Clear and Calm
“You brought such great creativity—along with an amazing work ethic! Most of all, I appreciate the patience and professionalism with which you approached things. The tougher things got, the more clear and calm you became—that was incredibly important!”
— Laura Lee, University of Michigan
Gerald R. Ford School of Pubic Policy
There in a pinch
“I want to thank and acknowledge you for the expert wire framing (including mobile), long hours under an insane deadline, and for stepping in to manage the project when [we] got too busy.”
— Dave Hile, Hile Creative
With you all the way
“THANK YOU, THANK YOU for ALL of your support over the last few years. It’s been great working with you! You have been an asset to me and I REALLY appreciate all of your help.”
— Mindy Lowe, Esperion Therapeutics
Freelance Graphic Designer
Focusing on Practical Creativity
Working my way from desktop publishing as a teenager, to the world of hand-painted murals, and back to the much cleaner world of digital design has been a wonderful learning experience. I love helping people solve problems and cultivating new skills for that purpose. For ten years I worked at Hile Creative, a full-service branding and marketing firm in Ann Arbor, MI. I relied on a unique blend of right- and left-brain skills in a number of roles as Production Designer, Sr. Designer, Art Director, Project Manager, Web Director, and COO. Now as the Principal of Birdbrook Design, working with a team of trusted professionals, I’m focused on producing creative, yet practical, process-driven solutions to my clients’ complex marketing challenges.
Specialties: Logo & Identity Design, Web Design, UI/UX, Project Management, Print Design, Infographics, Illustration
Software: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner
Other: Basecamp, Harvest, Trello, WordPress, Joomla
Principal Designer & Strategist
- Right Brain 50%
- Left Brain 40%
- Pinky & The Brain 10%
And now for something completely different…
Before committing to the digital realm and it’s magical “undo” button, I used actual art supplies to make things happen: acrylic paint, bristle and foam brushes, pastels, and pencils.
Here is a sampling of past projects.
(Murals completed while working for Barney Judge, Inc, and/or Anatoliy Shapiro: http://shapiro-art-studio.com/)