If you’re anything like me, you became a graphic designer because you love creating. You love creating artwork and expressing yourself through your designs. Each project is a new opportunity to display your talent for layout and symmetry. The feedback you get from your clients is a rewarding bonus, on top of being paid of course!
The Photoshop Effect
I realized at a young age that my career would involve art in some respect. I was the kid everyone looked up to when it came to art class. As soon as I discovered the art of creating digital works on the computer, I was hooked. My first experience with Adobe Photoshop was in 1997 with a copy of Photoshop 4.1. I remember using the text tool for the first time and loved the flexibility and freedom of the software.
Graphic Design as a Career
Now, I have been working as a full-time professional in the creative field for over 10 years. Sometimes I still can’t believe I get paid for it. Many things have changed over the years, but one has not. Photoshop is the number 1 software I use for 90% of my design projects. I am a self-taught, old-school graphic designer who spends 8-10 hours a day on Photoshop each and every day. It is my canvas, and my bread and butter.
I invite you to join me on my journey through life as a professional graphic designer and Creative director. My skills have evolved to include many aspects of digital marketing as well. Together, let’s create more.