Aaron

Graphic Design Portfolio

    • 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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    • 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’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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  • 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.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

Original Design As far as the original design was concerned, there were a number of things I wanted to update. I wasn’t a big fan of the logo, and I wanted to give the new magazine a proper “masthead” type logo I felt like the original design (particularly the cover) made the magazine look more …

KOTESOL 2018 International Conference Poster Concept

This poster was my third attempt at designing an International Conference poster for KOTESOL. I had previously designed the 20th Anniversary poster in 2012, and submitted a poster for the design contest in 2015 which was not accepted at that time. So, this was my third attempt. Conference Theme: Focus on Fluency Based on the …

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 …

KOTESOL 2017 Jeonju-North Jeolla Regional Conference Designs

In Korea, November 11 is a special holiday like Valentine’s Day that is called “Peppero Day” – named after chocolate covered snack sticks that resemble straight lines (or the number 11). The written date 11.11 looks like four Peppero sticks next to each other, hence the name. Because the Jeonju-North Jeolla KOTESOL conference was to …

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

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  • 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.

  • 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…

Latest Articles

A Modern Civil War Poster for South Korea’s Cheonan Warship Sinking

This post explores the history of INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY (1830-1944), Victorian Design (1840-1900), and Civil War Posters (1861-1865) in order to create a modern representation of a Civil War poster, based on the sinking of the South Korean warship – the Cheonan – on March 26, 2010. Click here for a large image of the full …

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 …

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 …

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 10

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 10 Finish Lynda.com videos Today I finished the Lynda.com Course Learn React.js: The Basics. Here are …

2014 Blogging Calendar

Every year, I like to get a head-start on the New Year by looking forward and penciling in the majority of the major events that I can expect. This includes national holidays, paydays, birthdays, US holidays (since I live in Korea), family vacations, and my own vision planning days. Last year, I also learned the …

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 …

Trying to Brand a Country? Don’t depend on an Adjective to do it.

This is a post the official Korea Tourism Organization had on their Facebook wall recently. If you could pick only ONE word to describe Korea, what would it be?^^ I had read at the beginning of the year that Korea is going to be rebranding its tourism campaign and logo, after the not-so-great “Korea, Sparkling” …

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