Kerry Burd is a professional graphic, website and social media designer based in Charlotte, North Carolina. His passion is to help business owners integrate cutting-edge graphic design, a solid website, and dynamic social media platforms such as custom business Facebook pages to help them increase their clients, online presence and above all, their bottom line.
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Frequently Asked Questions


"Do you do the printing yourself?"

"What is the difference between digital printing and four-color process printing?"

"I am looking for a super glossy card. Can you help me?"

"I want rounded corners on my business cards for a unique look. Can you do this?"

"I need cards tomorrow. Do you offer overnight turnaround?"

"Can you please tell me more about the graphic designer?"

We do not print in-house.
Kerry researches specials and prices for vendors across the United States on everything from business cards to postcard to door hangers. Though our costs fluctuate slightly, we have finalized pricing for all of our product lines. We have found this helps achieve a consistency and turnaround time that is acceptable for all of our clients. Since we do not print in-house, we can offer prices well below office supply stores (Kinko's, FedEx, Staples, Postnet, AlphaGraphics) at a better quality (see the next paragraph!).

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Four-Color VS. Digital Printing
Kerry uses ONLY vendors that offer true offset four-color (CMYK) printing across our entire product line, the only exception being the vehicle magnets which use a waterproof inkjet process. We do not print our cards 'digitally' (another way of saying your cards would be printed on a glorified photocopier)."Digital" would be the standard means of producing a quick turnaround on a business card if you were walking into your local office supply store.

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Card Texture: Glossy or Matte Finish. WE DO NOT PRINT ON LINEN.
Along with the use of the high quality paper, you will have your choice of a SATIN MATTEor a high-gloss, UV-coating which adds even more thickness and durability to your cards. Our use of high quality paper, along with vibrant inks, produce bright, beautiful, and smooth color tones that will reflect your professional image. You are not limited to only one or two colors as our ENTIRE product lineis priced as full color. We do NOT print on linen stock. Linen is the finely woven textured paperstock that is typical for professions such as attorneys and medical professions. Since our designs are typically full color concepts, we have yet to find a reliable vendor to cost-effectively print full-color on this material. There is also a 'bleed' factor which decreases the amount of detail you can achieve on linen. If you absolutely must have linen, we would be glad to quote it but we strongly recommend our gloss or satin finish.

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Rounded Corners
For a unique touch, round the corners of your business cards, postcards or letterhead for a nominal fee. (There is a minimum of 1,000 to apply rounded corners). Sorry no splitting of box sets, each boxed card set of 1,000+ must be completely rounded or not rounded at all.

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Turnaround and Shipping
Our typical turnaround is 5-8 business days DELIVERED TO YOU FROM THE MOMENT YOU APPROVE THE DESIGN. Shipping fees are INCLUDED on any prices on this website or quoted to you via email. Most jobs in Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, and Mooresville areas are delivered personally by Kerry.

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Almost 20 Years of Experience...
Kerry Burd, an experienced graphic designer with over 15 years in print and web design. After graduating from the Pittsburgh Technical Institute in 1995 with a degree in Graphic Design, Kerry entered the newspaper business designing ads for the Uniontown Herald-Standard and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He eventually led all corporate graphic and web design efforts for the international traffic safety firm, Nu-Metrics Inc., from 1999 to 2005. In October of that year Kerry moved to Charlotte to market his broad skill set to a larger audience. Kerry calls Lake Norman his home and proudly support and shops in the communities of Mooresville, Davidson, Cornelius, and Huntersville.

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4.22.13 - Getting You To The Top of Your Game

"While some graphic designers are trained in this profession, I have truly been blessed with a natural, raw talent to create. I can remember as a young boy, all my classmates gathered around me watching me draw the artwork that was on their metal lunch boxes. I refused to trace and many, especially the girls, were in awe. That talent had me hand painting signs for many businesses in Southwestern Pennsylvania. It wasn't until I went to college for graphic design and fell in love with the Apple Macintosh that I evolved my artwork into a form of digital expression that could be uniquely tailored, and tailored quickly, to whatever the project called for. No brushes to clean and no tool boxes to lug around. The computer is simply a tool but without a client in need of marketing, the computer would sit idle. Luckily, with the necessity of social media in today's marketing strategy, every business needs me now more than ever."
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Kerry Burd
Graphic Designer, Website Designer,
Social Media Designer and Consultant



Picasso was in a park when a woman approached him and asked him to draw a portrait of her. Picasso agreed and quickly sketches her. After handing the sketch to her, she is pleased with the likeness and asks how much she owed to him.
Picasso replies: "$5,000."
The woman screamed, "but it took you only five minutes."
"No, madam, it took me all my life," replied Picasso.



State-of-the-Art
We are proud to use Apple Macintosh machines and Adobe Creative Suite software in our work flow.



Graphic Design Principles:
Balance
Rhythm
Unity
Scale
Proportion
Emphasis
Variety

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