KSD 140 Journal

KSD 140 Journal

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in Journal | No Comments

Purchase a journal Rhyolite Design created for KSD 140. Softcover, hardcover with dust jacket, and a hard cover with image wrap versions are available at varying prices. Learn about the design work completed for Kirby School District 140. It included a comprehensive rebrand of the district and all seven schools along with new websites. Rhyolite design partnered […]

Dribbble

Dribbble

Posted by on Feb 9, 2013 in Journal | No Comments

I use Dribbble to showcase work that’s in progress or that hasn’t ever been used by a client. It’s also a great way to see what other designers are creating and to get valuable critique. Check out some of my latest posts below.

Packaging Design

Packaging Design

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012 in Journal | No Comments

Recently, I was hired to do some freelance work by Pathfinders Advertising to create a mockup of egg roll packaging. This isn’t something I have a lot of experience with but I certainly enjoyed working on the project. Even though the design wasn’t selected, I thought it was worth sharing since I quite liked it.

School District Video

School District Video

Posted by on Jan 23, 2012 in Journal | No Comments

Recently, I had the privilege of working with Ben Grey over at D123 to help him create this video. My involvement wasn’t technical, it was mainly some art direction for the layout. I’m quite impressed with the final version and what Ben did.

Cardinal School Mascot

Cardinal School Mascot

Posted by on Dec 19, 2011 in Journal | No Comments

Yet again, I want to share another project that never became a realty. I was contacted about some proposed work, haven’t been hired yet, but had a moment of inspiration and decided to run with it and drew this logo mascot. The district incorporates a star into all of the school logos but didn’t have […]

Lion Logo Sketch

Lion Logo Sketch

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in Journal | No Comments

A while back I explored some logo concepts for a coastal church. The logo was to show a lion and water. Specifically, a winged lion representing St. Mark’s lion Read about the symbolism and see some imagery here. The solution I came up with was to have the wings on the lion look like waves […]

Pohlmeier Family Branding

Pohlmeier Family Branding

Posted by on Nov 2, 2011 in Journal | No Comments

Mostly out of boredom and the need to create some artwork that is all my own, I’ve decided to try and brand my family.  I’m going to start off with each individual. I started off with Gus, our dog. He’s a German Short-haired Pointer. With this design, I wanted to display the fact that he’s a pointer […]

Unused School District Logos

Unused School District Logos

Posted by on Oct 29, 2011 in Journal | No Comments

Here are two of my favorite logo concepts for school districts that didn’t make the cut.

Porcupine Mountains

Porcupine Mountains

Posted by on Oct 14, 2011 in Journal | No Comments

Last weekend I went hiking with some friends up north. The Porcupine Mountains in Michigan is where I called home for a few days and nights. Ben Grey and I lugged camera equipment (something I vowed to never do again from another trip). It’s worth it when you get home. Porcupine Mountains from Ben Grey […]

Ace Hardware Signage

Ace Hardware Signage

Posted by on Sep 19, 2011 in Journal | No Comments

The Ace Hardware on Kimball street in downtown Elgin, IL has some great signage on the building exterior.

All Roads Lead to Rhyolite Design

All Roads Lead to Rhyolite Design

Posted by on Sep 1, 2011 in Journal | No Comments

I had been working on some info graphics for a client and stumbled across a similar idea where a company illustrated the need for a new logo. I took the website route. Enjoy.

Sky Photos (iPhone)

Sky Photos (iPhone)

Posted by on Aug 19, 2011 in Journal | No Comments

I’m a bit obsessive about taking photos with my iPhone. I used to swear by Hipstamatic. Now, I’m on a bit of an Instagram kick. With either app, I love taking photos of the sky. It varies so much. The colors, the clouds, the light, etc. Here are some of my favorites.

Wrenchmonkees

Wrenchmonkees

Posted by on Jul 21, 2011 in Journal | No Comments

Inspiration can be found in so many different things. I don’t ride a motorcycle, I don’t really plan on ever riding one either. However, I stumbled upon this website one day and was in awe of how nice these bikes look. If I ever were to build or design a motorcycle it would look like […]

Office Companion

Office Companion

Posted by on Jul 9, 2011 in Journal | No Comments

As I post this, Gus, my new office companion is snoring loudly while he’s snoozing in my office. Thanks to Ben Grey for this picture.