My story began

the moment I could hold a

pencil & camera…

With 40+ years of experience in Photography and Art in all its forms,
and 30 years in business as a Designer…
I have evolved into a well-rounded Designer.

My Story

I have 40+ years of immersion in the arts & photography. Beginning at a young age I began to develop my skills as an artist,
designer and photographer thanks to parents who supported me at every turn.

I specialize in art & design in all its forms and pride myself on being skilled at so many aspects of my craft.

My career literally began the moment I could hold a pencil and camera.
I embraced the advent of digital technology immediately upon its arrival into the creative world,
and in doing so I was able to increase my skills as a traditional artist/designer and photographer to a new level of excellence.

With 40+ years of experience in Photography and Art in all its forms, and 30 years in business as a Designer,
I have evolved into a well-rounded Designer.
In all aspects of my business I strive to deliver only the very best to each of my clients.

Some of the things I can help you with are:
Web Design & Development, Graphic Design, Logo Design, Company Identity, Brochures, Promotions,
Event signage and collateral, Exhibit banners and displays, Retouching and Photography.

If you have something that needs to attract attention to a particular event, service, product or feature….
I am the designer you’re looking for.

Chad J Carlson

My talents are very diverse and symbiotic in nature.
Each feeding off the other to produce the final design or imagery.

“Design could be thought of as a living thing that lives and breathes and is constantly
changing and evolving with the times.
And sometimes can even be the catalyst that actually initiates the change.”

My Commitment to You

I will always be honest, fair, straight forward, efficient and reliable.
I will make every effort to make your experience working with me
as enjoyable and stress free as possible.

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When you join my personal mailing list you will receive a monthly (or possible bi-monthly) email from me.
You my opt out at any time with no hard feelings.
No Spam. No selling of your info. I promise.

Services I use and recommend

Web Hosting
I highly recommend Siteground. I can walk you through setting up your own account or we can set you up on my company Siteground servers.
Newsletter Services
Mailchimp is one of the most popular newsletter services on the web today. Easy to use, Easy to setup, Easy to integrate with Wordpress. Mailchimp is a solid choice.
Copywriter
Deidra is amazing if you are a creative yourself and need help with writing copy for your new website! Drop her a line and let her know I sent you:)
Bookkeeping
I absolutely LOVE Freshbooks! Forget the other expensive bookkeeping services out there and check out Freshbooks, you'll be glad you did.
Coach
Ilise Benun is a Marketing Mentor and can get you back on track if your focus has strayed a bit and you need to get your marketing back on track.
WooCommerce
Check out Woocommerce for yourself and see if it isn't the perfect e-commerce platform for your new online marketplace. I'll help get you up and running fast.

Investing in your business
Understanding the value of a designer

I strive to keep my pricing fair and am always willing to work with my clients to come up with an investment that will fit their budget. However, I’ve come to find that most don’t understand the value of a designers time and skill and generally don’t have a good sense of what a project will actually cost to get the desired result.

When you hire a designer you are making an investment in your product or service and what a designer will produce for you gives your product or service more or less value based on the designers skill in execution. If you are concerned only with the cost of the project and “good enough” is okay with you…I’m probably not the designer you’re looking for. Please consider that as you search for your designer.

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Jared West
Entrepreneur
CEO

“Chad has been a major contributing factor to the success of several different businesses I’ve founded since 2006 and has been my main point of contact for nearly 15 years. Not once have we had an issue that would cause me to look elsewhere.

 

He is my go-to renaissance visual marketing creator as he excels in every facet. He is extraordinarily responsive, ultra-efficient & flexible while at the same time guiding my own vision & collaborating with me to create beautiful, appealing & original e-commerce websites, catalogs, menus & trade-show graphics and more.

 

I’m very grateful  for his partnership & I’m certain that I would not have had the success I’ve realized over these years without his help.

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Gary West
Mantis Knives
CEO

“We are proud to say that we have had Chad associated with our company for no less than 15 years. In that 15 year period they have maintained and updated The Mantis Knife website with professionalism and cutting edge concepts. Additionally, he has always been reliable & responsive to all of our requests.

 

Chad visually updated our website beautifully, initiating countless requests for referral. It is without hesitation that I highly recommend Chad  for any website needs. We so appreciate a company that is dedicated to their customers needs and takes pride in their work and honors their relationship.”

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Tiffany Harelik
Wise Skies Advice
Owner

“I love working with Chad directly over any other company who has helped us in the past. He has excellent response and turnaround rates, while genuinely listening to our concerns and finding efficient solutions for our online business challenges.”

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Amanda Green, MPH
Soul Pathology
Owner

“Since day 1, Chad was able to hear my business vision and translates it practically and effectively. He offers practical solutions and is consistently honest about his expertise as well as his limitations.

 

Chad is not only talented, efficient and dependable, but most importantly, fair and transparent.  Integrity is a big thing for me, not only as a business owner, but in life. I have a relationship of integrity with Chad.

 

I’m truly grateful for our business partnership.”

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Cindy Zahler
Archer Seven Publishing, LLC
Publisher

“It was a pleasure to work with Chad. I had a very specific design in mind for my book cover. Chad listened carefully to what I expressed, and created a beautiful, compelling product that was even better than I had envisioned.

 

I highly recommend him!

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