My name is Bob and I am a graphic/web designer located in Northern Illinois. I truly enjoy the craft of designing for all forms of media. I have over 15+ years experience creating artwork for both web and print. I currently work for a very demanding screen print and sign shop in Sterling IL all while freelancing. I'm heavily influenced by retro typography, vintage characters, pin striping, 90s music and graffiti.
Design and artwork is the lifeblood of my craft. It's more than just "being pretty"- It's about using text, images, and infographics to communicate ideas, and sell products or services.
The internet has revolutionized the way we find and share information. For businesses, a web presence has become a fundamental part of success. But are all web sites the same, and what is so significant about my web presence? I'm glad you asked...
Does your current company need to be rebranded or are you a new start up and need help branding yourself? As a client, you acquire a reliable partnership with a dedicated, experienced and creative that have helped private and public entities build their brand and maximize visibility in the marketplace.
Graphic design is the process of visual communication and problem-solving using one or more of typography, photography, and illustration. The field is considered a subset of visual communication and communication design, but sometimes the term "graphic design" is used synonymously. Graphic designers create and combine symbols, images and text to form visual representations of ideas and messages. The use typography, visual arts and page layout techniques to create visual compositions. Common uses of graphic design include corporate design (logos and branding), editorial design (magazines, newspapers and books), wayfinding or environmental design, advertising, web design, communication design, product packaging and signage.
Web design encompasses many different skills and disciplines in the production and maintenance of websites. The different areas of web design include; interface design; authoring, including standartised code and proprietary software; user experience design; and search engine optimization. Often many individuals will work in teams covering different aspects of the design process, although some designers will cover them all. The term web design is normally used to describe the design process relating to the front-end (client side) design of a website including writing mark up. Web designers are expected to have an awareness of usability and if their role involves creating mark up then they are also expected to be up to date with web accessibility guidelines.
A brand is a name, term, design, or feature that distinguishes an organization or product from its rivals in the eyes of the customer. Branding is a set of marketing and communication methods that help to distinguish a company or products from competitors, aiming to create a lasting impression in the minds of customers. The key components that form a brand's toolbox include a brand's identity, brand communication (such as logos and trademarks), brand awareness, brand loyalty, and various branding strategies.
Bob Marruffo has taken our concept, brand and visuals from ok to exceptional. He took our ideas and vision and made it fit our
personalities and overall desire for our website and social media pages. Bob is responsive, easy to work with and his desire to have a
satisfied client means you walk away with better than what you expected. He is extremely talented and masterfully combines his creative
freedom with a clients needs and wants. Bob had become and integral part of where The Ivy Boys
success is headed and we are proud to have Bob Marruffo Design as part of the team!!!!
- Bryz Blue, www.theivyboys.com
Bob Marruffo was able to produce logos for both my wife and myself. Both logos captured our brand attributes with a strong attention to
detail. The service was delivered in a professional manner with a commitment to deadlines and a focus on customer expectation.
Working with him proved that in addition to his creativity, his professionalism is also impressive. He quickly understood what we were looking
for and was great about communicating his thinking and progress in a very timely manner. Bob is my go to guy whenever I need anything done in regards to graphic design.
- Russelle Gihan, Chicago Blazers
Awesome to work with. Incredibly organized, easy to communicate with, and beautiful work.
- Sherrie Sowers, Moviehouse Winery Owner