Stuff I've Done
Skills I Do Best
From unique event posters and brochures, to customizable direct mail pieces… from one-color pamphlets to instructional booklets… I’ve done it all!
There isn’t much I enjoy more in this business than making a new mark and creating a new identity for a brand or organization.
I have a lot of experience designing responsive websites, engaging landing pages, targeted email systems, social media and online advertising.
Drawing has always been a part of my identity. Whether it be characters, technical drawings, stylized graphics, simple icons… I can tackle it!
I like to think I’ve had some pretty good ideas, ranging from the very pragmatic to “what planet is this guy on!” Just hear me out!
I’ve had many instances where my direction was key, be it for photography, animation, online applications/user experience, or art and design.
Just Who the Heck am I?
As the URL probably told you, my name is Brian Essen. I am a senior-level graphic design who spent 17 years of his 19-year career at a small digital marketing agency in Loveland. I am now a free-agent looking for a new place to call home.
My style is clean, organized and authentic. I am excellent at adopting and working within existing brand guidelines, but also enjoy the opportunities to create from scratch. I particularly enjoy branding exercises, including logo development and identity exploration. However, I’m great at design of any kind, be it on paper or online or on anything else, as well as illustration, ideation, art/photo/animation direction and sometimes even copywriting. I consider myself very fluent in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator; great at InDesign, Microsoft Word & Powerpoint, Acrobat, and WordPress; and currently learning the rest of the Adobe Creative Suite.
I am not very good at writing code or selling myself… I just can’t seem to master either!
If you need a senior-level graphic designer, art director or general creative, I’m your guy!