albert Salerno Let an experienced graphic designer bring your ideas to life.



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cd design

I'm a musician, so designing CD packages for recording artists is my favorite type of project. My services include the complete package:
Booklet, Trayback, CD Face, Inserts, Posters, Digipak, Text, Tee Shirts --
whatever you need!

Below is a sampling of some of the CDs I've designed:



Click here to see inside this booklet.

Click here to see more of this package.

 

 

Need low-cost CD duplication?
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northernlightsrecording.com

redesign

Mary E. Holland, a San Francisco singer, had a friend design her first CD. She brought it to me because she felt it needed a more stylish presentation. I colorized the photo from the old cover and placed it in a more dynamic setting.

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AFTER::

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AFTER:

business cards

 

 

 

photo correction

 

This band uses two sets of lead singers. They didn't want to take a separate publicity photo, so they sent me the BEFORE pic, along with head shots of the two alternative members. I did some gentle skin-grafting and came up with an AFTER picture they could use in their promo.

BEFORE

AFTER



The same band recently had an excellent photo taken; unfortunately it was shot in the recording studio, so the gray background was not professional or exciting enough to be used as a promo shot. I added a colorful cityscape that ties in with the name of the band (CITY LIGHTS), and the band now features the "enhanced" photo in their promo package.

BEFORE

CITY LIGHTS before

 

AFTER

CITY LIGHTS after

promotional posters & flyers

The full-size art is printed on glossy photo paper for display, and a smaller version can be made into postcards or sent in emails to publicize the events.

websites

Here is a sampling of websites I designed and maintain, updating whenever needed:

duartemusic.net

magnetictalent.com

winemakingstrategies.com

mdgranger.com

american rondo

bwguitar.com

bradbuethe.com

lindabulgosmusicalproductions.com

planetbjazz.com

rudolfiartists.com

musicteamworks.com

takezomusic.com

amykatchur.com

nancywrightmusic

happynoterecords.com

hazlewoodconsulting.com

loraleechristensen.com

darrylberk.com

northernlightsrecording.com

sfbands.net

vincemusic.com

 

writing

  • Throughout the 1990s I wrote approximately 60 feature articles and music reviews for San Francisco's BAM Magazine.

  • I have been a marketing communications writer, web designer, technical writer, and journalist.

  • I was Senior Content Writer at audiohighway.com, a pre-Napster (and 100% legal) music download site that was founded by Nathan Schulhof, ("Father of the MP3 player") and Webmaster at wildbrain.com, a cartoon animation studio in San Francisco.

    writing samples:

  • Shawn Phillips
    A full-length music article that appeared in Discoveries Magazine, January, 2000.

  • Point-of-Sale Check
    I've been a contract writer for many corporations. This sales collateral piece is typical of the kinds of marcom writing I did for Bank of America.

  • Entertainment Reviews
    These originally appeared in BAM Magazine, SF Hot Ticket, and audiohighway.com

 

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