If anyone’s been wondering, I’ve been working on finishing our basement for just over a year now which includes office spaces for both my wife and myself. We both work from home.
Although I’ve found that doing all the work myself very satisfying, with part-time help from my sons with the drywall which was fun, this project is finally nearing completion.
Now I need to start devoting much more time and energy
into getting work that pays – got any?
If you’re on my mailing list you’ll be getting an e-blast soon!
And if you can’t send work, just send money.
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Tagged advertising, B2B, communication, creative, design, freelance creative, freelance design help, graphic design, ideas, work
Toronto, arguably the mecca for all biz-buzz in the marketing and advertising world of Canada.
But of course the internet has made places on a map superfluous so that title really lives mostly in perception, doesn’t it.
FABULO-CITY is the new mecca.
That place in our mind where creativity perculates, bubbles up to the surface then flows freely from one wifi connection to the next.
Location, location, location just doesn’t really matter any more in this realm.
All this to say that even though I physically may live hours outside of TO, I’m readily available for off-site freelance work. Anytime, any day.
I can provide you with art direction & layout, concept development and final artwork or help out with those tedious, mind-numbing and detail oriented jobs for which you just don’t have the time or energy to tackle.
Smiles are included albeit subdued*.
So if you can’t send work, please do send money.
(Insert subdued smile here)
*I’m going through some major dental work at the moment and damn, it’s expensive!
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Tagged advertising, art direction, B2B, collaboration, communication, creative, design, freelance, ideas, logo, logo design, photoshop, print, print production, professional, self promotion, work
So this is the product of me trying to reacquaint myself with Flash and DreamWeaver while getting introduced to Adobe Media Encoder.
Surprisingly, it was a blast!
Posted in advertising, graphic design, media, promotions, satire, technology
Tagged advertising, art direction, banner ads, brain idea creative freelance artist graphic designer art, creative, freelance, MAC Artist, web, work
E-Blast Campaign: A years worth of creative – 14 in all – to serve as playful reminders to CPG Trade Marketing Managers that Field Agent can help with the success of their up-coming in-store initiatives.
Here are my three favourites but you can see them all here.
Next up, B2B Magazine Ad targeting contractors/installers of Flue Gas Venting Systems with a gentle yet firm reminder that a safe installation is paramount.
And finally, a fun little hard-hat sticker given away to plumbing contractors – just a small part of a larger promotion.
So what can I make for you today?
Trade Ad targeting electrical contractors to communicate USP of the product
>> built-in teeth.
Responsibilities: Creative and art direction, copy,
image compositing & retouching.
Who wouldn’t want a big, fat wallet unless of course it’s filled with useless
scraps of paper instead of cold, hard cash.
In this case it is cold, hard cash we’re talking about and it speaks directly to a plumbing contractors’ bottom line in simple and direct language.
My responsibilities: creative & art direction, copywriting,
layout & final art.
Photography: Christopher Lawson Photography
Retouching & image manipulation: Mike Carter Studio
So what can I make for you today?
Diane Bracuk is a healthcare writer who can transform complicated healthcare and/or pharmaceutical information into easily digestible, consumer-friendly prose; no easy task to be sure.
This is her ‘unique selling proposition’ and was my starting point for her logo design and tagline development which resulted in this stylized ‘funnel’ into which molecule-like info is dumped leading to a simple yet compelling tagline.
To come… her self-promotion campaign. Stay tuned.
When the need to outsource creative and/or production work is unavoidable and reliability is paramount, agencies and direct clients alike have called upon me to come through for them.
Here are just a few of the reasons why…
“Ged is someone you can count on 100% to get a job done and do it superlatively. A while ago, I dumped a giant job on him requiring a ton of Photoshop work and he worked nights and weekends to get it done on time. In the end, he completed it days ahead of schedule. My client couldn’t have been happier with the end result, and was amazed that it had all been done so quickly. Bottom line: Ged goes above and beyond the call of duty—and will always make you look good.”
– Libby Lucas, Libby Lucas Creative
“We have been working with Ged for the past 2.5 years and highly recommend his work. Ged has created a number of web, print and interactive designs for many of the projects I have produced and all have been a success. Talented, easy to work with and will always go the extra mile.”
– Mark Ashdown, Bang Albino Communications Inc.
“Ged is a thoughtful and resourceful creative ally. He doesn’t wave his arms and jump about; he listens quietly and carefully and – at the right moment – he provides a pithy suggestion that’s right on target. He understands visual stopping power. He understands strategic thinking. In short, Ged understands.”
– Andrew Crighton, iPrimate Strategic Creativity
Discover your reason for hiring me. Call 647-328-2872 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today. Or tomorrow. No pressure.
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Tagged advertising, art direction, B2B, banner ads, front-end web design, graphic design, MAC Artist, print, print production, trade show displays, web
In the advertising & communications business, clients are given preferential treatment based on billings. The more revenue, the better the service.
That’s the way it’s always been.
Should that be the only criteria though?
What if there were a formalized ‘Preferred Client Status’ program that required a number of other factors to be met – factors that leveled the playing field for all clients on the roster regardless of size? And there were rewards like year-end discounts based on ‘points’ earned or quarterly discounts on future programs?
Wouldn’t that make for a happier pond for all your clients to swim in, regardless of what size fish they are?