How I can help you

Having been self-employed since high school, I feel I can offer others some insight and help. My primary business is Pixels Graphic Design, where I have worked with many other business types over the years. I've seen what has been successful and what just didn't work. At Pixels, I've managed 5 employees, 3 part time employees, and 2 interns during the height of our physical business. Since, I've transitioned to mostly a digital store front with local presence. This was a 4 year transition and just so happened to be mostly in place when Covid shutdown our physical office. I feel this experience has taught me some survival techniques as well as a first hand understanding of the personal battles a business owner will face.

My second business is call Pro Computer Repair. This shop fixes computers and removes viruses and malware. Located in New Monterey, it's primary goal is to server that side of town, Pacific Grove, and Carmel somewhat. This is more of a retail setting but still specialist work style.

Early experience is from managing my families music trio, Sunset Jazz. My family has been performing music professionally for 3 generations. I performed in the band playing keytar-bass and created all marketing materials, mastered the CD recordings, managed publications and interviews, as well as booked performances (gigs).

I have been the Treasurer for my local Pacific Grove Rotary Club and a member for the Optimist Club where I have been able to participate at the clubs camp program for terminally ill children. I am also a volunteer for the Employment Support Network.

I create apps and games in my free time. I find programming relaxing, in a way. Check the Google and Apple app stores for my name or Pixels... I'm still a novice but they're getting better!

I hope I can help in whatever way you see fit. Thank you!

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Plans / Startup Assistance
  • Customer Relations
  • Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
  • Operations
  • Product Development & Manufacturing
  • Strategy & Planning
  • Technology

Industry Experience

  • Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation
  • Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services

KEVIN C SMITH

Communication Methods

  • Email
  • Phone
  • Video