Graphic Design | Web Design | Music
I specialize in design work for the music and entertainment industry, but have also done work for small businesses such as law firms, real estate agents, and mom & pop online retail. I am a graphic designer through and through, but also design websites to build the perfect site for you and your brand.
It all started when I was in college at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. My friends were mostly musicians who needed demo recordings for songs they had written. When we were done recording, they'd often ask me, "Hey, do you know how to make album covers and logos and stuff?" With that, I saw the opportunity, and I knew I had to learn how to design. I bought a copy of Adobe CS5, and got to work. Shortly thereafter, the same people began to ask me about websites. I began working with local web developers and designing the sites from scratch, giving them those files, and having them build the site. A business was born. Today, after struggling to find someone I could work with who could keep up with the pace of today's expected turnaround time from clients, I began using companies like Squarespace, who have a fantastic sense of design and a beautiful, user-friendly back-end for clients to maintain their sites. With this model, I can create custom websites very efficiently and inexpensively, and you won't have to worry about making completion deadlines for your site, content management, SEO, branding, or any of the other mess that comes with creating an online presence. And I assure you, your website will stand out with clarity amongst the noisy internet of today's ever-shrinking world.
The name Belhum was born out of my love for the french language and my quite unusual last name. Being that my name is Grant Prettyman, I knew that I had to use my last name because, needless to say, it stands out. At first, I called my company "G, That's Pretty" thinking it was a clever pun. But, feeling that the level of cheese was a bit high, I ended up calling it Belhum. The french word for Prettyman can be literally translated as Bellehomme. Then, I thought I'd misspell it--seems like that's what people are into nowadays--so Belhum it became.