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 earning my degrees in graphic design and marketing I've been able to put my talents to use in the printing industry, HVAC services and in furniture retail.
• Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S) Mass Communications: Desktop Publishing Graphic Design, Parkland College - Champaign, IL - 1997
• Bachelor of Science in Marketing, Franklin University - Columbus, OH - 2014
My Solutions For You
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), some website design using Dreamweaver, WordPress, or pre-made design templates through companies such as 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. I also have some experience in working with e-commerce. Please contact me about other professional services you may be interested in.
Communication can be done via email, Skype, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, or any other type of virtual communication.