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As a designer, I believe the combination of form and function is key. If it looks nice you’ve got 50% of the work accomplished. True success of a piece is measured by if it also functions well or conveys the ideas the designer had intended.
Also, time is money. Efficiency is everything. If a designer can work through the design process with advanced skills in the computer programs paired with a fueled work ethic, they are capable of making more per year. The quick turnaround time is viewed positively by clients, which generates more clients.
Lastly, know your competition. As freelancers in graphic design today, we know there are a lot of us out there aiming for the same jobs. It’s important to know what they are charging, the services they provide, so that you can figure out ways to boost your services, efficiency, and reputation in the area.
I have always had a great love of the arts: classic or modern, impressionistic or abstract. For my Bachelor’s Degree, I attended Ball State University for Architecture and Urban Planning. I completed my 4 year program in 2010.
As I began my job search, it became apparent to me that the part I loved most about Urban Planning was the problem solving and graphic work, therefore I decided to go back to school at the Indianapolis Art Institute and study Graphic Design.
I found that I was able to test out of more than just my core classes such as math and English. The school of architecture had already instilled in me a solid base of design principles that was only furthered in my Graphic Design Associate’s Degree. I am highly self-motivated, focused, and thorough.
Although I have a wonderful, full-time position as I.T. Specialist at Tendercare Home Health Services, I enjoy working on freelance projects in my spare time. Design never sleeps and I plan to stay on the cutting-edge of graphics, design programs, and at least keep up with new trends (even if they are not the best design decisions).
I specialize in logo design, design layout, and web development. I also enjoy photography and strive to acquire any knowledge I can to further my career and my clients' bottom line.