For most of my life, going back to grammar school as I began getting pulled out of class to work on yearbooks, I have been a graphic artist / designer. I didn’t choose graphic arts, graphic arts chose me lol..
This website is a collection of my work. Some current, some very old.
I am fortunate to be able to have a career that I mostly love. The best part is being able to work with my friends and clients, and visit personally with my accounts.
What is a graphic designer?
A graphic designer is a professional within the graphic design and graphic arts industry who assembles together images, typography, or motion graphics to create a piece of design. A graphic designer creates the visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers. They work on a variety of products and activities, such as websites, advertising, books, magazines, posters, computer games, product packaging, exhibitions and displays, corporate communications and corporate identity, i.e. giving organizations a visual ‘brand’.
Graphic designers use typography, visual arts, and page layout techniques to create visual compositions. Common uses of graphic design include corporate design (logos and branding), editorial design (magazines, newspapers, and books), advertising, web design, communication design, product packaging, and signage. A graphic designer should have a strong portfolio of work, demonstrating a good understanding of typography, color, composition, and branding. They should also be able to work well under pressure, meet tight deadlines, and be able to work on several projects at the same time.
Graphic designers may work independently or as part of a team, and may work for a company, design agency, or as a freelancer. The field of graphic design is constantly evolving, with new technologies and design trends emerging regularly. To stay current, a graphic designer must continue their education and professional development throughout their career. This can include attending workshops, conferences, and taking online classes to stay up-to-date with new software, design trends, and industry best practices.