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Behind the Designs

Providing local, affordable, personalized service for all of your marketing and advertising needs!


 

Each day we are influenced by immense visual information in all aspects of our lives.  Think of all the advertisements, signage, packaging, and digital media that affect our decisions. Now look at your own business image.  Is your message coming across the way you intend?  Don’t fall short making a great impression with your marketing and advertising materials!

McKool Images offers professional graphic design guidance and services to assist you with branding, marketing and promotion.   Small, local and family-owned business in need of a makeover?  New company just getting started?  Community organization in need of special event materials?  We have you all covered!

IMG_2731I am excited to work with you to enhance your image!   I evaluate each project based on your requirements and provide the best solution considering time, needs and cost.  You will enjoy the one point contact and personal attention I provide throughout your entire project and beyond.   The combined experience of my team, along with use of professional equipment and software bring your business the right image, every time.  We offer consultation as well as professional design services for brand development, print materials and digital media.  Through these and other affordable services, McKool Images aims to be your trusted resource for custom design solutions!

Angela McKool Owner & Lead Designer

 

The values we believe in…

Honesty and Integrity – We always do what is right for our clients and community
Respect – We work as a team, employees, clients and vendors
Creative Passion – Our team is excited and energetic about what we do
Conscious Improvement – We strive to exceed expectations for a better, quicker result

 

Our Team

 

Angela McKool
Owner & Lead Designer

Angela has formal training in the visual arts including an Associate Degree in Visual Communications and Fashion Illustration as well as a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design all through the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and The Art Institute Online. Her career has included design for a full range of media including electronic and paper-based solutions, large format displays, product packaging, Website creation and video.  Additionally, Angela has extensive project management experience with responsibilities task, budget, and production management, addressing process improvement, and client direction.

A large portion of Angela’s design and management experience was through her employment at Concurrent Technologies Corporation.  She managed several successful projects while with CTC including outreach for the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative and the Center for Educational Excellence at The National Defense University.  These efforts encompassed electronic and print collateral as well as event materials and coordination both domestically and abroad.

Angela’s training extends to human/computer interaction and usability giving her the knowledge of appropriate criteria to test and analyze electronic media. Her expertise includes storyboarding, custom layout design, navigational flow, information architecture, and digital image manipulation.

Alyssa Barilar
Social Media Specialist

Alyssa recently joined the team filling a gap in Web design. Her skills include graphic design, Web site design, and social media. She also has a background in traditional arts such as painting and drawing. Currently, she supports the arts and growth of businesses in the local community. She received her Bachelor degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and is recently completed her Master degree in Internet Marketing from Full Sail University.

Sherry Giffin
Freelance Artist

Sherry has worked with McKool Images for over three years supporting a variety of projects. Her skills include illustration, logo design, print layout and screen-printing. She has a background in design for print media and currently works full-time with Rocket Screen Printing.  She studied at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a focus on Graphic Design.