About

Derek KimballHello, my name is Derek Kimball. I’m a 39 year old, independent graphic designer specializing in logo design, brand identity, print design and web design services. For over 12 years I’ve helped hundreds of clients establish a stronger brand presence through better design.

I’ve worked with a variety of companies, brands, startups, organizations and entrepreneurs; from small startups to industry leaders. After a decade in Nashville TN, I now live and work full time out of Corning in upstate NY, though continue to work with Nashvillians and folks from all over the world. With the convenience of modern technology, distance is no hinderance when it comes to providing my services.

Design Services Offered:

I offer a variety of brand identity services, including: logo design, corporate identity, web design, seo, image editing, and print design (brochures, album design, posters, flyers, business cards and stationery, etc). You can learn more by visiting the “services” pages at the top of the site.

View Some Of My Work:

My portfolio displays examples of design work I’ve created over the years. I have much more work that still needs to be added when time permits. Meanwhile, additional work samples can be sent upon request.

Advantages Of Working With Me:

  • Over 12 years in business, having worked with clients from various industries.
  • Cost effective compared to larger agencies with greater overhead.
  • You will be communicating with me directly rather than an intermediary.
  • My design portfolio consists entirely of my own work.
  • A simplified and straight forward approach with projects.
  • No confusing royalties. You receive 100% rights to your designs.
  • A thorough approach is taken with design projects.
  • Dozens of testimonials and positive reviews from clients.
  • Specializing in brand identity design allows me to hone my services.

Highlights And Accomplishments:

  • College graduate of computer arts and design, plus years of continuing education.
  • Work featured in popular industry publications (Adobe Creative, Logo Lounge, etc).
  • Established a popular design blog and social media presence (250k monthly views).
  • Have contributed services to various non profits and charitable organizations.
  • Achieved top search results for certain keywords, out ranking larger agencies.

Testimonials From Select Clients:

Below are just some of the testimonials I’ve received from clients who were kind enough to share their experience of working with me. More testimonials and reviews.

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.”

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