Derek Kimball

Hello, my name is Derek Kimball. I’m a 36 year old professional graphic designer specializing in logo design, brand identity and print design services. After a decade living in Nashville TN, I now work as a full time designer from my home office in Corning NY.

For the past 9 years I’ve helped hundreds of businesses and entrepreneurs establish a stronger brand presence through better design. I work with companies and startups (both large and small) from all over the world. With the convenience of modern technology, distance is no longer a factor.

Complete list of services offered:

I offer a variety of design services, including: logo design, branding, corporate identity, print design (brochures, album design, posters, flyers, stationery, etc), web design, image editing and more. You can learn more about these services in the menu at the top of this website.

View samples of past design work:

You can view samples of some past design work I’ve created by visiting my design portfolio. That page includes only a sampling of the hundreds of projects I’ve worked on over the years. I do plan on updating the portfolio with more designs soon.

Some of the benefits of working with me:

  • Over 9 years experience, having worked with hundreds of clients from various industries all over the world.
  • Cost effective compared to larger agencies with massive overhead costs.
  • No outsourcing of your project to other designers.
  • You will be communicating with me and me only.
  • A simplified and straight to the point project approach.
  • No confusing ownership royalties. You receive 100% rights to your designs.
  • Quality service & customer satisfaction trumps mediocrity & quick project turnover.

Testimonials from clients I’ve done work for:

Below are just some of the testimonials I’ve received from clients who were kind enough to share their experience of working with me. You can view many more testimonials here.

Matthew Hill – President of “Smith Hill & Company”, Nashville TN:

“Art: – \ ˈärt \ : Something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings. – Merriam Webster’s Dictionary.

You give a man five adjectives and he crafts a simplistic, yet elaborate, graphic representation of those five adjectives in one symbol. That is art. And Derek does that better than any other graphic designer we have ever had the pleasure of doing business with. His first proof was our final design. I need not say more. Derek is not a graphic designer, but rather the perfect example of a graphic artist. Thanks brother, we appreciate your craft, your transparency and honesty. My partners and I would recommend you to anyone. Cheers my man!”

John Rodeo – Entertainer, Beverly Hills CA:

“My name is John Rodeo, and I proactively offered, and wanted to write a testimonial for Derek Kimball’s artwork. Finding him on Google, I was so impressed with his original designs, I contacted him to bring my original design to life.  He took my sketch, talked with me in depth on the specifics, and brought it to life. For those reasons, I highly recommend him for both his artistry, and his professionalism.”

Adam R Hill – Hill Law – Nashville TN:

 “Derek is an artistic and gifted professional who can assist any business in developing an identity. I would highly recommend Derek for his work, responsiveness, value, and ability to implement his client’s goals while also explaining a complex and new environment to those unfamiliar with the artistic realm.”

Denise Chastain – Modern Wedding Photography, NYC:

“Hire Design Buddy now! When I saw my logo I was so excited I wanted to scream! It was perfect and just what I wanted for my photography business. I’ve worked with many graphic designers and art directors throughout the years (from Grey Advertising, Ogilvy and Mather, you get the idea). I was looking for an experienced designer.

What I really appreciated about Derek’s approach is he had a series of questions for me. He helped get to the heart of what it was I was looking for and to provide clarity. Design Buddy has the perfect balance of extraordinary talent and business acumen to help you define your brand. Look no further! I would recommend Design Buddy 100% for all of your design needs.”

Marcella Bryant – Hillcrest Healthcare, Ashland City TN:

“Derek was great to work with. He took my ideas and created an impressive advertisement. His emails were prompt and the advertisement was completed days before the deadline. This was my first experience with a graphic designer and it was a positive one. I plan to use Derek again.”

Site links you may find helpful:

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