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Bill Thauer | Elance
 
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Bill Thauer

The "7 Seas" designer
   United States
  |   Bridgewater, NJ
  |  8:45 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $60

My "7 Seas" approach - Cape Cod Creativity: Considered Concepts, Carefully Crafted. Simply great ideas, well thought out, designed to solve client problems, and produced perfectly.

A designer with 40+ yrs of award-winning professional experience (mostly on beautiful inspiring Cape Cod). I like to work with smaller/start-up/regional businesses. Strongly believe in early development of brand image for any business/product. Large portion of my experience is in homewares, giftware, kitchenware and tabletop areas. I've won dozens of design...

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Portfolio

Designed most of these logotypes from scratch. A few were based on existing fonts.
Created business logos and branding for businesses: coastal-oriented stock...
Created logos and branding for these: boat transport business, non-profit arts group,...
Created these logos for: regional cookie company, Levis retailer, stainless steel...
Created these logos / branding for: travel poster, child care center, investment fund,...
Created product branding and logos for these lines: enameled steel tea kettles, high...
Developed all branding and logos of all child care centers. My wife (MEd) and I are...
Designed most of these logotypes from scratch. Couple were based on Serif Gothic font....
Designed all logos and branding shown. Plus wrote all the taglines and slogans noted.
This is a 9 page downloadable folio of custom logos for business, product, event &...

Skills (15)

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DESIGN
Logo Design
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Typography
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Corporate Communications Test
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Branding
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Packaging Design
Catalog Design / Production
Product photography
Publication Design/Production
landscape photography
Child Care Expert
Magazine Design / Production
Photography Coastal Places & Subjects

Service Description

I personally handle all aspects of all creative work:

CONCEPT - ART DIRECTION - DESIGN - GRAPHICS - PHOTOGRAPHY - LAYOUT - PRESENTATION - PRODUCTION.

I am experienced and skilled at using all digital (and analog!) tools to complete my creative print work for you. I chose to note in my list of skills types of PROJECTS & WORK, rather than just the tools used. I believe creative talent and professional experience are far more important to the success of your project than the specific tools chosen to accomplish it.

In all these areas (and whatever other creative development you may need):

- IDENTITY & COMMUNICATIONS (logos to comprehensive programs)
- PRODUCT PRESENTATION ( Branding & Logos, Packaging, Wholesale Catalogs, POS Displays, Trade Shows/Showrooms, Sales Materials, Retail Display, Promotions, and more.
- MARKETING / ADVERTISING / DIRECT MAIL (wholesale/B2B and retail/consumer; also non-profit/public service)
- PUBLICATIONS & COLLATERAL (magazines, brochures, posters etc)
- PHOTOGRAPHY (product & still life; travel/scenic/landscape/fine art; exterior location)
- ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN (space planning, detailing, consulting) I have experience in home design, restaurant and retail interiors & fixturing.
- Personal & business EPHEMERA - Announcements, paper products (for retail), collectibles, etcetera...

Particularly fond of working in these these businesses:

- TRAVEL & DESTINATION (identity, brochures, photography, posters);
- GIFTWARE, KITCHENWARE,...

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Employment

Happy Daze, Inc Child Care
brand/mktg/IT/facilities manager - parttime
1993 - 2007
Four unit child care center chain. Okay - my wife’s business (she's the education expert). I handled all branding, marketing, graphics, newsletters, etc; designed (and helped build) four centers...
General Housewares Corp (Colonial Candle)
design director
1976 - 1981
Giftware group of housewares marketer specializing in candles, ceramics, kitchenware, tabletop and other gifts. Ran five-person dept plus outside freelancers/photographers, including full budget...
Deck Associates & Ed Stevens Assoc.
draftsman & designer
1968 - 1974
Worked for couple small architecture firms, summers while in school and for few years after. Experienced in high end post & beam 'packaged' homes (Deck House), residential, condominiums,...

Education

University of Michigan
College of Architecture & Design - arch major
1965 - 1971
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packaging
packaging design
catalogs
magazine
logo
logo design
branding
corporate identity
identity
creative
professional
experienced
CPG
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