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Blog2018-02-16T13:25:24-05:00

The PowerBand Graphics blog is a place where you can find detailed information on what we’ve been up to. Here you’ll find information about industry practices, new projects and opinion about the state of the design and marketing industry.

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Inktober

For the last few years I've been joining the talented artists around the world for Inktober. It's a selection of drawing prompts during the month of October. I realized I've been posting them to my Instagram. but haven't collected them anywhere. Some are created with ink and pen and others I created digitally. So here are some of my favorite drawings from this event. Hope you enjoy them!

By |October 21st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Looking back on 2017 and forward to 2018

If your 2017 was anything like mine it was hectic, rewarding and full of new challenges. My wife and I moved from Lincoln Nebraska to Kansas City for new work opportunities. Kansas City is an excellent place for my business, still close enough to help my Nebraska clients when they need it and full of potential opportunities and resources to grow PowerBand Graphics. Industrial Design Services From a professional standpoint 2017 has allowed me to continue working with product design which has been fun to continue to learn. I've been continuing to do contract design work for New Jersey based company KidDesigns. The company produces licensed toys and electronics for companies like Marvel, Disney, Dreamworks and more. So yes my office has gotten full of toys. Here you can [...]

By |January 16th, 2018|Categories: Client Showcase, Perspective, Project News|0 Comments

New Year, New Look, New Projects,

It’s been a while since I’ve written out a blog post and if you’ve heard me speak to my clients you know, there’s one thing I stress about blogs: “Don’t have a blog unless you can keep it up!”. Well I’m guilty but it’s 2016 and I’ve got new work to share with this updated website you’re reading it on. If you haven’t already, take a look around as things have been shifted slightly. My goal with the total design was to put the work and clients up fronts they are really what make the business what it is. […]

By |January 17th, 2016|Categories: Perspective|0 Comments

Do Designers Make the Best CEOs?

Once again, I attended a new session of the Designer’s Debate Club, the motion debated on this time was the question  “Do Designers Make the Best CEO’s”, it was a memorable event and touches on a topic that I feel has become more and more important with business these days. More and more CEO’s come from varying backgrounds and training. As design in a business becomes more important, it’s interesting to think about how the creative thinking of a designer can benefit a business. Debbie Milman (who in addition to being president of Sterling Brands hosts one of my favorite podcasts Design Matters) moderated the debate.  Designer’s Debate club set up an excellent twitter tool, establishing the audience’s leanings before and after the discussions. This helped establish the effectiveness of each [...]

By |November 14th, 2013|Categories: AIGA, Perspective|0 Comments

Lessons from design entrepreneurs.

Last week I attended another New York AIGA event called Kern and Burn: A Conversation with Design Entrepreneurs. As someone who's started a business, and worked with many other people who have started businesses from scratch themselves, I find this topic incredibly interesting. This event was a part of the @Parsons Lecture Series and was also a part of the NYC DesignX events that are taking part all over the city. The lecture ties into the book of the same name that includes interviews with design entrepreneurs. There were four people on the panel answering questions. Peter Buchanan Smith, Keenan Cummings, Kate Bingaman-Burt and Tom Gerhardt. I'm not going to paraphrase everything that was said during the evening but I will list my favorite questions and the responses. The evening [...]

By |May 29th, 2013|Categories: AIGA, Perspective|0 Comments

Is a formal education needed to be a designer?

I recently got the chance to attend a Designers Debate club put on by AIGANY at the Parsons New School for Design. For those who don't know AIGA is the professional association for designers. They put on events for practicing designers, in addition to educating the public and students. This particular event was a part of a series where they choose a design related topic and set up groups to debate the pros and cons. Motion to be Debated: Formal design education is necessary for practicing designers. This was an interesting topic because I've often discussed it with clients and peers. Do you HAVE to have a formal education to be a designer? In a world where professional programs are just a torrent away, couldn't anyone be a designer? Why is [...]

By |April 3rd, 2013|Categories: AIGA, Perspective|0 Comments