Graphic Design & Web DevelopmentServing clients for over 20 years
We are a trusted firm with over 20 years in web design, interactive media, logo, packaging and printed materials. Websites are designed to achieve the unique goals of each client. While designing logos, we pay close attention to the client in developing the icon and font that fits the character of the business, firm, or organization. Over 25 years of print design assures professional results.
Your needs and audience. Exchange text and media to be used in the design.
We create cutting edge graphics and website function from desktop to mobile.
Update content and design with client feedback to complete the design.
Add function to your website from e-commerce to hotel bookings or membership directories.
We develop highly functional websites designed to achieve the unique goals of each individual client. Whether your organization is interested in generating sales, maintaining a consistent brand image, or communicating and informing a target audience, Graphics of Distinction can help you achieve these goals through expertise and professional web design. We design with the latest web standards. Sites must resize and reformat across all devices and platforms.
We typically begin with the client sharing links to sites they like with regard to design. We discuss what types of functions the site might have. For example, calendar events or selling a product. We ask what categories your website might have and for text content for each of those categories and pages. We can use your graphics or use our resources to design your website on a development server. With client feedback the site is finished and live.
Clients can maintain their site or retain our services for updates.
Site Maintenance & Backups
We offer a variety of website maintenance and backup services including:
- Fully managed, dedicated hosting with expanded services
- Weekly updates of all of your website software (including any third-party extensions) to make sure it is operating on the latest versions and is secure
- Daily backups of your website on offsite servers
- Uptime monitoring to make sure the site is online
- Traffic analytics and performance monitoring
After your site is launched we can train you how to update the content yourself or you can leave everything to us. We offer ongoing design and website updating services billed at an hourly rate or by monthly or quarterly retainer depending on your needs.
Managed Web Hosting
Websites are no longer a “set and forget” part of your business. As technology evolves, website software is constantly being updated to make it more secure, faster and more visible to search engines. Just like Microsoft Office and your smartphone software needs updating, so too does your website. More importantly, though, your website is a crucial part of your business and therefore requires extra care to make sure it continues to perform its functions.
We have designed everything from business cards to annual reports, package designs and billboards.
We offer full service print design from concept to printing. We offer discounted printing for both small and large runs.
We have designed: Business Cards, Annual Reports, Brochures, Letterhead, Presentation Folders, Catalogs/Booklets, Sales/Data Sheets, Calendars, DVD Case Covers/Sleeves, Door Hangers, Flyers, Greeting/Holiday Cards, Wedding Invitations, Newsletters, Table Tents, Yard Signs, Billboards, Packaging, Banners, Product Displays, and Magazine Ads.
Branding & Logo
After learning the client’s vision and direction, we will produce nine distinct logo designs. From these designs, a favorite is selected and refined with client direction to arrive at a final logo. A logo package is supplied to the client with the native vector format and formats for specific use from print to electronic mediums.
Infographics are designed for both electronic meduim and print. We have evolved into more sophisticated dissemenators of information, and infographics are on the cutting edge of presentation materials. From government agencies to private institutions Graphics of Distinction serves a wide sector designing infographics.
Client goals include promotion of community, architectural and landscape preservation, membership, advocacy, and visibility. The site uses specialized forms, animated blurbs, specialized sidebars in the WordPress CMS.
Maryland Chapter AAP
Client goals include information for DC doctors, pediatric health community and health awareness in pediatrics. This is one of seven American Academy of Pediatrics sites designed by Graphics of Distinction.
Electronic and Print Design
We worked with the American Association of Pediatrics to develop informational toolkits that physicians can access through a secure membership portal as well as public sites. We’ve made resource sites for individual chapters of the DC AAP like this Immigrant health toolkit:
Hello. I’m Mark, the Creative Director and Owner.
I’ve Been a Professional Graphic Designer for over 30 years.
I welcome your collaboration. I’ve been helping businesses succeed in a world with seemingly overwhelming competition for the attention of an audience by creating cutting edge web and print design.
- Web Design
- Print Media
- Logo & Identity
I highly recommend Mark to anyone needing online graphic design services. I’ve worked with him for a couple years on our website. He’s extremely creative and listens to his client’s needs. His work product is professional, visually appealing, and an awesome value – plus he does it quickly – pretty unheard of, in my experience.
Project Administrator at Tulane University
Mark and I first worked together at Eric Allen Advertising in Seattle, WA. As the Creative Director at the firm, I appreciated his ability to quickly grasp the intended graphics for a project’s audience. His penchant to create multiple approaches to a design was outstanding. Mark’s ability to polish an initial idea into a finished product was always a pleasant adventure into the possible. Now, some 20 years later, we continue to work on projects on-line. I’m still impressed.
Marketing Director, NW Brokers Group
This is a personal note from the owner and creative director. We have had the pleasure of working with some wonderful clients and look forward to working with you. We are a small company with big clients.
Please contact us and learn how we can help move your company forward in the digital age.
Owner, Graphics of Distinction