Duane Smith Design is a graphic design studio specializing in logos, website visual design, responsive design, user experience design, user interface design, and interaction design. Over 15 years of experience and skill are applied to every project, delivering work that solves problems and produces results.
I get to the heart of who you are, creating a logo and visual brand that conveys your unique identity and sets you apart. You’ll have the tools you need to launch and promote your brand including logo files, colors, and brand standards. My clients range from startups needing their first logo to seasoned businesses seeking a refresh. Logo design is available as a stand-alone project or in a web design package.
Website Visual Design
Visual design blends typography, color, space, texture, and imagery to create a website’s look and feel. Because it’s the first thing they see, visual design gives visitors their first impression of your site and often, your company. It’s also essential for communicating your brand and effectively marketing your products and services.
Web users access content in a variety of ways. Therefore, it’s crucial to have a website that adapts to provide a great experience for every visitor, whether they’re on a desktop, tablet, or phone. Responsive design improves site effectiveness and increases customer satisfaction. Every site we design is responsive.
User Experience Design
User experience design focuses on the needs and behaviors of a website’s users, determining the appropriate strategy and framework to ensure that users find the site useful, easy to use, and enjoyable to visit. This framework is the foundation upon which further aesthetic and interactive design elements are applied.
User Interface Design
User interface design involves the application of visual design to the structure and function determined in the user experience and interaction design steps. This process is not just about making the site look good, it’s about visually guiding the user on each page and across the site.
These days, we don’t just surf the web—we type, click, scroll, tap, and swipe. Computers now fit in our pockets and play a huge role in our daily lives. Interaction design considers all of the ways people engage with devices and content, and incorporates elements that make user interaction more natural, pleasurable, and useful.
My Clients Include
"I was ecstatic with Duane's work on the new website. It's not the first time I've worked with him, and as usual, he over-delivered. Weeks after he sent the files, I was still finding fun little intricacies in his work that'll delight and surprise our visitors. It's fun and easy working with him, as he's a brilliant communicator, in addition to being a first-class designer."
Duane has helped design and redesign three websites for us over the past couple of years. He has done a fantastic job of casting a unique vision for each of our websites that is specific to our brand goals. He is very aware of current trends in design and is able to balance his design knowledge with each brand's personal preferences.
"We recently hired Duane to help us redesign our site. He was wonderful to work with. He understood our vision and needs and really built something that exceeded our expectations. His quote was accurate (no unexpected charges or additions mid-project), and he delivered on time. I'd highly recommend Duane if you need a site redesign for Wordpress. He is excellent at what he does!"
“Duane just finished designing our firm's new website and my experience with him could not have been better. He would listen to every word I say and quickly translate it all into functional and creative designs. I felt like his only client as he was so responsive and ahead of schedule on everything. We wanted a website that was clean, informative and professional, but with very clever navigation and a modern feel...and Duane nailed it!”
"I hired Duane to help with a website redesign. I needed someone who could turn my design ideas into a practical layout for a mobile responsive site. Not only did Duane help turn my design ideas into a reality, he also offered great advice and even a few tips for how I could use Photoshop better in the future. I loved working with Duane. He's a great communicator, timely, professional, talented, and he went above and beyond without charging me extra. I would definitely recommend Duane to others looking for a talented graphic designer."
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