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Michel Godts | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 18, 2014

Michel Godts

Web, mobile, logo, print, design and maintenance
   United States
  |   Rochester, NY
  |  7:32 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $60

Worry-free web design and graphic design from Rochester, NY! For over 30 years I helped businesses and nonprofits successfully achieve their communication goals online and in print—from planning to execution to maintenance. I also assist creative design firms with logo design, web design, and print design services.

WORK PHILOSOPHY

My purpose is to be a consulting graphic design partner with my clients. I do not approach a new account as a quick revenue stream but rather as a long-term partnership.

To achieve this I care for my client’s...

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Portfolio

This is my own website. Browse many work examples, and read about my background, work...
http://www.michelgodts.com
Promotional website for the Concentus Women’s Chorus in Rochester, NY
http://www.concentus.org
Marketing website for Burger House Hamburgers, a franchise business located in Dallas, TX
http://www.burgerhouse.com
Amost 25% of this popular Dallas restaurant franchise comes from web-capable cell...
http://www.burgerhouse.com/mo
Graphic design to support the tradeshow presence of Law 360, an online newswire for...
A unique design to introduce the personalized marketing services offered by Clarigo, a...
Marketing website for a small business offering personalized marketing services from...
http://www.clarigomarketing.com
e-Commerce website for Ambrosia Software, a developer of computer utilities and games...
http://www.ambrosiasw.com
Program information and giving website for The Children’s Grand Adventure in Houston.
http://thegrandadventure.net/
Capability website for KAL Manufacturing, a contract metal manufacturer in Rochester, NY
http://kal-mfg.com
Capability brochure design and production for KAL Manufacturing, a contract metal...
Marketing and information website for a private school in Houston, TX
http://www.yorkshireacademy.com
Considering a regular traffic increase from web-capable cell phones, I designed a...
http://www.YorkshireAcademy.com/mo
Marketing and capability website for an economic damage expert witness located in Salt...
http://www.HamptonIP.com
Conference catalog advertising insert for Hampton IP, an economic damage expert witness...
Magazine advertising to announce Houston Symphony’s Holiday season
For the Houston Symphony, I designed and produced the 2004–2005 Classical and Pop...
One of a few book jackets I designed for the University of Rochester Press

Skills (8)

Tested
HTML5
CSS
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Dreamweaver
Google Analytics
SEO

Service Description

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

Good design needs to support your unique communication needs. Because each client has a different message, marketing strategy, and audience, the design should be unique as well. And it should be easy to use, read, and understand.

To achieve this, I make the effort to understand your business, industry, and marketing. I then apply 30+ years of graphic design experience to design effective communication materials that engage, educate, and inform while reinforce the branding you’ve worked hard to develop.

Good web and print communication also requires constant learning about emerging technologies, emerging trends, and best practices. This learning is directly applied to my web and graphic design services. It is also transferred to you as we brainstorm and work on projects.

WEB DESIGN SERVICES

• Communication strategy consultation
• Website content architecture
• Web/mobile website design
• Email design
• HTML5/CSS3 coding supporting responsive design
• ExpressionEngine content management system
• Website content maintenance
• Management of web development and creative service vendors

LOGO AND PRINT DESIGN SERVICES

• Logo and stationery design
• Design and production services to support all your print marketing needs: brochures, flyers, magazine ads, conference displays, etc.
• Management of creative service vendors


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Employment

Michel Godts eDesign
Owner, Freelance Web Graphic Designer/Consultant
2001 - Present
I support the web communication needs of small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and graphic design firms by offering web design, consulting, implementation, and project management services. I...
Edge Creative Strategies
Director of Digital Media
2002 - 2004
Responsible for consulting with clients on their online marketing strategies and designing, implementing, and managing all web and interactive media projects. In addition, I also designed corporate...
Hill Design Group
Art Director, Interactive Media
2000 - 2001
Hired to manage and art-direct a four-person interactive design team and to develop better interactive media production practices. On website projects, responsibilities included consulting, price...
Savage Design Group
Multimedia Art Director/Manager, Graphic Designer
1991 - 2000
I began to work for this graphic design firm as a graphic designer to design and produce annual reports, corporate brochures, newsletters and graphic identities. Following the development of the...
Miscellaneous Graphic Design Firms
Graphic Designer
1988 - 1991
Computer-aided graphic design and production for the following firms in Philadelphia and Houston: Marcolina Design, Steven Sessions Design, Bowne of Houston, Chart Works.
Digigraphic Studio (Brussels, Belgium)
Founder, President and Art Director
1984 - 1987
Digigraphic was the first company of its kind in Belgium, offering electronic design and production services for the printing and audiovisual industry on Macintosh and PC computers. We designed...
Employments in Belgium
Graphic Designer
1978 - 1984
I began my professional career in Brussels, Belgium. After working a few months as a photographer in a lab of the Catholic University of Louvain, I decided to go freelance. I was also Assistant...

Education

Institut Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium
Master of Fine Arts in graphic design
1975 - 1979
INRACI, Brussels, Belgium
Bachelor’s Degree in Photography
1973 - 1975

Keywords

logo
print
web
website
mobile
HTML5
CSS3
design
responsive
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