Art Background
Design & Printing Policies

My schooling in Art & Design began in 1995. I found some interests at the Alberta College of Art and Design and my enthusiasm for the courses offered expanded from there. Most of my design skills and software knowledge are acquired through self motivation. With the desire and commitment for continual learning, my road ahead will always be a challenging one.

My unique visualization of layout and design extend back to doodling on my homework in grade school. With the optimism of you seeing my portfolio I hope you will discover a refreshing and eager talent.

GRAPHICS 4 YOU

CELEBRATING 11 YEARS  OF GRAPHIC DESIGN SERVICES IN CALGARY!!
Today I work for myself, taking on new projects with a variety of clients. I welcome new challenges and look forward in making this business my lifelong career.

For 9 years now I have been working with a marketing company, Fusion Art & Design. Through this company I have the opportunity to design for several companies big and small.   www.fusionartanddesign.com

I also work for Delisle Marketing and Events Inc. Here I am the designer for all the events and tradeshows that they put on. I am a marketing  & events coordidator with the company where I am part of a team organizing tradeshows, charity and social events. Their website is all a sample of my portfolio. www.dmeinc.ca
 

SPECIALIZING IN PRINT ADVERTIZING & PRINT BROKER SERVICES!

• Corporate Packages    
• Original Logo Design     • Brochures     • Banners     • Posters

• Newspaper Advertisements     • Postcards    • Business cards     • AND SO MUCH MORE!!

ARE YOU TRADESHOW READY?
I can create your graphics for the show or take your existing material and have them printed for you and delivered to you, in Calgary, in time for your next Tradeshow! Call for more details.

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Other experience....

CREATIVE RESTAURANTS INC.
This is where I had the opportunity to design full time solely creating ads, brochures and menus for WildWood Brewing Company, Bonterra Trattoria, Florentines and Catch Oyster Bar.

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DESIGN BILLING POLICY:
Design services are billed in 15 minute increments. For new accounts a 50% deposit is required. Each additional proof is a minimum 15 minute charge, so be sure to send all your changes at once.

DESIGN ITEMS:
• Posters 1 - 1.5 hours
• Business Cards 1 hour
• Letterhead & Envelopes 1 hour
• Flyers 1 hour per side
• Brochures 2 - 3 hours
• Menus 3 - 6 hours
• Tent Cards 1 - 2 hours
• Banners/Large Format Posters 1 - 1.5 hours
• Gift Certificates  1 hour
• Gift Cards 1 hour
Any stock images that need to purchased for your design is extra.
Design times are cut down if the clients provides copies of all images and text required for the design.

Please call for design rates for logos, magazine designs and other items not listed.

Once the client has approved the final files for graphic design; GRAPHICS 4 YOU is not responsible for errors, spelling mistakes, etc. and the client is fully responsible for design and printing costs.

NOTE ON PRINTING:
Due to the nature of digital printing, colours may range a shade or two from one project to the next and will never be an exact match to your home printer and/or what you see on your monitor.   Most people find this variance in colour to be acceptable, however If you are particular about specific colours in your file, we strongly suggest you review a proof first. If you would like to see a printed sample of your file, one proof per project is provided at no charge and typically only adds one extra day to the production process.

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Other fun classes that helped me become who I am.....

COMMUNICATION SYMBOLS
An introduction to the various processes of investigating and executing applied design concepts. Concentrating on the the relationship between design problems and creative solutions. This course was an excellent tool in learning perspective and layout technicalities.

DRAWING
Drawing is a vital process that describes what you 'see' representing what you 'know' and express how you 'feel'. This course provided a concentrated experience of representational drawing. It helped develop skills through discussion and constructive critique.

JEWELLERY ELECTIVE
I learned basic skills and techniques required for metalsmithing. Sawing, soldering and sinking were taught to complete assignments each week for constructive critique.

DARKROOM TECHNIQUES
A hands on introduction into developing and printing black and white photography. Techniques of burning, contrast correction, basic spotting and print mounting were applied in this class. A personal favorite!



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