So, what do you do?

I get this question a lot. From potential clients to my own family members. My job description seems to always have a question mark. Let me sum it up for you and just like my design style- this will be clean and simple. ( spoiler alert- it's not just photoshop. 

1. I have an education in design. In college, I learned the principles of graphic design and communication. This includes gaining knowledge in the following: composition, balance, color, page layout, and typography. I also studied the history of art, architecture, and Design.

2. I learned the tools of the trade. I always say that graphic design designers are skilled tradesmen and women. We know and use specific software to get the job done. For example, the adobe creative suite includes Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. 

Here is the Answer: I make things using the skills listed above. My focus is n branding. Books, Record covers, Business cards, magazines, Package design- to name a few.

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