Graphic Arts Services
- Graphic Layouts
- Poster, Brochure, Post Card, T-shirt Design
- DVD / Blu-ray Menu Page Design
This service entails designing and putting together all of the printed paper and disc graphics for projects including compact disc, DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl album sleeve, cassette J-card, and other media. I can use your art, text, lyrics, logos, photos and graphic images to put together a print-ready package – conform the master files to the printer’s format/file standard and send it electronically (or on a disc) to you or directly to your printer. Proofs are sent to you for corrections, changes, or your final approval before the project is finished.
If you need any art, logos or backgrounds, I can produce many of these elements or find an artist for you (at additional cost) who can be hired to provide the needed art or graphic image based on your ideas or a concept we work out together.
Graphic Layout for Compact Disc
This example is a graphic layout created for a Compact Disc release. This one has 5 pieces: the front cover/inside cover (to the left of disc when case is opened), the inside panel (a band photo in this example), the back cover with spine flaps, the inner tray panel (under the disc and clear tray), and the disc face graphic (black print on a silver disc for this example). The artwork/photo in this layout was supplied by the band and an artist. I assembled the graphic layout and electronically delivered the print-ready files to the printer.
Album/CD Cover Example
This is an album/CD cover I created. The figures were digitally cut out from photos and placed together to create the ‘one-man-band’ concept. The logo and title were added against a simple gradient background. I can also take existing logos and/or artwork and simply put it all together, adding, changing, or refining elements of the cover and get the final version print ready.
These are logo examples. I can create logos, or clean up / improve existing logos to use in a project.
Poster, Brochure, Post Card, T-shirt Design
These are poster/postcard examples. Although these examples are all musical in nature, I can create poster designs for anything you can dream up.
This is an example of a black and white magazine advertisement. The artwork and photography were supplied by others. I took these raw elements and created the finished print-ready piece.
DVD / Blu-ray Menu Page Design
In a DVD or Blu-ray project, you may want something beyond the customizable templates found in disc-authoring software.
This requires designing a new menu page.
This is usually part of a DVD/Blu-ray project, but falls under the heading of Graphic Arts.
My rate for Graphic Arts services is $20 / hour (plus discs and sales tax)
Some projects may require an outside artist (optional) which would add an additional cost.
A back-up disc (or discs depending on size of project) of the entire project and its elements can be created.
This is hard copy is recommended even if the final project is sent electronically.
If a customer ever wants to revisit the project or make changes to it later, this master disc would be necessary.
The only cost to the customer is the disc/case/insert. The project could also be backed up on a customer’s external hard drive for no charge.
Additional information, including how to get started, can be found on the FAQ page.