Area residents in need of graphic design services now have another option with the creation of Adam Feldbauer's new business, Adam Feldbauer Design.
Born and raised in St. Marys, Feldbauer learned the fundamentals and principals of 2D and 3D design while attending Edinboro University. He also holds an associate degree in business with a specialization in design from DuBois Business College.
"When I was in school for design and business, I decided I wanted to start freelancing and trying to get my name out there," Feldbauer said. "I did a few jobs here and there, but did not have a whole lot of work. I officially started designing under Adam Feldbauer Design the first of this year. It is something I have always been serious about and have always wanted to do. I figured instead of a New Year's resolution that I would probably forget about in a month, why not do something I've always wanted to do?"
Feldbauer noted that he first became interested in graphic design when he realized that making a living as an artist would be nearly impossible.
"I am glad that I chose design as my profession, though. I have a certain meticulousness and almost obsessive-compulsiveness when it comes to detail and placement," Feldbauer said.
Some of the past projects Feldbauer has worked on include banners, mailers, websites, business cards and logos.
Other services he offers include logo and identity design, brand identity development, brochures, posters, CD covers and wedding invitations.
In discussing the wide range of services he provides, Feldbauer explained that it is important for individuals and companies to work with graphic designers rather than trying to do the work themselves.
"A lot of people do their own graphics to save money or for whatever other reason, but those graphics are what people see. They are representing you or your company. They give your clients or prospects that first impression," Feldbauer said. "Clients and prospects see a well-designed logo or brochure and know that your company cares about its reputation and cares about quality."
Feldbauer charges on an hourly basis for his graphic design work, providing prospective clients an initial quote based on how long he estimates the project will take from start to completion.
"If the project ends up taking more time than anticipated, I will notify the customer and we will proceed from there. I like to work, not for the customer, but with the customer, based on their budget and needs. There is no budget too small to work within," Feldbauer said.