Although I’m a jack-of-all-trades, essentially, professionally I’m a graphic designer with about twenty years of experience in the field. Geographically I’m based in Bellingham, Washington, but I have a robust home-office setup for remote connectivity and off-site production which allows me to work nearly anywhere. From 1999 to 2012 I worked for Jones & Jones Architects and Landscape Architects, Ltd, in Seattle (full-time for ten years, then occasionally as a consultant/contractor), but now as a freelance designer I work for clients (see sample list below) across the United States and Canada and on a wide variety of project scales…from logos and business cards to banners and truck wraps, in fact, as well as websites.

I’ve put together this gallery in six sections to show some of the range of design and production I have done at Jones & Jones and for other companies and individuals in the past twenty-plus years. This is by no means all my graphic design work, nor does it reflect the other kinds of work I’ve done (such as database management and manipulation, project coordination, writing, and theatre lighting), but it’s a pretty good array of some of my hard-copy and internet products—only a cross-section of the work I’ve done, projects chosen either for their aesthetic appeal or for some noteworthy aspect such as circumstances or technical details, addressed in my design notes for each on the following pages.

  • BIG: Posters, Panels, and Boards

  • LONG: Reports, Proposals, and Large-Format Layout

  • SMALL: Fliers, Brochures, and Newsletters

  • ONLINE: Internet-based Features

  • DESIGN: Project Design and Logos

  • ABSTRACT: Abstract Illustration

TOOLKIT

  • robust home office setup for remote connectivity and off-site production
  • software arsenal:
    • Access
    • Acrobat
    • Bridge
    • Dreamweaver
    • Excel
    • Flash
    • FreeHand
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
    • PageMaker
    • Photoshop
    • PowerPoint
    • Publisher
    • Sound Forge
    • Word
  • Canon Digital Rebel XT EOS camera
  • Pantone swatchbooks
  • scanner
  • FTP server

SELECTED CLIENT LIST

I’m a powerhouse of experience, skills, and resources, ready to jump into action on any project with equal parts gusto and know-how, available day and night. Tell me what you want, and I’ll get it done—quickly but carefully. My 20+ years of professional layout and design experience bring you a rich and resourceful package, including proofreading, illustration, multilingual capabilities, wit, and more. From concept to publication, and at any stage in between, I deliver.

For professional correspondence, I use the address illico@markelliswalker.net. “Illico” is the French form of a Latin word meaning essentially “right away” or “pronto,” and as virtually anyone who’s worked with me knows that’s exactly the level of response and turnaround you get from me on a project.