Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Freelance Forum Portfolio Show and International Freelancer's Day/Conference

Fall is upon us and that means only one thing—it's time for the Freelance Forum 2010 Portfolio Show! Why would you need to come to a portfolio show? Well, let's see...

If you are a person or company who hires creative talent, The Solarium will have a room FULL of creative talent on October 7 at 6pm.
  • You will have a chance to meet many of Atlanta's top freelance creative talent face-to-face. You won't have to pull them into your office. You won't have to take them to lunch... not yet, at least!
  • As a matter of fact, we'll go one step better—WE ALL will take YOU to dinner because we will provide free [good] food and free [good] drinks!
  • Best of all, in this day of internet, texting, cell phones, skype, you will actually get to know your freelancers apart from their emails and voicemails. AND, they will have their work right there, in front of you.
If you are a freelancer, whether new into this line of business or a veteran...
  • You will get to meet many of your fellow creatives and NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK.
  • You can see the type of work that each of us brings to the table. You just never know when the exact person you need to help you complete a project to perfection is literally right in front of you.
  • ...or, better yet, when YOU might be the right person that one of our freelancers needs on their team to successfully complete a project.
  • You'll catch the enthusiasm and tidbits of wisdom from our members who are exhibiting.
  • You might even make some new friends...
And now, along the lines of FREE and FREELANCING, how about attending this on Friday and Saturday! International Freelancer's Day! Visit this page to see more info and to sign up. And view the video. Pretty exciting! And free!

Celebrate, learn, meet other creatives, become the best at what you already love to do! Now two great FREE ways to make your freelance life better!! Freelance Forum 2010 Portfolio Show AND International Freelancer's Day!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

How did you spend your winter and spring?

It's been a busy winter and early spring at KFDP. We started off the year doing our first ad for European Reflections with photographer David Schilling to go into an issue of Veranda magazine. Apparently the framed mirror concept was a successful one as they received 15 calls as soon as subscriptions hit the mailboxes, before the newsstand editions arrived.

We've done our usual winter and spring Silver Falcons newsletters for our trusty retired Eastern Air Lines employees. We added a one-time newsletter for Catherine Kelleghan Gallery, InFocus, into the mix. Check out the beautiful work on her site for sale.

A couple of new things have come along this year—a logo for GBPI with Alison Amoroso as they plan to go around the state and do Health Care Symposiums, beginning in September. Also a redesign for Professional Pet Sitter magazine with Steve Milano, and the layout of their spring issue.

We also have had the pleasure of working on the ad series for the upcoming Telluride Blues & Brews Festival with Courtney McClary and Paula Donner. This involves multiple ads, all shapes and sizes, with an ever-growing list of performers to work into the different spaces.

Then we have our spring issue of Charleston Style & Design, made even nicer by having Dickson Dunlap shoot many of our ads this time. Since the ads are our portion of the magazine, we were greatly appreciative of the upgrade in photography! Rob Johnson did the editorial art for this issue. Largest issue yet—definitely an achievement in this economy.

We also have Atlanta ShowGuide, both Dance and Spring issues, with Gregg Daugherty and Chris McMurry of BlueMedia, highlighting live shows in the greater Atlanta area.

And finally we've wrapped up a three issues of CDHC Solutions magazine with Doug Field and Matt Bolch, and an issue of EmployersWeb magazine, helping companies strategize and dovetail their existing health care and benefits programs with the new and changing laws.

Now we understand why taking a couple of days off to run to Memphis was so necessary at this point in the year! After all, one must prepare for late spring and early summer (hopefully downpours) of work!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Newest Projects, Charleston Style & Design, Atlanta ShowGuide, Advance ALIGN Newsletter

2009 is sufficiently wrapped up now and 2010 is well on it's way to being a better year. We recently wrapped up a couple of magazines we'd like to tell you about.

Charleston Style & Design is a quarterly publication, dedicated to displaying the beautiful lifestyle of Charleston as depicted in architecture, interior design, landscape design, fine art, dining... you name it, we give you a taste of it. KFD&P works on ads for this magazine. This issue had approximately 75 ads in it, we designed or made significant changes to 45 of those ads. Needless to say, if you are in Charleston, please look up some of these fine businesses. The work is very high quality and detailed and the people are tremendous. Much of the photography in this issue is done by Dickson Dunlap. Make sure you check out his work. And if you like our features and articles, Rob Johnson at Toprotype is responsible for the design of those pages. The printer for this publication is Publisher's Press, the King of Magazine Printers as far as I'm concerned!

We also finished the Winter issue of Atlanta ShowGuide. This publication is free and is distributed all over Atlanta in areas where you find art and theatre enthusiasts. If you want to impress a client, give a great gift, have a unique night out, this publication is full of good ideas and great shows. We do this one start to finish. Some of the ads are provided, we design the rest. This publication highlights as many areas of art as we can squeeze into each issue. It's also free online to view at Atlanta ShowGuide Issuu.

And finally, we did a special issue of ADVANCE ALIGN, a newsletter written and designed to support the Atlanta Public School System's special education teachers. This publication has a more flexible schedule, approximately five issues a year. Rebecca K. Reeves of Reeves & Associates is the brains behind it. The teachers love it and it makes it a very special project to work on, indeed.