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Dave M. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Sep 17, 2013

Dave M.

Naturally Creative Designer
   United States
  |   Austin, TX

Overview

I started with technical design in 1989. and was creating web pages/sites in 1993 shortly after the birth of the web. I've since become a very capable digital photographer, digital artist with the ability to merge the two mediums. My designs are unique and quite creative.

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Portfolio

This was created for use on the website, business card, letterhead and other marketing...
A fun logo designed for another Cafepress shop. This is used for the business cards,...
AGGIE*PRIDE is an alumni association for gay & lesbian former students from Texas...
This is a logo I made for a freelance design business I had in Bryan/College Station in...
I recreated this logo from a low-quality black & white original while I was...
As graphic designer at GERG from 1989-1996, I gave the original logo a makeover. Since...
Also at GERG, I did the graphics for the GOOMEX Phase I report and presentations. I...
As founder and first President of this organization, I built the original website and...
As a photographer and digital artist, I like to add a watermark of my initials to my...
Logo for a non-profit organization of HIV-positive speakers.
Spec logo
Spec logo design
Spec logo design
A spec logo for AGLIFF
Logo submission for a non-profit organization
Created on spec for a bid
Alternate logo created on spec
This is the original photograph I took in Florence, Italy. The Statue of General Cosimo...
Extracted from photo of a statue in Florence, Italy
I dismounted General Cosimo from his horse in the photo of the statue. It was...
This was created as a preliminary test of concept prior to submitting a bid for a...
Means "I want more tomatoes" in Italian. And who doesn't?
"Sauté the mushrooms"
"We enjoy carrots"
"Taste the peppers"

Skills (5)

Tested
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Test
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Apple Keynote
Photography
HTML
Mac OSX Administration

Service Description

Martino Graphics was founded in November 2004, initially to sell designs and photographs on products through Cafepress. It later expanded to fine-art prints at Imagekind, Redbubble, FineArtAmerica and other high-end print-on-demand sites.

Martino Graphics has donated art pieces to a variety of silent auction fundraising events for AIDS service organizations in the Austin, Texas area. This has proven to be a great way to gain recognition in the community. In fact, all proceeds from sales of my AIDS awareness designs are used toward the cost of the donated artwork.

I avoid Java and Flash, and use JavaScript minimally. I feel that as long as there are people with computers that aren't up to modern standards, sites should be designed to be accessible to a wider audience. Doesn't mean they can't look great, just no need for the trendiness of Flash and Java.

I do use server-side includes at times if the site can utilize them well. For example, to insert contact names which appear throughout the site that may change; makes it easier to update site-wide.

Each graphical or site design is thoroughly discussed with the client to ensure clarity on both sides as to expectations and limitations before the project begins. I never over-promise or claim to be capable of doing something I am not 100% certain of.

Of course, I've been know to surprise myself and others with how quickly I can learn that which I don't already know, but I will never do this on your dime.

I've also...

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Employment

Texas A&M University Department of English
Microcomputer Specialist
1996 - 2004
Created complex relational database system in FileMaker Pro to track departmental inventory, personnel and office space. Planned additions included software licenses, job ticket tracking and...

Keywords

photoshop
photography
web
filemaker
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