I help a lot of people with websites, graphics, website graphics, etc., through my companies - http://www.9august.com & http://www.imawonk.com. I have extensive graphic design and publishing experience, having worked as a corporate Creative Director for several years, and as a freelance graphic artist and publisher for many more.
I'm involved in a wide variety of organizations, to include (but not limited to): The American College of Heraldry [currently Executive Director]; The International Sister Fidelma Society [currently Director]; Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels; South Carolina Irish Historical Society; The Scottish-American Military Society; Orders & Medals Research Society; Sons of Confederate Veterans; Military Order of the Stars & Bars; Richard III Society; The Society of Heraldic Arts; The White Lion Society; The Heraldry Societies of the UK, Australia, Scotland, Zimbabwe, Southern Africa; The Heraldry Society of the USA; The Armiger Society (US); Fellow of The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacture & Commerce (Royal Society of Arts) [FRSA]; Fellow of the Royal Society for Antiquaries of Ireland [FRSAI]; Fellow of the Society for Antiquaries (Scotland) [FSA (Scot)]; The Bookplate Society; Orders and Medals Society of America; North Carolina State University Alumni Association; Pack Partner (NC State University]; and Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.
Some of what I do:
Check out the portfolio on either of my websites - that's the best way to see what sort of designs I have created in years past. I am by no means the be-all, end-all website design solution for huge multi-national corporations - I'll admit that up front. However, if you are an individual, small-to-medium sized business, group or organization, I will likely be your best resource for creating attractive, clean, easy-to-navigate websites that won't break your budget. In fact, in recent years the complexity of website design has actually scaled back somewhat, primarily due to the ever-growing need for mobile browsing. For the moment, Apple mobile products can't view Flash files, which have been the staple of animated graphics and navigation. As more and more clients target iPad/iPhone users, the need for simple yet imaginative website design increases. I can work with clients to either design websites wholly from scratch, emulate pre-existing websites, or revamp a client's outdated website, all in a speedy and budget-conscious manner.
Whether you're a new business just getting off the ground, or a long-established firm in need of an overhaul, my extensive design experience lends itself to giving you a fresh face in whatever market you need to lead. Whether simple or elaborate, I can provide you with options to suit virtually every need.
Business Card/Letterhead design
Many times a chance meeting with a potential client yields to lucrative business for both parties. And more often than not, such meetings are far too abbreviated for the parties to remember each other's names, let alone really get to know each other's businesses. A business card that stands out from the crowd - as opposed to the pre-perforated inkjet cards you've been printing on your home computer - is often the best way to attract a potential client's attention. And these days the options are virtually endless, from silk to heavy cardstock, from translucent to transparent plastic, double-sided full color to embossed logo, even unique shapes and sizes - and pricing on these unique cards continues to drop, making it all the more important that you take advantage of the widely varied options now available. Company letterhead is another reasonably-priced tool to attract and retain your potential customer's attention in a sea of competitors. The simplest tweaks to a business envelope or stationery will make the recipient remember your company. You can bet that your competition is making use of these tools.
Whether it's a simple door hanger for neighborhood marketing to full color catalogs, I can handle the complete design process, sourcing the highest quality, lowest cost printers best suited to your project. Again, volume color pricing on items from pamphlets to postcards, calendars to tabletop marketing, restaurant menus to monthly customer newsletters, makes it ridiculous NOT to make use of them. Having developed the widest variety of these marketing tools for a varied clientele over the years, I can make you stand out from your competition, always keeping your company at the front of the charge.
Need help developing broadcast e-mail programs, updating your customer database with the latest happenings at your company, or announcing the latest product before the competition has a chance to mail out their catalog? Again, ever conscious of the possibilities, and limitations, of electronic marketing, I can help your company or organization fresh in the mind of your current - and potential - customers.
Looking for something you don't see on the list? As I said, my design experience is very widely varied, whether we're talking about the type of marketing product, or the nature of the business being marketed. All you have to do is ask. It won't cost you a dime, and if I can't help you, I won't waste your timer trying to convince you to spend your money on me. That just leaves a bad taste in my potential clients' collective mouths, and as a lot of this sort of business is spread by word of mouth, the last thing I want to do is promise you something and not deliver up to, and beyond, your expectations.
Visit my websites at http://www.9august.com & http://www.imawonk.com for references, testimonials, graphics, and a portfolio of our current and former clients.
Remember, if your website isn't under constant construction, you're dead in the water.
And, of course, I can get you set up with a CafePress Shop as well. This is a great service!