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Hello and welcome to Elastic Color. Feel free to browse. Navigation is at the top of the page. Take a look at my portfolio, check out my latest projects and be sure and drop me a line and say hello. If you've come for help on a project, please contact me, I'd be happy to discuss it.
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Services


Also see "About" section for more information on skills and qualifications.
Web Design

Starting with research and paying close attention to the project at hand, I ask questions and aim for high impact, concise, simple and easy-to-naviage website design; I place a high priority on the target audience and design style.

Illustration

From childrens' illustrations to logos - info graphics to technical illustrations, I have a firm grip on the Adobe design software and a heightened sensibility for aesthetically pleasing design.

Graphic Design

Flyers, brochures, web tile or banner ads, banners, illustrations are just a few of the design areas I excel in. If you're interested in a redesign or starting a new company let's talk about your ideas.










What can I help you with?

Photo restoration, business or portfolio website, technical illustrations, CD package design, logos, tutorials, movie editing, magazine layout, or just some production work. I've done most everything in a unique and thoughtful way. I've done posters for casinos as well as symphonies and enjoy the varied styles. Let me know if you have a project you'd like help with.



TESTIMONIALS
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"As a photographer who is comfortable working alone, I can't say enough about how wonderful it was to collaborate with Sharon Hart as she worked with me on bringing my images new life through a dynamic and beautifully designed website. Outside of being bright-spirited and optimistic, Sharon is a brilliant and passionate artist, and her unique brand of creativity would, I believe, lend a fresh eye to any project she was involved in. She is also a wonderful person."
~ Jan Seeger of Jan Seeger Studios
"Not only is Sharon truly creative in the category of design, but she's communicative, friendly and she works fast!"

~ Sage Hendrix
"Sharon did a great job setting up the website to support my book and consulting business. She understood immediately what I wanted, made a lot of creative suggestions regarding layout, design, and page flow, and, in turn, responded quickly to my suggestions. The resulting site has been in use for over three years and has served my readers and clients well."
~ Johnson M. Hart of JMH Associates, Inc.
"Sharon had the patience and took the time to understand my vision, and she had the knowledge to make it happen. She has also shown on-going interest in further development, and has been fun and easy to work with."

~ Trevor Marshall of Oceanic Tatau
"Sharon has been an incredible support in launching my business. She's great, enjoy her services and professional attitude."

~ David James Rachau of Home Care & Repair Property & Project Management
"Working with Sharon was wonderful. She made the process easier because of her confidence and experience. She asked good questions to get a sense of what I was looking for, and she respected my ideas while offering good ones herself. Her style is sophisticated and professional."

~ Jennie Spencer Weatherly
"We are often lucky enough to have choice of who we work with, and I recommend Sharon without reservation. Working together was a delight and joy--in every sense of the word. I couldn't be more pleased with the end product or the time spent together."

~ Jan Seeger of Jan Seeger Studios
"Working with Sharon was a blast! She created the perfect logo and business card and she attended to every detailed request we had from design to printing."

~ Sage Hendrix & David James Rachau

Portfolio
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About

I'm really happy when I can breathe life into and visually communicate someones vision. I have the technical knowledge balanced with a creative innate ability to make your project stand out.


I love combining creativity with technology and using both sides of my brain equally. I'm fascinated by the coding process and the possibilities design software offers. I'm really good at visually interpreting a concept that might otherwise be confusing or difficult to portray with words. My work always starts with understanding the message and style of the client. I can easily adapt to the style I see the client leaning toward; from vintage to minimal -- corporate to grunge, I have an eye and appreciation for every style.

Honorable Mention

Published by Smashing Magazine a tutorial entitled "Illustrator's Live Trace: Sketch to Vector." Link The tutorial was chosen to be published in the Smashing e-book entitled "Mastering Illustrator." Link I am the ongoing Webmaster for ASHERA (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc.) Link I have had technical illustrations published in Insulation Outlook magazine (Feb. 2013 issue) and EverGreen Chill-In Insulation repair manual. I volunteered my services to build a website for The Peace Patch; A non profit organization that builds schoolyard and community gardens providing education and economic opportunity for the community. (built using a WYSIWYG online software for easy client side editing. Link

My Process

First and foremost is a cup of coffee.

After getting a clear idea of what the project involves, I jump right in and create a few mock-ups. I post the mock-ups online for clients to review. I keep lines of communication open and can skype or be available via phone at any time during business hours. I make sure, whatever the medium, that I breathe creative life into ideas and sort through information to highlight the most important details to communicate.
Skills Chart
  • photoshop

  • html / css

  • illustrator

  • InDesign

  • Fireworks

  • After Effects



Other programs I use often
  • MacRabbit Espresso
  • CSS Edit
  • ColorSchemer Studio 2
  • Sublime Text 2
  • Live Reload
  • Screen Flow
  • CodeBox
  • Contact

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