Tuesday, November 11, 2008

2009 INsight Design Conference – Northwest Indiana Designers Give Back

DYER – The first annual INsight Design Conference will take place January 8, 2009 from 6-9 p.m. at Faith Church in Dyer, Indiana.

The INsight design conference is a free one-day event that’s dedicated to helping the growth and knowledge of new or inspiring graphic designers. INsight brings industry professionals together to review portfolios and discuss issues of design, standards, and expectations in an open forum format.

Participating designers/design firms are: Allema Advertising from Kentland, Atom Groom from Valparaiso, Faith Church from Dyer, Keyword Design from Highland, Madhaus Studio from Valparaiso, Miracletwentyone from Munster and Zondor Creative Group from Griffith.

This event is free to the public, but registration is required. Register online at www.insightdesignconference.com. Space is limited.

For more information visit www.insightdesignconference.com.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Easy on the Tryptophan!

Well that's if your eating turkey before 7 am on Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving of this year you can burn off a whole bunch of calories and have dessert without feeling guilty by participating in the Gobbler Classic 5K run and walk. On Thursday, November 27, 2008 at 7am. Faith Church will be hosting this fun event. Pre-registration is only $15 (until Nov. 23) and after that it's $25. Register online at www.faithchurchonline.org.

The money raised will be split between Faith's and local community causes. The first 200 people to register will receive a free long sleeve tee, designed by me.

Monday, November 3, 2008

I've Struck Gold

I'm pleased and very excited to announce that my shirt "Vote" has been selected as the 1st place design for the Typetastic Competition at allmightys.com. This comes as a great shock becuase there were so many good entries for this comp. I just want to congratulate all of the other winners and everyone else that entered. And thank you to everyone that voted for me. Check back often to find out when the shirt will be avaiable to purchase.

This is my 5 design to be printed by almightys check out the other ones here.

Good food + Good art

Equals good times. This past weekend started the wonderful month of November and man its going good. On Saturday, I meet with Ryan, the owner or Pier 74, and his father to hand my artwork in his restaurant. For the whole month my digital portraits will share some good times in the dinning room, entry way and bar of the restaurant. The collection is called Face to Face and boast portraits of family, friends, and the some people from lala land.

Each piece is for sale and is reasonable priced at $70.00 with the largest piece being 24"x36". In honor of turning 30 this month, I will be donating 30 percent of all sales will be donated to Faith Church in Dyer, IN. (30% of 70 is 21, I know its dorky).

So stop by for dinner and take home a portrait, Christmas is right around the corner.

Visit Pier 74

Sunday, November 2, 2008

FREE Music...FREE GOOD Music

I just gave my good friends The Dirty Rooks, a face lift to their MySpace page. If you have heard them, you defiantly have to check them out. They're a great blues rock band with a kick ass sound. And even better they are now offering their whole first album FREE to download from their sitewww.dirtyrooks.com. Now is the best time to hear them right from your computer and catch up the the folks you already love their music.

After downloading your free songs and learning the lyrics, get yourself down to one of their upcoming shows.

Nov 7 2008 8:00P - Goose Island, CHICAGO, Il
Nov 26 2008 9:00P - DOUBLE DOOR, CHICAGO, Il
Dec 1 2008 10:00P - Reggie’s Chicago

Check them out!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

VOTE for Me

Allmightys.com is waste deep in their latest t-shirt design competition. Above is my entry for the comp called TypeTastic. It's all about letterforms and type. My entry's meaning is two fold. One is to be a cool tee that boast tunes of cool hand rendered type and the other is to express the confusion of voting. We are all told these messages of positive outcomes but as an uneducated voter you tend to ask questions. So sprinkled throughout the design are little questions like, "How?" and "Why?". Overall I like the color scheme and I think it came out great.

Head on over to www.allmightys.com and cast your vote (5 for good, 0 for bad) and leave me a comment on the voting page to let me know that you stopped by. In order to vote you must be registered with the site, which takes as long as it took you to read this, plus by being a member you will get updates and be in the loop to see if I win or not.

see and vote for my entry here

A Walk in the Park...

I wish this project could have been that easy. But after a lot of work and determination we finished the website for Wicker Memorial Park in Highland, IN. The new design is a complete redesign of the old site. It will have the ability to reserve picnic areas from the site in the near future. For now the site is a functional source of park information. Check it out at www.wickermemorialpark.com Programing credits go to my good friend Robert Kina of CNIServices Inc

Friday, October 10, 2008

I heart Issuu

I came across this site by accident and I think it really cool. Issuu.com will take a muliti-page pdf and turn it into a beautiful animated flash flip book. Its really easy to do and the quality and functionality is great. I can think of a million things to do with it. Best of all you can embed the book right into your site or any other social network site out there. The site is still in its beta form but I've had some good luck with it so far. I've created a book for my site that contains some illustrations that I have. Just look for the "view samples" button on my site or go >HERE.

I'm really excited about the endless possibilities that issuu.com has to offer. But you can check it out for yourself. www.issuu.com

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Thank for the Love

Franz Jeitz runs www.fudgegraphics.com, a blog and portfolio site. I've been a big fan for a while and he post different designers from around the world on his blog and I'm please to say that, I've been included in the roster."If you don't ask then you'll never know". So head on over to his site and check out >my feature spot. Fudge is great source for inspiration and resources for expanding your skill set.

Thanks again, Franz - www.fudgegraphics.com

Friday, August 29, 2008


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