About Tina

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TINA RICE

With a background in Graphic/Information Design and Visual Art I have developed a sound appreciation and knowledge of the graphic design industry. I love to assist students in finding new ways, as I have done, to combine technology, graphic design, and design theory, to work beyond conventional limits and push technologies. I aim to help students discover an individual voice in their own artistic expression. Giving of my time, knowledge, and talent are qualities that I will contribute to a positive learning experience.

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Experience / Process

Explore.

Over the years I have accumulated a diverse set of both theoretical and practical skills in the ever-changing fields of Print and Interactive Design. As a website designer, I have kept up with the latest web technologies in order to deliver up-to-date websites.

Design.

I do everything from designing brand identities & print collateral pieces for clients, to user interface/website design then building open source content management websites, as well as online marketing and developing
SEO strategies.

Educate.

I have been a teacher & guest lecturer at educational institutions; CCSU, Manchester Community College & the University of Hartford. I also train my clients on how to maintain their Joomla & WordPress websites as well as social networking & link building for improved SEO.

Deliver.

Since 2009 I have owned my own company, Insight Design Studios. In essence, I am the art director, consultant, graphic designer, web developer, SEO strategist & marketing representative.
I am responsible for both
print and web design work
for my clients.

 

 

Testimonials

Students/Interns/Clients

Interactive Media Award2012 & 2013 Recipient

Tina Rice of Insight Design Studios was awarded the Outstanding Achievement for excellence in the design, development and implementation of the Mind Matters Hypnosis Website, www.mindmattershypnosis.com (2012) and Nutrition Balance, www.nutritionbalance.org (2013).

The honor, granted by the Interactive Media Awards, recognizes that the project met and surpassed the standards of excellence that comprise the web's most professional work. The judging consisted of various criteria, including design, usability, innovation in technical features, standards compliance and content. In order to win this award level, the site had to meet strict guidelines in each area - an achievement only a fraction of sites entered into the IMA competition earn. VIEW AWARDS

Sue MathesonManager, Skaritt Pools & Spas

With a head for business, the heart and hands of an artist, Tina has the total package. She is a pleasure to work with and makes me believe that with hard work and creativity, anything is possible. Her motto, " Focus on the Task at Hand & Learn." kept me moving forward on our huge website redesign and her infectious laugh had me smiling doing it.

Dawn WhalenExecutive Director at Habitat for Humanity Northwest CT

Tina Rice, a combination of unique talent and absolute charisma, provides a recipe for success that can't be denied. As the sole graphic designer for the New Hartford Business Council web site, Tina provided artistic direction and industry knowledge to create a functional web site perfectly suited to the character of our non-profit group. Tina receives my highest recommendations.

Stephanie WrinnDesigner/Creative Services Specialist at Alesco Data Group

It was a pleasure to work for and to be taught by Ms Tina Rice. She is a fearless leader who only has your best interests at heart. Tina is even willing to give up her Saturdays to make sure the entire class has their websites ready to go before being sent off into the "real world." Tina is always looking for new innovative solutions to design and is willing to share her findings. Her witty personality paired with her infectious laugh makes it easy to enjoy coming to class and work!

Travis DudaGraphic Designer at Hunchback Graphics

Ms Tina Rice was a professor at CCSU during my time as an undergrad student. I took a class on web design, and was given the opportunity to learn from Tina. Her classes are what inspired me to pursue a career in web design. She was always available for the students, helping me on several occasions, even after my class with her had ended. She is very knowledgeable about web design, and passed on not only the facts but strategies to give our class the edge over the industry. I still use what I learned from her in my job every day.

Portfolio

Recent Works

Tina provides professional graphic design services for all your presentation needs. Clients are always happy with a complete, comprehensive look to their entire marketing package.

tina riceView these 4 Various Logo Designs: CT Nutrition Consultants,
Polish American Foundation, Mind My Life & Roo Self-Storage

Logos & Print Collateral

A new product or sales initiative calls for a creative solution. Tina CAN design everything from your new logo and print collateral pieces to website design and development.

Web Design

The goal for any project is to help your organization get the most out of its website & online marketing campaign. Whether your needs are simple or complex, Tina has the skills to provide your organization with an effective and professional web solution.

Branding

A logo is the the foundation of your company's brand and is the primary means by which customers form an image of your company. It is one of the most important promotional tools that sets your company apart and encourages customer loyalty.

RESPONSIVE DESIGN

A site that is designed responsively is a website that responds to various devices, ie. smart phones, tablets and web browsers. WHY RESPONSIVE DESIGN? According to Google, “67% of mobile users say that they’re more likely to buy a product or service from a mobile-friendly site.

Web Development

While there are virtually endless applications out there the ones we recommend are Joomla and WordPress. Why, because these are the applications I have become an expert in designing and developing websites and blogs with.

User Interface

Clarity is the first and most important job of any user interface. To be effective the Interface has a job to do; keep users in control as well as engaged by evoking an action. This makes it easier to learn about the product or service and gives them a natural next step to find what they are looking for.

Print Collateral

It would be great if online marketing & a website were all you needed. The truth is that to have an effective marketing strategy, you will need your print and online marketing materials working together. A successful marketing campaign drives traffic to your website and your store or business.

 

 

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