I'm Deborah Hopping
Hopping MediaGraphic DesignerArt DirectorArtist


In 1998 I began doing freelance design in Silicon Valley, California as Hopping Media. At that time the web had just started to become mainstream and everyone wanted to be online. I worked with many programmers on hi-tech and start-up web projects for both intranet (internal) business applications for companies like Microsoft and Adobe, and internet applications for consumers. My role was to participate in “blue sky thinking” then help design and build web applications that did not exist as the time. I worked directly with clients to flush out their ideas, programmers to determine feasibility and cost, then provide the graphic content and ongoing input to execute those concepts. Another service I provided at the time was website review. I worked with clients to evaluate and propose better site structure and user experience.

I had a similar role in working with Broderbund, Mattel and MAD Magazine in the conception and creation fo the software for Totally MAD CD-Rom. Samples from that project are in the portfolio section of my website, as well as testimonials of my work as a team player.

I have worked as graphic designer, creative and art director. I have worked for a wide range of clients and projects and do traditional print as well as digital. I’ve done branding, advertising (display, magazine and newspaper), signage, websites, packaging and magazine layout. I am skilled in designing while holding true to brand. I enjoy working as a member of a creative team and have collaborated with PR firms, advertising agencies, marketing communication and software developers as creative and content provider. I have managed projects, graphic designers, photographers, copywriters and printing.

I am proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Keynote, Pages, Numbers and Web Platforms.

Art Direction

Graphic Design

Print

Digital Media

Advertising

Branding

Photoshop

Illustrator

InDesign

Keynote

Web

Social Media

Portfolio

Examples of work I’ve done as Hopping


Testimonials

Nice things people have said about me and Hopping Media.


Deborah's Design Blog

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  • May 17, 2018

Terebinth tree logo created in illustrator

I’m very happy with the logo / icon tree I drew for the terebinth trilogy. It was a learning curve (ha!) to draw beautiful lines but I was able to keep the overall look in my own “style” of playful abandon.

 

  • May 15, 2018

Butterfly Series

I’ve started a new project with magazine paper, pencil and acrylic paint. It’s hands on messy fun and suits my style perfectly. I start with a 12″ x 12″ canvas board and cover it with a collage of analogous images that I think of as “what lies beneath.” I take that color scheme and paint over it with a color from the same family creating an abstract background. Keeping with the analogous from the base layer, I use the magazine paper to create these playful images. My current plan is to mount a collection so that they become part of a much larger piece. I have a story that I wrote that’s my inspiration for putting them all together. When I’m ready I’ll include with the piece.

  • April 16, 2018

Stream of Consciousness Sketching

  

Working on new styles of art
Leonia, New Jersey is an artist community. It’s full of painters, sculptors, musicians, vocalists, songwriters, writers, poets and actors. In the past two months I’ve met and made friends with many and find myself influenced to grow as an artist. I am learning new mediums and styles starting with abstract impressionistic sketches. I’ve brought this one into photoshop and played with it with beautiful results. I think my next step will be to sketch on canvas, with layers and acrylic wash.. Read More

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Address

Leonia, NJ 07605

Phone Number

(650) 868-1690

Website

www.hopping.com

Email

deborah@hopping.com