Some of you know my background story – but for those of you who don’t, here is a brief summary of how I have come to this point in my career as a Graphic Designer.
In the early 90’s, I fell in love with Graphic Design while attending the school of Art at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. While in school, I worked for the University’s extension printing services as an LTE designer. We worked on many publications including text books, pamphlets and more. I was fortunate to work along side a few wonderful designers who’s experience I appreciated.
I then found myself working for a small pre-press house doing high-end photoshop work, along with trapping and editing layouts prior to outputting final press ready films. Any industry that doesn’t exist anymore – having gone all digital – I still appreciated the knowledge of how the prepress world worked.
I then went to work for an offset sheet fed printer in their in-house design department. Working on a huge variety of projects, I gained lots of experience as a designer, and an invaluable knowledge of the printing process.
Next came my time in advertising, working as Art Director for an In-House ad agency for a national franchise company. I was both designer, marketing manager, production manager and much more.
Finally, I decided to go freelance and take my experience in the many fields I worked in and start my own business. I have had the pleasure to work with a great deal of companies from small to large and continue to find new challenges each year.
Now in our 13th year of business, I am happy to be completing the third version of our website for Hannes Design. I know this is the best site to date and I hope it reflects the abilities that we can offer.