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    Hello, my name is Andrew Rose, and here’s my elevator speech: I’m a journeyman graphic designer with creative director credentials.

    I’ve burnished my design and creative leadership skills working in advertising agencies, led a corporate advertising/marketing department, and for the better part of 20 years provided contract creative services to an impressively diverse client list — some of the largest companies in the world and undoubtedly some of the smallest. I work solo, on-site and off on just about any sized marketing communications project. And I have the resources, if scope dictates, to convene a right-sized work group to tackle just about any project.

    What can I do for you?

    WordPress & Squarespace

    There’s a growing din that “web design is dead,” and I think there’s a lot of merit to this argument, UI/UX has matured to the point where accessing site content and interactivity is intuitive and users don’t have to relearn an interface for each site they visit. [read all about it]. This in no way negates the value of an experienced web developer: creating a branded site rich with content and functionality and guided by strategic objectives still demands a journeyman’s skill in design, content, and production.

    I have become adept at creating customized and theme-based sites on the WordPress platform, as well as the subscription service Squarespace. Both solutions are ‘responsive’ (meaning content and navigation ‘scale’ to almost all screen sizes), and both offer ‘plug-ins’ to easily offer a full gamut of functionalities. I recommend one or the other based on a number of factors, and have the experience and know-how to offer full-service hosting, content development, strategies and ongoing management.