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Written by Dave - May 29, 2023

Moments Collection – Digital Art

An anthology of digital art that captures everyday instances and extraordinary scenes alike, was created in March 2023 using a combination of Midjourney and Photoshop/Illustrator post-production compositing. Each piece in this collection, whether it’s a couple sharing breakfast in Paris or a plane taking off into the great blue yonder, is rendered in a distinctive […]

Written by Dave - May 29, 2023

Midjourney Creations

The emergence of photo-realistic AI imagine generation has provided us with an affordable, accessible, and efficient way to create striking digital art. Combined with the power of photoshop and our post-production skills, we’re able to create beautiful, engaging pieces that will be well placed hanging above your mantle, on the cover of a magazine, or […]

The cover of the Domestic Violence High Risk Team Annual Report

Written by Dave - Jan 10, 2023

DVHRT Report

Following on from the success of our Hope Lives Here annual report collaboration, I was asked by the Sojourner Peace center to design the presentation for their Domestic Violence High Risk Team report, a joint venture that also included Milwaukee Police, the State of Wisconsin, and the MKE County District Attorney’s Office. The successful rollout […]

The cover of the Sojourner Family Peace Center 2022 Annual Report, featuring a smiling young girl, framed by intertwined purple, orange, and green rings against a beige background. The cover reads "Hope Lives Here 2022, Imapct of the Family Peace center" and the Sojourner logo.

Written by Dave - Jan 10, 2023

Hope Lives Here

The Sojourner Family Peace Center do incredible work providing domestic violence prevention and intervention services in Wisconsin. They serve over 8,500 clients each year, providing vital support to victims and others affected by domestic violence. I was thrilled to be able to help highlight the incredible work they do through the design of their annual […]

The cover of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment 2020 Annual Report, featuring five middle aged people sitting on the grass and laughing in a Milwaukee park, above an abstract cover design and the report title.

Written by Dave - May 03, 2021

AHWE Annual Reports

For the past three years I have had the privilege of working with the folks at AHWE to produce their annual report. Taking on the important task of illustrating the vital work they do for the state of Wisconsin each year is a pleasure, and allows us to make creative use of the icons and […]

The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Logo

Written by Dave - May 03, 2021

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment

The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment team at MCW do an incredible job living out their mission, to make positive changes in the health of Wisconsinites across the state. They fund invaluable research and programs that weave good health practices into the fabric of our communities. It was an honor to be able to work […]

Cover of the University School of Milwaukee Summer Ideas 2020 Brochure

Written by Dave - Feb 15, 2020

USM Summer Program Booklet

Summer Programs Booklet for the University School of Milwaukee. Full booklet design and treatment of photos throughout to emphasize students by creating increased depth of field and provide abstract “ribbon” effect behind subjects. Full booklet available at https://issuu.com/usmk12/docs/usm_summer_ideas_2020_booklet__single_pages_ Tools Used: Adobe Photoshop and inDesign.

Logo for 55 Studio Productions

Written by Dave - Feb 15, 2020

Studio 55 Productions

Branding and website design/development for a Manchester-based sound production company. Tools used: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe XD

Mockup of the Mindful Wealth LLC business cards

Written by Dave - Feb 15, 2020

Mindful Wealth

Branding and stationary design for a wealth management company. Tools used: Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop

Logo for cJones Wellness

Written by Dave - Feb 15, 2020

CJones Wellness

Branding and flyer design for an Illinois-based holistic wellness company. Tools used: Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop

Logo for the Naperville Fire Eagles soccer team

Written by Dave - Feb 15, 2020

Naperville Fire Eagles

Crest design for a Chicago-based soccer team.

Main logo for the 2018 NASPA IV-E Regional Conference

Written by Dave - Feb 15, 2020

NASPA IV-E Conference

Having attended a variety of higher ed conferences over the years, it was a pleasure to be able to take the opportunity to brand one. NASPA as an organization was in its 100th year, and the conference leadership wanted to engage attendees with a conference theme that acknowledged the storied past while looking forward at […]

Mockup of the Kuczmarski Innovation logo in color and greyscale

Written by Dave - Dec 13, 2018

Kuczsmarski Innovation

Web design and branding.

Written by Dave - Nov 25, 2017

Milwaukee’s Blueprint for Peace

There are few projects that I’ve enjoyed working on more than the Blueprint for Peace, an action plan developed by the City of Milwaukee’s Office of Violence Prevention to lay the groundwork for reducing violence in our neighborhoods. It was an honor to be able to highlight and emphasize the incredible work that had been […]

Written by Dave - Nov 25, 2017

Action Packed Leadership

Kyle Willkom is an exciting, innovative, and charismatic speaker who focuses on motivational programs and books for young people. Capturing all of that in a brand and a website was a welcome challenge. Kyle came with a basic logo with which we worked together to create a fully-fleshed brand which included a WordPress-powered website, a […]

Written by Dave - Jul 21, 2017

P3 Development Group

P3 Development Group is a Milwaukee-based organization that forges high-impact partnerships with the private sector, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. I was pleased to be given the opportunity to help showcase¬†the work they do for the people and City of Milwaukee through the redesign of their Business Profile and a quarterly e-Newsletter. Tools used: Adobe […]

Written by Dave - Mar 28, 2016

MKE My Brother’s Keeper Report

I had the pleasure of being asked to design and create graphics for the City of Milwaukee’s initial report on their My Brother’s Keeper program – a nationwide initiative launched by President Obama to build ladders of opportunity for boys and young men of color. The project included the design of a 12-page executive summary, […]

Written by Dave - Jun 12, 2015

UWM Funding Infographics

These two pieces were created to visualize both the complex annual process undertaken to set the segregated fee rate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the changing shape of that funding over the past few years with regard to funding type. Tools used: Adobe Illustrator.    

Written by Dave - Jun 06, 2015

SA Spring Elections

The UWM Student Association Spring Election publicity campaign was based around the concept of disposing of the student government stereotype and presenting the diversity of the organization in the hope that potential candidates might be able to picture themselves in similar roles. The tagline “Change You Make, Legacy You Leave” was created by a student […]

Written by Dave - Jun 06, 2015

UWMSA

The Student Association at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was in desperate need of rebranding after they restructured their governance and set about the task of building a new, student-focused image. Hoping for a brand style that was accessible, bright, professional and easy to integrate, we developed a logo that made use of the university’s color […]

Written by Dave - Jun 05, 2015

Prod Duck Inc.

Prod Duck is a developing start-up stationary company based in Milwaukee, WI. They focus on producing notepads and worksheets that boost productivity and use a scientific approach to help a variety of personality types stay organized – all while looking great on your desk. This project included the complete brand design, including their website and […]

Written by Dave - Jun 05, 2015

Melissa Marthol Brand

Melissa is a freelance marketing and pr professional. Her brand was half-conceptualized when she asked me to develop it. Taking a vibrant color scheme and sophisticated logo, I helped redesign her collateral items – specifically resume, cover letter, and business cards to fully accentuate the strength of the brand. Following the brand development, we worked […]

Written by Dave - Jun 05, 2015

LeadHer

LeadHer is a new, women’s leadership initiative at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Their website is powered by Orgync, a CMS platform for university student organizations that provides users the opportunity to update content without touching code. The website was designed to provide information along with ease of use for their officers, but also compliment their […]