Services & Skills

Web Design

I have over 15 years web design experience. I pretty much got in right at the beginning. 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. So, even if you have a website that you like – maybe you have an idea that you’re not sure how to implement. I can help.

My core services are web design, development, redesign, optimization, promotion and maintenance. I do have a network of handy freelancers that 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 help getting your designs on the web. I can help.


Print, Digital and ePub Design

If you need a tear sheet, brochure, catalog, invitation, flyer, poster, CD/DVD packaging, logo, or business card – I’m your guy.

In recent years I have had increased requests for ePub/eBook formatted books, catalogs, and presentations. This is an excellent marketing tool for your “elevator pitch”, and is an excellent way to publish books, catalogs, price lists etc. and avoid the high cost and waste of printing. These have virtually replaced Keynote/Powerpoint presentations, since they can easily be connected to a projector. So, lots of uses for these!


My Intended Audience

One of the questions I always ask when beginning a new project is “who are you trying to reach?” It’s easy to think “well EVERYONE, right?” but of course that’s not true. Huge corporations have teams of guys like me.

I’m trying to reach individuals and small to medium sized businesses that need a web presence, marketing materials and/or social media/online promotion to help their business function or expand. Companies that have ongoing graphic/web needs but do not have the budget for a full-time art department.

Many of my clientele are designers and creatives such as furniture designers, musicians, photographers & fine artists that need to use the web and social media to get the word out about their work. Some have strong ideas about how they want it to look, but just need help making it happen. Many more of my clientele are sports clubs and online stores that need help keeping their website up-to-date, backed up and secure.

About

atom-headshotAbout me… Web. Clean. Simple.

Hi, my name is Atom Smith, and I’m a freelance web designer/developer in the Los Angeles, CA area. I specialize in creating clean, well organized sites with eye-catching graphics.

My focus over the past few years has been to create new sites or update existing sites so that they look great and function well in Web 3.0. That is, I build sites that look good on a computer, tablet or mobile device, integrate seamlessly with social media and take advantage of the rapidly evolving functions and features of the WWW.

My process is to begin a project with a thorough interview. I ask a lot of questions. Generally my next step is to create a prototype based on the interview results and let it evolve from there, based on client feedback and natural evolution as the site is populated.

Most, but not all, of my clients tend to be small to mid-size businesses in the Los Angeles area. They are companies that need a graphics guy, not a graphics department. My clientele are extremely eclectic and include furniture designers/manufacturers, interior designers, artists, photographers, musicians, doctors, lawyers, call centers, e-book publishers, music publishers, art galleries, beauty salons, construction companies, sports organizations, health services, and real estate professionals.

Since the late ’90s I have worked in art departments for various advertising agencies and companies such as Frederick’s of Hollywood, Inter/Media Advertising, (SGI) Studio Graphics Ink., Nuprint Graphics, Global Creative Group, Holistipak and Wylie Galt Advertising.

Clients

I’ve worked with an extremely wide variety of clients from artists, photographers and musicians to doctors, lawyers, online stores, media companies, art galleries, beauty salons, manufacturers, real estate professionals, interior designers, construction companies, sports teams and more… if you don’t see your particular business among my alumni, do not worry I can create a website or marketing materials for any product, service, or location.

  • Alyna
  • Artist Search
  • Barbara Fritche
  • Beach Futbol Club
  • Berman/Rosetti
  • Call Center Today
  • Coryne Lovick Collection
  • Creative Circle
  • Diane Covington Sculpture
  • Don Lewis Photography
  • Donna De Lory
  • Dr. Katrina Miller
  • Eric Trueheart
  • Fleur Collection
  • Fullwerks Music Publishing
  • Gennaro Rosetti
  • Gentlemen Callers of LA
  • Inkpen Mutations Publishing
  • Kevin Josephson Salon
  • James Lumsden Design
  • John Behrens
  • Las Palmas Collection
  • Lovick Design
  • Mutaytor
  • Nicole Fournier
  • Padua Playwrites Global
  • Precision Dynamics Inc.
  • Tangerine Global
  • Ryan Herco
  • Scire-LB (VA PTSD program)
  • Vicepresidents.com
  • Von Der Ahe Interiors

Contact

Hydraulic Clown Head Enterprises
Los Angeles, California USA
818.422.0490