Aaron Sarnat

Graphic Designer, Web Developer, Artist, Photographer

freelance creative professional

Aaron Sarnat

About Me

I am a freelance graphic designer, web developer, and artist.

After nine years of professional experience, I have become a specialist in user interface and user experience design. For a full list of services that I currently offer, please visit my Skills & Services page.

I live in Seattle, where I work for clients locally and around the country. I am dedicated to delivering high quality media with reliable and efficient service. I work hard to stay on the cutting edge of technology and up-to-date with current design trends so that I can continue to help my clients succeed. Please visit my work philosophy page to learn more about how I approach each and every project.

I enjoy learning, travelling, playing lots of music, and meeting interesting people. I also love building stuff out of cardboard and tape (like cumbersome robot costumes), and exploring the planet in great detail with Google Earth. My favorite TV show is Futurama, my favorite kind of music is good music, and I work on both a Mac and a PC.

Personal History

I grew up in San Diego, Tacoma, Washington, and a small town in Georgia just outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee. After graduating from high school, I moved to Seattle where I attended the University of Washington until transferring to the Berklee College of Music in Boston. I later moved back to Seattle in 2004.

I got my first job as a graphic designer / web developer in 1999 at Recording Lair, a recording studio formerly located in Olympia, Washington.

Web Design

I started building websites in 1996 for personal use. As a student in 1997, I volunteered to design and develop a local nonprofit project sponsored by Kiwanis International. I quickly discovered that I had a knack for user interface design and content presentation, and began pursuing a career in digital media.

Digital Art

My first taste of digital art was in 1988 using a DOS-based VGA paint program called Splash! I used it for a number of years alongside Microsoft's Paintbrush for Windows 3.1. In the mid 90's I obtained a copy of Aldus Photostyler and quickly became proficient retouching photos and "painting" with the brush tools. A few years later, I switched to Adobe Photoshop and have been using it ever since.

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