Hi. I'm Doug Baines, a freelance graphic designer based in Toronto.
The majority of my experience has been as a designer in the publishing industry where my responsibilities extended from creative planning and design through to the prepress of final publications. Recently I have become more involved in the marketing side of design by working on projects ranging from websites and brochures, to email blasts, posters and large scale trade show displays.
Over the years I have been a scenic painter for film and theatre and even an amusement ride operator and I can honestly say that everything I have ever done still has an influence over me today. I believe in hard work and effort but at the same time never try to let the seriousness and weight of it take away the fact that what I do is fun and that I love doing it. The challenges and problem solving involved in graphic design are what keeps it interesting - that's what keeps me coming back for more.
Well, I hope that I have at least piqued your interest a bit and I sincerely want to thank you for taking the time and effort of visiting my site and finding out a little about me. Check out the gallery and then head down to the contact page to get in touch.
Need to create a new site for your business?Just want to inject some new life into your existing website? No worries - contact me and let's get to work on your next web project.
Need a publication layout? Starting from the graound up or even if it's updating older existing materials I would be happy to help.
Tradeshow displays, and brochures, and posters... oh my! Whatever your needs are to market your brand together we can bring them to fruition.
I don't believe there is any job too small. Need a new brand identity package or even just a gazillion images resized? No problem - get in touch.
"Doug Baines not only went beyond my expectations for graphic, website, and print material design, he also supported me through the developmental stages of my small business, making suggestions about marketing, branding, and social media - to name a few. I highly recommend Doug Baines to anyone needing graphic design work, and to budding entrepreneurs who want the full picture of how to get things started."
"Doug Baines exceeded our expectations. Our new website is amazing, and working with him was a pleasure. He is very personable, professional, and brought a lot of ideas and options to the table. He has great attention to detail, is fast, efficient, and goes above and beyond to ensure our requests and questions are met promptly. I would absolutely use his services again, and have and will continue to refer his skills to others."
Doug Baines is a great web designer. His approach is both insightful and intuitive. I enjoyed working with Doug on the redesign of the Zimbel Audio web site and recommend him without hesitation.
"I have been working with Doug as my designer for the past couple of years. I love Doug's work. His work is creative, current and also manages to fit in stylistically with my previous marketing material. He is easy to work with, and gets the work done on time. I have already recommended him to colleagues who need work done, and do so now with complete confidence that Doug will not only get great work done, but will make the process as smooth as possible."