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Graphic Design

GRAPHIC
DESIGN

Graphic design for all of your needs including
logos, business cards, posters and more.

Your Graphic Designer in Dallas

Graphic design is an important mechanism for establishing your brand and grabbing the attention of viewers. And if quality graphic design is important, you need a graphic designer that can provide top-notch design. And JWorks Studios is the place for THAT graphic designer.

My graphic design portfolio includes work for a wide variety of industries, professions and uses. I design logos for businesses — large and small — in industries such as music entertainment, fashion, makeup and beauty, auto dealerships and more. I don't limit my graphic design services to businesses, I also do logos and design for non-profits, parties and personal use. And no matter the size, all of my clients receive the same quality and attention to their graphic design projects.

Logos are just a small part of my graphic design skill set. I also design banners, posters, books, cd covers advertisements, websites, and anything else involving graphic design!

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What graphic design programs do I use?

For logos and graphic design, I use a combination of graphic design programs to get the job done. From industry standards like Photoshop, to lesser known graphic design programs like CorelDraw.


Photoshop Illustrator Flash CorelDraw Gimp Inkscape

How to start the graphic design process?

If you like my graphic design work and you'd like me to do your design project, the steps are extremely simple:

  • Contact me using my form and describe what you need.
  • Place a good-faith down-payment for your graphic design project. (FAQ)
  • Review the design draft and suggest changes.
  • When satisfied, make the final payment and receive the final copy!

Graphic Design Samples

Logo design for Trajec Consequences

Photoshop

This is the new logo for Trajec Consequences. The design blends sharp angles with curves to produce a sweet logo, I must say. This logo is staged as black and red — one of the many different color schemes developed in the design process. This logo will be used on the web site, cd covers and branding.

Graphic Design

Photoshop

Graphic design can be used to give hints and that is exactly what this cd cover is designed to do. The cd cover design sports a book with gold foil lettering as the title of the album, a splatter effect with viewport shadows. All together gives you a hint of the theme of the album.

Custom T-Shirt Design

Photoshop

A custom t-shirt design featuring a dreadlocked humanoid creature built 100% from scratch. Muscular traits like the chest and arms and shoulders are as expected, but extra detail went into making the creature unique such as the core, the eyes, and of course the trademark dreads. View larger

Poster Design

Photoshop

This is the first in a series of movie poster designs of the same title. One of the central ideas and locations of the movie involve the club scene, and that is clearly incorporated in the poster design. A great deal of attention went into addressing all of the ideas the creator had for the poster: glowing eyes, tattoo, hair, etc.. View larger

Sunflec Logo

Adobe Illustrator

Logo for sunFLEC Solutions. A clean, modern and professional logo design developed using Illustrator. Selling patented radiant barrier technology, the logo illustrates that purpose idea by reflecting a hot, wave of sunlight away thus cooling the home.

Banner Design

Photoshop

This piece of graphic design was done for a marketing campaign for Bitch Slap Cosmetics. The focal point is on Brittanya O'Campo of VH1's Rock of Love Bus and Charm School. Photo editing, typography, graphic design.

Quickdupe Logo Design

Photoshop

Logo design for Quickdupe, a cd duplication company. The logo design called for merging the company name with the idea of speed and quickness. A clean, statement logo. This logo was designed in Photoshop.

Brochure design

Photoshop

This is the layout for an apparel brochure for Zela Soccer. Looking closely, the design uses a soccer net as the frame for the soccer products. A nicely styled page with all of the important pictures and information clearly readable. Also includes an area for contact information as well as a dedicated space for coupon codes. View larger

Hidden Peak Logo

Illustrator

The Hidden Peak logo is one of the most beloved logos in my catalog. The design of the logo was designed to establish a specific type of look that melds with the look and culture of winter sports and their style. Such a bold and clean graphic design makes this logo a piece that can be used for any purpose.

Independence Day Logo

Photoshop

This logo design was created for a series of branding and marketing for a cd release. This original graphic design incorporates the US flag and a custom designed, "mean mugging" George Washington.

GoMoto Logo

Illustrator

This is the company logo / brand logo for GoMoto. This logo is a Web 2.0 graphic design style. This logo was designed to be used on the web, marketing, and hardware and so was designed in Illustrator for its vector qualities.

Steady Ballin Media Group Logo

Illustrator

This is the logo design for Steady Ballin Records' new parent company, Steady Ballin Media Group. The logo's design from the begining was to create a brand identity that was clean, elegant, uniquely noticable, and looks good on t-shirts, cds, the web and marketing materials.

Diamonds Unlimited Logo

Inkscape

This logo design for a web-based jewelry company named Diamonds Unlimited. The logo was created using the inkscape graphic design suite because of its simple yet elegant design. Designed to be a vector logo from the start to preserve scalability for usage on bags, boxes, and marketing material.

Farmers business card design

Photoshop

This is the Farmers business card. The layout is extremely unique and it matches the company's website — which I also designed. More importantly, the text stays sharp and easy to read once printed and the colors are bright and represent the company well.

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The process of a graphic design project

The graphic design process generally has the same key points every time whether I'm designing a logo or designing graphics for a branding campaign. There are differences with time and difficulty, but the process is usually the same.

  • Indentify the project type

    Determine the type of project this is. Is it a logo? Is it graphic design for a poster? Is it a website?. This gets you in the mindset of preparing yourself for all of the finer parts of producing graphics for that particular useage.

  • What is the design goal?

    Yes, all of the graphics look great once they're done, but in order to get there, you have to know what it will look like at the end and work toward that goal step by step. What message will the design send to people who view it? What message should it send? Knowing how the design will be used once complete will help clearly establish the overall project goal.

  • What graphic design programs and techniques should I use?

    Not all graphic design projects will use the same design software. I need to determine the usage beforehand. Designs that will mainly be developed for print will require a different graphic design program than a design that will be used strictly for the web. Knowing this helps me know what graphic design program I will need.

    Secondly, knowing what the finished design will look like in my head gives me a chance to use different techniques to reach that graphic style.

  • Get feedback on the design

    I view graphic design is an investment for my clients. I don't let anyone check off a project until I get full feedback on my graphic design work. In some cases I use another set of eyes to get their first impressions of the design.

  • Make changes to the design

    Eventually there will be a slight change to the initial design. Getting feedback from my clients and updating the design fine tunes our collective vision for the design project.

  • Is the design up to my standards?

    Clients always love my graphic design work, but am I completely pleased with the design? Before I make the decision to release my graphic design work to the client, I cretique it heavily, myself. I view the design from different angles, turn my head quickly and turn back to see what my first impressions of the design would be, and sometimes make it my desktop wallpaper and just stare at it. Being such a hard critic of my own designs reassures that if I would be happy viewing this design over long periods of time, my client will definitely be satisfied.

How much time does it take to design a logo?

Like most graphic design projects, the time it takes to create a logo varies by design.

Simple logos, i.e. those that are monochrome or simplistic in design, on average see around an hour of work time, plus minor design tweak time. More detailed logos from therein increase in design detail, and thus, time.

I don't skimp on quality just because a logo's design is simpler than another. All of my logos get the same quality check but it's just a fact that some take longer than others. My quality is always guaranteed!

Are you a graphic designer in Dallas only or all states?

I work virtually (telecommute) so that means I can design what you need no matter where you are. Although I am a graphic designer in the Dallas area, I regularly do graphic design for clients all over the United States and other countries. I have a history of doing graphic design for clients who reside in Dallas, Texas, New York, California, Orlando, Florida, Hawaii, and as far away as Japan. So no matter where you are, I can be your graphic designer.

Choosing a great graphic designer

Many graphic designers have one particluar thing they do well and they choose to stick to that. As a graphic desiger, myself, I am lucky enough to be successful in a lot of disciplines. But how do you choose a great graphic designer?

A deep and diverse graphic design portfolio is a showcase of a graphic designer's talents. The amount of the designs is important, but the quality of their graphic design work speaks volumes, because that is the kind of work you can expect to see yourself.

Versatility is another important trait of great graphic designer. The ability to show that you can handle any task, familiar and foreign is something that any really good graphic designer should be able to show. Having a versatile graphic designer you trust ensures you the security that any design project you can throw at him will be accomplished with the same flair and quality as all of his previous graphic design projects.

Thoughtful questioning is another sign of the right graphic designer. I ask specific questions to a client to get to know:

  • A. If the client has a firm grasp of what he/she needs in a graphic design project. This lets me open the doors to design questions they didn't even think to ask themselves. This prevents backtracking which will save them money.
  • B. To get on the same page when it comes to the overall project design. I have to be able to get inside their heads so I can bring to life the design they're looking for.

Experience and location are essential in picking a graphic designer. If you're looking for a graphic design guru but are more worried about the price rather than the quality and your satisfaction, then what you're actually looking for is anybody out there with access to graphic design software. Not good...Lots of people turn to graphic designers in other countries —We've all heard the stories about graphic designers in India. The exchange rate may seem beneficial to some but in actuality, wether or not they satisfy your graphic design needs, you're at their mercy. Being a graphic designer in Dallas, TX, I have a verifyable work history, accessible state-side references, and do business with American-based finiancial systems that make sure all of your payments are safe, secure, and protected from fly-by-night tactics, unlike some graphic designers.

When choosing a great graphic designer, do not use price as the leading factor in your decision. The fact is many people look for the cheapest graphic designer but in the end wind up with cheap graphics to match the price. Don't be fooled. Budget is always a factor, but many people use that word as a crutch when in fact they are just being cheap. You can always find someone who will design your logo for $5, $10, $15 flat. Just remember that that is not a bargain, but a reason. Great graphic design is an investment and you should approach it as an investment. So if you find a graphic designer (me) with a deep and diverse portfolio (me), and you appreciate (my) design work, seriously consider making [me] your official graphic designer.

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