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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



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.


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.




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


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


"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.




Random photos from 2013 taken from my iPhone

Here is yours truly


I recently completed "Maximize Your Channel" from Youtube creator academy


Candidate Forum, Boston City Council, District 5

Here is a video I recently produced for Roslindale Village Main Street.



New Bag Labels For Solera Wine in Roslindale

Using Vista Print, my client Solera Wine, asked me to rework the banner sign I designed for them two years ago. Just a few tweaks of the banner layout and we were good for the printing of new labels that were mounted onto their wine bags.



HDR photo using my new iphone 5

Gay Pride Block Party 2013 on St James Steet in the Back Bay (Boston).


Postcard for SoulfulBody Fitness

Here is a small postcard I designed for Carlos Moran, owner of SoulfulBody Fitness to help advertise his personal fitness training and its new workout studio in Jamaica Plain. Carlos intergrates his training at Sweat JP, located at 22 Brookley Road, Jamiaca Plain, MA (off washington St. behinfd the JP Car Wash)




Jimmies Ice Cream Cafe in Roslindale Village - New 2013 Menu

I just completed updating/redesigned the new Jimmies IceCream Cafe 2013 menu (sides 1 & 2).


Older Winter Scenes from Roslindale Village

Since its still winter here in Roslindale I thought I would share some winter images from years past.



New Crepes Menu at Jimmies Ice Cream Cafe

Jimmies Ice Ceam Cafe owner Donna Cabral asked me to design a new crepes menu to help promote her latest addition to her food menu- Crepes! There are more than 25 different crepes now being served. Well have a look below. Winter hours; Wed. thru Sat. 11AM to 6PM. Closed Sunday. www.jimmiesicecreamcafe.com

My next projects for Jimmies are to redesign the regular menu, design a new outdoor blade sign that will be back lite, and 4 or 5 indoor menu posters.


Roslindale Village Holiday Cards For Sale

Roslindale Village Holiday Cards For Sale. Front image is a color scene in Adam's Park that depicts a green tree. The inside has a small greyscale version of the front image. Sold in Packages of 8 for $16, or $3 each. Check out the video.