Welcome to my blog





My name is Bob Ward and I am a graphic designer/print production artist with many years in the business of getting things printed — from conception to delivery. My experience in fast-paced, deadline driven environments enables me to be better suited for high volume studios. I have worked for publishers, printers, advertising agencies and most recently health & benefits/retirement administration companies.

Due to company restructuring at Mercer, I was recently laid off (Nov. 2018). Working as a Production Artist/Designer, I provided print/web support and design to their Communications department. A high volume studio producing health and benifits with (some retirement) print/web products for their clients employees. Mercer is a global leader for trusted human resources and related financial advice, products and services.

Before Mercer, I was employed at Hill Holliday (til 12/08) — I was hired to work initially as a dedicated Mac Artist on the John Hancock retail account but later moved into the "studio" preparing print files for Hill Holliday's client base.

Embracing the latest prepress technology, I am proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and use Acrobat, MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint routinely. Being skilled as a mock-up artist, I have experience creating professional high-quality renditions and prototypes. In a days workload, I am able to rebuild files, resize ads to publication specifications and produce layout solutions from an art director's concepts or designs.

Do you need a reliable, senior print production artist? 
Please see Work Experience for my qualifications.

Download my current professional resume


Using iMovie I made a few movies to promote non-profit organzations in my neighborhood, such as; Roslindale Main Streets & Roslindale Open Studios.
Go to my Videos page to view those videos.                              _____________________________________________________



I help promote my community of Roslindale by volunteering for Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS). 
I was active on the RVMS Marketing team where I create ads, videos and other promotional collateral. Additionally,
I provide pro bono graphic design, print production, and photography services for RVMS.
Roslindale Village Main Street


 As one of the original organizers of Roslindale Open Studios (ROS), I provided volunteer hours and creative pro bono services including: graphic and logo design, program brochure, ads, banners, signage, print production to help brand the event. I also generated $4,000 in ad sales for the program brochure. Roslindale Open Studios

Roslindale Open Studios 2010 Preview Video



"By the way, our prepress operators told me that your file was absolutely great...they wish all of our clients would send in files as perfect as yours!"
— Don Woo at Park Press, So. Holland, IL

"Bob, What can I say— you are the best! Thanks for ALL
you have done for Roslindale Open Studios. The brochure, postcards, advertisements and posters that you worked your graphic design magic on helped to make the event a huge success. I really appreciate all your dedication. It was a pleasure working with you."
  — Janice Williams, Roslindale Open Studios Coordinator

“As a volunteer on the Marketing Committee that I chair for Roslindale Village Main Street, Bob is an excellent resource for our social media, design, print and video needs. He is passionate about promoting small businesses and demonstrates a strong understanding of the challenges that small business owners face in this economic climate. Bob has a prolific talent for conceptualizing and then producing short videos to raise awareness of Roslindale's events and neighborhood character. We have also relied on him for a long time to develop our printed promotions, as he is very skilled in design and print production. He always takes initiative, always delivers a high quality product, and is always willing to do more. Bob is a stellar, invaluable member of our team - I wish we had 10 more just like him!”
— Erin Lyons, Director of the HSPH Annual Fund, Office of External Relations, Harvard School of Public Health




Paintings and crafts by Janice Regolsky

Janice Regolsky, my talented neighbor, commisioned me to take photos of her artwork at her home. Her art includes paintings, drawings, woodwork and figurines.


Photo of the Roslindale medical Center

I was commissioned to photograph, print and frame the Roslindale Medical Center to be given as a gift to Barbara Lottero, who retired as the Executive Director in June 2017.


Recent travel photos from Brazil. This is Ouro Preto, MG



For the Love of Flowers

I will be showing one photograph in the exhibit called "For the Love of Flowers" March thru April at the BNN Neighborhood Art Gallery, March-April, 2017.

Artist ReceptionMonday, March 6th, 2017, 5:30 - 7:00pm. Join us for the Neighborhood Art Gallery viewing and artist reception at BNN’s media center and TV studios. FREE and open to the public. RSVP required to art@bnntv.org or at janice@artfulgift.com

Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the BNN Charles J. Beard II Media Center, 3025 Washington Street, Boston, MA • Egleston Square, 02119

The BNN Neighborhood Art Gallery is open to the public during operating hours Monday - Saturday. Closed on Sunday.


My New Photos for this years Roslindale Open Studios

Long Point 1

Long Point 2


Long Point 3


Click on the above graphic to view a pdf I created to learn some nifty tips & tricks using Adobe InDesign.


My Photo On The front page of this weeks Boston City Paper

Click on the photo to see the digital version of the newspaper.

November 2015


Roslindale Open Studios 2015

Here are a few pictures of images that were on display at my home studio in 2015 and will be on display and for sale again in 2016!




My Self Promo for Roslindale Open Studios 2015

Here is a jpeg verson of my self promo for this years Roslindale Open Studios. Click on this jpeg image here and an interactive pdf will pop up in a new window. From there you can be directed to RoslindaleOpenStudios.org, BobDWard.com, or send me an email message. Give it a try.



My second holiday card design for 2015

This picture was taken back in 2008 while commuters were waiting for the Needham Train to Downtown Boston in a blustery snowstorm. It's my second Roslindale Holiday Card that will be on sale during Roslindale Open Studios. The inside says "Greetings from Roslindale Village".  $3 each or packages of 8 for $20. The image will also be gallery wrapped, 1.5 inches thick with black sides on canvas 12"x 18".