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 Mercer's 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




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. 


I sold two photos that are currently on display at the Roslindale Branch of The Boston Public Library

Both photos below; from my "Roslindale" display sold, and are on display in the inside window showcase til December 1st.




Have a Roslindale Open Studios Brunch at Sophia's Grotto

Start your art weekend in Roslindale at Sophia's Grotto. Opens at 10AM both Saturday and Sunday during Roslindale Open Studios, November 3 & 4th. 



For Roslindale Open Studios View my YouTube Channel on a wide screen

This year I will have a smaller participation role in Roslindale Open Studios and more organizing before and during the event. From Noon -2:30 on Saturday only, I will be showing my YouTube channel bobdward2 but come view my videos on a large screen at the Roslindale Library right in the center of Roslindale. Hope to see you all at this wonderful community arts event.

I will be at Site #26
Roslindale Branch of The Boston Public Library, Community Room
4246 Washington Street. 

Bob Ward’s YouTube Channel
Noon-2:30pm (Saturday Only)

Come view local photographer and videographer Bob Ward’s work from his You Tube channel featuring continuous looped videos shot in and around Roslindale including, Roslindale Village Main Street events and promotional videos for Roslindale Open Studios. Also videos shot on a vacation trip to Brazil. Bob also has “Roslindale” photos on display in the inside window showcase of the library. A brief talk of his work will be given at Noon and 2:15 pm. 


Roslindale Open Studios is around the corner

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