Sunday, December 30, 2007

Website Design

Marketing and advertising design firm located near Cleveland, Ohio has a growing niche within the financial business community. Rick Shaffer, Principal and Creative Director states, "Earlier this year in 2007 we were approached to assist with the design and re-organization of the NCS Website. A seemingly growing trend within the Web marketing and Internet design segment of advertising, clients are seeking out small design firms with an emphasis on design to assist their technical counter parts as well as experts in programming execute their company's Website and Internet projects."

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Holiday Retail Pre-print Design and Production

Shaffer Design Works Cleveland graphic design firm specializing in print, Web and Internet based design for advertising and marketing.

An example of a retail pre-print that appeared in newspapers across the country is just another example of how Shaffer Design Works exceeds our clients expectations. The retail marketing application is an advertising vehicle for a nationwide office supply company.

Please contact Shaffer Design Works today to find out more about the creative services that we offer and how they can improve your bottom line. See:

Friday, December 14, 2007

ASMP (Ohio North Coast Chapter) Photography Contest

Cleveland graphic designer and marketing maven Rick Shaffer was invited to the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) annual meeting by Hal Stata to judge a photography contest Thursday night.

Hal's studio is located in Ohio City and makes for a great atmosphere to host such an event. To find out more about Stata Productions visit: (Shaffer Design Works also designed the Stata Productions Website and created the flash animation montage of Hal's exceptional photography).

Top three winners:

1st Place: Don Bensman

2nd Place: Alex Lippisch

3rd Place: Leslie Glowacki

Judging was based on creativity, composition and style. Ann K. Warmuth an Art Director from a.i. Design Group, Inc. also provided assistance with judging the photography. Shaffer Design Works is always glad to provide camaraderie within the Cleveland, Ohio creative advertising and marketing community. To find out more about Shaffer Design Works visit:

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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Polar Illustration – Inspired by "March of the Penguins"

Rick Shaffer experienced creative director and seasoned illustrator excels at producing high quality marketing and advertising for the many diverse customers of Shaffer Design Works, LLC.

A sample of a recent illustration with a polar theme was rendered for a company that distributes lids and customizable cups to the restaurant industry Nationwide. When the illustration was requested, There were a few elements that had to be included in the finished art. This particular electronic illustration had to appear friendly for all children between the ages of 2 to 8 years of age. Shaffer Design Works finds working hard for our clients very enjoyable.

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