On a few occasions at Feed the Children, I did a little graphic design. In January 2014, I collaborated with my boss, Joy Bennett, on a blog post titled Ten Simple Ways To Help Children in 2014. I did the graphics for each of the ten, which were used together in the blog post and separately in a social media campaign.
One of my favorite freelance clients was Texas Trio, an upscale rustic furniture store. They sold the kind of stuff you’d put in your million-dollar ranch house to make it look cozy. The owner was pretty pleased with the look I came up with.
I spent several years with Real Estate Concepts, both as a freelancer as the in-house marketing director. I built the website, designed the ads, produced the weekly open house materials, and did my best to please a large staff of type-A salespeople.
There are worse jobs than selling real estate at Possum Kingdom Lake, and there are also worse jobs than designing ads for those people who sell that real estate. I had that job. The design one.
During my time at Maxor Pharmacy Services Corp., I manned the IT help desk, set up new computers, and crawled around under desks to install new printers. I also wrote business proposals, designed marketing materials, and redesigned their website, hooking up a refreshed front end with all their behind-the-scenes data.
This is a website I designed way back in 2004 for my former newspaper boss, Garet von Netzer. It’s not the fanciest website by 2014 standards, but I still update it for him and it still brings hunters to his ranch from all over the United States. Ain’t broke; won’t fix.