About web design

Design is the process of collecting ideas, and aesthetically arranging and implementing them, guided by certain principles for a specific purpose. Web design is a similar process of creation, with the intention of presenting the content on electronic web pages, which the end-users can access through the internet with the help of a web browser. In a mobile world, website needs to be far more than mobile-friendly, it needs to be responsive. Responsive is when website automatically conforms to the device that’s viewing it. The user experience is excellent, no matter what size your screen is. The font is easy to read, the menus are clear and accessible, and you don’t have to pinch and zoom to read the content.

Fully Responsive

Conforms to device that’s viewing it

Well Documented

Stay up-to-date on industry trends

Elegant Design

Beautiful and visually compelling

Bootstrap Based

Front-end framework for web design

Extensive Experience

Enthusiastic art designer motivated by challenging projects

Building state-of-the-art, easy to use, user friendly web sites is truly a passion of mine. I actively seek out new technologies, and stay up-to-date on industry trends and advancements. Continued education has allowed me to stay ahead of the curve and deliver exceptional work to each partner. Professional, high class and intelligent design with attention to details.

  • Romanian freelancer with over 35 years of professional experience in both print and web design, primary focus on creative design, book covers, posters, brochures, publishing and prepress.
  • Dedicated on web design and development, specializing in customised awesome Bootstrap themes, design and develop websites from concept to completion and post production site maintenance.
  • Self-educated creative artist, digital music composer, audio / video and network engineer.
  • Certified service engineer for cytotoxic safety cabinets, therapeutic apheresis, cell collection and processing, automated blood collection and processing systems, blood banks ultra low freezers, plasma and whole blood bags refigerators systems.

Print Production

For a novice designer, sending a job to the printer is a mysterious (and expensive) process of trial and error. To manage a print job effectively, you must understand how print production works, how to communicate with professionals, and how to identify the best design solution for your budget.

Adobe Photoshop

It has become de facto industry standard in raster graphics editing.

Adobe Illustrator

Illustrator provides best results in the typesetting and vector design.

Quark Xpress

Is used by designers and publishing houses for a variety of layouts.

Book Covers

Like a record sleeve, a book cover is a crucial element of the reading experience.

It's the first thing you see, and a great cover can draw you in and persuade you to start that journey of discovery, page by page. Some are iconic, some are clever, some are beautiful and many have transcended their original home to become as famous as the book itself.

Your book cover is one of the most important aspects of marketing your book. However much time you spend on getting people to your book sales page, they won’t buy the book if the cover isn’t enticing. I absolutely recommend that you use a professional for your cover design in order to make it the most effective for your book.

A fantastic book cover is an investment, and a sure way to get the right effect if you’re a professional artist and designer. A professional, beautiful cover that really sells your book is a valuable promotional tool; a traditional publisher would never skip this step.

Crazy Posters

Behind a good poster should be a intelligent message or smart idea.

Whether it was for self-promotion or a client, posters can be a fun way to present a message and do some interesting things with design. The top priority of a poster is generally to expose someone to an event. Key information should be easy to read from a distance to held draw people to the poster and create a hierarchy in the text. You have one glance to grab someone’s attention with a poster. High contrast between elements can help you do that. Forget a monotone color palette with pale gradients; go bold with color and type options. Poster design is a great time to try a typeface or color palette that might be too “crazy” for other projects.

The goal of every poster is to expose people to something. Most of these “touches” involve inviting someone to something, such as a concert or movie or other event. For that reason a call to action is vital. Think of it in the same way you would if designing a call to action for a website or app – give it a high-level of prominence in the design. Poster design is a place where designers can have a lot of fun. While there are plenty of things to think about and consider, this is an area where you can break the rules and go a little crazy with design. So go for it. Try something that you’ve wanted to do or take the opportunity to learn a new technique or skill. Stretch your imagination to create something new and fresh. The goal of a poster is to grab attention from afar.

Creative Brochures

Compared with a flyer, a brochure usually uses higher-quality paper, more color, and is folded.

A brochure is an informative paper document (often also used for advertising), that can be folded into a template, pamphlet or leaflet. Brochures are advertising pieces mainly used to introduce a company or organization and inform about products or services to a target audience. Brochures are often printed using four-color process on thick, glossy paper to give an initial impression of quality. Businesses may print small quantities of brochures on a computer printer or on a digital printer, but offset printing turns out higher quantities for less cost.

A well-designed brochure is a part of any business’s marketing strategy because of its impact. It is a portable advertisement holding the information and facts about your business and services. A well-designed brochure can let your target audience know about your business, why they should choose you and it also helps in building the trust and credibility in the minds of your consumers. This marketing tool is something tangible that a customer can hold on to and even pass on to their family and friends.

Brochure Collection

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About the value

It's about the value, not price... and give you a best and quality deal.

Like the people they represent, websites, book cover, poster and brochures are not all created equal. These serve various purposes, feature different technology and therefore they can vary greatly in cost as the level of design and functionality increases and becomes more complex to suit your needs. And not just any design, but a great design with a clear, crisp easy to read, with superb usability and functionality. For corporate I will negociate the fair price, definitely less than the CEO gold watch.

Costs of Design

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Resume / Personal Presentation Website

€ 499

without domain hosting
and registration

  • One page website
    Bootstrap framework
    Responsive design
    Retina ready
    Parallax background
    Full screen slider
    Video section
Small Business Presentation Website

€ 599

without domain hosting
and registration

  • Dynamic website
    Bootstrap framework
    Responsive design
    Retina ready
    Parallax background
    Full screen slider
    Contact form
Medium Business Presentation Website

€ 699

without domain hosting
and registration

  • Productive website
    Bootstrap framework
    Responsive design
    Retina ready
    Parallax background
    Full screen slider
    Mini online store
Poster / Flyer

€ 99 / 199

without / with copywrighting

  • Illustrator layout
    Photoshop editing
    Automatic pagination
    CMYK conversion
    Bleed & crop marks
    Prepress PDF output
Book Cover

€ 299

without optional ISBN

  • Illustrator layout
    Photoshop editing
    Automatic pagination
    CMYK conversion
    Bleed & crop marks
    Prepress PDF output
Brochure

€ 399 / 499

without / with copywrighting

  • Quark Xpress layout
    Photoshop editing
    Automatic pagination
    CMYK conversion
    Bleed & crop marks
    Prepress PDF output
Book Editing

€ 1.49 / page

without covers

  • Quark Xpress layout
    Office charts & tables
    Automatic pagination
    CMYK conversion
    Bleed & crop marks
    Prepress PDF output
Local Newspaper

€ 9.99 / page

without commercial ads

  • Quark Xpress layout
    Photoshop editing
    Automatic pagination
    CMYK conversion
    Bleed & crop marks
    Prepress PDF output
Magazine Editing

€ 14.99 / page

without commercial ads

  • Quark Xpress layout
    Photoshop editing
    Automatic pagination
    CMYK conversion
    Bleed & crop marks
    Prepress PDF output

Software

The graphic design tools you need

Wherever you look, you see graphics of all kinds. The job titles of people who create them are similarly expansive: visual designer, user experience and interface designer, information architect, web designer, illustrator, interaction designer, app designer, photo retoucher, animator, surface and pattern designer, type designer, and on and on. Luckily, we have splendid tools at our disposal, each with its own place in the toolbox. However, as developers expand the software's functionality and as we evolve as designers, those original boundaries become harder to distinguish.

For example, while Photoshop is the go-to photo-editing tool, it also creates awesome photo-realistic text effects. In 1989, no one would probably have guessed that Photoshop would become the favorite front-end design tool. In the dark ages BC (before computers), producing a color newsletter, for example, was a colossal undertaking that required a team of specialists with expensive equipment. I look back and can't imagine how we managed.

The process it's insane compared with the process and tools we use now and the way we create designs today using the software in this roundup. Now a single person can design a project, send their files to an offset print house where they print the files direct-to-plate, load them on the press, and print. Digital printing is even easier, though I prefer the quality of offset.

Each user has different goals, psyches, and abilities, and with this apps, you're sure to discover the tools and process that meet your needs. Ultimately, you should choose the tools with which you feel most proficient—and stay with those that issue timely, purposeful upgrades. It's important that your software encourages your technical growth and challenges you to boost the skills you need in order to keep yourself relevant during today's visual design and interface sea changes.

In our increasingly digital ecosystem, graphic designers can boost the value of their work if they diversify their skills and broaden their talents. Interface and experience design dominate the job market, and with the booming popularity of smart speakers and digital assistants like Amazon's Alexa, Microsoft's Cortana, Google's Assistant, and Apple's Siri, we should see a shift to auditory experience design as well.

Hardware

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1994-2000
Workstation

AMD 386DX @40MHz

8 / 12MB DRAM

  • 200MB IDE HDD
    4x IDE CD-ROM
    512KB VRAM ISA SVGA
    Pro Audio Spectrum 16
    14" Bridge SVGA CRT
    2 x 10W PC Speakers
    14.4kbps Fax modem
2000-2005
Workstation

Intel Celeron II @800MHz

256MB 133 DRAM

  • 80GB IDE/ATA HDD
    32x CD-RW/DVD-ROM
    64MB GeForce MX AGP
    C-Media 5.1 CMI8738
    17" Gateway Trintron CRT
    Kinio S650 5.1 System
    33.6kbps Fax modem
2005-2011
Hackintosh

Pentium 4HT @3GHz

1GB 2700 SDRAM

  • 400 + 300GB SATA HDD
    8x IDE/SATA DVD+RW
    256MB ATI Radeon 9600
    AC'97 2.3 5.1 Audio
    17" AOC flatscreen CRT
    Zalman 5.1 Headphones
    macOS 10.4.11 Tiger X86
2011-2019
Hackintosh

Intel Core i3 @3.2GHz

8GB 1600 DDR3

  • 2x 120GB SSD + 3TB HDD
    16x DL DVD+RW/BD-ROM
    1GB ATI Radeon HD4670
    Realtek 7.1 HD Audio
    21.5" Benq HD LED LCD
    Pioneer HDR Headphone
    macOS 10.10.5 Yosemite
1997-2002
Power Mac 9600

PPC Mach 5 @350MHz

192MB SDRAM

  • 1MB inline L2 cache
    3x 4GB SCSI-II HDD
    12x SCSI-II CD-ROM
    8MB VRAM 128bit PCI
    100MB SCSI-II ZIP
    20" Apple Vision 850
1997-2003
PowerBook G3

PPC 750 G3 @250MHz

96MB SDRAM

  • 512KB backside L2 cache
    4.7GB IDE/ATA HDD
    20x IDE/ATA CD-ROM
    2MB SGRAM 64bit PCI
    PC Card PCMCIA III
    12.1" SVGA TFT LCD
2002-2007
Power Mac G4

PPC 7450 G4 @800MHz

768MB 133 SDRAM

  • 256KB L2 cache
    40GB IDE/SATA HDD
    24x IDE/SATA CD-RW
    32MB ATI Radeon 7500
    250MB IDE/ATA ZIP
    20" Apple Studio CRT
2005-2008
Power Mac G5

Dual PPC G5 @2.7GHz

1.5GB 3200 SDRAM

  • 512KB L2 cache
    250GB SATA HDD
    8X IDE/SATA DVD+RW
    256MB ATI Radeon 9650
    17" Flatron TFT LCD
    30" Apple Cinema HD
Apple Laser
Writer 12/660

Canon Laser Engine

Color A4 3p/m

  • AMD 29030 @30MHz
    40MB RAM + AppleTalk
    10Base-T Ethernet
    CMYK color 600dpi
Minolta CF900
Digital Color

Raster image processor

Color A3 6p/m

  • MIPS R4700 @133MHz
    EFI Fiery XJ250+ RIP
    LCD Touch screen panel
    CMYK contone 400dpi
Xerox Digital
DocuTech 65

Xerox Laser Engine

B/W A3 65p/m

  • UltraSparc II @440MHz
    Sun Ultra 10 Workstation
    Solaris OS DocuSP 2.0
    600x1200dpi duplex
Xerox Digital
DocuColor 12

Raster image processor

Color A3 12p/m

  • Pentium III @866MHz
    EFI Fiery EX12 RIP
    LCD Color control panel
    CMYK 8bit 600dpi duplex
Xerox Scanner
DigiPath 620S

A3 600dpi

20p/m duplex feeder

  • Pentium III @927MHz
    512MB Work Station
    20GB Travan backup tape
    DigiPath + Preps 4.0
Umax Scanner
Power Look III

1200dpi optic

9600dpi max. res.

  • 24/36bit flatbed scanner
    215x297mm scan area
    13.8ms/line scan speed
    Prepress color profile
Minolta Film
QuickScan 35+

10bit A/D-C

35mm 110dpi/mm

  • 2688x4032dpi 24bit
    3CCD RGB 8bit/channel
    SCSI-II Twain interface
    Kodak digital color filters
RISO RP3700
Risograph

A3 120p/m

600x600dpi one ink

  • Thermal film transfer print
    31 sec. A3 master matrix
    Direct Touch display
    50-200% digital zoom
iMac

Intel Core i5 @3GHz

6 core processor
Turbo Boost @4GHz

  • 16GB 2666 DDR4
    1TB Fusion drive
    4GB Radeon Pro 570X
    27" Retina 5K LCD
MacBook Pro

Intel Core i5 @2.4GHz

4 core processor
Turbo Boost @4GHz

  • 8GB 2133 LPDDR3
    256GB SSD, Touch Bar
    Intel Iris Plus 655 GFX
    13.3" IPS LED LCD
iPad Air

10.5" Retina display

64GB RAM
A12 Bionic chip

  • 8MP HDR camera
    Touch ID, Apple pay
    Apple Pencil, AirPods Pro
    Smart keyboard cover
iPhone XR

6.1" Liquid Retina

64GB RAM
A12 Bionic chip

  • 12MP 4K wide camera
    Face ID, Haptic Touch
    Neutral Engine, IP67
    Smart HDR, True Tone