Well, how did I get here?

photo of Chris Keach, San Diego freelance graphic designer

I’ve been a full-time, professional freelance graphic designer and production artist since 2011. Prior to this, I worked 12 years as a marketing consultant in San Diego. I worked for a boutique agency and learned how to do just about everything having to do with marketing, and now I use that knowledge to help my clients.

Graphic Design for Printing

My primary specialty as a graphic designer is creating pieces for printing. Clients have hired me for everything from brochures and business plans to posters and restaurant menus to logos and business cards. Check out the links below for some examples.

I have extensive experience in print buying and can point you in the right direction or handle that side of the project for you, either with great San Diego printers or discount online printers.

Web Design & Online Projects

I have successfully designed and built web sites for bloggers, charities and businesses. Working with the WordPress platform, I can take you from scratch to a complete blog or web site at a reasonable rate. Check out my web design portfolio.

In addition to WordPress web site design, I have set up e-commerce sites on the Shopify platform and created email newsletters on a variety of platforms, including Constant Contact, Bronto, MailChimp, Mad Mimi.

Additional Key Skills

Typography: I have an advanced understanding of laying out type.

Print Buying: For over a decade supervising digital and offset printing was a huge part of my job, including approval of soft proofs and press checks. I am happy to help you get your project produced at the best quality for the best price.

Photography: I’ve been shooting as a hobby for over 20 years and occasionally come in handy for clients. I also have coordinated multi-day photo shoots with very talented professional photographers, including initial scouting, styling, art direction and retouching.

Copywriting: Another skill from my days as a marketing consultant where I served as primary copywriter for direct mail, advertising, brochures and Web sites for three resorts and nine golf courses.

Get in Touch

As always, please email me to discuss whatever projects you have in mind. Free estimates are always free! I’m always honest about my qualifications: Chances are we’ll work together happily and productively, but if I lack the expertise to get it done I won’t waste your time and might be able to point you toward someone awesome.

(If you do want to waste your time, check out my car photography at Chris-Shoots-Cars.tumblr.com.)