Design Services

I am a senior graphic designer, art director and film director with skills in print design, web design, brand identities & strategies, social media, illustration, film / video production, editing, motion graphics, visual effects, web analytics, search engine optimization and much more.

Graphic Design

  • BROCHURES & CATALOGS
  • LOGO DESIGN
  • PRODUCT BRANDING
  • MOTION GRAPHICS
  • PACKAGE DESIGN
  • WEBSITE DESIGN
  • MAGAZINE ADS
  • RETAIL SIGNAGE & POSTERS
  • MENUS
  • VEHICLE & BOAT SIGNAGE

Film Production

  • DIRECTOR
  • PRODUCER
  • DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
  • SOUND RECORDIST
  • BOOM OPERATOR
  • FIRST ASSISTANT CAMERA
  • FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
  • SCRIPTWRITING
  • GAFFER & GRIP
  • STORYBOARD ARTIST

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Post Production

  • EDITING
  • VISUAL EFFECTS DESIGN
  • TITLE DESIGN
  • CREDIT DESIGN
  • COLOR CORRECTION
  • COLOR GRADING
  • GREEN SCREEN COMPOSITING
  • MOTION TRACKING
  • FOLEY RECORDING
  • LOOPING

 

Social Media Management

Growing your business through social media marketing

WHAT IS SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT?

Social media management is the process of marketing your business through various media channels in the social networking realm of the internet, and managing your online presence with regularity and consistency.

WHY IS SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT IMPORTANT?

Companies are competing for attention not only through traditional advertising outlets, but also through a sea of personal social information, which is prevalent on the internet. The social networking sites are monitored constantly by potential customers. This creates the opportunity to reach people through their own surfing habits. However, reaching them is not enough. You need to reach them regularly, and you need to stand out in sea of competing information with concise words, compelling images, and marketing techniques that generate interest.

Studies suggest on average one must see an advertisement at least seven times before they act. A regular presence in various social media sites achieves this exposure, and encourages individuals to act, and those who act, to share their activities with family and friends who may be interested in your product or service. This becomes word-of-mouth advertising with your message and branding attached.

As a small business owner myself, I understand how important it is to stretch every dollar. That’s why I offer two packages designed to help small businesses succeed through social media channels.

SOCIAL MEDIA PACKAGES

MEDIA ASSISTANT PACKAGE™

 

$450 (per month) or
$4,950 (annually - saves $450)

    Designed for those who manage their own content and simply need additional help.

    • Monitor and remove spam on Twitter and Facebook twice daily
    • Respond to general interactions with your posts on Twitter and Facebook twice daily
    • Notify of important messages on Twitter and Facebook as needed
    • Interact and network on your behalf with relevant business social profiles
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MEDIA MANAGER PACKAGE™

 

$650 (per month) or
$7,150 (annually - saves $650)

    For those who wish to outsource management of their social media marketing all together.

    • Manage Facebook Fan Page
    • Research relevant media and create posts on Twitter and Facebook
    • Generate and post branded images or graphics on Twitter and Facebook
    • Optimize and post your videos to YouTube (up to two per week)
    • Monitor and remove spam on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube twice daily
    • Notify of important messages on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube twice daily
    • Interact and network on your behalf with relevant business social profiles
    • Work with you to design and implement online contests (up to one per month)
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ADDITIONAL SOCIAL MEDIA SERVICES

SETUP FACEBOOK FAN PAGE

 

$150
(one time fee)

    Setup one Facebook Fan Page with content you provide. This setup includes:

    • One custom banner ad image
    • One custom profile image
    • Up to seven initial posts with text and/or photo content you provide
    • Photo branding of up to seven photos with your logo
    • Invitations to your friends list to like the page
    • One post requesting a share (5 to 7 days after setup)
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SETUP TWITTER PAGE

 

$150
(one time fee)

    Setup one Twitter Page with content you provide. This setup includes:

    • One custom background image
    • One custom profile image
    • Up to seven initial posts with text and/or photo content you provide
    • Photo branding of up to seven photos with your logo
    • Following of up to 15 relevant Twitter pages
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SETUP YOUTUBE CHANNEL

 

$250
(one time fee)

    Setup one YouTube channel with video content you provide. This setup includes:

    • One custom profile image
    • One custom background image
    • A custom search engine optimized channel description
    • Up to 10 custom tags for search engine visibility of your business videos
    • Setup a custom YouTube URL
    • Associate the channel with your business name
    • Optimize and upload up to 4 of your existing videos
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VIDEO PRODUCTION

 

(fee varies)

    Video is the fastest growing content on the internet. It is estimated that by the end of 2015 the majority of internet content will be video based. If you struggle to rank in search engine results, video can help boost your presence. Video has become one of the best methods for relaying your message in a cohesive way by utilizing video imagery, audio, text and graphics to convey your message.

Contact me for your Video Production needs

To grow your business using social marketing at a fraction of the cost of other marketing services, contact me today.

Portfolio

Sample my design and media work.

Capabilities

FROM PRINT AND PACKAGE DESIGN, TO WEB DESIGN AND FILM PRODUCTION, I HAVE DIVERSE EXPERIENCE AS A CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL AND THE TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE TO DELIVER ACROSS MULTIPLE MEDIUMS.

Graphic Design

Graphic design experience.

Print Design85%
Logo Design85%
Web Design65%
Package Design70%
Illustration70%
Large Format Design60%
Branding80%
Vehicle Wraps40%
UX Design70%

 

Social Media Management

Online Marketing & Consulting.

Facebook Page Management85%
Twitter Page Management70%
YouTube Channel Management70%
Custom Social Media Designs85%
Spam Removal80%
Post Replies85%
Branded Photos & Graphics85%
SEO Optimization75%
Social Media Reviews65%

Video / Film Production

Pre-production through post-production.

Directing80%
Producing35%
DP and Camera60%
Sound Design80%
Editing75%
Color Correction85%
Color Grading75%
Visual Effects80%
Motion Graphics70%

 

Technical Skills

Software and other technical abilities.

Adobe Photoshop90%
Adobe Illustrator80%
Adobe InDesign70%
Adobe Premiere85%
Adobe After Effects90%
Adobe Audition75%
Adobe Encore50%
Final Cut Pro40%
Cinema 4D30%

Testimonials

What others are saying.

  • "

    Darren Barker is hands down the most talented creative professional I have ever had the pleasure of working with. There is nothing this man cannot do! I never cease to be amazed at the diversity of creative and artful mediums he has mastered.

    He is a true team player and takes the time to mentor his colleagues and subordinates with patience and encouragement. I learned so much during the years I worked along side him. He definitely helped shape my career in an incredibly positive way. His vision is nothing short of brilliant!

    I would absolutely welcome and be honored by an opportunity to work with Darren again.

    "

    Stephanie Kreitner - Executive Vice President at Group Mobile
  • "

    Darren knows his stuff and can put it in gear to make impossible deadlines. On top of that, he’s got a great personality and is easy to work with.

    "

    Stephen Chai - Design Director at Dinng
  • "

    Darren Barker is creativity personified. He has an almost psychic ability to discover exactly what you want to convey with graphics — then executes it flawlessly.

    "

    Cinzi Lavin - Professional Composer in Hull, MA.
  • "

    Darren worked for me at my acting studio and helped me to take my business to the next level. He was able to brand my company with a logo that was professional and balanced and helped to get my business tools ready for student enrollment.

    He helped with our student films in pre-production through design, sound, editing, graphics and post-production. Darren Barker has the most amazing skills in design and composition. I have high expectations when it comes to production design and so far with everyone I have worked with in the industry Darren was able to pull out the concept I would describe. Darren was a pleasure to work with and always had the most current information about programs we were using and would study endlessly until he found solutions to any issues that arose.

    He taught me a very important lesson that I have carried with me and will never forget and has been extremely helpful in running my business. He taught me patients and to never respond to an adverse situation until you have taken time to cool down and think about it.  This has saved my reputation and has kept me in good standings with clients and students.

    "

    Sue Rowe - Owner at SR Studios
  • "

    I have known Darren for the past 14 years.  He is a professional in every sense. He has the technical skills, experience, creativity, and artistic talents to produce high quality, original work. He is consistently good-natured to work with and gets along well with the various individuals on production teams, even under deadlines and through difficult situations.

    I also have been able to get to know Darren on a more personal level over the years, and have found him to be a kind person and loving, dedicated father.

    "

    Blair Kunz - Owner at Blair Kunz & Associates Photography, LLC
  • "

    I have had the opportunity to work with Darren Barker as an employee and most recently as a subcontractor.

    While working at QSI Corporation, Darren taught me many things in our ten years together. He taught me the elements of good design and what makes a print or digital piece appealing to the user. Over the years we have spent many hours on a whiteboard brainstorming about different marketing campaigns. Darren has the ability to take a very complex concept to explain in words and to present it simply and effectively.

    Recently I started my own marketing firm and am creating print and digital assets for my clients. Darren has worked with many of my clients as the sole graphic designer and is praised for his designs.

    I recommend Darren Barker as a graphic designer, teacher and integral member of any marketing team.

    "

    Todd Christensen - Owner at Stumark, Digital Marketing Specialists

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DARREN BARKER

By combining expert knowledge, great design and professional experience, I deliver the highest quality creative work to my customers.

Contact me today for a consultation.