I'm the big guy at Good Stuff Studios, the BOLD Ann Arbor-based graphic design firm! It's still a young firm, so I'm the lead designer / photographer; the accountant; the chief salesman; the guy who creates invoices and estimates; etc. I'm very fortunate to have a part-time assistant, Vanessa Peña, who's able to maintain some semblance of order amongst my chaos.
For these profiles, Concentrate Media asks you to say why you chose the area. Well, simply put, I love this town. I even tell my friends and family I'm the King of Ann Arbor. (Of course, they justifiably roll their eyes at that.) I went to art school at UofM and found out pretty quickly this place takes its creativity seriously; and I really enjoy the challenges that come along with that attitude.
When it comes to graphic design, it's all about the people! We create imagery for the auto parts industry; we create imagery for holistic healing; we've created stuff for a radio station; we've created graphics for different charities; etc. I could go on and on about the different clients we've been fortunate enough to work with, but the point is these are all very different industries with very different personality types. We've not only been able to help them stand out graphically from their competition, but we've also been able to do this while getting along with them! It sounds like a no-brainer, but anyone who's worked across multiple industries knows what I'm talking about.
I have to say, I love the work. I sometimes joke that if science would find a way to get me a paperwork monkey, my life would be perfect. In all honesty though, the thing I enjoy most about what we do is seeing how happy our clients are with what we've created for them. We've even received a check with a thank you note attached! I don't know about you, but I don't send thank you notes when I pay my bills.
If you'd like to discuss our services further, shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 734.660.9359. We never charge for a consultation, and sometimes we even spring for the coffee!