We started out making flyers and other artwork mostly for skateboard companies and bands. Today, we work with businesses of all sizes– mom & pop to international corporations.
As founder of Distinct Industries, it is my mission to ensure that all of our clients receive service of the highest caliber. I make certain that everything from a minimal business card design to an intricate eCommerce website is created to meet, and often times exceed, our clients’ expectations.
Prior to establishing Distinct Industries, I spent over three years working for The Department of Campus Recreation & Student Programming at Youngstown State University. I started at YSU – where I also attended, studying Business Administration – as a graphic & web designer and quickly became an important member of the department. Some of my regular duties aside from designing and maintaining websites included establishing and updating social media outlets and designing innovative marketing materials. Additionally, I also work part-time for Mill Creek MetroParks as a Graphics Specialist.
Today, I have turned my passion for design into a respectable, award-winning Northeast Ohio firm and work with businesses of all sizes nationwide. I have won numerous awards for my work, including the 2012 GDUSA American Web Design Award.
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Although each project we work on is unique, we have adapted a four stage process we use as a guideline that has proven to work great. Throughout all four stages, we work closely will with our clients.
After we are initially contacted, we ask all of our potential clients to fill out a brief questionnaire. We want to learn all about your company, competition, and goals. Also during this stage, we will prepare a proposal, project timeline, and contract.
Once both parties come to an agreement, the design process begins. Depending on the project, this is the stage where concepts, mockups and rough drafts are created. We will have frequent communication either by email or Basecamp; whichever you prefer.
As soon as concepts have been finalized and we are given the OK to move forward, we start working on the hard stuff. This is the stage where we begin any coding, complete designs and other intensive tasks to create the final, commercial ready product.
After the project is carefully reviewed to make sure it is as flawless as possible – and all parties are happy – the project is considered complete. Upon payment in full, source files will be released to the client. We will be happy to provide any further assistance we can.
Distinct Industries did a great job with our rebranding; they NAILED it! We receive compliments on our logo on a regular basis and would use their services again. Thanks a bunch.
We offer a wide assortment of services involving web & print mediums. Below we have highlighted some of our most requested offerings. Feel free to get in touch with us at anytime to discuss your project.
We create high quality, visually pleasing websites that engage visitors while remaining easy to use.
Content Management Systems are great for easily updating content. We specialize in WordPress.
We love to create dynamic websites that will look great on smart phones, iPads and other devices.
We are experts in creating memorable branding that will make your company or product stand out.
Print mediums are as important as ever. Brochures, business cards, signs– we've done it all.
We can help you understand how to have effective Facebook, Twitter, and other pages for your business.
From corporate branding to rock concert posters; we've done it all. Shown below are a handful of examples from our extensive portfolio. We strongly believe that our work speaks for itself.