
Queenship Publishing
Rancho San Marcos Golf Course
Sambo’s
Sandpiper Golf Club
Sansum Medical Research Foundation
Santa Barbara Athletic Club
SB Chamber of Commerce
Santa Ynez Stone & Topsoil
Slade Creative Marketing
Sprecher Design House
STAAL TLC
Studio 2050
Sunburst Printers
techknow co
teeccino
The ALS Association
The Fielding Institute
Thieme Medical Publishers Inc.
Tileco
Trinity Church
Veeco Aii
XS CARGO

  • Recent logo design

    One of my recent projects was to conceptualize a logo for ecopeek, a "hot picks" referral website that recommends eco friendly products and services and directs you to their sites.