Hi. My name is Rod (redundant right?) and I’m so glad you stopped by to see my work. My freelance business is located close to Portland Oregon. I work with individuals and companies to help them style their visual image. I’m passionate about the details in building a beautiful and consistent image through a broad range of marketing applications. As human beings we respond to the language of visual aesthetics. It’s always changing, very subjective, and very emotion driven. I am continually fascinated by the collaborative process of identifying the “right feel” for a client’s visual identity. Corporate, whimsical, sentimental, professional yet accessible, transparent, playful, restful…so many adjectives to explore what might describe you. And what does that look like?

I have worked on a broad range of design projects including logos, product packaging, print work, large format tradeshow graphics and web design. My skills with hand lettering, fine art and digital tools gives me depth in creating and managing solutions for a broad range of marketing needs. I love the variety of projects that come from different clients and am committed to refining every last detail to give images impact and “life”.

Some History  – A bit about me…I was born in BC, Canada and raised in the Congo (DRC). I worked with my father’s non-profit organization in the Congo for several years in the early 90’s helping to establish music recording, radio and television broadcasting studios. Following this experience designing cassette sleeve artwork for numerous African musicians I decided to pursue studies in graphic design. I studied fine arts and graphic design in BC and worked there as a freelance designer since 1995. Following a recent move, I now live and work in Oregon, USA. My wife and 4 young children are my greatest supporters and inspiration. And all 4 of them love to play in the studio with paint and drawing tools. Seeing through their eyes is truly inspirational.

If you would like to consider my help on a project I’d love to hear from you and find out more about what you do.  I look forward to meeting you and finding out how I can help you promote your product, service or story.

Skills and Services

  • Logo design/branding
  • Corporate identity
  • Hand lettering / Calligraphy
  • Fine art banners
  • Product packaging/Label design (flexo printing)
  • 3D Product illustration (replaces photography)
  • Brochure design
  • Tradeshow/Large format graphics
  • CD cover design, posters & collateral
  • Presentation graphics
  • Photo retouching / compositing
  • Website interface design
  • General design for print or web

Software

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Luxology Modo (3D)
  • Cinema 4D (3D)
  • Zbrush (3D)

Thanks for visiting and I hope to hear from you. Leave a comment if you like a project or are curious to find out something.

Rod Sawatsky