Today we’d like to introduce you to Randy Webb.
Randy, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I feel as if I was destined to be a part of the creative community. As a kid growing up in New York, you could always find me sketching and drawing. I continued to evolve my passion for art and developed a real penchant for creating illustrations that were realistic, scrutinizing the detail of my subject matter, trying to capture all the nuances that would bring it to life. One of my idols growing up was Norman Rockwell and I loved how his work captured “a moment in time.”
As a young adult, I joined the Hudson Valley Art Association and entered my work in judged art shows. I was honored to win Best in Category (drawing) in one of the shows and that piece is part of a collection on display at Mount Saint Mary’s College on the Hudson River.
In college, I majored in Illustration and after graduation I joined an advertising agency in Stamford, CT. I received a tremendous amount of exposure to the “business of creative”. I was hired as a graphic designer and worked my way to art director and was also involved on the account side, assisting with new business development.
I left the northeast and moved to Texas to be the Art Director for Boy Scouts of America National Office (ironically, Norman Rockwell was an art director for the BSA). After my time with the Scouts, I became a partner in a large commercial photo studio and started their graphic design and prepress divisions. That partnership wasn’t meant to be, so I moved on to a large commercial printing company as creative director and had the opportunity to work with major brands in the retail space.
Along the way, I had the honor to work side by side with some great thinkers, astute business professionals, savvy marketing minds and all in all, great people. Now, as the founder of Webb Creative Design, I’ve been able to take all that wonderful experience and harness it to create my own vision of the “business of creative.” I’ve been fortunate to build WCD through the relationships I’ve developed and look forward to working with more great people, building bigger, better brands.
Has it been a smooth road?
The road has had more twists and turns than it has had bumps. Throughout my career working in the agency, corporate and non-profit sectors, I’ve always exercised an intrapreneurial spirit. After my stops in the more traditional corporate environments, I’ve been able to take that “intrapreneurial spirit” and turn it into a full-fledged “entrepreneurial venture” when I started WCD. I enjoy working with clients and developing new ways of looking at their business, products and services. Whether it’s working through a branding project, developing the creative for a package design or strategizing over a positioning statement, the interaction and comradery that evolves becomes more infectious as ideas are turned into successful realities. I am a firm believer that conversations starting with “What if…” or “I wonder…” lead to great inspiration, new ideas, and are the catalyst for reinvention and improvement. I am always ready for the next twist and turn in the road and ready to ask the question – “What if…”
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Webb Creative Design – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Webb Creative Design is a full-service graphic design, creative and marketing company that prides itself on a diverse range of services to a wide range of industries (B2C and B2B). We develop, design and execute branding in both print and digital media. I have been privileged to work with Fortune 500 companies and start-ups alike, partnering with clients in retail, consumer product goods, live goods, healthcare, and financial services to name a few. Each client has their own unique style. Some are very particular in their direction and others are a little more, let’s say, ambiguous. WCD prides itself on understanding the business goals of each client, partnering with them throughout the journey, clearly communicating ideas, objectives and direction, providing multiple options and guiding them to the best solution for their success. It is truly a partnership in which our success is built from the success of our clients.
A lot of our business is based on referrals. It’s always nice to have a conversation with a prospect and having them mention they’ve heard how easy (and fun) it is to work with WCD. I take great pride knowing that it’s not just the quality of work, but the ease of doing business that sets us apart. There are a lot of really great designers and small agencies out there (I’ve worked with quite a few), but providing an enjoyable and engaging business relationship, along with exceeding client expectations, usually ends up in creating not only a new business relationship, but a new friendship as well.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I have always felt the Dallas area is full of vibrancy and opportunity. I had my eyes wide open when I first moved to the area from the Northeast. I love the openness, the people and the diversity. Over the years, I’ve experienced a lot of what the area offers, from the restaurants to sporting venues and historic destinations. There is always something new around each corner and something exciting to explore.
- Website: www.webbcd.com
- Phone: 940-465-3393
- Email: email@example.com
- Other: www.linkedin.com/in/rwebb410
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