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I'm Mike Shortsleeve (yes, that's my real last name) and I'm a freelance graphic artist living in Massachusetts. I make small businesses recognizable by using a variety of mediums to communicate their messages or identities to the consumer. I've worked with clients in multiple fields across the country. Here you can check out my process and see examples of my work. If you think I can help visually communicate your company's message or identity, hit me up using the button below or connect with me via social media.

 
 
Design is the search for a magical balance between business and art; art and craft; intuition and reason; concept and detail; playfulness and formality and client and designer...
— Valerie Pettis
 
 
 

My clients

These guys have taken the leap in employing my design services in one way or another and I encourage you to ask them if they were satisfied with the results... When you come back, because you will, click the button below and let's get started.

 

More than just design

 

Successful design is never achieved by just shooting in the dark. By following an established process I'm able to get the information needed to design the best fit for your business. For design to hit the mark, it can't be over the counter, it needs to be custom made and one-of-a kind.

 

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Brief

I will pose a list of questions for you to answer, usually by email. Your answers will help me understand what it actually is that you need.

 
 
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Research

This step is crucial to differentiate your brand and highlight your value by better understanding the brand, its competitors and the audience.

 
 
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Create

This is the fun part. Based on the research and your needs, I will design a few concepts for you to view and discuss before finalizing a design.

 
 
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Deliver

I will provide you with the finished design in the appropriate file types based on your intended use.

 

Designs for brands and people

 

I've had experience working with a wide variety of clients across the country in numerous fields including marketing, construction, professional services, medical and retail.