Ex Factory Creative Graphic Design & Production

Ex Factory Creative is a graphic design and production studio run by Lana Blinderman. I help artists and cultural organizations to get their art and programs in front of the public.

Services

Graphic design:
Print and web images to make your audiences stop and take notice

Production:
Printer quotes, file preparation, prepress and press checks

My Clients

My clients are creators and promoters of art and culture. This includes arts organizations (municipal art commissions, galleries, artist co-ops, theaters, film festivals,) event organizers and promoters (non-profits hosting a musician-in-residence, continuing education programs offering a series of courses,) and individual artists (visual artists promoting a gallery show, musicians needing album covers and web banners.)

You get the idea: if it has to do with bringing art to the public, I can most likely do it.

I Work with Clients Who:

– value my contributions and respect my expertise
– trust me to do my job
– treat me as a strategist and a trusted collaborator in their success
– communicate their project clearly upfront – communicate timely throughout the whole design process
– have a clear and defined method of reviewing design drafts and making decisions
– pay promptly based on the terms of the contract
– praise the shit out of my work in front of other potential clients after I have completed a successful project for them

 

I Don’t Work with Clients Who:

– treat the designer as a pixel-pusher
– try to micromanage the process
– communicate their needs poorly upfront but later “see what they are looking for when they see it”
– take a long time to answer emails
– haggle about the price of design
– solicit feedback on my design drafts from a whole damn committee of people, including their family and social media friends (this is very bad)
– take forever to pay
– are stingy with praise and referrals

Don’t be like them.

 

Why Work with Me

Three words: passion, experience, immersion

I love design. I started on this path later in life than an average working designer, because I finally saw clearly that this was the career for me. Then I worked extremely hard to get myself through design school, although it was also one of the best times of my life.

What I bring to the design process is divergent thinking, social responsibility and desire to practice new techniques. This means you will get a design product that is inspired, well thought out, and sure to grab attention of your target audience – both with concept and technical execution.

My experience includes designing almost exclusively for arts and culture as a freelancer and in-house designer. I am also a fine artist, immersed in Seattle’s arts community, which gives me an insider perspective on arts and their audiences.

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