The name represents an analogous connection between graphic design and the art of cooking. "Could you pick up two dozen pixels from the super market?" They're special ingredients for elegant design.
It also represent how many pixels it takes to create a recognizable image or icon (in our opinion).
It takes a good mixture of ingredients to create something that tastes especially good and that's how we feel about visual communication.
We'd love to make something special for you.
Let's get cookin.
Adobe Photoshop (CC and earlier), Panic’s Coda, Barebones BBedit, Adobe Dreamweaver (CC and earlier)
Adobe Photoshop (CC and earlier), Adobe Illustrator (CC and earlier), Adobe InDesign (CC)
Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator with a professional level of experience in both.
May 2006 – Present (10 years 3 months)
Meeting with clients on a regular basis for creative briefs, editing CSS for development sites and working with printers and vendors to produce final pieces that meet the client’s needs.
Graphic Designer III
May 2013 – January 2016 (2 years 9 months)
Duties involved concept design to final production, art direction of both print and electronic communications. Work involved organizing, creating, designing, and executing a variety of the more complex web-based and/or printed material projects including view books, brochures, posters, illustrations, catalogs, booklets, website design, e-newsletters.
April 2011 – July 2013 (2 years 4 months)
Produced websites and branding campaigns for local and regional businesses. Worked directly with printers to get specifications for producing custom jobs and meeting the requirements of the printers. Direct communication with advertisers for ad placement and working with the clients to produce quality advertisements and promotional items.
November 2009 – April 2011 (1 year 6 months)
Worked under the direction of a team of designers and creative marketing leads to produce branding and marketing materials for clients. Projects needed several rounds of proofs and print ready documents for mass printing and publishing. Developed several websites and social media campaigns for clients.
Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Computer Software industry
January 2008 – June 2008 (6 months)
Collaborated with MedSeek (a Birchbrook Group client/partner) project management to produce website layout designs/redesigns for Hospitals. A fast paced, highly competitive environment. Hamilton Health Sciences website designed – http://www.hhsc.ca/ – Worked with the client’s creative briefs and a project manager to produce a layout design for the homepage and interior pages of the HHS website as well as several others.
January 2004 – December 2007 (4 years)
Direct communication with clients, scheduling turn around times, meeting with clients to engage in creative briefs to better understand the clients needs, meeting tight deadlines, worked with numerous clients to produce new websites, printed materials, advertising, and business/corporate identity. Produced graphics, advertising, printed packaging, instruction pamphlets, and brochures.
Geological Engineering Department
May 2003 – January 2004 (9 months)
Aspyr | Marketing Lead
Luke has helped us on a number of projects this year. He works fast and with a good attention to detail. Some of our projects can be complicated with numerous revisions and timeline changes. He has been patient and willing to work with us to get past complications and finish the projects. We will definitely continue to work with him as long as he is available. Devin, April 27, 2009
Tavoca Inc. | President
We have hired Luke as needed for graphics art work for web site, printed materials, trade show booths, and other design projects. He has been producing great results for us since 2001. I highly recommend Luke. John, January 26, 2011
Vaughn Design | Owner