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.
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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...
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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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)
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,...