Aaron

Graphic Design Portfolio

    • I run two local web development Meetups (WordPress & Free Code Camp). I also teach coding and graphic design at an international high school in Jeonju. How can I help you?

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    • Need a website but don’t know how to start? Interested in branding your product or service with a logo? I provide FREE consultation for up to 30 minutes.

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    • Logos and print design are my speciality. From non-profits to coffee shops, sports clubs, & schools, I’ve branded, beautified, & printed all types of promotional materials.

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    • I’ve lived in Korea for over a decade & my wife is Korean. Not only do I create bilingual websites and print designs, I also translate plugins, themes, & some documents.

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    • Need a website? Allow me to assist you. Since 2012, I’ve build dozens of WordPress websites. Typical turnaround time is anywhere from 1 week to 1 month.

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  • I specialize in WordPress web development & Adobe’s Creative Suite (Photoshop, etc). I’m based locally in Jeonju, Korea, but have worked with clients from all over the world.

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Clients

Beauty & Simplicity

You have a business, product, or service, and you want it to look good; to stand out; to break through all the noise. I work to help you do just that.

About

I’m a skilled web developer with over 7 years experience building and managing client websites and 3 years experience contributing to Open Source projects like WordPress. I’m proficient in HTML5, CSS3, PHP, and WordPress, a competent user of JavaScript, jQuery, Foundation and Bootstrap Frameworks, and have taught website design and development as part of the core technology curriculum in GPA International High School for 3 years.

I’m also an experienced graphic designer specializing in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator. I’m a freelancer with over 5 years professional experience creating business cards, brochures, ads, flyers, posters, banners, t-shirts, logos, websites, branded materials, newsletters, magazines, books, and more. Additionally, I teach basic graphic design and computer literacy courses at GPA International High School.

Additionally, I’m an experienced ESL teacher with over 10 years in classrooms in Korea. I have taught conversational English and Speech/Presentation classes to university students for over 6 years at Jeonju University. And additionally, I have taught TOEIC Speaking, TOEFL Writing, TOEFL Speaking, TOEFL Reading, Drama, and Debate for over 3 years to various age levels from middle school to adult.

Latest Projects

KOTESOL 2018 Busan Regional Conference Poster

Toward the beginning of 2018, the President of the KOTESOL Busan chapter contacted me to work on designing a poster for their Regional Conference. In November 2017, I’d just finished listening to Ernest Kline’s bestseller, Ready Player One, that was being made into a movie due to come in the first quarter of 2018. I …

2017 Christmas designs

Originally, I’d been considering designing the logo on a Christmas ball (as I’d also considered last year), but after browsing the Internet for a while, I stumbled across the second image below and really loved the gradient it used. So I employed it in this design as well, and it worked perfectly with the white …

Winning Story Map

After seeing the work I did on the Lodem Heal map, the owner of Winning Story asked me to do a similar design for the new location of his cafe.  

2016 Christmas: This is the Sign for You

Originally, I was planning to design the logo in a decorative circular format and place it on a red Christmas tree ball like the ones pictured below. But eventually, I decided to use the logo on a few stock photos of babies as the final designs show. Logo First designs Final designs

‘Laon’ Hanok Cafe Menu

If you haven’t seen my logo design project for this cafe yet, please do go check that out. This project was to create the cafe menu. Specifications: Create an A4 size design – in both portrait and landscape orientation Design it in PowerPoint so she could modify the menu herself later – and also use …

De Anne Dubin Portfolio Site

On Thursday, June 30, one of my contacts from Busan asked me if I wanted to take over a website project that he didn’t have time to complete. I readily agreed. Here are the details: Original project deadline: Tuesday, July 5 (five days later) Project template: Solidaire from Theme Forest (single page HTML template) Estimated time …

GPA Yearbook Website

I built this website for GPA (Global Prodigy Academy) high school students to download their Yearbook from because I thought that a landing page would be more interesting for them than if I just sent out an email with the PDF. The site design is based on the site I previously built with Zurb Foundation …

‘Laon’ Hanok Cafe & Guest House Logo

I was recently presented with a great opportunity to design a logo for a new Hanok (traditional Korean style house) cafe and guest house. This project definitely has the highest potential visibility of anything I’ve ever done. Jeonju Hanok Village annually attracts upwards of 8 million visitors and that number is expected to top 10 million in the next …

GPA Yearbook 2015-16

This year at the international high school I work at, I was given a class called “Yearbook.” So, obviously, the final deliverable for the class was a Yearbook. The Yearbook is 90 pages long and contains 459 images. Each student was in charge of designing at least one 2-page spread for a total of around …

GPA Newsletters

As part of the GPA Yearbook class (now changed to “Graphic Design”), one of our jobs was to create a fairly regular newsletter to send out via email to the students’ parents. We tried to make one per month and will continue to do so for as long as I teach that class. I had …

KOTESOL 2016 Jeonju-North Jeolla Regional Conference Poster

When I heard the theme for the 2016 annual KOTESOL Regional Conference in Jeonju: Dive in! Transforming Students from Spectators to Speakers I thought it could be used to create a really intriguing visual, so I volunteered to help design the poster. It just so happens that at the same time, I was teaching GPA …

Duet English Civil War Summer Camp Pages

For their summer English camp in 2016, the owner of Duet English academy in Jeonju asked me if I’d help him make some activity papers based on Marvel (and DC) super heroes and Captain America Civil War. I was happy to help. One of the reasons I like working with Leon (owner of Duet) is …

Practical English Writing 2

This is the second book in the Practical English Writing series that a team of teachers at Jeonju University had published specifically for use in our own classrooms. We got in touch with a publisher in January 2016, and had the books on the shelves by late February. As with Practical English Writing 1, I …

Jeonju North-Jeolla KOTESOL Banners

I designed the Welcome banners for the Jeonju North-Jeolla KOTESOL chapter in Spring 2016. I modeled them after a similar design I’d seen previously and used the image of school children from the 2014 Chapter Conference poster along the bottom. First Concepts Final Design The final design is a combination of the two above. No …

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  • Aaron did a great job creating an inventive logo, business card, and pamphlet for my burgeoning business. We’ve had great communication along the way, and he always had things done faster-than-expected. I look forward to working with Aaron in the future as I continue to grow my business.

  • I was extremely happy with both the quality of work, and professional attitude from Mr. Snowberger. He helped me take an idea from concept to finished project (a smooth running machine). I knew what I wanted but I didn’t know what was possible. He was patient and helpful as I asked numerous questions, and asked for numerous changes. He worked with me every step of the way to ensure I not only understood what my options were, but which would work best for me.

    Now that the project is complete, I am left with not only an excellent virtual space for my business, but also full confidence that I am not alone if any problems arise. Mr. Snowberger delivered more than he promised and has a lifelong customer in me.

  • I enjoyed working with Aaron during all parts of the development process – from initial mock-ups to finalised designs and HTML code. However, probably the best part of the process was how well he followed my original spec in the very first mock-ups, incorporating all the elements I’d requested. He was also very responsive to changes I wanted during the design process. Read more…

  • Aaron was in my Effective Copywriting course in the Media Design Masters of Fine Arts program at Full Sail University and earned superior grades in that class. Based on his grades and class participation, I would rate his academic performance in my class as superior. He has a number of strengths to offer an employer. Aaron is always interested in supporting others and he always went above and beyond in his assignments and continually brought something new and innovative to the discourse. I would highly recommend Aaron and he will be a positive addition to any organization.

  • I have never built a website nor have I ever needed one built. So, needless to say, I was completely in the dark as to what was available out there and what options I had on the site. Aaron was awesome in every way possible. He truly wanted to understand what we wanted in our site, he took the time to meet with us when we needed to build it, and he has continually helped us out if we’ve had questions since its launch. Aaron made the process completely stress free and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome.

  • Aaron is one of those rare students whom a teacher could learn from and expand on their own knowledge! Through him, I was able to broaden my international knowledge base of design. His time management is impeccable, even with the differential in time zones. I would recommend Aaron to employers internationally as one dedicated to his work as well as his passions, which in many cases are one in the same!

  • Aaron was an exceptional student in our online Media Design MFA degree program. Even though he lived half-way around the globe during the time he was working on his degree, he participated in live sessions, connected with his fellow students, and produced a stunning capstone project that continues to be one of the best examples of student work from our program. I highly recommend Aaron as a person who is motivated, dedicated, and exceptional in not only meeting but consistently exceeding expectations.

  • Aaron provided Bubble Ball Korea with a number of services that made the whole start up process much easier. He listened to our requirements when creating our website and flyers and went beyond that by adding his own ideas, which were all excellent and welcome. Our limited knowledge of website design was not an issue as Aaron made everything comfortable and simple to understand. He has kept in contact with us since and has helped with any further issues that have arisen. We thank him for a stellar job and hope to work with him again in the future.

Latest Articles

Why it’s Important to Always Present Yourself Professionally

One classmate wrote this about presentations: Your presentation doesn’t necessarily have to be at the end of the design process. You are presenting yourself the entire time. The more persistent, communicative and trustworthy you are, the better chance you’ll have at winning that client for the long run. This is great insight. I also agree …

Working for Friends and Family: Good Idea, or Terrible Idea?

I always have a tough time saying no to designing for friends and family. It’s really hard to explain these complications to your dear grandmother who simply wants a logo for her newsletter. You could easily be misunderstood, and come across as lazy or discourteous. –Classmate I really agree with that statement about working for …

What Makes Horrible Websites? – Amateur and Corporate Sites

One of my classmates made this statement in one of our discussions: I have stumbled upon so many sites that are difficult to navigate and are poorly made websites…most bad websites are the result of clients not doing enough research and just choosing the first and cheapest designer that they can find. It prompted me …

Coding an Advent Calendar: Day 4

This year, I decided to create an Advent Calendar website in HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. My hopes for the site are to showcase some of my frontend development abilities as well as make something fun, functional, and reusable. Day 4 JavaScript Countdown clock with SVGs After browsing some other Codepens tagged “advent”, and “calendar”, and “clock”, …

Coding an Advent Calendar: Day 3

This year, I decided to create an Advent Calendar website in HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. My hopes for the site are to showcase some of my frontend development abilities as well as make something fun, functional, and reusable. Day 3 CSS bow & ribbon I wanted to make a bow for the present entirely out …

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