An industrious Graphic Designer with over eight years of practical experience in the design field. Well rounded and knowledgeable in marketing, branding, web design and development, color theory, use of type and layout to create dynamic graphic design that is effective in motivating the targeted audience. Capable of utilizing design in both print and web media with progressive abilities in many design programs. A diverse background in working with clients and print houses to produce the best piece possible - in budget. Able to overcome difficult tasks, meet deadlines, and produce quality work. Excellent file and project management capabilities with an appreciation for teamwork.
Who am I?
I live near Buffalo, NY and have been here going on a year and a half. I love to design websites and print material and have been doing so since 2001 when I got my first job as an ad designer at the Tennessee Star Journal in Tennessee. After a period of working at the Journal, I was offered a job at Peacock Advertising Agency in Sevierville, TN.
It was at the Ad Agency that I really became knowledgable in the art of design and marketing. I had the privladge of working under the marketing genius of James A. Peacock who has seen it all during his 35 years of experience.
I left Peacock Advertising when I saw the need to move north to be closer to family. I worked at the Arlington Catholic Herald in Arlington, Virginia as the Senior Ad Designer for a year until I saw the call to take on an internship at the Bible Presbyterian Church in Buffalo, NY. Since then, I have been working for the church as I prepare for the pastorate in about 6-7 years. Meanwhile, I have been doing freelance design work and ministry design outreach.
“ There is nothing like the great feeling you get when we come up with a totally unique creative idea, present it to the client and the first words out of their mouth is "WOW!" I love it." - Eric Pastorek