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Craig Burgwardt

Freelance Ad Designer & Graphic Designer

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Craig Burgwardt - Updated status
Said "Said "Wow! Here we go again ... how is it that someone can actually use "professional," "professional graphic designer" and "professionally done" in the SAME sentence as $50. Here is a little video all clients wanting creative services should watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfprIxNfCjk"
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Craig Burgwardt - Over 30 days ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfprIxNfCjk
John Mahomet - Over 30 days ago
Craig, it would be great to have a magic wand that we as artists could tap on the heads of "clients" that would make them see the amount of effort, skill and talent it takes to do what they ask for from us, but, with the innovation of E-books, every hack out there thinks that they are writers or worse, poets, and the ones that want to do comics think that artists draw as a "hobby". They believe that the exposure we get will make up for any money lost. That's because artists don't have bills or eat like "real people". What I'm trying to say is that you cannot educate "clients". They don't get it unless it applies directly to themselves. Remember that old adage, "I want what I want when I want it!". Well, include, "But I don't want to pay for it.".
All that we can do is accept or reject their proposals and move on. Let the people on fiver.com who work for $5.00 have that business. They will tire of it soon enough. Hang in there. If you don't have an agent, I recommend that you get one and work with real publishers, not wannabes.
Best of luck.
Craig Burgwardt - Over 30 days ago
Five thumbs up, John! I used to pay $4.99/min. for this kind of entertainment. Now I just listen to truckers on the CB when on the Interstate. I don't even apply to these gigs any more. There is a boatload of talent on here and the toughest part of being a creative is staying in business. I have my personal clients that appreciate what goes in to meeting their design needs, and it's my job to keep them. Looks like the hacks on here have to keep up with the Jones', too! I'll have no part of it. I appreciate the input and the support. Sometimes I just need to vent ... and educate. Make it a very good day.
Freehand Freelance Art &Wood Design - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Love your portfolio, very top notch~G!" to Craig Burgwardt
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Freehand Freelance Art &Wood Design - Over 30 days ago
You must be keeping busy:-)
Freehand Freelance Art &Wood Design - Over 30 days ago
I stopped t admire your paintings, they are beautiful:-)
Freehand Freelance Art &Wood Design - Over 30 days ago
Hello Chris, you do such nice work, are you going to bring it back?~Grace
Craig Burgwardt - Updated status
Said "Wow! $20.00 logos ... and 11 applicants. Ya'll are screwin' the pooch, man."
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John Mahomet - Over 30 days ago
If you think that's bad, go to FIVER, where they only pay $5.00 for a logo.
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J.L. Daniel - Gave 5 kudos
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Pracheta Banerjee - Gave 10 kudos
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Tosh - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Hi Craig ;o) Just wanted to let you know your Ad Design skills are top shelf ;o) Excellent work keep up the great job. Peace my friend." to Craig Burgwardt
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Craig Burgwardt - Over 30 days ago
Thanks, Tosh! Hey, you related to that 2.0 guy? ;)
Tosh - Over 30 days ago
lol, nope. And you're very welcome I just love your work, very proud of you for such a nice job. Hope your day has been good to you. ;o) Peace
Craig Burgwardt - Over 30 days ago
Just giving you crap. He's very talented, too, so I figured, you know, you were related. ;) Thanks!
Tosh - Over 30 days ago
LOL I know...and I like you since of humor too. 2 fer 1 lol
Anita King - Gave 1 kudo
Said "I like your "Sunburst" sign. It speaks for itself." to Craig Burgwardt
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David Shepherd - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Great collection of work, Craig! :-)" to Craig Burgwardt
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Craig Burgwardt - Over 30 days ago
Much appreciated, David! Now, if I can just get the prospective customer to have the same take on it. Ha!
David Shepherd - Over 30 days ago
A pleasure, my friend! And as for the customer...they can be rather belligerent, but I'm sure you can persuade!!! lol Good luck...
Tosh - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Hi Craig, Thanks for stopping by and kudoing my work. Greatly appreciated my friend. I really enjoyed the precision layout in your work. Great job keep up the excellent job. Peace, Tosh" to Craig Burgwardt
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Craig Burgwardt - Over 30 days ago
Thank you, Sir!
O.G. Marcontell - Gave 1 kudo
Said "hey! thank you so much! you have a lot of gorgeous designs! keep it up! :)" to Craig Burgwardt
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Craig Burgwardt - Updated status
Said "Seriously, $35 logos? Why don't you just barter for six cases of Coors Lite? Me thinks you'll get exactly what you pay for."
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Freehand Freelance Art &Wood Design - Over 30 days ago
You've got a great point Craig, they will get the logos for sure but, as other artist have pointed out, we as artist are underselling ourselves and driving values down by accepting menial pay for our work~G! ;-)
Anita King - Over 30 days ago
Thank you, for the kudos
Freehand Freelance Art &Wood Design - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Kudos to Craig, I love your detail and graphics, your landscapes are beautiful~G!" to Craig Burgwardt
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Craig Burgwardt - Over 30 days ago
Thank you, Grace! Graphics: Serve a purpose and drive revenues. Paintings: To warm the heart and bring pleasure to collectors. :)
Freehand Freelance Art &Wood Design - Over 30 days ago
Sounds about right:-) Nice work
Craig Burgwardt - Over 30 days ago
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Craig Burgwardt - Updated status
Said "People requesting quotes on design services rendered and fine art must remember one thing; logos and brand identity are meant to facilitate the increase of revenues by attracting more consumers to YOUR business ... and fine art generally appreciates while bringing joy to those who purchase. When one spends hard-earned money on a set of tires for their car, they serve their purpose, but are decreasing in value with every mile. There is value to BOTH purchases, and BOTH may lend a hand in delivering revenues, but only the results of the creative process come from the knowledge, experience and talent of an individual that is asked to create something from nothing."
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About Me:
Greetings! I'm Craig Burgwardt, a Creative Director / Art Director / Graphic Designer / Illustrator and Photographer with over 40 years experience in many facets of design involving the creative process. I don't do $35 logos.

My strengths include advertising, marketing and brand management primary design and collateral while achieving maximum personal and customer satisfaction resulting in a quality end-product. This results in a proven track record of generating consistent streams of revenue for the client.

Much of my 40 years worth of graphics / design
can be seen here: http://www.coroflot.com/craig_burgwardt

My fine art and photography work
may be seen here: http://craig-burgwardt.artistwebsites.com/galleries.html

Thank you all, in advance, for viewing!

Craig Burgwardt
Location
Waynesville, North Carolina, United States