"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

WHO I AM

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.

 

 

WHERE I'VE BEEN

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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