Aaron

Graphic Design Portfolio

    • 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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    • 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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    • 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

Jeonbuk Life v.24 – Fall 2021

I started working with the Jeollabuk-do Center for International Affairs (JBCIA) in March 2018 to produce a quarterly English-language magazine featuring stories, culture, and tourism from the province. Read more about my redesign process in the first post of this series. The full design is available below to view online. If you would like to pick …

Jeonbuk Life v.23 – Summer 2021

I started working with the Jeollabuk-do Center for International Affairs (JBCIA) in March 2018 to produce a quarterly English-language magazine featuring stories, culture, and tourism from the province. Read more about my redesign process in the first post of this series. The full design is available below to view online. If you would like to pick …

Jeonbuk Life v.22 – Spring 2021

I started working with the Jeollabuk-do Center for International Affairs (JBCIA) in March 2018 to produce a quarterly English-language magazine featuring stories, culture, and tourism from the province. Read more about my redesign process in the first post of this series. The full design is available below to view online. If you would like to pick …

Jeonbuk Life v.21 – Winter 2020

I started working with the Jeollabuk-do Center for International Affairs (JBCIA) in March 2018 to produce a quarterly English-language magazine featuring stories, culture, and tourism from the province. Read more about my redesign process in the first post of this series. The full design is available below to view online. If you would like to pick …

Jeonbuk Life v.20 – Fall 2020

I started working with the Jeollabuk-do Center for International Affairs (JBCIA) in March 2018 to produce a quarterly English-language magazine featuring stories, culture, and tourism from the province. Read more about my redesign process in the first post of this series. The full design is available below to view online. If you would like to pick …

Jeonbuk Life v.19 – Summer 2020

Summer 2020 v.19 Stories Community Living in Korea during COVID-19 p. 6-8 The First Day of School in Korea’s Social Distancing Landscape p. 9-11 Infinite Possibilities p. 12-17 Travel A Cozy Retreat p. 18-19 Gunsan’s Fairytale Island: Seonyudo p. 20-21 Iksan: A Suburban Getaway p. 22-24 Can’t get out this summer? Take a Virtual Tour …

Jeonbuk Life v.18 – Spring 2020

Spring 2020 v.18 Stories JBCIA Vision & Main Businesses for 2020 p. 4-11 Korean / Chinese Translations p. 12-17 Go100Star (고백스타) Where Love Begins p. 18-19 Night Night, Sweet Dreams p. 20-21 May Peace be with You All p. 22-23 Uplifting Art (Namwon Museum) p. 24-25 Gimje’s Green Thumb p. 26-27 The Place for Superstars …

Jeonbuk Life v.17 – Winter 2019

Winter 2019 v.17 Stories JBCIA informed “Taste of Jeonbuk” to Vladivostok p. 4 World Boyscout Jamboree p. 5 Korean Translations p. 6-11 Jeonbuk News p. 12-13 Kimjang: The Tradition of Sharing in Korea p. 14-15 Learn to Love Rural: Real Experiences in Namwon p. 16-19 A Festival of Agriculture (Gimje) p. 20-23 Learning & Loving …

Jeonbuk Life v.16 – Fall 2019

Fall 2019 v.16 Stories World Boyscout Jamboree p. 5 Korean Translations p. 6-9 Jeonbuk News p. 10-11 Head to the North: JBCIA in Russia p. 12-13 GLEE: Students Travel to Switzerland to Promote Jeollabuk-do p. 14-15 Last Days of Summer: What to do in Buan in One Day p. 16-19 Giving Second Life to Used …

Jeonbuk Life v.15 – Summer 2019

Summer 2019 v.15 Stories World Boyscout Jamboree p. 5 Jeonbuk News p. 6-7 Do you know Hangeulish? p. 8-10 Honeycomb of University Life: Daedong Festival p. 11-15 Outside of the City: Rural Experience p. 16-19 The Great Outdoors p. 20- The Freedom of the Outdoors p. 22-25 Pearls of Summer p. 26-29 2019 Opening Dates …

Jeonbuk Life v.14 – Spring 2019

Spring 2019 v.14 Stories Korean Translations p. 6-11 Jeonbuk News p. 12-13 A Flower that Symbolizes Joy (Iksan Chrysanthemum Festival) p. 14-15 JBCIA News p. 16-21 Colors in Every Corner (Mural village) p. 22-23 Ajung Lake p. 24-25 A Trip Back in Time p. 26-33 A Different World (Iksan Prison Drama Set) p. 30-31 A …

Jeonbuk Life v.13 – Winter 2018

Winter 2018 v.13 Stories Korean Translations p. 4-7 World Boyscout Jamboree News p. 8-9 Interview with the JBCIA Center Director p. 10-19 JBCIA Key Achievements in 2018 p. 16-17 The 2018 Jeollabuk-do International Exchange Festival p. 20-21 TOPIK vs. KIIP p. 22-23 KIIP Interview with Silayan Casino p. 23 Kimjang: Korea’s Intangible Cultural Heritage p. …

Jeonbuk Life v.12 – Fall 2018

Fall 2018 v.12 Stories Fall Festivals Guide p. 3 Korean Translations p. 6-9 World Boyscout Jamboree p. 10-13 A Delightful Satire of Korean Society p. 14-15 Soobyeok: An Amazing Trip into the Soul of Korean Culture p. 16-17 It’s Festival Time! p. 18-27 Food Festivals p. 19-21 Cultural Festivals p. 22-25 Nature Festivals p. 26-27 …

Jeonbuk Life v.11 – Summer 2018

Summer 2018 v.11 Stories Korean Translations p. 4-7 Summer Festivals p. 10-11 The Other Side of the (JIFF) Story p. 12-13 The French Touch in JIFF p. 14-15 A Late Sunny Holiday Morning (Dining at JIFF) p. 16 Living as a Foreigner in Jeonbuk p. 17 The Future of Art from an Industrial Past p. …

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 …

Jeonbuk Life v.10 – Spring 2018

I started working with the Jeollabuk-do Center for International Affairs (JBCIA) in March 2018 to produce a quarterly English-language magazine featuring stories, culture, and tourism from the province. Read more about my redesign process in the first post of this series. The magazine had been in publication already for about 2.5 years, but when the …

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  • 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 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!

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

When Considering What to Work on for my Master’s…

When considering a project to work on for my Master’s Campaign Project, a dozen ideas immediately popped into my head, based on our project type options. But as a classmate wrote in our discussion, “it is the slimming down of these ideas that begin the design process.” That being the case, I’ll briefly outline the …

Coding an Advent Calendar: Day 1

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 (for the next year, and the next year, and the next year, etc). Day One The goal …

Put Energy Into Action with Rituals

One of my classmates wrote this in a discussion of ours: “I have always been great at setting a work plan, but it’s never easy to stick to it. I find on days when it’s hard to concentrate that packing up my bag and heading to the library is a good fix. There is no …

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 …

A Faux Interview about Brand Me

As part of my schooling, I was asked to consider “The Brand Called You” about myself. My first thoughts were posted here, and this is a follow-up, “faux interview” that asked me to consider all kinds of various aspects and angles of the brand that is me, as a designer and freelancer, both now and …

Don’t let Scope Creep creep up on You

Scope creep is where many of our problems with budgets and deadlines come from. Freelancer Miles Burke defines scope creep as what happens “when extra functionality or items are added into the project that weren’t part of the original specification.” (Burke, 2008, p 127). It is arguably one of the biggest project killers and tension …

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