Visual Communication Design

Specializing in WordPress websites for small to medium businesses and non-profits


  • Website Design
  • Print Design
  • Illustration
  • Cartooning
Graphic Design and Illustration in the East Bay

Swimming Aardvark Delivers

Does your website reflect who you are as a business? Is it mobile-friendly? Are your other sales and marketing materials up to snuff? Do you have a project that looks like an engineer designed it? Contact Swimming Aardvark to help you improve your image! The Aardvark is actually me — Jerry Southwick — and as an independent experienced visual consultant, I can help you with all kinds of sales and marketing materials.

Mobile-friendly web design & development

Whether you need an update, some editing help or a whole new site, Swimming Aardvark can be of service. WordPress, Joomla!, Dreamweaver, CSS, HTML…

Print design

I use InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, PowerPoint or even Word to make brochures, pamphlets, datasheets, presentations, product guides, manuals, posters, signs, and just about any other type of printed materials.

Corporate identity design

Logos are an important step to defining who you are. I take the time to work through several rounds of edits to get your ID just right.

Computer-generated or traditional illustration

Let me help you with Product illustrations, conceptual models, artistic renderings, photo manipulation, diagrams and other illustrations.

Cartoons and whimsical drawings

Stylized drawings or cartoons can be a great way to spice up presentations, marketing materials or conceptual materials. Illustrations can make your materials more inviting and friendly.

Other Stuff

No Acronym scares me! I take a great deal of pride in my versatility and my ability to deliver on-time and on-budget. Contact me for your next project.

Jerry Southwick Graphic Artist in Walnut Creek, CA

What sets me apart from other graphic artists

I believe that my clients would tell you that I take the time to truly understand their business and the problem they would like me to solve. I approach each project as if it were for my own business, and I take into account the many factors they are concerned with — cost, time, goals, results…

I believe my clients would also tell you that I am a creative problem-solver, that has technical skills to go along with a solid sense of design.

I have worked with Jerry on a number of projects for a number of organizations for almost 20 years. He is easy to work with, does terrific work, and is very responsive to our demands.


We have been working with Jerry for several years now, and he continues to be an extremely valuable and reliable resource for us.  Whether developing a new logo, creating a new web site, or designing corporate collateral, Jerry is easy to work with and follows through on his commitments in a timely fashion, ensuring complete satisfaction with the end result.


Jerry is a visual problem-solver. I always enjoy working with him because he finds ingenious ways to help people and their organizations express themselves, while taking the time to fully understand their superpowers.


Full-service website design from soup to nuts.

Custom functionality for Business Improvement Districts.

Small business emphasis.


Walnut Creek Downtown (BID)

Language Tree Online

Hudson McDonald Properties (via Radiant Brands)

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