Photo of Dave Harford with his dog, Baxter

Dave Harford
Graphic Designer / Art Director

I have always had an artistic side to me and it is no suprise that I ended up making my living that way, although my career in graphic design came unexpectedly. I started out in college studying fine art and switched to film and video production. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh I found myself working for a design studio in downtown Pittsburgh as a courier for extra money. On my down time I taught myself enough of the design applications to get a full time job there in production. From there I became a full-time, in-house designer, an advertising designer for a newspaper in Boulder, Colorado, a freelance designer, and a magazine art director, always learning new skills along the way. After a move to Portland, Maine I freelanced full time for different agencies in the area while I built my client base up. I’m proud to say that I have over 350 clients that I have worked with, many that I have maintained relationships with for over 15 years.

I am a creative, experienced, fast, versatile, and easy to work with graphic designer who handles all types of print design, logo design, and digital illustration as well as varying projects for the web. I have over twenty five years experience working for companies of all sizes and I can work independently or as part of a team if necessary. I have a production background with an art director’s skills so I can help with concepts as well as delivering finished files. My job is to use my creativity and experience to help you and your business succeed. I do that by listening to my clients, understanding their business and objectives, and delivering effective, eye-catching designs that deliver results.

 I currently reside in Aspinwall, PA and work from my home studio. When I’m not at my computer you can probably find me around my neighborhood with my dog, Baxter.

“Dave Harford has been my graphic designer for a long time. He’s created multiple brochures, banners, letterhead, business cards; all the things I need to promote my small business. But due to Dave’s excellent work, my materials don’t scream ‘small business’.

— Ingrid Levasseur, Inner Image Health Screening

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