Services

Experience

With over 25 years experience working with musicians in print and web design; music production; publication; marketing & advertising, and event production, I have a unique skill set and acquired body of knowledge that could benefit many artists who feel like some of the details of a successful campaign are slipping through the cracks.  My ‘day job’ is operating Bob Paltrow Design, which I started in 1995. I have a degree in graphic design and editorial illustration from the University of Arizona. I have worked with many independent musicians over the years, including extensive design and marketing for award-winning independent music label Soundings of the Planet since 1991.

There are so many hoops to jump through getting your music project ‘to market.’ Here’s a laundry list of items that I may be able to help you with:

> Writing, composition and arrangement
> Recording, mixing and mastering
> Manufacturing
> Digital distribution
Graphic design
Web design / WordPress
> Video concept and production
> Copywriting – press releases, bios, ‘abouts’
> Social media strategy – especially Facebook
> Promotional campaigns
> Advertising
> Identity and branding

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Awards

1990 – Poster Design Contest Winner
National Endowment for the Arts.”Artists of Conscience”
visiting artist lecturer series at the University of Arizona

1998 – Radio Ad – Silver Microphone/1st Runner-up 30 second radio spot.
Wrote/performed/recorded/produced a rap song promoting summer bus ridership
for kids. Client: Whatcom Transit Authority

2011 – Web design – 1st Runner-up Best Website Design
as voted by the Coalition of Visionary Retailers.
Client: Soundings of the Planet

2011 – Poster design – Winner/Gold (1st) for Commemorative Poster
by Washington Festival & Events Association.PNW Summit Awards for
2011 Anacortes Arts Festival Poster design. Client: Anacortes Arts Festival.

2011 – Poster design – Winner/Gold (1st) for Promotional Poster (under $75,000)
by Washington Festival & Events Association.PNW Summit Awards for
2011 Outdoor Movies at Magnuson Park Poster design. Client: Doug Borneman / Epic Events

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Expertise:

= little bit  |  • • = fair amount  |  • • • = good working knowledge  |  • • • • = expert

Music and Audio Production

Logic Studio Pro • • •
MainStage • •
Digital Performer • •
GarageBand • • • •

One of my media partners is Soundings of the Planet Studio in Bellingham, Washington. I have worked and collaborated with producer/engineer Phil Heaven for over 20 years. If you are looking for a comfortable studio atmosphere and expertise – especially for solo artists, folk, acoustic and smaller ensembles – working with Phil at the southside studio in the woods is a great place to be relaxed and focused on your project.

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Graphic Design + Web Design + Video

See my complete portfolio at bobpaltrow.com

Adobe Photoshop • • • •
Adobe Illustrator • • • •
Adobe InDesign • • • •
WordPress • • • •
Adobe DreamWeaver • • •
HTML / CSS • • •
Illustration • • • •
FinalCut • • •
iMovie • • •

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Creative

Creative • • • •

Here is where I can help you the most: with ideas and creativity. Whether you are:

> Concepting / storyboarding a video
> Concepting an ad or promotional campaign
> Writing a biography
> Writing marketing copy
> Branding your project
> Tour posters and apparel
> Developing merchandise
> You need another verse in your song
> You need a change in your arrangement

I can help you – just contact me!