What I do
In general terms, I make businesses. Or I help you make your business better. Websites mostly these days are overbuilt for most people in the private sector. What you want and need is something that is better. With regards to graphics I treat it like art with regards to subjectivity that can not be the case between client and myself. We find a look that suits you, but mostly I work with your budget and treat it like the holy grail. I don't go over budget unless the client askes me too.
My favorite and what I miss about San Jose is working with a team and sometimes that's what I do is fit into they system you have.