About Shansky Works
If you're looking for a graphic designer in Rhode Island or a web designer in Providence, you've come to the right place. In fact you've found more than one source for your:
- Newspaper advertising
- Magazine advertising
- Graphic design
- Signage needs
We are Shansky Works and we are a network of graphic designers, programmers, B-2-B and consumer copywriters, artists, photographers and marketing professionals founded by veteran advertising principal, Joe Shansky.
For newspaper advertising, magazine advertising, graphic design, packaging, logos, websites and signage, we bring 20+ years of experience working with such clients as RTS Software, Raptor Systems, Sippican, Pacer Systems, Lansco Colors, Somerset Federal Credit Union and Artisoft, Inc.
Whether you need a complete corporate make-over or simply some assistance in producing individual projects, let us turn your virtual into reality.
Contact us today to get a feel for the breadth of imagination and technical skill you can call upon!
We design marketing materials for print and the web. This means all types of brochures, catalogs, flyers and direct mail which will be going to a commercial printer. We also design websites and corporate presentations meant to be viewed on the internet or just on your computer. We also create and direct TV and radio commercials, jingles and corporate music meant for video presentations.
I work with the Adobe Creative Suite of products as well as the MS Office suite of products to create the print and web files for my clients.
Questions and Answers
What types of jobs are the most common?
The types of jobs that are most common to me are web site design and print design for catalogs and advertising.
What we may not know about you?
I always give my customers what they want. That doesn't mean I don't show them what I think might be better or an alternative idea. But if the client is clear about what they want or need, that's what I'm here for.
How many projects do you average in a year?
It varies from year to year and on the size of projects but range can be between 750 to 1000 projects per year
What is important to know about your profession?
It would be helpful if clients had actual directions for what they are looking for from the designer rather than," I'll know it when I see it." It would save time and money and give the designer a starting point and a checklist for seeing how close or how far the design comes to what was requested.
What are you most proud of?
I have been working and reworking two sets of catalogs for a client continuously since 1993. The catalogs began as board mechanicals and have been reworked to be totally digital. I am very proud and pleased that the client has shown such loyalty in giving me the opportunity year after year
What kind of questions do customers ask you?
The most frequent questions are "how long will it take" and "how much will it cost?" Since everything I do is custom, I provide a timeline and a cost estimate for every job and get it signed by the client before any work is started. This way there are no surprises at either end. If the specs of the job change mid job the job is re-estimated and the timeline changed. If the timeline can't be changed (such as because of dates of presentation due to tradeshows) we work out what can be modified.
What questions should a customer ask before hiring you?
Most experienced customers are articulate about what services they need from us. They say "Here's my marketing problem. How would you fix it? How long will it take and how much will it cost." These kinds of questions give us the opportunity to prepare an estimate spelling out exactly what we would do and how much we would charge.We ask inexperienced customers what they would like to achieve? Who their target market is and what would you like them to do after seeing your message?
How can we save money hiring you?
In order to save money it helps to have a firm idea of what you are looking for the graphic designer to create. The days of "I'll know it when I see it" will just cause spinning wheels and frustration. Be articulate and brief with your requests and you'll save time and money and have a better relationship with the designer.
What do you recommend to know before hiring you?
Do your homework on the professional in question. Ask how long they have been in business. With whom have they worked and for how long. Do they have experience doing the job you have in mind? Have you seen samples of their work? Can they provide testimonials from their clients?
In 1993, after 27 years of working for others, I, Joseph Shansky, opened Shansky Works and started working for myself. I have produced projects from Trade Show Booth Graphics to PowerPoint presentations, TV commercials to building signage, billboards to small space ads in magazines and everything in between.
Do you offer any service after finishing the work?
Certainly, we provide monthly maintenance on websites that we design and develop. We provide printer supervision after submitting final printer files to the client and follow through to delivery of printed goods to the client.