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