How I Became Interested In Graphic Design And Marketing
Hello. My name is Sam Oesterreich (pronounced, 'a strike' as in, 'You bowled 'a strike!'). I was always intrigued by the direct mail pieces we would receive in the mail since I was a pre-teen (I think). I thought to myself, "Who creates and prints these things? Some of these are so neat looking!" I decided to take classes at our local community college to be 'that' person who created 'those' direct mail pieces. My interest in learning marketing came when I decided to distract myself from the worries of my son being enlisted in the Marine Corps. Why marketing? I thought graphic design and marketing went hand-in-hand together just like peanut butter and jelly! So I enrolled in a four year university and took online classes on marketing.
Hard Work Has Earned Me Great Rewards
All the sleepless nights staying up late doing homework after coming home from a full-time job and adapting to less than desirable and unhealthy eating habits have paid off. I landed a job as a marketing coordinator right out of college! Since graduating from Parkland College of Champaign, IL I earned an associates in applied science degree with concentration in graphic design, mass communications in 1997 and a bachelor of science degree with a concentration in marketing in 2014 from Franklin University.
• Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S) Mass Communications: Desktop Publishing Graphic Design, Parkland College - Champaign, IL
• Bachelor of Science in Marketing, Franklin University - Columbus, OH
My Solutions For You
I will represent your business per your requests. Each design project whether print or digital will be executed professionally with modern software programs and a creative eye. Some marketing projects I can help with are search engine optimisation (SEO), website design using Dreamweaver, WordPress, or pre-made design templates through companies provided by GoDaddy and hibu, etc. Once the site is created I will keep it maintained with up-to-date changes and fresh new looks. Social media marketing is hot these days. I can help with blogging on your social media sites and provide feedback to comments and or questions. I also have experience in working with e-commerce. Please contact me about other professional services you may be interested in.
I am currently employed full-time as the marketing coordinator for an HVAC business. Therefore, jobs will be worked on mostly after regular business hours and throughout the weekends. Communication can be done via email and Skype if necessary. If you would like to Skype with me please email me and we will set up a Skype meeting. And I will be more than happy to meet with you in person if you are local. I'll buy you a coffee. Let's talk business!
Here are just a few personal tidbits about myself beyond the 'working' gal. I'm thankful for everyday given to me so I can live, laugh, and love! Meeting people and sometimes instantly bonding with them comes natural to me. Sometimes a smile is all it takes and we've become insta-friends! No one is a stranger to me. Some of the finer things in life I really enjoy are; family, friends, wine, cooking, playing pool, strumming the 6-string, banging on the drums, and travelling. I absolutely love my Marine veteran son. And I'm pretty sure my life wouldn't be complete without my baby girl kitty cat, Pennyanne. She's super dreamy!