Hi there. Thanks for checking out my bio page. I'm a creative services professional with 21 years of experience. I'm currently available for freelance projects, but ultimately, I'm looking to find a good full-time fit in the greater Philly area.

What is a "creative services professional"?
Good question.

First and foremost, I'm a graphic designer.
I have experience in packaging & product design, marketing & advertising, branding and more.
I've worked in a variety of industries; ad agencies, toys, fashion, music, sports, retail, entertainment, food, industrial, medical, the list goes on.

In addition to graphic design talents, I'm also a published writer and have well over a decade of experience writing content for clients. I can spice up bland sell sheets and generic catalog product entries, put some personality into your website copy, whip up clever taglines and slogans until the cows come home*.

I also have experience in illustration (hand drawn and computer-based), photography, and I'm also happy to be an active part of your presentation team. I'm no stranger to sales and public speaking, which includes pitching ideas in-house as well as to clients, no matter how large or small the audience. This skill set can also be applied to marketing and business expansion – I know my way around local networking circles, and can be valuable in promoting any team I become a part of. I'm happiest working in a fluid creative role that isn't penned in by a title and limited set of duties.
I like wearing different hats. Challenge me. Send me on adventures. I'll come back alive with my hat(s) and bullwhip intact.

* disclaimer: I have no actual cows

A FEW TESTIMONIALS Jeremy Moskowitz Owner, PolicyPak Software "Mr. Houser did a fabulous job listening, then creating wedding invitations for my 200 guests. It's three years later, and I still get people telling me how wonderful the invitations were. Seriously. No joke. People liked the wedding just fine - but they seemed to LOVE the invitations." Josh Williams Art Director, Fox Run Brands "Jack is all of the things you're looking for in a designer: knowledgeable, creative and reliable. On top of all that, he is an excellent writer and an all-around good guy. He'll get it done and get it done right.  Added bonus: he's tall enough to reach things on high shelves." Marvin Klein Founder, Ironbridge Insurance "Mr. Houser helped me to craft a visual identity when I left my old firm to start my own. I had no idea what I wanted my logo, business cards or stationery to look like, but he did a fantastic job working with me to find a look that felt right for my business. He also helped me get my website off the ground by writing a good bit of the initial copy, and made it sound much more engaging than I could have."

A FEW TESTIMONIALS

Jeremy Moskowitz
Owner, PolicyPak Software

"Mr. Houser did a fabulous job listening, then creating wedding invitations for my 200 guests. It's three years later, and I still get people telling me how wonderful the invitations were. Seriously. No joke. People liked the wedding just fine - but they seemed to LOVE the invitations."

Josh Williams
Art Director, Fox Run Brands

"Jack is all of the things you're looking for in a designer: knowledgeable, creative and reliable. On top of all that,
he is an excellent writer and an all-around good guy. He'll get it done and get it done right.  Added bonus: he's tall enough to reach things on high shelves."

Marvin Klein
Founder, Ironbridge Insurance

"Mr. Houser helped me to craft a visual identity when I left my old firm to start my own. I had no idea what I wanted my logo, business cards or stationery to look like, but he did a fantastic job working with me to find a look that felt right for my business. He also helped me get my website off the ground by writing a good bit of the initial copy, and made it sound much more engaging than I could have."