What kinds of work do you do?
Illustration and product design are where I spend most of my time and interest. I like seeing product concepts come to life and become something that brighten someone’s day. After a bit of a hiatus, I’m dabbling in some fresh ideas for editorial illustrations as well as book covers and artwork. I also occasionally still do identity designs mainly for boutique brands (and once in a while more corporate concepts). When I’m not busy doing those things, I blog a bit.
How much do your services cost?
For general design inquiries, I’ll create an estimate for you based on the project specs laid out as well as timeframes and other things that affect the scope of the project.
For identity design inquiries, I’ll send you a package list of options to choose from.
It should be noted that the vast majority of the work I do, I do for pay. (Neither “exposure” nor “favors” are a currency my grocery store accepts as payment.) I do empathize with the sort of budgets that go along with starting or running a business, but my design rate is mostly sans haggling. (I do, however, offer a great program on my blog for brand new business start-ups! More on that coming soon!)
How much time does it take to create a design?
Because I usually have multiple projects going on at the same time, I prefer starting on new projects with a bare minimum of 8 weeks before it’s needed. This allows more time for ideation, exploring multiple concepts, revisions, proofing, and production.
What does the design process look like?
The design process starts with both parties getting a full understanding of the scope of the project. Once that is established and contracts are signed, I start by sketching, researching, and exploring various concepts. The preliminary design solutions that best suit what the client needs and wants are presented and gone over, at which point we continue to work together to refine what’s essential to the overall design. The chosen concept is revised and proofed alongside client feedback.
*changes in the process or design scope affect completion date
Do you do pro bono work?
I’m already engaged in some on-going design relationships with charitable organizations, so I’m not able to take on more at this time.
If you’re interested, you can read some of my tips on how to approach and work with a designer on a not-for-profit design here. You can also post pro bono listings on AIGA jobs at no cost!
Where can I see more of your work?
I have illustrations and designs available for licensing over at Charm Design Studio. I also blog over at Eclectic Affinity where you can download free printables and digital wallpapers.
Do you do web design?
Nope, but I might be able to recommend some other designers who do!
Where are you located?
Presently, I hail from the snowy Midwest, but I’m very open to the idea of being a transplant to someplace with less snow.