My name is Drew Templeton and I am a Marketer, Web Developer, Graphic Designer, Videographer, Photographer and an inspired get-doner/go-getter.
My passion for all things creative runs through all sorts of mediums; advertising, video, motion graphics, web design, illustration, photography, writing, you name it.
I graduated from the University of Missouri in 2008 with my B.S. in Psychology and from DePaul University with my M.A. in Public Relations & Advertising in 2011. Having an educational background that tailors to how and why people think and act they way they do allows me to create work that is custom fitted for that specific target audience. For a copy of my resume click here.
So what can I offer you? I aim to bring you more than just captivating photos and 'cool' videos. Tying it all together and formulating work that hits the nail on the head and delivers exactly what you need to give your customer is what I'm looking to supply.
I also have a blog that I try to regularly maintain. I post all sorts of random stuff from things I find inspirational, to tutorials, to ramblings about paintball. If you're into that sort of stuff, you can check it out here.
For fun I play professional paintball. Yes, paintball. Most people tell me they didn't know that existed. I've been lucky enough to have traveled all over the world for the past ten years of my life to compete at the highest level of competition. It's showed me what it means to be a leader, what it means to take the blame, and most importantly, what it means to work hard and feel victory. Click here to find out more about my other life.
On top of design related things and paintball I also like (but not limited to); my girlfriend Amanda, Cardinals baseball, Bears & Saints football, Goose Island Matilda, Madden 12, COD- Black Ops Zombies, playing with our cat Miles, axiously waiting for Cut The Rope updates, bypassing airline security, Wrigley Peeled shakes, Breaking Bad and having a sweet family.
With experience designing material for a variety of brands, I can offer a targeted and eye-catching design for what best suits your needs. It's about balancing your business objectives with the interests of the target audience to create something that's mutually beneficial.
It's my job to combine these two things with some design sense and make it all flow together asthetically and to leave you with something that you are proud to have represent you.
For some examples of my work, check out the gallery below.
This is an example of a promotional piece I did for Mercadito's New Year's Eve event. Be sure to stop in the restaurant and check out the rest of the collateral that I have created for the restaurant.
Category: Print Design
This is an example of a promotional piece I did for Mercadito. Be sure to stop in the restaurant and check out the rest of the collateral that I have created for the restaurant.
Category: Illustration, Print Design
This is the web page that I created for Grind Paintball Magazine. It uses the popular CMS, WordPress to house all of its information.
Category: Web Design, WordPress
Photography is a passion of mine that sparked everything I am involved with today. With experience shooting for internationally published magazines, countless online resources, top tier luxury real estate agencies, I have the skills and the drive to deliver a photograph that is just what you are looking for.
Whether you'd like some outdoor casual shots, or a full blown set up for meticulously detailed food photography, I can deliver what you are after.
For some examples of my work, check out the gallery below.
Taken for Food Network's Heat Seekers show. The hosts couldn't handle all of the spice that this drink brought. If it gets too hot, there's sweet milk in the jalapeno to cool you down.
Published by: Food Network's Heat Seekers
I took this on a cold winter day at the St. Louis Zoo. After posting it online, the zoo reached out to me and asked if they could publish the picture.
Published by: St. Louis Zoo
This was taken during the Chicago tournament where it downpoured nearly the entire time. Made for hours of cleaning my camera gear and some great shots.
Published by: Grind Paintball Magazine
With experience shooting video for numerous clients, both professional and personal, I have developed an eclectic style of video making that suits the individual project's needs.
Whether it's an interview, a demonstration video, or an action montage, I have the ability to put something together that is tailored to your needs.
For some examples of my video projects, check out my Vimeo page by clicking here, or check out my online paintball magazine's YouTube channel by clicking here. If you're in for a quick fix, check out some of my videos below.
This is an example of an aminated intro that I've done in the past. We can do something similar to create a cool title or animation that suits your needs.
This is part one of a documentary that I shot last paintball season. It has around 60,000 YouTube hits right now and has been viewed across the entire world.
This is a video I shot during the DC event last year. It has around 40,000 YouTube hits right now and is still one of the favorites amongst the paintball community.
This is a video I shot for two friends who were planning on entering the Make It To Bushmills contest. Unfortunately they missed the submission deadline but it was a cool project regardless.
Creating the design may be the front runner for your business, but it's a rock solid strategy that sticks with your clients and lets your brand resonate in their mind. With experience formulating branding strategies for multiple succesful businesses, we can come up with something that makes your business stand out in more ways than a flashy website and some pretty pictures.
For an example of some branding work I have done in the past, check out the branding strategy guideline as well as a social media strategy that I have created for two top tier restaurants in Chicago. Also check out some of the logos I've created in the past in the gallery below.
This is an example of a branding guidelines that I created for Tavernita. It's important to identify exactly how your brand should be established in the long run to ensure consistency and brand loyalty amongst your target audience.
Category: Branding Guidelines
This is an example of a social media strategy that I created for Mercadito. Through these strategies, companies can ensure that they are effectively and strategially using things such as social media and not simply, "just using them."
Category: Brand Positioning
A logo created for a local Chicago charity that whose purpose is to bring cooking into the homes of underpriviliged children throughout Chicago.
Category: Logo Design
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