Branding and design that gets the point.
Illustration that gets the attention.
I get it.
Whether it's a logo, print campaign or a web site, the point is not complicated.
It's all about you and your product, not flash and dazzle.
I offer creative branding and promotional solutions, including identity development (logos, slogans, original imagery, theme characters), copy/wordsmithing, print design, and web site development, and self-publishing services.
At right, you'll get introduced to some of the valuable services I offer. Or follow the links in the top menu for the full treatment.
Web Site Development Solutions
I offer value and quality for your web development budget.
- Experience: hobbyist developer since the relatively early days of the Internet; in business since 2005.
- Reliability: I use standards-based clean back-end code, and your site is checked and optimized to display accurately across a wide variety of web browsers.
- Versatility: I create ground-up web site solutions, WordPress implementation, graphics to HTML/CSS conversion, site maintenance, and more.
- Adaptability: I count professionals, businesses, churches and church organizations, and recording artists among my satisfied clients.
Branding/Identity Development Solutions
From simple logos to more comprehensive brand identity programs, my work in both graphic design and real-life communication will benefit you and your organization.
I offer the full scope of branding and identity service:
- Visual cues and supporting graphics
- Theme characters/"mascots" (CG/3D)
From my earliest days of pen and ink drawings, I have loved illustration. I now offer 3D-based illustration work that can fulfill a variety of your needs:
- Book cover illustrations
- Album cover illustrations
- Complementary illustrations for web sites, book content, and more
- Shirt design
I offer a variety of artistic genres, including realism, caricature, and manga-influenced looks.
Print Design and Integrated Advertising Packages
Brand identity requires cohesive, complementary presentation. That's why I always recommend an integrated print package that carries forward the visual and verbal themes of your web site.
Depending on circumstances, I create original graphic files you can take to the printer of your choice, or arrange for printing and shipping on your behalf.
Written Content/Copy Writing and Editing Services
Let's face it. Not everyone writes well. Some of the most brilliant minds can conceive of original, intriguing and useful products, but are not comfortable with written communication.
Whether you're more accustomed to a greasy tool in your hands than a pen; whether you are bewildered with the thought of the proper use of the apostrophe; or whether you simply need the experience and expertise of someone who can write marketable, interesting, and search-engine-friendly text - you have come to the right place. I can give your nearly-complete copy the final touches, or take your rough notes and transform them into something readable.
Please note: If you wish to print the text in the intro sections of the accordion panels above, it is available at the main pages linked from the top menu. Sorry, you cannot print it from this page.
I have always had an artistic streak. Throughout my childhood, I was writing stories and drawing pictures; early in my teens I took up the art of songcraft. (In the heady days, I was writing 80-100 songs a year!)
After graduating from seminary in 2000, I began to create a collection of web sites relating to themes such as theology, biblical interpretation, and the arts. That exercise ultimately led to an intensive effort to learn standards-based web coding as well as design theory. Armed with the knowledge how to create best practices web sites, I started a small business in the field in 2005 (then called Pactum Web Services).
In the intervening years, I got interested in CG ("computer graphics") and since 2008 or so, I have been supplementing my more conventional graphic design skills with 3D-based characterization, theming and illustration.
Applications include: Photoshop, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Poser Pro, and more.
Greater Nashville... Grande Prairie, Alberta... and everywhere else
I am based out of greater Nashville in middle Tennessee, after initially establishing my business in Grande Prairie, in northern Alberta, Canada. While I create web sites and do graphic design for local clientele such as organizations, businesses and musicians, my client base is spread across the continent from northern Alberta to the Pacific Coast and the southeastern United States.
Whether you are in Tennessee, Alberta's Peace Country, the other side of North America, or across the world, I can offer you the creative services you need.