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My name is Denton Lesslie I live in Knoxville, Tennessee. I have been in design since my Graphic Arts Vocational Classes in High School. Where I learned on two color printing presses and old school proportion cameras.

I went on to graduate from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Graphic Design and Communications. I worked several seasonal design jobs until Science Applications International offered me a position in their graphics department. Boy, I did not know how much I did not know, that is truly when my education started. I was thrown in on a huge variety of projects. I was responsible for scale models, technical drawings, web sites, all forms of marketing material, truck graphics, and trade show booths – just to get started (please look at my portfolio). I was excited about all that I was learning. I was servicing and building client relationships with my own set of clients. I worked diligently with them to maximize the level of design that they received within their budget. I have had government projects with budgets of a quarter of a million dollars to a project with a small country church with a very limited budget. I met each need beautifully.

Even 10 years later, I am still pushed on a daily basis and enjoying the client relationships that I have built. I found that what I have learned about building and maintaining those kinds of relationships translates perfectly to the freelance and sub-contractor world. I am at the point where my freelance work is gaining me more satisfaction, and turning more profit than my 9-to-5. My aspirations of my own business and the fruits (and hardships) that come with it are exciting to me. I saw my niche forming. As the business world evolves, it is easier and more cost effective for small and mid-sized companies to contract and outsource the design and marketing part of their business to a sub-contractor than carry an in-house staff. I am still fascinated with every aspect of designing and seeing my work to fruition, but the people and those relationships are what is imperative to my work.

I am excited about discussing and sharing my ideas and experience with you and the needs of your firm. Please contact me if you have questions or just need to know where to start. I am more than happy to use my experience to help you with ideas and the direction of your best place to start.

Please contact me, I would love to hear from you. Denton