Welcome

Hello and welcome! Thank you for visiting KLOWNHEAD.COM. You’re in the right place!

Hydraulic Clown Head (HCH) prides itself on customized, market-relevant promotional products for its clients.

One of the questions I always ask when beginning a new project is “Who are you trying to reach? Who is your intended audience, your intended customer?” We might be tempted to think “Well, EVERYONE, right?” but of course that’s not exactly true. We want to reach people we can be of service to. We target our aesthetic, services and promotional efforts to them.

MY intended audience? I focus on individuals and small-to-medium-sized businesses that need a web presence, marketing materials, and/or social media and online promotion to help their businesses function or expand; entrepreneurs and companies that have ongoing or one-time graphic design/website needs but do not require, or want to budget for, a full-time art department.

HCH is fully equipped to provide an entirely customized approach to creating a unique online, print, and/or digital presence for YOUR enterprise and managing the day-to-day updates and maintenance of these assets.

About

atom-headshotABOUT HYDRAULIC CLOWN HEAD DESIGN (HCH)
Web. Clean. Simple.

Hi! My name is Atom Smith, and I’m a freelance website designer/developer in the Los Angeles, California area. I specialize in creating clean, vibrant, well-organized websites with eye-catching graphics.

I build responsive sites that look good and function well on desktop computers, tablets or mobile devices, that integrate seamlessly with social media, and that take advantage of the rapidly evolving functions and features of the World Wide Web., such as social media and SEO (search engine optimization)

My process — I begin every project with a thorough client interview. I ask a lot of questions to make sure I understand YOUR goals for YOUR website or other media. Then I create a site prototype or other proposal based on your stated needs, and send you a quote for project costs. Next, after further discussion and tweaking, based on your review of the prototype, we work together as a team to build a website that meets your requirements and exceeds your expectations.  This process insures that you have plenty of say in the final product and there is always an opportunity to tweak something to make it work better after living with it for a bit.

My clients are extremely diverse and include designers, manufacturers, government, medical, sports, photographers, real estate, artists, musicians and more. Whatever your product, service or location, I can make a website for you.

Prior to launching HCH, I worked in Art Departments for advertising agencies and major retailers such as Frederick’s of Hollywood, Inter/Media Advertising, Studio Graphics Ink (SGI), Nuprint Graphics, Global Creative Group, Holistipak and Wylie Galt Advertising.

I also have a network of professional photographers, copy writers, text editors, fact-checkers, musicians, and visual artists to support us as needed.

I regularly engage in Continuing Education in my field, to ensure I’m offering my clients the most current expertise in website design, relevant software, and Internet compatibility.

I have the background, skills, and commitment to excellence to give you the “cut above” end-product you need. Give me a call.

Services

Web Design – VIEW PORTFOLIO

I have over 15 years of web design experience. I pretty much got in right at the beginning and have closely followed the web’s development and exponential growth. I can take care of all aspects of your project, soup to nuts, from domain registration and hosting to ongoing maintenance and online promotion. The web is where FORM meets FUNCTION. Designing things is fun, but keeping on top of constantly evolving standard practices is work, as are updating and enhancing existing sites. So, even if you have a website that you like – maybe you have an idea for improving it that you don’t have time to implement, or you’re not sure how to do it. I can help.

My core services are website design and development, site redesign, search optimization, promotion and maintenance. I also have a network of handy freelance specialists who can be called upon for content writing, advanced coding and other services that are beyond my scope. Or, YOU may be a skilled graphic designer or fine artist and just need a boost getting your designs on the web. I can help.


Print – VIEW PORTFOLIO

If you need a tear sheet, brochure, catalog, invitation, flyer, poster, CD/DVD packaging, newspaper or magazine ad, logo, or business card – I’m your guy. I can steer you through all aspects of your print jobs, from brainstorming content and design ideas to getting your finished products printed up and delivered to you.


Digital and ePub Design – VIEW PORTFOLIO

EPUB, or e-books, have become an extremely popular way to publish not just traditional books, but also pricelists, catalogs, brochures, and presentations.

Many of my clients have opted for the EPUB format to save on costly printing and mailing expenses. Of course this is an excellent way to distribute books, but over the past few years I’ve increasingly been creating portable EPUB catalogs, pricelists, tear sheets – and virtually anything that you may wish to view or show on a tablet such as an iPad.

Interactive PDF versions of these materials can easily be made as well. These contain an index and a table of contents, and can support hyperlinks. Say somebody a customer viewing your online catalog would like to place an order – they he or she can simply click on the hyperlink and email you directly from the pages of your catalog. Pretty great!

Contact

Hydraulic Clown Head Enterprises
Los Angeles, California USA
818.422.0490