Richard Black

Providing innovative design and digital marketing solutions since 2008

Richard Black is a freelance designer and marketer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia who offers cohesive design solutions for print, web and social media application.

Richard is in the business of making your business stand out. In today’s global-driven marketplace you need a strong identity to set your business apart from the rest. Richard designs for a multitude of media, ensuring your business image remains constant regardless of how your customers access it.

Affordable, effective branding and marketing solutions

Whether you need a complete brand overhaul, or just a few projects completed to promote your business, Richard Black is happy to deliver a solution tailored to your individual needs. Richard offers a full range of design, branding and online marketing services to help amplify your brand’s presence and draw clients to you using proven inbound marketing techniques.


Richard is a ‘total package’ graphics provider. He possesses a great combination of graphics ability and ideas, a ‘can do’ service attitude, careful attention to budget and timing, and an energetic personality. If you like working with people who love doing what they do, Richard fits that bill perfectly.

Kelly Hennessey, ABC, Kelly Hennessey Communications

Our new web site is better than we expected. It is clean, clear and exactly what one would want for marketing our services. Richard really listened when we met to go over the details... and the proof is in the new web site.Thank you - job well done!

Stephen Taylor, Target Pest Control

Richard is very professional to work with and is often found with pencil in hand, pondering a design sketch or two. He constantly is thinking up new ways to promote businesses and help them with their graphic and web appearance and presence. His work is always prompt, effective and most of all, created with much thought as to what the overall message is about and what his client is looking to convey to others.

Kathy Colaiacovo, Time on Task VA Services

Richard designed a logo and business cards for me. He was very creative, had great ideas, and the quality is amazing! Thank you Richard.

Maria Erman, Maria Erman Photography

Richard is a very smart, well-rounded computer geek. He is my go-to guy when I mess something up with my website and do not have the patience or time to figure out the problem and fix it myself. When I call on Richard, I receive an immediate response, excellent results and reasonable rates. Richard is very knowledgable in the web design department and has a warm, professional attitude.

Janet Janowiak, eZone Secretarial Services

The services offered by Richard Black are timely, reliable, professional, meticulous and reasonably priced. Rich is a pleasure to work with and I can honestly say, a refreshing change; from other website designers that I have dealt with. Finally, a website designer who listens to what I want, knows how to do it and does it well.

Patricia Russell, Design Balance

I recently I hired Richard on as the designer for my website. He delivered the work quickly, while still achieving the high-quality I was looking for. I appreciated the quick turnaround time on adjustments. He took in my needs and wants – and came back in no time with new designs and ideas. The most impressive part of my experience was the level of communication offered. Richard listened to an idea with a creative ear and was able to create something I could see – but was unable to fabricate myself.

Mallory Glenn, Mallory Glenn Hair and Makeup

Your Home Consignment Centre recently opened and had our website completed by Richard. I would highly recommend Richard Black to anyone who needs a professional top quality website, no matter what the complexity. Rich was a real pleasure to work with on the design of our company’s website. He was very knowledgeable and helpful with different ideas to make our site the most effective it could be. I am extremely pleased with how it turned out, and the process of getting there was a breeze with Rich’s help. Thanks Rich for all your help!

Jamie Schneiderman, Your Home Consignment Centre

I am a professional skating coach for a local club in the Sackville area. I approached Richard Black to put together our end of year show program. The club was very pleased with the program, it looked amazing and we received many compliments on it. We were very happy with the service and professionalism that he delivered to us. We look forward to using his services again!

Lori Rafuse

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