Welcome to DarenBlunt.com
Thank you for taking the time to visit DarenBlunt.com! One thing I think is important to remember is that life is a series of lessons learned. The point to this philosophy is simple, I strive to never stop learning. To that end, you'll see a list of practical experience, common services and portfolio pieces, but know that I will not let myself be limited by it. I thrive on challenge and take pride in my creative problem solving ability.
In short, I am very dynamic and adaptable individual that truly enjoys what he does. From a single page ad layout to a multi-faceted marketing campaign and merchandise rollout, I have what it takes to get the job done!
Contact me to discuss a custom solution to grow your business!
Experience & Expertise
Below is a list of expertise and experience acquired through 2 college degrees and working in design marketing and management over the last 11 years. This extensive history gives me the tools and skills necessary to help your business thrive.
- Business Management & Development - Through education, experience and dedication I have succesfully started and developed three different companies and I am currently developing and building brand recognition for a fourth.
- Graphic Design - It is important to stay on the cutting edge of new techniques and methods as well as staying on top of design trends in the marketplace as it helps to keep things fresh and inspired.
- Marketing & Branding Strategy - With degrees in both business administration and marketing & advertising design coupled with extensive day to day practical experience is a winning combination for marketing and branding success.
- SEO & Online Marketing - With more and more business taking part on or involving the internet I have had no choice but to change with modern business. I have honed skills in both SEO and online marketing which is very effective when used in conjunction with both traditional and non-traditional forms of real world marketing. I have worked with many different companies in several different industries with this respect and always stay updated on new techniques and methods.
- Database Managment - Simultaneous management of many different e-mail databases used in email marketing campaigns. Addresses and other contact information used in traditional direct mail marketing, vendor contacts and Uniiversal Product Codes used for merchandise and retail customers.
- Vendor communication & purchasing - In design and marketing it is often important to create, build and nurture relationships with vendors of all different shapes and sizes. Building these relationships is something I pride myself on. In hiring me, your organization will benefit from my years of vendor relationships.
- Production & Pre-Press - I can help get your project from conception to fruition. There is much more between the design and finished product than most people realize whether you are talking about merchandise, project managment, printed collateral or websites.
- Website maintenance - It is important in business today that you not take your website for granted. Some think that if a web site has been built there's nothing else to be done. This is NOT the case. The truth is The internet is an ever-changing entity and there is always something to be done to stay competitive. The time money and effort put into your website every month should be calculated based on the income expected to be generated by it. I can help you build, grow or expand!
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European Motor Sports Association
Shown is the business card, magazine cover and promotional poster, just a portion of the entire project which included logo design, sales brochure and complete corporate identity package.
Cannamerch Ent. Is a Merchandising, Marketing, PR & Advertising firm. Listed here is the logo, business card, and a sample from the website.
Mountains Edge Birthday Campaign
Marketing collateral for the tenth anniversary for Mountains Edge Fitness Center. Shown are two collaborative advertisements which are part of a campaign to attract new members and reward loyalty.
Mountains Edge Referral Race
These are 2 pieces that were part of a center wide push to increase new memberships around the beginning of the school year. It was a collaborative effort between myself and another designer.
Jen & Dorgan's Wedding
This design for a wedding was re-created to match pieces already purchased for use for the wedding and reception.
Nick & Kamron's Wedding
These pieces were part of a wedding created to match the invitations while keeping true to the wedding theme.
Robyn & Nick's Wedding
A little more progressive twist to wedding planning. I created this simple website as an easy and convenient way for guests to RSVP and contribute to the couples registry.
Jibber Jabbers by Rein Designs
Jiibber Jabbers is a children's clothing printer in Boulder. Shown is one of many catalogs 2 sided 11x17 full color print, scored and folded. Various designs in the catalog were designed by me and some by other designers and illustrators.
Shown is a couple different examples of some merchandise I have both procured and designed for. Some T-shirts for Dub Rock Syndicate as well as a portion of the screen printing process. Some safety vests for American Sprinkler, and a custom water bottle for The Mountains Edge Fitness Center.
Mountains Edege Mailers
Here are a few of the many mailers designed printed and sent out over years of service to the Mountains Edge Fitness Center. Also shown, news paper ads, and value-ads.
For every business there is a marketing solution! Given this philosophy I find it important to brainstorm possible soultions with the prospective client or employer because I understand that not every business is the same. What works for one may not work for another!
Below are some of the most popular services I provide. Contact me today so that we can create a custom solution for you.
- Graphic Design - print and internet media development
- General Marketing - Real world marketing solutions, direct mail, news print, magazine placement, guerilla & promotional
- Online Marketing - Including SEO & SEM, social media, e-mail, affiliate, link building, database management and market research.
- E-commerce Development & Design - Incuding project managment, layout and design, market research, product managment, product imaging, site maintenance and logistical planning.
- Merchandising - Point of purchase displays, product packaging, promotional products as well as apparel design and other textiles
- Public Relations - Press releases and reporting for anything new worthy, job openings, store openings, charitable contributions, promotional events just to name a few.