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Hi. My name is Paul. How are you? I’m sorry/glad/concerned to hear that! Tell me more about your weird fingernails … sorry, I might have gotten sidetracked, let’s get back to the topic …

… I’m a graphic designer. While I like to make pretty things, there’s much more to what I do than riding a unicycle made of recycled napkins, obsessing about fonts, making up colors, or pushing shapes around on a computer screen.

I have 20 years of experience working with small business start-ups, service focused non-profits, and large multi-national corporations. I specialize in creating unique, strategic, and effective brand interactions through a variety of digital mediums. In 2011 I co-founded ChoreMonster with Chris Bergman, where I was Chief Creative Officer. I was responsible for all visual media, including web and mobile platforms, marketing materials, illustration, as well as managed animation and written communications.

I strive to cultivate collaborative teams of creators and developers that strive to make the best quality product or service based through research, analysis, testing, and iteration.

 

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Some Things Were Said


Over a year ago Chris and I embarked upon the murky waters of the startup universe. I “toed the line” between running Wiseacre Digital and building a product with ChoreMonster for several months, until things turned a corner (i.e., ChoreMonster got venture funding). I packed my bags and waved goodbye to nearly a decade of being a freelancer indie designer. Recently an old graphic I created on Dribbble has been turned into a tshirt, and I thought “Maybe I could share some of the things I learned working for myself?”, where I succeeded and where I failed. This is by no means comprehensive of all the things you need to know when starting your own graphic design business, but I believe covers a great deal of things you need to be prepared for before and while you do. Don’t Be Desperate My introduction into the independent world of design (I know I’ve shared over and over my loathing of the term freelance, so I will not labor on the topic) was not voluntary. Panic was my suit, my state of being … Continue reading