SnakeTree Productions is a one-man graphic design business that produces print, video and web content. Read on to learn more about SnakeTree.


Mission Statement

SnakeTree Productions strives to deliver high quality, national-caliber print, video, and web design to Northern New York. I love what I do and believe simple and clean design yields the best results.


OK, so you're a graphic designer. What does that really mean?

I am a jack-of-all-trades kind of guy. I do a lot of things well, and a few things exceptionally well. As the sole operator of SnakeTree, it is vital that I wear many hats. Here's a good list of some of what I need to know and do as a designer. Some of the more popular design services that SnakeTree offers include: newspaper ads, 8.5x11 double-sided flyers, tri-fold brochures, 30 and 60 second TV commercials, and websites.


About the guy behind the snake and the tree

SnakeTree is owned and operated by Andy Burns. I officially established SnakeTree in October of 2007. I graduated in 2004 from SUNY Potsdam with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. My major was Art Studio with a concentration in Digital Design, Video and Painting. My minor was Writing. The Art Department at Potsdam emphasized the critiquing process. This emphasis taught me how to create superb design by being able to stand back and break down all the elements of a piece. This allows me to see what works and what needs to be tweaked or removed. I worked at an advertising agency in Watertown as the Creative Services Director for just over two years after college. I gained invaluable experience there designing for all types of print and video projects.


About the snake and the tree

The original SnakeTree logo was drawn in April of 2006. I was toying with the idea of opening my own graphic design business and trying to think of a name. My friend Ewen and I were bouncing names off each other, but nothing really stuck. Ewen was doodling one day and drew a cartoony snake wrapped around a tree. He sent the drawing to me and suggested SnakeTree for the business name. I liked it because it was catchy and had an edge to it - and hey, I like snakes and trees! It was also easy to remember and didn't take long to stick. I liked it better than what I had come up with at that point, and it came with the basis for a logo.

Since then, the logo has gone through countless revisions and all-together different versions to get to what it is today. Different hand drawn sketches were brought into Illustrator and Photoshop to add color, highlights and other details.

Below are a few of the different versions of the SnakeTree logo:


Clients I've worked with - Past and Present

  • Alexandria Bay Big M
  • Castle Cable
  • Cazenovia Equipment Company
  • Comprehensive Women's Health Services
  • Conboy, McKay, Bachman, and Kendall
  • Comfort Windows
  • Coyote Moon Winery
  • Deaton's Ace Home & Building Center
  • Dockside Pub
  • Good Dog Charlie's
  • Governeur Mattress
  • Hutchinson's Boat Works
  • Inn the Boondocks Bed & Breakfast
  • Jefferson County Fair
  • Jefferson County Republican Committee
  • J. Murphy & Associates Advertising
  • Johnson Lumber
  • Ken Brown and Sons
  • Korner Restaurant
  • Loved Twice NNY
  • Malawi Early Literacy Team