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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.

 

 

Friday
Oct192012

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. 

 



Monday
Oct082012

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. 

Monday
Oct082012

Roslindale Open Studios is around the corner

Tuesday
Jul172012

Roslindale Village Stroll, July, 12, 19, 26, & August 2

My latest video

 

Tuesday
Jun262012

Its that time again to register for Roslindale OPen Studios 2012

The poster says it all.

 

 

Tuesday
Jun052012

Roslindale Parade Talent Contest & Awards Dinner Fund Raiser

AWARDS PRESENTATION

I have made two videos of the Roslindale Parade "Talent Contest" and "Awards Presentation dinner. This video is the awards presentation. The Roslindale Parade was October 2, 2011. 

 

Wednesday
May232012

Roslindale Parade Talent Contest & Awards Dinner Fund Raiser

TALENT CONTEST SECTION

I have made two videos of the Roslindale Parade "Talent Contest" and "Awards Presentation dinner. This video is the talent contest. The Roslindale Parade was October 2, 2011. 

Monday
Mar052012

My Documentary Video of the Bussey Bridge Disaster 125 Years Ago.

March is Train Month in Roslindale and I produced this video to illustrate the ill-fated train ride from Dedham, MA to downtown Boston. 

Monday
Feb132012

Bussey Bridge Train Disaster 125 Years Ago next month

Roslindale Village Main Street will be commemorating the 125th year anniversary, of the Bussey Bridge Train Disaster with "Train Month, next month" The bridge collapsed on March 14, 1887. Walking tours, children bridge building contest, speakers, train model museum open house, film series, and regional economic tie-ins are all being discussed to be part of the event. Stay tune as the plan unveils and I figure out how I am going to help with the promotion.

Below is a plaque on the site of the new bridge at the corner of Archdale and South Streets, adjacent to the Arnold Arboretum.

 

Below is a picture of the replaced bridge, at the corner of Archdale and South Streets, adjacent to the Arnold Arboretum.

Monday
Jan022012

Happy New Year! 2012

I spent some time New Years Eve in downtown Boston walking around First Night and observing the ice scuptures.

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