I spent many years on your side of the desk, vetting and managing creative talent. And after a couple decades wrangling freelancers, getting my ego massaged by agencies, and hearing about the Next Big Thing, I know that it’s about the fundamentals, not the flash.
Reliable, high-quality work shouldn’t have to come with a reliably high price tag. Agencies are valuable pools of talent and resources but why pay for layers of personnel you never need? “Just in case” makes a lousy business strategy. Nimbleness, however, makes a great one. And so I stripped out the bureaucracy and bloated overhead, kept the top-notch skills, and added a deep bench of contacts I can recommend when your needs outpace even my efficient habits. The result: agency-level work with a personal touch.
As the principal and creative director at Paul Compton Design, I know that good design is a process that starts with strong communication, careful listening and thoughtful planning. I believe in making this process as constructive, collaborative and timely as possible, in order to deliver work that doesn’t merely meet your needs, but exceeds your expectations. Contact me so we can discuss how I can add value (and eliminate headaches) for your next project.
Paul is a talented and extremely versatile designer who approaches each project with an uncommonly high level of consideration. What makes him truly special though, is his ability to coax the very best creative ideas out of others - clients, project managers, other designers. His involvement in a project ensures the best possible outcome.
Adam has brought me many design projects through Brainstorm since I started my business. I have also supported Adam through referrals.
Paul is a creative visionary with an impeccable ability to translate complex, information-dense ideas into beautiful, user-friendly designs. Under his leadership, washingtonpost.com won numerous design and interactivity awards. In the years since we worked together, he’s graciously shared his expertise with those I've sent to seek his advice.
Ju-Don and I were colleagues at The Washington Post for many years. In 2009, she was my supervisor.
Paul is never at a loss for a creative concept that communicates intelligently and reflects the client's wishes with nothing short of 100% accuracy. He is a leader who can motivate a team to take their work to the highest levels of truly inspired design.
I commissioned Jennifer on outside design work when I was with The Washington Post. We have since supported each other as each of us is running our own design business.