Aaron Jerad Designs

Sustainable Landscape & Web Design

Welcome! I offer design and consulting for:

Places ☛  Edible/Sustainable Landscapes and Forest Gardens.

Media ☛  Web Design and Graphics.

My background

Aaron Jerad - Web Designer, Sustainable Landscape & Permaculture ConsultingI have been a freelance web designer for 12 years. My skills emerge from a degree in fine art and extend into graphics and web applications. I specialize in WordPress sites, including basic SEO and responsive design. I also teach WordPress classes.

I am an avid gardener. My permaculture design studies began in N.S.W. Australia under the instruction of Geoff Lawton from whom I received a Permaculture Designer Certificate, Aid Workers Training and Teachers Certificate. Since 2009 I have taught and  practiced permaculture all over the world. Like a giant tool box, permaculture is filled with an ever-growing collection of techniques and strategies. Ancient wisdom, modern science/technology and common sense all offer useful collections of knowledge. Permaculture integrates these diverse elements and helps us to select the most appropriate action for each different situation and location.  I use permaculture design to consult and plan (and in certain cases install) personal gardens, edible landscaping, sustainable farms, and community projects.

Moving between the visual and virtual world of media design and practical, hands-on design for places and people, keeps me balanced and inspired. I enjoy active dialogs with people, drawing out visions and aiding in their expression.  For me its not just about producing something of quality, but living a quality life.

 Prices & The Gift

I can quote hourly rates or per project rates depending on the scope of the project.

As a design experiment I am adding a new modality to the way that I do business, it is a growing movement called new economics or gift economics. For now I am trying this model on projects that do not require me to purchase materials or involve physical installations and labor. I will design your garden, consult for your farm, build you a website, or create you a logo.  When the project is done, you compensate me freely and according to the value received.

For gift economics to work, we establish a level of trust. I trust that you will find a way to express the value you get from my work. You trust that I will deliver an exceptional result.

I am also a member of The Time Bank of the Rockies and am open to hour exchanges for some projects.

Please visit my recent work  and feel free to contact me with any questions.

Recent work.

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