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ABOUT ME 

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 recently health and benefits/retirement companies.

Today, I am working as a Production Artist/Designer, at Mercer in Norwood, MA, providing print/web/email support and design to their Creative Services department. Mercer's Creative Services department is a high volume studio producing retirement and, health and benifits 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 at Hill Holliday (til 12/08) — where 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, talented print production artist? 
Please see Work Experience for my qualifications.

Download my current professional resume


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WOULD YOU LIKE A VIDEO
FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT
OR BUSINESS WEBSITE?

I am available to create professional quality videos for your next event, party or function. I can make videos from your existing photographs (or you can hire me as your photographer) to create your next video. My rates are reasonable and it depends on your needs before I can quote you a price. Are you a small business owner and need a video on your website? Google loves videos which makes your business come right to the top of Google searches. Contact me today to get your business video made.
See My Videos page for samples.

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Today, I am teaching myself Internet marketing & video for the web and how to utilize social media to get job leads in the changing advertising environment. I have completed several webinars and workshops on social media and have completed the fall workshop at Social Media Magic University which includes 22 hours plus of practical training. Please see Social/Internet Marketing tab for my list of completed courses. LATEST NEWS: I just became a certified Social Media Specialist passing the exam at Social Media Magic University.

 

MY VOLUNTEER WORK

  • ROSLINDALE VILLAGE MAIN STREET

I help promote my community of Roslindale by volunteering for Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS). I am an active member
of 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

  • ROSLINDALE OPEN STUDIOS 

As one of the original organizers of Roslindale Open Studios (ROS), I provide 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

 —  RECOMMENDATIONS  —

"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

 
Please feel free to post a comment, an image, or a video about anything relating to inbound marketing, outbound marketing, social media, graphic design, branding, marketing, internet marketing, on-line video advertising, printing, print production or imaging! No log in is needed.

 

 

Tuesday
Mar102015

The winning image is...

This image was chosen for my next Roslindale holiday card that will be on sale at the Birch Street House & Garden here in Roslindale this Fall, 2015. For many years The Pleasant Cafe on Washington Street has been a favorite eatery for locals for good home cooking.

Monday
Jan192015

New images of a Roslindale Christmas

Possible Roslindale Christmas cards?


Tuesday
Dec162014

While visiting Palm Springs, CA, I cought Carol Channing flirting with the mayor at the Christmas tree lighting

Wednesday
Nov192014

SoulfulBody Fitness Opens Storefront Studio in Roslindale

To help my client Carlos Moran, owner of SoulfulBody Fitness, promote his new location, I designed him this postcard.

FRONT


BACK

Saturday
Oct112014

Roslindale Village Main Street post about other Roslindale Gas Lanterns

It was a beautiful January late afternoon day in 2008 about 3pm. I believe it was a Sunday afternoon. I was just taking a stroll through Roslindale Village and came upon this working gas lantern right next to the Roslindale Congregational Church. I had to document this incredible life from the past. This working gas lantern that represents life when gas was used for early outdoor lighting. I guess it's still a working/existing gas lantern from the good ole days. According to a recent post on the Roslindale Village Main Street Facebook page. Does anyone have a clue when it was installed here?

Here are more pictures from that afternoon.

 

Tuesday
Jun242014

My Latest Post Card for Soulfulbody Fitness

Carlos O. Moran, owner of Soulfulbody Fitness here in Boston is looking to make a little money while he is on vacation in July in Provincetown, MA. His website is Soulfulbodyfitness.com

 

Sunday
Apr202014

The new Liberty Mutual Building, Back Bay, Boston

Sunday
Mar092014

Miami Beach, Esponala Way

The picture was taken last April while on vacation in So. Florida. I love this street, off of Washington Street —full of small shops and fine cafes, to a visiters delight!

Thursday
Feb272014

Random 2014 Photos taken with my iPhone

Here is a photo taken in January from Red's in Rozzie window in Roslindale Village.

Tuesday
Feb182014

Random photos from 2013 taken from my iPhone

Here is yours truly