About John

As the Owner and Creative Director of PowerBand Graphics I have lofty goals but they are tempered with humble roots. I grew up in a small town in Northeast Nebraska. I learned the value of hard work helping my father on the farm where we lived. I put myself through the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. My personal accomplishments include completing a full marathon, skydiving and starting PowerBand Graphics.

TedCo Identity Design

This is an identity design project I did for a small business based here in Nebraska that provided a special challenge to address. The business needed to be professional and clean but the identity pieces did not need to go into details about the company itself, as it specialized in multiple services and the owner [...]

By |2017-11-26T18:45:09-05:00September 22nd, 2011|Branding, company identity, Portfolio|0 Comments

Branding and Small Business, Part 2.

This is Part Two in a series of blog posts aimed at helping small businesses create unique marketing strategies for themselves. You can view Part One Here. Do Your Customers Know the Real You? Think of this before you even think of marketing. Branding should be a a part of your business plan right beside [...]

By |2017-11-26T18:45:09-05:00September 19th, 2011|Perspective|1 Comment

Husker Headquarters Website Redesign

PowerBand Graphics recently redesigned the ecommerce website for Husker Headquarters, a locally owned business based in Lincoln that provides apparel, gifts and all the gear that you’ll need to show your support for the Huskers! They were interested in updating the site to make it easier for their customers to find things, make the checkout [...]

By |2017-11-26T18:45:09-05:00September 9th, 2011|Portfolio, Project News, web design|0 Comments

Heartland professional home energy Raters.

Branding, Advertising and Website Design for local home energy rater. Heartland Professional Home Energy Raters is a Lincoln Nebraska startup that approached PowerBand Graphics to provide branding, website design, marketing collateral and even tradeshow signage for the business as it started out. After meeting with the owner Kari Beckenhauer, learning about her business and getting [...]

Client Showcase: E-Pass Nebraska

This edition of client showcase features E-Pass Nebraska. E-Pass is a local service that provides exclusive membership to receive “elite” specials at various drinking establishments around the Lincoln Nebraska area. E-Pass is now accepted at 9 locations with more to come! Including sports bars, restaurants, clubs, and Lincoln’s hottest spots for live bands. This business [...]

American Insurance & Annuities

PowerBand Graphics was contacted to create the branding and website design for local insurance specialist, Steve Kosmiski. Steve formed American Insurance & Annuities, an agency that helps people find quality, meaningful insurance solutions. Steve is based here in Lincoln, he’s passionate about what he does and eager to truly help people. We were glad to work [...]

By |2017-11-26T18:45:10-05:00February 6th, 2011|Branding, Portfolio, web design|0 Comments

Give yourself a hand…

The more I work with businesses just starting out or even businesses that have been around for a while the more I’m amazed by the ingenuity and hard work that owners put into their businesses. I’ve gone over this before but small business owners have to be knowledgeable about an incredible number of things. Marketing, [...]

By |2017-11-26T18:45:10-05:00January 5th, 2011|Perspective|1 Comment

Client Showcase: Comfort Chiropractic

This month’s Client Showcase features Dr. Alex Kallio and his company, Comfort Chiropractic. Comfort Chiropractic is an award winning Lincoln based Chiropractic facility. They have won the 5 Star Quality Service Award by Integrity Management for providing their patients with the best in service and value. After getting to know Dr. Kallio and his company [...]

By |2017-11-26T18:45:10-05:00November 9th, 2010|Branding, Client Showcase, company identity, Portfolio, Project News|0 Comments