When I came up with the concept of Golfbuddyfinder.com, Rob was the first web/graphic design professional I spoke to. The entire layout of the site is amazing, utilizing a slick and easy to use interface. I attribute all this to his stylish use of CSS along with a tremendous sense of color theory.
He never ceases to amaze me with his ability to create just the right image or logo, as well as his ability to enhance text and photos. He truly is an as of yet undiscovered graphics savant.
Chris Barker: Vocals/Guitar @ Day At The Fair
I've worked with Rob on a number of projects over the past 8 years. The main thing that keeps me coming back to work with him is his dedication to improvement. Every project seems to increase tenfold from the project before it.
The other thing that keeps me coming back is his ability to turn concepts into great design. I'm not great at coming up with ideas, I rarely have an idea of what it is I want. I have ideas of what I want the design "to say," but I have no idea what that specifically is. Somehow Rob manages to ask the right questions, and seems to use a psychic like ability to create a design that is exactly what I was looking for.
I played in bands for many years and all of those bands needed websites and t-shirt designs, and I felt that was my way of contributing. I started out self taught and went back to school when I was 26 and done playing music. My design book collection could rival the appropriate section in Borders or Barnes & Noble. Seriously, I'm not kidding.
I really love working with color, but I try to limit using color to accents. I find it very easy to span different styles, but I feel the unifying factor is keeping things clean, simple, and well balanced. I'm always excited to find new inspiration and try new things.
Yes I do. I can design business cards, letterhead, or whatever you're looking for to compliment your site or as a stand alone package. I've also worked with some very affordable and reliable printers as well, so if you need one I can refer a few or act as middleman to keep you from having to deal with a designer AND a printer.
Sure. I ALWAYS start with research, planning, and information gathering. Next I do the actual design and send it back to you for approval and/or revisions. At this point, if it's a print job I send it out to print. If it's a website we're working on, I code it all out and publish it to a testing server where you can access it, and once again provide approval/revisions. From there I test everything for a couple days and then publish the completed site to it's proper domain name.
Absolutely, you don't need to know HTML either. If you do know HTML, that's great, but if you don't, no problem. I can build a content management system into your site on the backend. To put it simply, you would be able to log into a "secret" portion of your website where you update the site simply by filling out some forms. It's easy. I promise. I'll even meet with you upon completion of the project to teach you how to use it.
I absolutely love that moment where the idea hits you and you just know it'll be absolutely perfect. Often times things will be flowing and then you'll hit a wall. If you keep trying at that point it only makes it worse. Then when you least expect it, that perfect little idea just jumps right in there. That's definitely my favorite part.
John. It comes from my grandfather on my mom's side, with the Robert coming from my dad, and his dad, and his dad, etc.. I usually go by Rob, but you can call me Rob, Robert, Robert J., R.J., pretty much any of those will do.