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sure you visit the Client Page.
This is for customers who want to view works in process. Occasionally
I'll make a work in process available to the public, like now."
"This is a banner graphic I designed for the Dubuque Community School District Web site." It's central to the look and feel I'm trying to project for this project which is content full of surprises, variety, diversity, and adventure."
is an early draft of a logo I designed for a music festival for my home
town of Dubuque, Iowa. Sometimes I like an earlier version of a logo better
than what the client finally settles on." This one features the venerable
town clock, an icon of our city. The electric guitar I drew completely
from scratch based on a guitar design one of my business partners had.
Deciding on colors is the toughest part, but I think this works pretty
outdoor sign design which measures 48 feet plus extensions (the whiskers
and ears have to be constructed and installed separately). My friend and
collaborator, Greg Malm, supervised construction, and used PVC pipe painted
black for the whiskers. They were supposed to move with the wind, but
don't really. Nonetheless, they look terrific!"
me, I am fully aware that my artistic style is ideally suited for K-12
education applications. I love these shapes, colors and overall look and
feel. I am thoroughly in my element in this Web home page banner for Dubuque
Community Schools. To see more of this work, click