I’ve been called revolutionary, innovative, even the Patron Saint of Geek Radio Daily, but you can call me Rich. Hello, I’m Rich Sigfrit, a 31 year old design professional living in Raleigh, NC. This little bit of web turf houses samples from my personal and professional work. I am a freelance graphic designer, technical illustrator/writer, and podcaster. I specialize in branding and design for the web. I have spent my recent professional years in the technical publications world, providing illustration and writing, technical support, and research and development in the realm of XML for publications striving for Department of Navy standards. In my personal life, I’ve either created, or assisted in the creation of branding and unique media representation for various churches, audio and video shows, conventions, and non-profit organizations. Within the portfolio sections, you will find a sampling of my design acomplishments including logo design, marketing posters, awards, sites, and audio and video shows I have either currently running or in production. These examples I am currently available to produce for you.
Without formal college training, I began my career in the graphics department of a warehouse distribution company, maintaining their full library of graphics (creation of new via photography or lineart), catalogs, and promotional material. I then jumped into the information technology field, starting with limited internet experience, and rising through the ranks quickly to the second tier of support, leading to a position as the lead of Quality Assurance. After the restructuring of the company, I moved into the technical publications world all the while strengthening my skills by creating branding for my own projects, and those of the leading New Media Specialists featured in Podcasting for Dummies, landing a spot in the publication myself. I am privileged to travel up and down the East Coast attending conventions and speaking as a New Media Specialist as well as having been quoted in several high school and collegiate papers.
I have earned awards for my acting and writing, and always strive to better my skills in all areas. I’ve never faced an obstacle, project, or software I couldn’t learn, overcome, and excel in.