EHW Design

Graphic design for web and print

by Ethan Hazzard-Watkins

Tools

Contemporary digital craftspeople have an amazing array of tools available to them, and I always find it interesting to know what software and hardware different artists choose to use. Here are the (mostly) digital hammers and chisels that I keep close at hand:

  • Old-fashioned pencil, paper, marker, ruler, and clipboard. I start most of my designs with some sort of sketch to establish basic proportions and structures, and I find there’s no digital substitute for the freedom of drawing by hand.
  • Adobe Photoshop and occasionally Adobe Fireworks for photo manipulation, for creating web images, and for creating custom textures, patterns, and backgrounds
  • Adobe Illustrator for creating and editing icons, illustrations, and logos
  • Adobe InDesign for print layout, working with type, and creating PDFs
  • Espresso (the computer program) for writing and editing CSS, HTML, PHP, and other code by hand, as well as for uploading/syncing files with the web server
  • Transmit for FTP
  • WordPress for content management, along with many great WordPress plugins for adding functionality
  • Espresso (the beverage) for joy, hope, and a general feeling of well-being

Credits, Sources, Resources

My creative process involves exploration of my own ideas tempered by periodic infusions of inspiration, technical expertise, and tools from other great designers. Many graphic designers and web programmers are prolific bloggers, and I’ve benefitted from countless online tutorials and shared resources and ideas.  It’s not always possible to give credit on every poster or web site, but here are a few of the people whose resources I have incorporated into my designs:

What I Do

Design services in a variety of media…

I can help you with a wide range of design projects. Get in touch to learn more about any of the following:

  • Web site design and maintenance
  • CD or DVD Packaging design
  • T-shirt designs
  • Poster, brochure, and other print design
  • And more! Contact me for more info...

Contact Ethan

Get in touch about your design needs!

I'd love to hear from you about your design project. Drop me an email or check out the EHW Design Facebook page.

About Ethan

Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, designer and fiddler

When not tweaking images, writing code, or wrestling type, I work as a fiddler. I've been playing fiddle - and designing band web sites, CD covers, and posters - for more than fifteen years, and I love helping creative people promote themselves. Head on over to my music web site to learn more.

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