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Early in my career, I sold publishing and prepress equipment as a corporate sales rep for an Apple Computer Value-Added Reseller (VAR) to the advertising and printing markets. It was here that I built my knowledge of the design process by working closely with graphic designers, ad agency managers, editors, photographers, publishers and others in the creative field. Over time, I began to put into practice what I had learned.
I started Red Gremlin Design Studio in 1997.
I am completely self taught through over twenty years of being in marketing communications. I have spent time on both sides of the desk as the creative designer and the client. I spent many years in prepress and publishing consulting that gave me a solid base from which to learn the fundamentals of design and then molded my personal design skills on top of that base. My educational background is in marketing and I hold an MBA in Marketing from the University of Liverpool.
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I work on several projects at the same time because the creative process is not linear. This makes for a dynamic work environment were the variety of creative efforts are usually widespread...there is never a dull moment!
Most of my clients are small or emerging businesses with many in the start-up phase. Having been an entrepreneur myself for over twenty years, I understand this phase of business very well.
I ask that the client have an idea of what they like and what they do not like. This simple step greatly reduces the process of focusing in on what appeals to them. I understand that it is up to the designer to capture the vision the client my has but if the client dislikes the color red, for example, it should be mentioned up front so that the designer stays away from that color and does not travel down the wrong path early on.
Over the years, I have learned that an agreement is only as strong as the two parties involved. I guarantee my work. No client has ever paid for a job they were not completely satisfied with. I do not use contracts and project management software only serves to slow down the creative process because things rarely end up where anyone thought they would end up...that's part of the appeal of creativeness.
No, each project is different and unique. My goal is to meet the immediate needs of the client regardless of project complexity (or lack thereof). I build long-term relationships and my clients keep coming back because I give them great value and treat them well. Many small things I do for my clients as a courtesy, never charging them for every little task.
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I sincerely appreciate you reviewing my qualifications. My design web site can be viewed at www.RedGremlinDesign.com. Your satisfaction is my top priority. I do all my own work internally and DO NOT outsource or BROKER. It takes time to do design right, and I am committed to delivering you a quality product. I provide unlimited revisions until you are completely happy with the end product. I relinquish any and all rights to the final design to you. I provide all original source files for you t
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