Tell me about Charles (Charlie) Davis
Well, you can call me either Charles or Charlie, either works. I own DavisImages and have been freelancing for a number of years offering graphic design, illustration, fine art, digital art, video, photography, and website-development solutions.
I was born and grew up in the Boston area, and tend to slip back into the “ACCENT” on occasion. I graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts with a Major in Illustration. I have been doing freelance work for more than 20 years.
For as long as I can remember I have been either drawing, painting or simply doodling and it only seemed fitting that I am now a graphic/web design and illustration professional, with considerable experience using Adobe Creative Suite of products; Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, After Effects, Flash and more, in both a Mac and PC environment, in managing all phases of the creative production process for print, web, and video/multimedia. I am always seeking to leverage my strengths in all graphic/web/illustration projects, where my energy, knowledge of design, web and organizational skills, can be fulfilled even while working with fellow creative and non-creative professionals. I have many years of experience with brand awareness and being able to innovatively pull ‘it’ all together for a more cohesive “branded” look with print, web and other formats, such as video and photography. Proven creative, marketing, and technical skills to effectively and efficiently see projects from concept to completion. Creative, innovative and original with a positive attitude. Hard working, works well under pressure, a great team player. Having a background in customer service, management, and as a team leader working with tight deadlines, gives the confidence to achieve maximum results and success on all projects.
For 10 years I worked as a Senior Corporate Designer for a large direct-mail company in Central Massachusetts that specializes in servicing the needs of small business owners. That decade allowed me to understand and learn what a small business owner needs to succeed and grow. I am proud to say I put myself through college while working for my father, who continues to run his own business.
I am a creative person with a deep understanding of design, animation, printing, and technology. With a solid history in corporate identity, packaging, print collateral, logo design, advertising, annual reports, production, and retail and catalog design, I am dedicated to applying my vision, technology, and resources to meet the design objectives of my customers and produce consistently high-quality products.
Video and photography is another one of my skills - from taking the footage/photos, editing and enhancing them to best convey the message for each project. I have also created How-To-Videos, print collateral, and trade show graphics.
I am also familiar developing email and advertising campaigns that focus on new product releases, press releases and promotional communications that run with social media outlets, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest, to name a few. By concentrating on Relationship Building instead of selling, you can steadily reap the rewards from the professional growth of your business!
I am hard working, work well under pressure, and a great team player. With a background in customer service, management, and as a team leader working with tight deadlines, this gives me the confidence to achieve maximum results and success on all projects.
With each project I undertake, I work on a one-to-one, personalized basis with my client. No customer-service or sales representatives are involved--just the client and me. My clients are extremely important to me, and I strive to satisfy all their graphic design needs.
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Software Mac & PC • Adobe Creative Cloud - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Premiere, Fireworks, Bridge; QuarkXpress, Final Cut Pro, PowerPoint, Corel Painter, MS Office, Mac/PC Trouble Shooting
Design • Direct Mail, Corporate Identity, Packaging, Print, Logo, Advertising, Labels, Pre-Production, Full Color, Catalog, Web Graphics, Animation, Video and Photo - Shoots & Correction; Illustration, Painting
Web • Flash, Dreamweaver, CSS, HTML, Drupal, Layout, Banners, Graphics