Andrew Hall is a business owner, designer, photographer and podcaster. AndrewHall.com is my online portal that includes archives of my work in custom graphics, web design, photography, video & podcasting.
ANDREW HALL DESIGN
My career as an independent graphics and web designer began in 99/2k. I eventually started a marketing firm in Southern Nevada, specializing in custom graphics, web design and Internet marketing. My experience in business development and marketing have allowed me to continually expand my skill set and connect with positive, professional people.
Video production services include editing, motion graphics, visual effects, audio and video production. Check out my page on Video Production for more details.
COLD WAR, NUKES, UFOs & THE PARANORMAL
Currently focused on expanding my podcast and connecting with new people for the show. My main motivation for podcasting started as something productive to do when work came to a screeching halt. It turned out to be an extremely positive outlet and I’ve met some fascinating people through this journey. Work has started to pick back up, being self-employed this is excellent, but my interest in podcasting continues and my drive for podcasting, meeting and interviewing new and interesting people has only increased.
History and Background
A career in marketing was not even a dream when I graduated from High School. Realizing that my home town of Vacaville, CA offered little opportunity for me, I went into the Air Force to seek adventure and life experience. While stationed at Vandenberg Air Force Base, I met my wife Flora and started a family shortly after being discharged in 1989. Working as a limo driver, security guard and various odd jobs, eventually led to a job in loss prevention with JC Penney.
My employment with JC Penney opened up an opportunity to move my family to Nevada where the job market was booming and the housing market was affordable. Arriving in Henderson, NV in 1996 my wife Flora and I managed to buy our home using the VA loan and borrowing money from my dad to help cover closing costs. JC Penney provided good pay and stability for the family but it felt like something was still missing.
After nearly 10 years, I left the steady income and security of working for JC Penney and survived off the modest salary Flora brought home and our small savings. I studied graphic design and computers while looking for a job as a graphic designer. Knowing I would have to start at the bottom, I landed a job in a warehouse for a print shop. This turned out to be the right decision and it didn’t take long to work my way up to lead designer, but still I wanted to do something more interesting.
After two years working for that printing company, I decided to start my own company. Again I chose to leave the security of a steady job and a paycheck to start a new career, but this time with a plan.
AMI Studios Inc was started from my living room in 2001. Working as a freelance website designer / graphic designer, I started building Flash websites for a small group of friends and clients. Even in those early days, I was convinced that websites are not meant to be static forms of sales media and that has remained my philosophy for every project I work on.
Since the beginning of my career as an entrepreneur, I realized the value of strong relationships in business and have worked at forging key relationships with my clients. The fact that AMI Studios is still in business today, is a testament to that endeavor.
Clients often turn to me for my experience and knowledge of Internet technologies to help them establish their online presence. I work side by side with business owners to bring their visions to life and in doing so provide a solid foundation for many successful business ventures.
After so many years as an entrepreneur, working with clients such as Nevada Broadcasters Association, VH1, Terrible Herbst and many others, I have decided to scale down my business and once again work from home. My new focus is to continue working with a small group of loyal clients to maintain and grow their web presence, while expanding my knowledge and skill in the field of fine art photography under the brand Andrew Hall Podcast Photography & Design.
Stay tuned to see what’s next in this diverse and creative journey.