Oh, Hi There.

I’m Mike Salbato, a New England-based Visual Designer, Web Developer & Consultant, Editor-in-Chief of RPGFan, and wearer of many other hats. Let’s see what I can do for you, shall we?

What I Can Do For You

Web Services

  • Website Audit (Review / Consultation)
  • Website Hosting Consultation and Setup
  • Domain, Web Hosting, Email Support
  • Website Design and Construction
  • Integration with Third-Party Tools and Services
  • Asset Creation and Management
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Analytics Setup and Support
  • Blog Optimization
  • Backup Management
  • Technical Support
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Design Services

  • Branding & Identity Design
  • Logo Design
  • Color Palette Creation or Refinement
  • Design Asset Optimization
  • Visual & Graphic Design
  • Website Design
  • Photo Editing

Everything Else

  • Team Management
  • Content Planning
  • Podcast Consultation, Setup, Integration
  • Technical Consultation
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Featured Projects

  • All
  • App Design
  • Branding
  • Illustration
  • Print
  • Visual Design
  • Web Design

BoF Labs Branding

Cafe Vida Display Illustration

Crystal – iPad Music App Concept

Daniel M Ford Author Website Design

danio notifier Branding, Web, App Design

Elizabeth Bushouse Branding

Elizabeth Bushouse Website

macOS Icons

Moon International Website

Moon Retail Decor Hardcover Book

Moon Retail Decor Rebranding Concept

PatientInfo Branding, Web, App Design

RPGFan Branding & Visuals

RPGFan: Pi Website Redesign

Stephen Meyerink Branding, Website, Business Card

Unraveled Sheep Branding

Video Game Console Illustrations

Yeager Law Firm Website & Branding

Why Me?

Oh, are you actually reading this part? Well, thanks! In that case, you may be interested to know that I have been a graphic and/or visual designer for over 20 years, cutting my teeth on Photoshop 5.0 and Illustrator 8.0. In that time, I have designed and built dozens of websites, created many a logo and branding element, and offered mountains of tech and online advice to clients, coworkers, friends, associates, and combinations of each.

I spent 15 years creating digital, print, and web assets, drawings, and production files for a long-running retail interior decor company. My last 3 years have involved working with countless platforms and technologies for an online marketing agency, with a strong emphasis on WordPress, marketing platforms like Kajabi, Keap, MailChimp, team management platforms like Trello, Slack, and Teamwork, more domain registrars and web hosting companies than I knew existed four years ago, and much more. Oh, and I handle my own clients in between.

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Mike Salbato. The man, the mystery… at least until you finish reading his bio.

Photos © Michael Salbato

I have also been with RPGFan since 1999, starting as an early writer and design volunteer, eventually becoming Editor-in-Chief and then owner of the site. I still write, edit, record and edit podcasts, schedule content, and manage a team of 50+ people. We are one of the longest-running sites of our kind, and I consider the work that I and my team do there one of my proudest accomplishments, as we have grown from a small fan site to an industry-recognized voice in the video game media.

I swear I actually do things that aren’t digital, too! I have a powerful interest in photography, a diverse (I like to think eclectic) taste in music, and I think I’m allowed to call myself a foodie given my penchant for always trying new things, both in eating and preparing food.

I have extreme fondness for kind people and people who insist on doing the right thing and speaking up for the rights of others. When working with people, I make every effort to not only give them what they want and need, but to help empower them. For those of us who are tech or design-savvy, it’s great when we can use it to benefit others, but I always want to use what I know in a way that improves others’ lives or work. I never want to just tell someone how something should be, but why it should be. I want to share what I know so clients can learn that some of this stuff isn’t that scary, after all.

Now that you know what I’m about, let’s talk about what I can do for you!


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Whether you need a brand touchup, a new website, or simply need to optimize what you've already got, let's work together and get your stuff looking and working the way you want it!