To formally answer this question: I have a degree in “Communications Graphics Technology” and have 4 years of experience in freelancing and 7 years experience working with a printing company.
Let me say that I pride myself as a designer who has worked directly with a printing press, as many designers have not.
How does this help you?
This helps you by working with a designer who understands exactly what it takes to make something print correctly. I know the difference between spot colors and 4 color/2 color/1 color printing, I know how the press likes for certain projects to fold, where a mail panel goes and the specifications from the post-office…there is an endless list here. MORAL OF THE STORY — When you send your file to be professionally printed, you will not have a setup charge to fix the file that I made you! Woo Hoo! No extra money spent on your end!
I do not do videography, copy writing, web developing (I do not write code, but I do design websites, see above), or professional photography – WITH THAT BEING SAID…Do I have preferred businesses that I use for these services? AB-SO-LUTE-LY! I can give recommendations for all of the above mentioned and more!