ABOUT ME

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Hi, my name is Ahmet Kapurtu. I am a freelance web and graphic designer based in Brisbane, Australia. I started designing at a young age with basic pencil and paper drawings, sketching and painting. My father owned a design studio back in the 1990’s and I started using an ancient version of Photoshop on a Mac with a black and white screen. Editing my photos for fun is how I was introduced to designing on a digital platform. After “playing” with Photoshop, Illustrator, QuarkXPress, Freehand, Premiere and other software for years, I decided to study Arts & Design and become a professional. I hold a Bachelor Degree in Visual Arts and Communication Design, a Masters Degree in Digital Design and I have more than 10 years experience in web and graphic design and a good understanding of corporate branding and brand identity.

 

Please feel free to contact me for any assistance or questions you may have.

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I have had the pleasure of working with Ahmet for all my design needs for my new business set up, from logo design to website and social media. After a brief meeting showing Ahmet some examples of my work, an explanation of the business I wanted to create and a few inspirational photos, he has created designs for me that are not exactly how I imagined them to be, they are beyond my expectations. Ahmet took the time to listen and understand exactly what I was wanting to achieve.


- Tricia Griffin | TRANSLUCERE Makeup Artistry
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Urkymx and Motoblogger have been using Cracked Bulb Design for approx 5 years now, and have found Ahmet to be extremely reliable when it comes to the hosting of our websites. He builds, designs and manages our sites and nothing is ever too much trouble when asked to assist with something. On the rare occasion of an issue, Ahmet is quick to respond with an email or phone call and endeavours to have the situation resolved as soon as possible. We are very happy with the service Ahmet provides, and recommend him highly.

- Chris Urquhart | Urkymx | Motoblogger | Director
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Ahmet is very good at what he does. He understands what design suits what company and he takes his time to propose the best fit for your job. He offers you a few options and he encourages you to give him input.We are very pleased with Ahmet as our Designer. We look forward to a maintaining a long term pleasant work relationship and we would recommend him to anyone who needs specific design and or assistance online and with websites.

- Marlie van Doorn | 7D Cinema | Sales & Marketing Manager

WORK SAMPLES

“The life of a designer is a life of fight. Fight against the ugliness. Just like a doctor fights against disease. For us, the visual disease is what we have around, and what we try to do is cure it somehow with design.”

-Massimo Vignelli

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 Hey you over there,  It's the old, bearded guy,  his silly reindeer and his funny elf!  We're here to bring you holiday cheer  And wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May your holidays be like Santa; Fat, cheerful and abundant! _____________________________ follow me @crackedbulb _____________________________ #graphicdesign #designer #freelance #creative #logo #brand #vector #illustrator #webdesign #print #cmyk #artist #art #brisbane #art #illustration #drawing #TagsForLikes #photography #marketing #masterpiece #photooftheday #logodesign #vector #corporate #photoshoot #branding #goldcoast #corporate #wordpress  Don’t say: “How about we just go back to your original concept?” Why? Designers are designers because they have the artistic and technical ability to do their job well. Sometimes instead of asking for multiple iterations of a design concept, it’s best to trust your designer. After you explain what you need, let the designer come up with the best design he can. Then, take a good, hard look at the design — maybe take a couple days to mull it over, or run it by a trusted third-party who has some knowledge of design or your industry — and make sure any changes you request are necessary and explainable. Don’t waste your designer’s time with endless experimentation when the initial design is exactly what you asked for. _____________________________ follow me @crackedbulb _____________________________ #graphicdesign #designer #freelance #creative #logo #brand #vector #illustrator #webdesign #print #cmyk #artist #art #brisbane #art #illustration #drawing #TagsForLikes #photography #marketing #masterpiece #photooftheday #logodesign #vector #corporate #photoshoot #branding #goldcoast #dontsay #demographic  Buzzybee Early Childhood Training Institute Web site coming soon. _____________________________ follow me @crackedbulb _____________________________ #graphicdesign #designer #freelance #creative #logo #brand #vector #illustrator #webdesign #print #cmyk #artist #art #brisbane #art #illustration #drawing #TagsForLikes #photography #marketing #masterpiece #photooftheday #logodesign #vector #corporate #photoshoot #branding #goldcoast #corporate #wordpress  Don’t say: “I can’t pay you, but you’ll get a lot of exposure. Is that ok?” Why? Designers like a little publicity as much as the next guy, but it won’t pay the bills. Freelance designers, in particular, have none of the benefits of traditional employment — they pay their own taxes and insurance, buy their own equipment and supplies, often maintain a home office, etc. All of those costs (not to mention regular living expenses) have to be taken into consideration when designers set their rates. So doing a job for free or for non-monetary compensation usually just isn’t a viable option. _____________________________ follow me @crackedbulb _____________________________ #graphicdesign #designer #freelance #creative #logo #brand #vectori #illustrator #webdesign #print #cmyk #artist #art #brisbane #art #illustration #drawing #TagsForLikes #photography #marketing #masterpiece #photooftheday #logodesign #vector #corporate #photoshoot #branding #goldcoast #dontsay #demographic  The O'Connell Business Institute Logo Design by Cracked Bulb Design.  _____________________________ follow me @crackedbulb _____________________________ #graphicdesign #designer #freelance #creative #logo #brand #vector #illustrator #webdesign #print #cmyk #artist #art #brisbane #art #illustration #drawing #TagsForLikes #photography #marketing #masterpiece #photooftheday #logodesign #vector #corporate #photoshoot #branding #goldcoast #corporate #logodesign
 The O'Connell Business Institute Logo Design by Cracked Bulb Design.  _____________________________ follow me @crackedbulb _____________________________ #graphicdesign #designer #freelance #creative #logo #brand #vector #illustrator #webdesign #print #cmyk #artist #art #brisbane #art #illustration #drawing #TagsForLikes #photography #marketing #masterpiece #photooftheday #logodesign #vector #corporate #photoshoot #branding #goldcoast #corporate #logodesign  Buzzybee Early Childhood Training Institute Logo design by Cracked Bulb Design. _____________________________ follow me @crackedbulb _____________________________ #graphicdesign #designer #freelance #creative #logo #brand #vector #illustrator #webdesign #print #cmyk #artist #art #brisbane #art #illustration #drawing #TagsForLikes #photography #marketing #masterpiece #photooftheday #logodesign #vector #corporate #photoshoot #branding #goldcoast #corporate #wordpress  Don’t say: “I know someone who works for half that. Could you lower your rate to match?” Why? Designers set their prices based on multiple components: geography, cost of living, style, skill, experience, and many more. Every designer will have a different combination of strengths and abilities to offer, and there’s no special formula for determining if a designer’s rate is competitive or “fair.” Generally, though, you get what you pay for — so you need to decide what characteristics are most valuable to you in a designer (speed? quality? originality? reputation? personality?). That’s not to say price negotiation is not an option, but if your first encounter with a designer is an effort to “lowball” his rate — suggesting a rate much lower than normal, while expecting the same quality of work — that will be an immediate turnoff and feel disrespectful to the designer. Design studio Hensher Creative offers a detailed guide to the subject, “Graphic Design Pricing: What’s a Good Designer Worth These Days?”, including what goes into pricing and some industry averages for different types of design projects. _____________________________ follow me @crackedbulb _____________________________ #graphicdesign #designer #freelance #creative #logo #brand #vector #illustrator #webdesign #print #cmyk #artist #art #brisbane #art #illustration #drawing #TagsForLikes #photography #marketing #masterpiece #photooftheday #logodesign #vector #corporate #photoshoot #branding #goldcoast #dontsay #demographic  The O'Connell Business Institute Logo Design by Cracked Bulb Design.  _____________________________ follow me @crackedbulb _____________________________ #graphicdesign #designer #freelance #creative #logo #brand #vector #illustrator #webdesign #print #cmyk #artist #art #brisbane #art #illustration #drawing #TagsForLikes #photography #marketing #masterpiece #photooftheday #logodesign #vector #corporate #photoshoot #branding #goldcoast #corporate #logodesign  think I’ll know what I want when I see it.” Why? Let’s say you’re buying an expensive, tailor-made suit or a fancy, custom dress. Would you say to the seamstress, “Can you make me six versions of the outfit? When I see them, I’ll choose the one I like best and pay for just that one.” Of course not. Just because graphic design is often a digital rather than physical/tangible product doesn’t mean that the designer puts any less time and care into the work. The design process will go more smoothly for both you and the designer if you first spend some time developing a detailed creative brief that helps the designer understand exactly what you’re looking for and are trying to achieve with the design — including information like your intended audience, preferred tone or aesthetic, budget, etc. _____________________________ follow me @crackedbulb _____________________________ #graphicdesign #designer #freelance #creative #logo #brand #vector #illustrator #webdesign #print #cmyk #artist #art #brisbane #art #illustration #drawing #TagsForLikes #photography #marketing #masterpiece #photooftheday #logodesign #vector #corporate #photoshoot #branding #goldcoast #dontsay #demographic
 @sweetwrapture Flyer Design by Cracked Bulb Design _____________________________ follow me @crackedbulb _____________________________ #graphicdesign #designer #freelance #creative #logo #brand #vector #illustrator #webdesign #print #cmyk #artist #art #brisbane #art #illustration #drawing #TagsForLikes #photography #marketing #masterpiece #foodie #logodesign #vector #corporate #dessert #branding #goldcoast #sweet #waffle  3- Don’t say: “Can you put it in a format that we can edit?” Why? If you request an editable source file, you’ll likely need specialized design software and risk changing your carefully crafted project for the worse if you don’t have any design knowledge yourself. If you want a professional-quality design but will need to make edits regularly, you might consider a DIY option like Canva, where you can have access to templates created by designers that you can customize or tweak at anytime without compromising design quality. _____________________________ follow me @crackedbulb _____________________________ #graphicdesign #designer #freelance #creative #logo #brand #vector #illustrator #webdesign #print #cmyk #artist #art #brisbane #art #illustration #drawing #TagsForLikes #photography #marketing #masterpiece #photooftheday #logodesign #vector #corporate #photoshoot #branding #goldcoast #dontsay #demographic  @sweetwrapture Food packaging design by Cracked Bulb Design _____________________________ follow me @crackedbulb _____________________________ #graphicdesign #designer #freelance #creative #logo #brand #vector #illustrator #webdesign #print #cmyk #artist #art #brisbane #art #illustration #drawing #TagsForLikes #photography #marketing #masterpiece #photooftheday #logodesign #vector #corporate #photoshoot #branding #goldcoast #corporate #wordpress  20 Things You Should Never Say to a Graphic Designer – But Probably Do Why? Well… yes and no. Designers are (or should be) experts at creating beautiful, functional designs from the guidance and parameters you provide. But, as we’ve mentioned in previous points, having something to go on in the first place makes the process much smoother: a detailed creative brief is ideal, but even something as simple as providing some examples of designs you do and don’t like can be very helpful.Jeff Sholl at Propoint Graphics puts it this way: “‘You’re the expert here’ basically says: we [the clients] defer to your judgment to read our minds and give us something we didn’t even know we wanted. That is a lot of pressure to lay on a graphic designer….The bigger issue is the amount of freedom it gives the designer. This phrase gives us unlimited freedom to try to tell the story that you know best. We can deliver Picasso, but if you were looking for Rembrandt there’s gonna be an issue.” Designers can put all their creative energies into creating an interesting, effective design, but only you know what you want, so it’s ultimately up to you to communicate that. _____________________________ follow me @crackedbulb _____________________________ #graphicdesign #designer #freelance #creative #logo #brand #vector #illustrator #webdesign #print #cmyk #artist #art #brisbane #art #illustration #drawing #TagsForLikes #photography #marketing #masterpiece #photooftheday #logodesign #vector #corporate #photoshoot #branding #goldcoast #authentic #restaurant  9- Don’t say: “Can you have this done by tomorrow?” Why? Graphic design isn’t an instant process that is done with a few clicks of a mouse. Every project will have its own process and time requirements. Realistically, some designs can be whipped out in a day, while others will take much, much longer. It completely depends on the project (and the designer’s creative process). If you’ve found a designer you’d like to hire, let him or her know about your time constraints and ask for a realistic estimate on how long the design will take. _____________________________ follow me @crackedbulb _____________________________ #graphicdesign #designer #freelance #creative #logo #brand #vector #illustrator #webdesign #print #cmyk #artist #art #brisbane #art #illustration #drawing #TagsForLikes #photography #marketing #masterpiece #photooftheday #logodesign #vector #corporate #photoshoot #branding #goldcoast #dontsay #demographic

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Cracked Bulb Design
Ahmet Kapurtu
Mobile: 0401 458 753
Email : info@crackedbulb.com
ABN: 42169704679
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