Proprietor/Founder/Graphic Design Artist & Illustrator
Although I freelanced as a graphic design artist and illustrator directly after obtaining my Associates Degree in 2003, I did so intermittently. My goal at that time was to work directly for a design firm/company. In the intervening years, I supplemented my infrequent freelance work with full time employment in unrelated fields.
I have recently decided to change the course of my creative professional life by dedicating myself wholeheartedly to working as a freelance graphic design artist and illustrator, and established JourneyManDesigns for my title.
As a Graphic Design Artist, the software tools I design with are Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks to produce Posters, Logos, Business Cards, Flyers, Advertisements, Tattoos, T-Shirts, Brochures, CD's, & Book Covers. As an illustrator, the primary mediums I illustrate in are pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, and pen & ink. Each illustration medium is unique in that they demand a separate approach and application of my artistic talent, making versatility my primary asset. I illustrate in different styles as well, including traditional, expressive, abstract, cartoonist and am adept with color and black and white.
In unison, graphic design and illustration allow virtually no limits to interpreting whatever my imagination is required to create, enabling me to design with unlimited creativity and visual imagination. With this technique, I offer greater flexibility, variability, and choices that assures maximum artistic achievement in every design for every client. Though each medium has its own tools and character, the true artist not only masters each one individually, but combines and blends each together to achieve the ultimate artistic vision. As a graphic design artist & illustrator, this artistic vision is my constant thought and primary goal.