Posts Tagged: graphic design

A post card for events at ACFL&MH

“150 Years Ago”, Abraham Lincoln and the End of the Civil War

2015 marks the 150th anniversary of two pivotal events in our nation’s history: the end of the Civil War marked by after Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender on April 9, and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14,

A post card for events at ACFL&MH

“150 Years Ago”, Abraham Lincoln and the End of the Civil War

2015 marks the 150th anniversary of two pivotal events in our nation’s history: the end of the Civil War marked by after Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender on April 9, and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14,

Post card for Michelle Bensen.

“Turn Up the Heat” Post Card

I recently designed for a performance hosted by the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall as part of the “Listen Locally” series. It’s jazz vocalist Michelle Bensen and her Bensen Burners and the title of the show is “Turn

Post card for Michelle Bensen.

“Turn Up the Heat” Post Card

I recently designed for a performance hosted by the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall as part of the “Listen Locally” series. It’s jazz vocalist Michelle Bensen and her Bensen Burners and the title of the show is “Turn

brochure cover for scott conservancy

Scott Conservancy Brochure Design

I had the opportunity last fall to design a brochure for a small conservation organization of which I am a member. I have a special feeling for this organization and the large tract of land they conserved—The Scott Conservancy was

brochure cover for scott conservancy

Scott Conservancy Brochure Design

I had the opportunity last fall to design a brochure for a small conservation organization of which I am a member. I have a special feeling for this organization and the large tract of land they conserved—The Scott Conservancy was

full color flyer design

Pittsburgh Laundry Event Invitation

Not everything is a masterpiece, supports a cause, furthers the arts or involves nearly every skill you have, but that doesn’t mean the customer doesn’t expect you to take it seriously and design a piece that will inspire customers to

full color flyer design

Pittsburgh Laundry Event Invitation

Not everything is a masterpiece, supports a cause, furthers the arts or involves nearly every skill you have, but that doesn’t mean the customer doesn’t expect you to take it seriously and design a piece that will inspire customers to

newsletter design

ALT “Vistas” Newsletter Summer 2014

The summer issue of Vistas has been out for a while! We’ve used the new look and layout again, including this wonderful magazine-style front cover with just a nice juicy photo of the grass in one of the conservation areas

newsletter design

ALT “Vistas” Newsletter Summer 2014

The summer issue of Vistas has been out for a while! We’ve used the new look and layout again, including this wonderful magazine-style front cover with just a nice juicy photo of the grass in one of the conservation areas

Cover art for "Broadway's Other Steves" performance at ACFL&MH

Performance Image for “Broadway’s Other Steves”

I recently designed the image for the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall’s annual benefit performance, and once again recycled a tried and true vector image I’d created of the ACFL&MH’s stage and proscenium. When something works, why change

Cover art for "Broadway's Other Steves" performance at ACFL&MH

Performance Image for “Broadway’s Other Steves”

I recently designed the image for the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall’s annual benefit performance, and once again recycled a tried and true vector image I’d created of the ACFL&MH’s stage and proscenium. When something works, why change

Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall newsletter, Spring/Summer 2014

Benefit Photos, Living History Event and More: ACFL&MH News

Usually my designs for this customer are saturated with color and detail to best describe the events and historical nature of this versatile facility. I’ve been photographing it for years in all its days and nights, performances and special events

Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall newsletter, Spring/Summer 2014

Benefit Photos, Living History Event and More: ACFL&MH News

Usually my designs for this customer are saturated with color and detail to best describe the events and historical nature of this versatile facility. I’ve been photographing it for years in all its days and nights, performances and special events

Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall newsletter, Fall/Winter 2013

A Benefit, Programming and More: ACFL&MH News

Usually my designs for this customer are saturated with color and detail to best describe the events and historical nature of this versatile facility. I’ve been photographing it for years in all its days and nights, performances and special events

Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall newsletter, Fall/Winter 2013

A Benefit, Programming and More: ACFL&MH News

Usually my designs for this customer are saturated with color and detail to best describe the events and historical nature of this versatile facility. I’ve been photographing it for years in all its days and nights, performances and special events

Community 50th Anniversary logo

One of my customers, Monroeville Parks and Recreation, is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year so we designed a logo they could use on materials and signage all year. The customer gave me a few ideas of logos they liked,

Community 50th Anniversary logo

One of my customers, Monroeville Parks and Recreation, is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year so we designed a logo they could use on materials and signage all year. The customer gave me a few ideas of logos they liked,

Muse Medallions and a Special Award in the CWA Communications Contest

Now that I’ve been there and back, I’m pleased to report that I won two Muse Medallions in the 2013 Cat Writers’ Association Communications Contest, and I am also honored to have won a huge special award. You can read

Muse Medallions and a Special Award in the CWA Communications Contest

Now that I’ve been there and back, I’m pleased to report that I won two Muse Medallions in the 2013 Cat Writers’ Association Communications Contest, and I am also honored to have won a huge special award. You can read

“Undercover Cat” Book Cover

Author Patricia Fry published her fourth novel in the mystery series “Klepto Cats”, this one titled Undercover Cat. I began visualizing immediately! Since Patricia and I have worked together on three other covers I have a feel for the type

“Undercover Cat” Book Cover

Author Patricia Fry published her fourth novel in the mystery series “Klepto Cats”, this one titled Undercover Cat. I began visualizing immediately! Since Patricia and I have worked together on three other covers I have a feel for the type

program book cover

Two-color Design: Monroeville Program Book Spring 2014

It’s time for the spring catalog of classes for this customer and once again it’s two-color design with heavy text formatting; I like variety in my design assignments. I’ve been designing this catalog quarterly since 2010. One of the colors

program book cover

Two-color Design: Monroeville Program Book Spring 2014

It’s time for the spring catalog of classes for this customer and once again it’s two-color design with heavy text formatting; I like variety in my design assignments. I’ve been designing this catalog quarterly since 2010. One of the colors

newsletter cover

ALT “Vistas” Has A New Look

Sometimes it’s good to freshen the look of something. Vistas had always printed with the same three colors from the logo and the green bars on the outside edge of each page and the same photo pasted into the text

newsletter cover

ALT “Vistas” Has A New Look

Sometimes it’s good to freshen the look of something. Vistas had always printed with the same three colors from the logo and the green bars on the outside edge of each page and the same photo pasted into the text

"Sleight of Paw" book cover design.

“Sleight of Paw” Book Cover

The final sketch with color, adding the drill on the left with the cord that winds around through everything.. Author Patricia Fry published her third novel in the mystery series “Klepto Cats”, this one titled Sleight of Paw. I’ve illustrated

"Sleight of Paw" book cover design.

“Sleight of Paw” Book Cover

The final sketch with color, adding the drill on the left with the cord that winds around through everything.. Author Patricia Fry published her third novel in the mystery series “Klepto Cats”, this one titled Sleight of Paw. I’ve illustrated

book cover design

Illustrated Book Cover: “Catnapped”

I had the opportunity to create a painted book cover illustration, with cats! Meet Rags and Layla, who figure prominently in Catnapped, by Patricia Fry. Her book has just been released as an e-book, and I have the final cover

book cover design

Illustrated Book Cover: “Catnapped”

I had the opportunity to create a painted book cover illustration, with cats! Meet Rags and Layla, who figure prominently in Catnapped, by Patricia Fry. Her book has just been released as an e-book, and I have the final cover

barack obama playing card

Yes, We Did!

Four years ago I collaborated with one of my commercial art customers and designed the art for a set of playing cards just in time for the 2008 election. The cards had a set background color, red, and were hot-stamped

barack obama playing card

Yes, We Did!

Four years ago I collaborated with one of my commercial art customers and designed the art for a set of playing cards just in time for the 2008 election. The cards had a set background color, red, and were hot-stamped

post card mailer

A Post Card Newsletter for ALT

Taking a summer break from the usual 8-page newsletter, the Allegheny Land Trust decided to still produce a mailer focused on summer conservation activities which volunteers could join in. Social networking, e-newsletters and other electronic communications do get the news

post card mailer

A Post Card Newsletter for ALT

Taking a summer break from the usual 8-page newsletter, the Allegheny Land Trust decided to still produce a mailer focused on summer conservation activities which volunteers could join in. Social networking, e-newsletters and other electronic communications do get the news

purrs of wisdom cover

E-book Cover and Bookmark Design

Most products I design today will have an electronic component or will be used both electronically and in print. In this case, the customer and I actually began with the cover for the electronic edition of the book. She then

purrs of wisdom cover

E-book Cover and Bookmark Design

Most products I design today will have an electronic component or will be used both electronically and in print. In this case, the customer and I actually began with the cover for the electronic edition of the book. She then

invitation to show

Drawing Vector Art from Life, Stage 62 Invitation Artwork

Above is the invitation to the Stage 62 50th Anniversary Benefit and their performance of Merrily We Roll Along in concert. Usually the program I design for a show is derived from the art we used for the invitation or

invitation to show

Drawing Vector Art from Life, Stage 62 Invitation Artwork

Above is the invitation to the Stage 62 50th Anniversary Benefit and their performance of Merrily We Roll Along in concert. Usually the program I design for a show is derived from the art we used for the invitation or

cover for stage 62 program

Stage 62 50th Anniversary Program

Any community theater organization that can continuously produce quality theater for 50 YEARS and actually increase the number of shows they do AND win awards deserves to celebrate their accomplishments. I love the newsletters and advertisements and post cards I

cover for stage 62 program

Stage 62 50th Anniversary Program

Any community theater organization that can continuously produce quality theater for 50 YEARS and actually increase the number of shows they do AND win awards deserves to celebrate their accomplishments. I love the newsletters and advertisements and post cards I