"You only have a certain amount of time on this planet. Why would you do something you don't like?"

 

- John Contino, Weapons of Mass Creation 2013

Design to me is about visually-communicating, problem-solving, and strategy just as much as it's about being creative and making something look good. It needs a concept behind it in order to accomplish a specific goal. For that reason, I see my design work as "creativity with purpose," where I constantly strive to find the balance between creativity and strategy. I focus my work on design, branding, and art direction. I design for various applications, specializing in logo development & identity, packaging, and apparel / product graphics. 

I work with a span of clients from startups & local businesses to global brands. I enjoy creating great design, visually-communicating, and supporting brands; whether it's helping a small startup look amazing and function well, or adding continued value to a large, more established brand (and everything in-between). Additionally, I often work with many faith-based organizations and non-profits in and around my community. Extending beyond design itself, my passions also lie in networking, building client relationships, and mentoring other designers.

 

 

Thank God It's Monday

Principal Designer; 2008 - present

 

Rabe & Company

Senior Designer; 2019 - present

 

FAI Design Group

Designer; 2015 - 2018

Safari Sundays

Freelance Designer; 2015 

 

Original Skateboards

Art Director / Designer; 2013 - 2015

 

H2M Beverages

Senior Designer; 2010 - 2013

soul-destroying

design job

(the kind you talk about for years to come)

Designer; 2009 - 2010 

Straus Newspapers

Designer; 2008 - 2009

 

SUNY Cortland

BA- New Media Design; 2004 - 2008

GET IN TOUCH

Hey there! I'm Craig from the beautiful Hudson Valley area of NY. I'm a full time designer at Rabe & Coby day, while working with clients of my own by night... ranging from startups & local businesses to global brands.  

Feel free to drop a line and say hello!

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