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digital artistry - creative design - marketing - prepress - print
Experience. It's that simple. Knowing how to and when not to. Seeing what's right and what's best for the customer. A love of the creative process as well as a deep desire to produce the best. That's Le Sheppard, an Artist with a Pen, a Brush and a Mouse.
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Who is Le Sheppard ... Digital Artist with 25 years experience in every level of the print, publishing, and the creative industry (from management to speed print to prepress to design). Detail oriented with client relations experience, computer skills and creative insight. Demonstrated success in productivity improvement, client service, sales and meeting deadlines. An artist with enthusiasm for client satisfaction and corporate success. 
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What have I done in this career ...
In my design career I have worked in every level of the design, digital artistry and production industry design everything and anything from newsletter, brochures, ads, direct mailers, etc. - to prepress retouching PhotoShop work - to high end prepress press prep - to managing art departments and designing production networks and processes - working in small shops to high end New York houses from Philly to New York - working with clients such as Lord & Taylor,
Johnson & Johnson, TYCO Toys, Mars / M&M, GAF, Shady Brook Foods, Merck, Sunshine Foods, and SO much more. I've designed web sites for many many companies and individuals from politician to companies. Plus I taught digital design at Berkeley Corporation and on site for many small to medium size companies. Quite the career taking to all levels of the publishing, digital artistry and creative industry.
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Passion ... Simply put - creation. My passion is to create. A company, a design, a concept, a song, or a process that flows. My work, my best work has always been when I am allowed and able to create. From my days as an art student to my songwriter years into my digital artistry - my simple passion was to create. I still find myself searching for new ways to create.
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Skills ...
Art ... A "creative eye" in the work environment developed through 25 years of dealing with the public, music and art clients. Art background in pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, pastels, watercolor and oils.
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Digital ... Digital Artistry. Hands-on experience with Macintosh and PC computers using the following applications: QuarkXPress, Illustrator, Photoshop, FreeHand, PageMaker, Systems, Scanning, FileMaker, and Microsoft Word.
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Client Service ... Sales, promotion, office management, marketing, expenditures and customer liaison services.
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History ...
Education ...
Desktop Publishing - 1989  Berkeley Corporation, Bala Cynwyd PA
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Management and Sales - 1989-90  The Advancement Group's
"Personal & Professional Goal Setting" and AAI’s "Professional Selling Skills"
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Fine Arts - 1981-83  Montgomery County Community
College (drawing) and Plymouth-Whitemarsh Evening classes (painting, drawing)
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Work History ...
TSGSPORTS - 6.03 to present
Custom Sports Products and Design
Newtown, PA, Owner / Digital Artistry
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Soccer Ball Manufacture - 10.99 - 5.03
Creative Services Manager
Web, design, production, management - 60K
Langhorne PA
...The creative link in the entire process / Managing and producing ball designs
...Webmaster - design, maintain the web site, the web infrastructure
...Managing and producing all marketing materials / Managing sales support
...Managing and producing advertising materials / Running operations and production
...Ordering and proofing working with domestic and overseas suppliers
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Allegra Print and Imaging - 99
Creative Services/Prepress Manager - 55K
Langhorne PA
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DiMark / Harte Hanks - 97 thru 99
Langhorne PA, Digital Prepress Artist - freelance digital artist
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Neibauer Press - 97
Creative Services/Prepress Manager, Warminster PA  215.322.6200
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ECI - 97
Digital Prepress Artist, Edgewater NJ  201.941.6906
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Eagle Affiliates, Inc. - 96
Creative Services Manager, Harrison NJ  201.482.1222
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Freelanced at
CyberShop (web art) Montclair NJ
Miles Associates (multimedia art) Montclair NJ
The Cherokee Group (design) East Brunswick NJ
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Geraghty & Roman, Inc. - 95
Systems / Production Manager, East Brunswick NJ, Clients: Sunshine, Tyco, APlus.
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theSHEPPARDgroup - 90 thru 95 (Self-employed - see below)
System Consultant, Instruction & Design, Spring House PA
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Berkeley Corporation - 89 thru 90
Instructor - instructed software including QXP, PM, Illustrator, FHD, Systems. Supervised computer labs and scheduled classes. Hardware / software maintenance, network management and troubleshooting. Design work. — Bala Cynwyd PA
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MUSIC - 74 thru 90 - Le Records & Le Sheppard Publishing
(BMI Publishing) Songwriter, performer, producer - Writing, producing, packaging and selling original music. http://www.lesheppard.com
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theSHEPPARDgroup ...
(90-95) For several years I worked as a consultant/designer for small businesses and international firms, while managing a network of specialists interlinked only by the need of the client. Together, each of us was able to offer more to our individual clients with the help of those on the network, theSHEPPARDgroup. From concept to creation to product — Nothing but the best.
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theSHEPPARDgroup clients
Thomas J Paul Produced work for Nabisco, M&M/Mars, Johnson & Johnson, 
Arm & Hammer & Rocco/Shady Brook Products. 
Plus, Systems Consultant.
Curt Crane Productions Photo manipulation for TV commercial spot.
VT Graphics Digital artwork for corrugated printing plates.
Plus, taught design staff ILL, QXP and PHS. Also consulted Systems.
Serody/Crane Associates Taught staff Ill, QXP & PHS. Plus, Systems Consultant.
Merck & Co Produced a prototype cataloging system for logos and artwork and 
produced hi-end digital illustrations.
Alli Design / Susan Beard Design Promotional design work. Plus, Systems Consultant.
PCI Group Slide production
CompUSA Taught QXP on the Mac/PC
Apollo Design Taught QXP on the PC
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Other clients in Production and Design
Cavanaugh Communications
Letven Diccicco & Battista
Roska Direct Marketing
Kaufman Advertising
CEL0057 / FrightX
Fencor Graphics
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References ...
More references provided upon request
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Yale Rieck - Harmony Web, Inc.
yar@harmony-web.com - www.harmony-web.com
Office 847.853.9974 - Cell 847.209.6631
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Mike Fryer - Soccer America
Business Development Associate, 510/559-2219 phone - 510/528-5177 fax
mfryer@socceramerica.com
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Sarah Thomas - Hempfield Soccer Club
Tournament Director, 717/397-5248 phone - 717/397-0662 fax
HSClubST@aol.com
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Priscilla Applegate
Creative Director, Applegate Advertising Design
215.638.4591
Email at your@TSGSPORTS.com or call 215.860.6208  -  457 Durham Road  Newtown  PA 18940

 

TSGcreations.com was started 13 years ago (06/03) seeking to provide "Nothing But the Best" in design, service, and product in the custom product industry. First called TSGSPORTS, I (Le Sheppard) wanted to raise the level of custom products away from the template based norm and make it about the customer's desires. Slogans like "We Market You" I promoted - yes, WE DESIGN. Another slogan "Brand Schmand - BE YOUR OWN BRAND. BE YOU" meant I wanted the custom product to be about the customer - not the brand. Top of the line design services and superior products working with the best suppliers, and bringing years of marketing - design - production experience in Digital Artistry all working for you all year round with every job created just for you - all at the best prices on the web. Direct to artist design with no creative short cuts nor inferior products - TSG is "Simply the Best" the premier direct supplier of Custom Design and Products. Creative design, superior design, products, and service working ONE on ONE with the artist to design YOUR product / YOUR design. We design quality. We produce quality. Digital Artistry all for you in custom designed products is at http://www.TSGcreations.com
Car Magnets ... TSG offers superior product quality and prices. While some factories push direct cheaper CAR MAGNET prices. WARNING / BUYERS BEWARE ... Compare apples to apples. Cheaper is NOT better for you. Fact is "recycled magnet material" is inferior to ours and will not hold up nearly as well. Compare samples. Our pricing is NOT a gimmick. Check out their design work. No one comes close to matching our pricing and quality. Fact is that I am an artist who takes pride in every job. TSG is "Nothing But The Best" ... guaranteed. Our pricing has been ALL INCLUSIVE since 2003. Our custom car magnet posted prices include all product design, any shape, all production, 4color process / FULL color, and ALL shipping to continental USA (PA Sales Tax must be paid by PA residents unless they are tax exempt). ONE COST to YOUR door with NO hidden charges.
Before you buy, "we dare you to compare".
Our custom balls (soccer, rugby, and volleyballs) are produced from scratch per your order. Why wait 12 weeks for turnaround on your custom printed logo ball order? The answer is (not pad printing with inks that just don't last) is getting the same production process but delivered in half the time. Same high quality in design, production, ink, and service. We customize the ball to your specification. One cost includes ball design, all production and ALL shipping to your door in just 6 WEEKS. Get top quality materials, workmanship, service, design skills producing high performance products for fundraising, and high end use.
BETTER designs. BETTER products. BETTER prices. All better for you while customized directly for you by Le Sheppard at TSGcreations. Get some thing more than template stock designs and always deal directly with the artist / owner to create, design and produce your custom car magnets (the best fundraising deal on the market) giving your message wheels. Check out their design work in our galleries to see what we've created for businesses, tournaments, games, teams, recognition, fundraisers, awareness, promotions, awards, camps, clinics, organizations, birthdays, MLS teams, NBA teams, colleges, churches, and many more from shore to shore and beyond. Whatever your need from - Professionally designed Car Magnets in ANY shape from circle to oval to ribbon and other personalized auto magnets. Custom Window Decals and Clings. Beautiful custom patches - at TSG it ALL works for you.
What can TSGcreations.com do for YOU that others can't? WE DESIGN ... To start your design process - just call owner and digital artist Le Sheppard directly at TSGcreations, your direct creative source at 215.860.6208 in PA or 888.225.8022 toll free or email Le Sheppard at le@TSGcreations.com
Our pricing and product are NOT a gimmick. I'm an artist who takes pride in every job.
TSG is "Nothing But The Best" ... guaranteed. Thanks, Le ... Check out Le's original music HERE
CUSTOMER REVIEWS: "You can see the difference when it is designed by an artist" — Northwest Football Boosters said, "Le ... we got the magnets in today. They are perfect. They are exactly what we wanted. Thanks again Le you did an awesome job" — Randy at ETSF said, "Always ready to respond and serve its customers with the best service designs, custom products, and prices in the market. It is no wonder Le Sheppard and TSG are so much in demand. Working directly with you was great. Your 25 years in the creative industry showed through in your designs and your creativity Thanks Le !" — A review from customer and friend Seamus Donnelly said "I give TSG my highest rating and recommendation for all to check out. They are the best value for design, service and products" — Terri at Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer Club says, "Everything looks great - You are the best!" — The Reality Church said "We need some more of your wonderful customized design Thanks a bunch - I know the kids will love these! Excellent work on the magnets. I will refer TSG." — "Just got the MAG-nets, they are MAG-nificent Thank you Le!!" was said by ANTHONY Plumbing, Heating and Cooling.

At TSG, our payment terms are 100% payment with placed order.

TSG stands for theSHEPPARDgroup which was my (Le Sheppard) old design firm.

theSHEPPARDgroup

"You can see the difference when it is designed by an artist"

 

"A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence"
Leopold Stokowski

"This is the one form of government where the residents who are being represented
by those that are elected can actually reach out and touch their elected officials
and have a discourse. It would be nice if more of that was to take place"
Upper Makefield's Township Representative Bud Baldwin

"More than any time in recent history, America's destiny is not of our own choosing.
We did not seek nor did we provoke an assault on our freedom and our way of life.
We did not expect nor did we invite a confrontation with evil. Yet the true measure of
a
people's strength is how they rise to master that moment when it does arrive -
The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels, but every time we think we have
measured our capacity to meet a challenge, we look up and we'
re reminded that that
capacity may well be limitless. This is a time for American heroes. We will do what is hard.
We will achieve what is great. This is a time for American heroes and we reach for the stars"
Aaron Sorkin, West Wing ("20 Hours in America": I & II; aired September 25, 2002)


"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go"
T.S. Eliot

"Imagination is more important than knowledge"
Albert Einstein

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the staircase"
Martin Luther King, Jr.

""If there's a book that you want to read,
but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it""
Toni Morrison

"Art is anything made by man that can withstand the storms of time"
Stuart Yost, Plymouth-Whitemarsh Art Instructor

 
A GOOD MAN
Farewell to David Kulig

David Kulig
A GOOD MAN
My friend Bob Sheppard

Robert M. Sheppard, Sr.
A GOOD MAN
Granville Bohmler

Granville Bohmler
A GOOD MAN
Teacher Stuart Yost

Stuart Yost