Since 2000, H.O.W.D.Y. Media has been developing enterprise-level websites, designing brochures for print, creating packaging for food products, audio recording and editing, shooting video, and DVD authoring. Our talents are varied and continuously expanding.
* Note: Elance is not our only source of work. We have an existing client base outside of Elance, so during large projects, Elance will punish us for being busy by reducing the flawed Elance Level. Basically, if we do not respond to invites or stop bidding, Elance reduces our Level greatly. This Level have little to do with feedback and happy clients, nor with our 12 years as an Elance provider. When we are busy on Elance, that value is around 8 or 9.
We have worked on websites for the major credit card companies (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and JCB), the American Cancer Society, Mother Jones, NFC Forum, and hundreds of other companies and organizations.
Ready with a complete understanding of what is needed to create a successful web presence.
Some web services we provide:
- Database driven websites
- API integration (Authorize.net, Facebook, Sears Marketplace, etc.)
- Secure shopping carts for eCommerce (via SSL)
- Wordpress plugins and themes
- CMS Systems
- Updating existing code
- Web Hosting
With professional experience since 1994 and the understanding needed to ensure print-ready work.
Some print services we provide:
- Graphic Design using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
- Digital and Offset Printing
- Prepress to ensure your files are ready for submission
- Packaging Design (CD, DVD, Blu-Ray)
- Die Cut Design for pocket folders or custom pieces
If you are looking for top quality work, we guarantee the workmanship will meet or exceed your specifications. We do not believe in rushing creative work - it's a waste of your money and time. By giving a project the time it requires, what we produce clearly and effectively represents your company or product.
Scitex Smart 340 Operator
Onondaga Community College
Part Time Student - Video Field Production, Java Programming
2001 - 2002
Alfred State College at SUNY Alfred
Part Time Student - Computer Graphic Engineering Technology
1991 - 1992
Prepress Operator, Scanning Supervisor
1999 - 2002
Currently employed with Dellas Graphics. I'm am the resident expert in charge of color corrections, retouching, and scanning. I also maintain the Macintoshes and PC's in the shop as well as the local network.
I also actively do prepress work in a Scitex Brisque workflow, work with PDF's, and train other employees.
I worked for Dellas previously from July 1996 until January 1998. Combined with my current employment, I've been with Dellas over 5 and a half years.
Graphic Spectrum of Wilmington, NC
Prepress Operator, Type Setter, Logo Designer
1998 - 1998
I learned a great deal about type setting ftom the owner. I didn't stay long, there weren't enough hours as the summer was slow.
Scanner Operator, Pressman's Assistant
1994 - 1996
I was in charge of scanning and retouching and worked in a Scitex environment.
This company went out of business around the time I left.
Number of Employees
Any project that is quoted at or under $250 will need to be paid in full and deposited in to escrow before a project is accepted or started.
Any project quoted from $250 up to and including $1000 requires an initial payment of 50% to be deposited in to escrow.
Any project quoted above $500 requires an initial payment of 25%. Once the halfway milestone is reached in the project, an additional 25% of the project will be due.
You are paying for development time and all work is based on an hourly rate of $60 per hour. If a refund is due for any reason, only funds that remain beyond the work provided will be eligible for refund, unless we determine or decide otherwise.
In all cases where an initial payment is used, the remaining 50% is due before final files or product is released.
If an expected payment is not paid within 30 days of being invoiced, a late fee of 4% of the remainder due will be accrued per month unless prior payment arrangements are made.