About Adam Leviton
I am currently located in Frederick, MD 21701.
There are many different designers out there with many different ideas and beliefs. I believe that form follows function and that design decisions should be based around the behavior of your target audience. It’s not all about making things look pretty; my goal is to effectively communicate your messages to your clients and increase your sales and/or marketing statistics. I take a very clean, simple and straightforward approach to design because it’s faster to develop and easier to maintain, which means lower costs and faster turnaround time. Be sure to take a minute and view my portfolio.
Past and Present Clients
I have my own clients, have done some pro-bono work, have worked full time at a few places and sometimes other design firms will outsource work to me. Here is a quick sample of projects I have been involved with:
- The Performing Arts Series at Shepherd University
- The Student Center at Shepherd University
- The Anthology of Applachian Writers
- Wormald Homes
- Hood College
- Frederick’s Oktoberfest
- Earth and Air Technologies
- Total Boiler Control
- The Demon Beat
- The Golden Butter Band
- AIGA BlueRige
- Greater Frederick Advertising Federation
My Education and Experience
I spent four years at Carroll Community College earning two associate degrees in print design and web design. This was time well spent in getting a solid background with the software I use. I then went to Shepherd University to earn a bachelor’s degree. With my software training nearly complete, I was able to focus on studying aesthetics and style while at Shepherd.
Also during this time, I briefly worked on a project with an old-school ad-man who worked for Ogilvy in the 70′s (reminiscent of a character straight out of the TV show Mad Men). Prior to graduating, I had already landed a job as a Senior Graphic Designer for Hood College and from there I got to learn first hand how a marketing department in a large organization works.
Outside of Hood, I was briefly a part of a small technology start-up, and was able to gain some amazing wisdom from the brilliant CTO (who is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence, just to give you an idea).
My Day Job
Currently I work for a regional home builder and handle the development of all their print, web, video and photography needs. I work directly for one of the three principals in charge of sales and marketing. We collaborate on the strategy of our projects, and then I create them.
Things I Can Help You With
- Organizing and writing content
- Making your company’s marketing collateral look better and more professional
- Explaining what websites are all about
- Building your website
- Adding something cool like an image gallery or slideshow to your website
- Email newsletters
- Google Analytics
- Facebook and Twitter
- WordPress websites
- Formatting websites and Email newsletters for mobile devices
My Teaching Experience
Since I am a teacher, I am very patient and willing to explain things to clients. I currently teach Digital Illustration at Hood College, Web Design at Frederick Community College, and Advanced Design at Shepherd University. I was also invited to apply for an opening at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).
My consultation is always free whether you are a student, potential client or colleague in my field. When you want me to build something for you, then we’ll talk dollars and cents.
I would also love to hear from potential employers and other freelancers or small firms looking to partner up. Please contact me with any questions.