Creative Services, Digital marketing, SEO services, social strategy and much more.

JWE Creative Services is just me for now but I offer complete creative services for San Diego, Los Angeles and Southern California. I also offer digital marketing along with SEO. I understand SEO and SEM very well and I also know that it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune; if you are interested I can even show you how to do it on your own.

First of all you will need a website that uses a CMS (content management system). I am a WordPress expert and I prefer it but we can work with Joomla and others. As long as you can log in and quickly add content and landing pages we can build up a good SEO program for you. Another part of digital marketing is social media. Many people believe that a good social campaign means you have a ton of followers. That’s not always true. What you need is natural engagement with other people. In other words you need to be social – imagine that. It’s not easy because everyone is sick of all of social cliches and tricks. “Follow me!” “Download my music!” “Like my Facebook page!” There is much more to it than that. I can explain all of this to you. I will give you a free keyword analysis and I’ll give you an idea of how I can develop a good strategy for your business . Contact me and I’ll email you some info.

More about what I do:

I am a full service creative person (graphic design, web design, production design etc.) but I would love to do more ILLUSTRATION projects. I do concept art, vector art, digital painting, storyboards, sci-fi/fantasy and cartoon styles. I love to design characters so hit me up if you have a project like that.

My rates are average for illustration. I am flexible with rates if the project is something I feel good about so please ask even if you think $50 an hour is too much for your budget. Most projects should average between $300 – $1,000.00. Remember, you’re not just paying for the drawing/painting/computer time but also for research, phone, Skype or email communication time. Also internet research, concepts and sketches take a lot of time as well–if you want good results.

I work very quickly but I can be very busy so I usually ask for at least two weeks to complete a project. If you have a hard deadline and not much time let me know; I may be able to fit you in. I usually charge about 40% more for rush jobs so keep that in mind.

I don’t just want to be your service provider; I am looking to work WITH you on the project. Of course I can just follow your brief and do exactly what you want but my day is much more gratifying if you let me help you tell your story.

Services Offered (click the titles below to see samples):

Creative Services are limitless; I can’t list them all here. It’s safe to say if you need it I will do it. Some ideas may be: copywriting, web content writing, press releases and media kits, logo packages, web banners, nice email newsletters, Facebook pages, illustrative logos, tee shirt and promotional product design, digital music artwork, iPhone wall papers, avatars, micro websites (for special events), event promotion and concepts, trade show displays, vehicle graphics, custom games and interactive projects, and of course–much, much more.

ILLUSTRATION

You name it I do it: concept art, character and mascot design, cartooning, charicature, editorial illustration, web, fine art, large format, photo illustration, photo retouching and much more. Check the portfolio to see a range styles.

DESIGN

Design and identity (including logotypes, iconography and symbols), brand development, marketing design, developing a complete web presence, viral campaigns, email campaigns and more.

WEB

There are thousands of web designers out there. You can get quality, affordable web sites from many people. What I’ve noticed is that many web sites do not necessarily work for their owners. They look pretty and have cool Flash-moving-thingies but do they function for the client? Not always. My approach is to develop what you need, set it up for you, show you how to use it (or train you and your employees) and follow up to make sure it continues to represent the interest of your life and business. A website should be easy to manage and I will make sure of that when we create a presence for your project.

CONCEPTS AND IDEAS

Why don’t more creative companies advertise this service? I’m not sure. Ad agencies charge millions to develop concepts for huge corporations but smaller companies with more modest budgets don’t always get the same service. Every budget should  have access to great ideas. They don’t just come from us either; I will help you develop your own ideas; don’t forget to get your family, employees and peers involved too. They have a huge interest in what you do, why not listen to them as well.

INFORMATION AND EXECUTION

Sometimes an idea may not be what you need; it might be some simple information that will help get you focused. I’m good at coming up with useful information, and showing you how to access it with your social media tools. This always leads to ideas once you know what’s possible. The execution is simple: I will make it happen and after I’m done you will continue on your own.