INFAQ – Infrequently Asked Questions
Q. Now what do you do exactly?
A. I do all kinds of things related to communication arts including:
– art direction
– graphic design
– content development
– web design
– marketing concepts
– logo design
– letterhead, business cards, yadda
– print production
– brochure design
– publication design
– package design
– vehicle wrap design
– trade show booth design
– silkscreen design
– photography direction
– set design
– motion graphics
– After Effects
– WordPress installation, set up, customization and instruction
– audio production
– video production
– music (various instruments)
– song writing (jingles)
– cat petting
Q. Where do you live?
A. I live in Portland, Oregon.
Q. What kind of experience do you have?
A. I have a broad scope of experience as a professional designer. I started out making signs in college and working for a small ad agency. After I moved to Oregon I took a job painting windsurf and surf boards in The Columbia River Gorge and I did graphic design for the windsurfing and then snowboarding industries. I also was involved in the research, development, design and manufacturing of new products for those markets. When I decided it was time to “grow up” I moved to Portland with online retailer Surplus Direct- the largest online retailer at the time. They were bought by Egghead Software which was bought by OnSale which was when I had enough e-commerce for a while. I took a job with WK.com briefly and did just that… more e-commerce stuff except for bigger brands. After that I taught design at Portland Community College and began freelancing for clients I could feel good about.
Q. How do people work with you and how do I begin the process?
A. First tell me as much about your project as you can. If you don’t have a RFP or project scope just email me some notes. Let me take a look and I will get in touch with my thoughts and recommendations and we can go from there.
Q. Do you just freelance or would you work full-time?
A. I would entertain working full-time with the right people. One of the things that has kept me freelancing is that I am a musician and I am occasionally called upon to go places to play music- like a week a year attending SXSW in Austin or the possibility of a week or two in Europe. I take my laptop wherever I go but… it’s not the perfect situation for some full-time situations. I enjoy collaborating a lot though and sometimes miss the day to day interaction with comrades. I do work in-house when clients want that.
Q. Do you have a complete resume available?
A. Yes I do. Just ask and I can put you in touch.
Q. How about references?
A. Yes. Any and all clients represented on my website are available for comment. Just ask and I will put you in touch.
Q. Are you expensive?
A. Most of my clients think I am a great bargain, which is why they keep coming back. I might be more expensive than your brother-in-law or the kid next door that “makes web pages and logos” but I do the work right the first time with real-world commercial experience and it will be something that works.
Q. Dogs or Cats?
A. They are both great. Cats.
Q. Can I talk to you in person?
A. Sure. Drop me a note.