I handcraft unique Visuals + Websites that excel in both form & function.
This is a one stop shop. I've got you covered from design to development.
I enjoy helping small businesses form online marketing strategies. And I'll answer your questions about SEO, Twitter, and other web trends without unnecessary tech talk. In the end, I will empower you with the knowledge and tools to maintain the web presence we build together.
Armed with seminary training and 15 years of ministry experience, I understand the unique needs of Churches, Mission Agencies, and Non-Profits. Unleash my unique skill-set on your project, and I'll deliver creative solutions while keeping an eye on cost. I care about stewardship, so I've made it my business to know the best values in communication technology and aim for the sweet spot where quality AND affordability converge.
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JLOFT provides visual design + web development services.
Visual Design Services
I am skilled with Adobe's Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign software. Using these powerful tools, I may help your organization with tasks like:
- illustrating custom icons or infographics
- designing print documents like brochures, letterheads, or business cards
- crafting slide presentation themes for PowerPoint or Keynote
Identity / Branding
Allow me to work with your organization to create a distinct visual identity. This may involve designing (or updating) a logo for an existing identity, or perhaps brainstorming branding from scratch. I enjoy either challenge. I favor branding that combines typography with clean and simple illustration, so it works equally well in grayscale as it does in color. All identity projects are rendered as completely scalable, high-resolution vector art.
Web Development Process
Building an effective web presence is a process, and it begins with an interview in person or over the phone. I want to learn all about the nature of your organization or business. That way, we can effectively choose the web tools that best fit your project. The point of a website is to communicate something, so it is imperative that we establish a blueprint of your content.
Planning dovetails into Design. Armed with a site map outlining the structure of your content, I will draft wireframe sketches and/or Photoshop comps depicting basic layout ideas. Ultimately, I create a design concept and pitch it to you for your review and feedback. After some give and take, we'll nail down a final composition.
A beautiful website with lots of great content is useless if it doesn't attract visitors. As a final step, I submit a site map to Google and utilize its Webmaster + Analytics Tools to optimize your site for "organic" search results relevant to your content. In addition, I train you to use the content management system, so you are free to maintain the site yourself. But if you prefer, you can retain my Webmaster services, and I'll continue to provide support.
Web: Work in Progress
Web: Solo Projects
Web: Collaborations with Other Designers
View More of Jason's Portfolio @ Behance
From 2006 to 2008, I pursued graduate studies at Fuller Theological Seminary's Brehm Center, a unique school dedicated to an integrated study of art, culture, and theology. The church and non-profit web designs in my portfolio represent the fruit of my parallel pursuits in theological training and studio production during my 3 years at Fuller.
It was my privilege to become a Slacker in 2008. I learned a great deal as a visual designer with the internet radio startup. But alas, I was among the casualties of the economic downturn. But I took the lay off as an opportunity to hone my skills as a freelancer. A variety of projects for small businesses, non-profits, and individuals refined my technical knowledge and pushed my art in new directions. What started as an experiment, is now a growing small business of my own. In fact, Slacker even uses my freelance services. I also devote a good portion of my time to providing development support (coding) to other visual designers that want to build websites for clients but need a partner to help them with the technical side of web proejcts.
I'm originally from Chicagoland. My life adventures have included working with butchers, managing a warehouse, editing video for a media company, serving as a missionary in the Philippines, and pastoring young adults in Orange County. I'm trying to grow up and eat more fruits and vegetables, but I've never come across a plate of buffalo wings I didn't like. I believe Over the Rhine is the best band you've never heard of and AngleBall is the coolest sport you've never played. Going to movies and reading crime novels are occasional distractions.
Learn More About My Professional Experience @ LinkedIn