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GRAPHIC DESIGN SERVICES

brand design & development • print and packaging design • website design & development • social media content

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adobe creative suite

In addition to creating this website from scratch using WordPress, my real strengths are in my decades of experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, specifically with the following apps:

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logo design + trifold brochure

Evergreen Law Group is a firm whose lead attorney is licensed to practice in Washington DC, New York, Oregon and Washington State.

SOFTWARE USED: ADOBE INDESIGN, ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR, ADOBE PHOTOSHOP.

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CASE STUDY: the cliffs of manhattan

These days everyone is talking about Ai, but what if you have a specific final image you want, using specific assets? As good as Ai is getting, it still can't do what a seasoned Photoshop designer can do, and that's deliver you exactly what you're looking for, using the exact image sources you want. For instance, what if you wanted a photo montage of your two kids on a cliff overlooking Manhattan, expertly assembled so it looked real, as shown here?

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Expert Photoshop Montage

The reason this final image looks so convincingly real is that the shadows all fall in the same direction. When choosing source images for a composite such as this one, it's absolutely essential the shadows match in foreground and background. The technique I used here was to first remove the background of the original photo with the kids, using the Bezier pen tool in Adobe Photoshop to precisely isolate the kids and the rocks, then save that path as a selection and make it its own layer, and from there apply a layer mask to it, so I could fine-tune the edges of the rocks and the kids—making them smooth in some places like the hair and sharp in others like the rocks—which then allowed them to be placed seamlessly on any background, which in this case was the Manhattan skyline as seen from the Empire State Building. After combining the two photos, the final step was to convert the image to black and white to achieve maximum tonal continuity between foreground and background.

Look who stopped by!
Snoop Dogg in da house.

case study: Jamaica joel's

Projects include logo, mural, and various printed marketing materials. Jamaica Joel's has been voted the best cannabis dispensary in Eugene, Oregon by the Eugene Weekly for the past four years (2023, 2022, 2021, and 2020), and that's with zero social media presence. Unlike the out-of-touch media outlets owned by Meta, the Eugene Weekly is the voice of the people in the community, people who actually live there.

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CASE STUDY: THE INTERIOR MURAL

In addition to Snoop posing in front of my logo, I also was honored to have Tommy Chong pose with me and some friends in front of my completed 20 x 10 foot mural inside the Jamaica Joel's dispensary.
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    In addition to the logo, I was also commissioned to do the interior mural for Jamaica Joel's, shown here with me and Tommy Chong (and some friends). Scroll through to see the mural as it was created.
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InDesign is where you combine all the Photoshop and Illustrator files you've created and make a long document, such as sample pages from the 32-page booklet shown below, the 2024 Rock Creek Mountain Bike Guide. I designed this entire document, from the front cover photo montage using three separate photos taken by Simeon Schatz, to the torn paper effect I created in Adobe Illustrator shown on the front cover and reinforced throughout the interior pages, as well as the grainy background images of each interior page to represent the dusty and dirty aspects of mountain biking. The client, Josh Bender, is a legend in the extreme downhill mountain biking community.

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The challenge in creating this logo was the client wanted it to have depth and yet still be a native vector Adobe Illustrator file. I love how this turned out, pushing the limits of what a vector file can be. I've included the outline view as well, to show how Adobe Illustrator works.

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Jerome Baker Designs
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Caldera Brewing
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PRINT ADS FOR OREGON CBD COMPANY

Angel Industries, located in Southern Oregon, wanted two full page print ads in Dope Magazine to showcase their CBD drops, as well as a box design for the drops.

SOFTWARE USED: ADOBE INDESIGN, ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR, ADOBE PHOTOSHOP.

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Here the client wanted to use a single Pantone spot color for their box packaging, which by itself might look overly simplified, but when placed on a shelf adjacent to the colorful packaging of other brands, this one-color design suddenly stands out from the crowd.
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custom-built HERO SLIDERS

I created this hero slider for the homepage of Berkshire Roots using the Slider Revolution plugin for WordPress.

LET'S MAKE YOU LEGENDARY

Wow you've gotten this far in my website? Good job! Remember, the examples shown here are but a tiny fraction of my total body of work. If interested in seeing more don't hesitate to use the circular menu centered at the top of this page and you'll find a Clients link (but even that isn't all of my work, there's just not enough room for it all). However, if you're looking to become a legendary brand in a crowded field and have seen enough then you need look no further, as the brands I develop have all risen to the top of their competition.

custom built wordpress websites

Working under contract for ThndrStrm Strategies I design and build you fast robust websites that are as functional as they are beautiful. Heck, I even went ahead and built the ThndrStrm website just so it would be up to my standards.

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CAMPAIGN WEBSITE FOR 2024 OREGON SECRETARY OF STATE

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A BOUTIQUE SAN FRANCISCO LAW FIRM

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MINORITY CANNABIS BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

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CANNABIS DISPENSARY IN MASSACHUSETTS

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Just 8% of all cannabis CEOs are women, and that number is even smaller for women of color.
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Simple Startup

It couldn't be easier to get your project going once you've contacted me. I'll walk you through the process from beginning to end so we both know what to expect.


what you'll pay

Depending on the scope of your project I will either charge you a flat fee or an hourly rate, or a combination of both. Either way it's money well spent.


what you'll get

I love when a client tells me I've given them more than they could have possibly hoped for, but I'm not really surprised because that's always my goal.