Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sno-Kone Ornament

Sno-Kone Ornament

I thought this was very cute and clever ornament idea implemented by our Leads Specialist.


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

SunnyPop / SunPop Select

 SunnyPop / SunPop Select

Gold Medal has introduced SunPop™ Select, and SunnyPop™ popcorn as healthier alternatives to snacking—Whole Grain, Gluten-Free, and Non-GMO. With SunnyPop™, now schools can offer a popcorn that meets the guidelines of the USDA Smart Snacks in School program.


I am excited to announce the unveiling of SunPop Select and SunnyPop. Our team had the opportunity to create the packaging, bags, posters, and even the laser-cut popcorn popper.

This is one of 30 projects our team has been working on for the last few months. Please visit gmpopcorn.com to see our line-up of current products. I will start publishing these projects and many more as they are distributed. Stillwind created the mock-ups.





Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

I have a TON of new content coming soon, but am waiting on official publication approval, It comes a lot longer with my new job and position. I used to see jobs through from start to completion. I would help take the order, design it, produce it, and present it to the client. Now I rely on so many hands--internal approval, item numbers, vendors, and print approvals.

I am very confident in my work, but I am starting to see my art isn't handled with the same level of love, respect, and attention. I have witnessed at least 5 vendors mishandle my work. After a few mishaps, the designer begins to get negative attention. However, this designer is starting to realize what he has to work with.

The Leland Group (Homearama Cincinnati)

The Leland Group (Homearama Cincinnati)
http://lelandgrp.com/

I had the pleasure to represent a long-time client The Leland Group at Carriage Hill's display. Such a beautiful home. Coming in over a million dollars, there's no way I could afford this home, but I am happy to help represent it. :) The photos were taken on a dying Samsung Galaxy phone (digital display animation and environmental display.





Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Chopper the Hippo

The hippo I helped design was name Chopper. I find it to be a very appropriate name...

Here is a web banner...

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Share a Coke



I've been wanting to write and post so much new content, but life and work have been busy. I did want to comment on what an awesome branding job Coke did with their new "Share a Coke" campaign. I have seen so much free advertising and publicity from the news to social media.

No matter what name was on the can/bottle, people were going to drink it. However, people are searching out/creating their own Coke bottle names, and if they find one I bet they'll post it to Facebook or tell a friend.

Well done!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Top Pizza Restaurants 2014

Top Pizza Restaurants 2014

Journalist and Food Connoisseur, Scott Schroeder traveled the United States in search of the best pizza restaurants. After trying over 100 of the best independent and chain pizza restaurants each city had to offer, Schroeder had the difficult task of narrowing his selections to three.

The award goes to...

1. Cici's Pizza
A vibrant atmosphere, great selections, and all you can eat for cheap makes this restaurant a people watcher paradise. Cici's left a lasting impression on Mr. Schroeder's colon. "Cici you later."

2. Little Caesar's
Little Caesar's has someone else's pizza waiting for you long before you arrive, and only makes you pay $5.00 for it. Mr. Schroeder commented, "Pizza. Pizza."


3. Domino's Pizza
Mr. Schroeder came across a quaint, little restaurant nestled in a fast-moving city. He had stumbled upon a Domino's Pizza, known for making one of the highest quality pizzas in the world. When Mr. Schroeder spoke to the CEO, he said that the pizza he used to sell his customer's sucked, so they decided to revamp it into this award-winning formula.


So, next time you are out traveling, look for one of Mr. Schroeder's award-winning pizza restaurants near you!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Happenings

The right people are coming to see me at the right time. Clients I have posted before. Although these are smaller projects, I am excited to get to still be a part...




Saturday, May 24, 2014

Colgate

Custom Cut Colgate
Die cut set-up, added bleed, production files (also made the cut-out dog driving the car in the background)


Monday, May 19, 2014

Scram Crawling Insect Killer

Scram Crawling Insect Killer
Yahoo! Finance - SCRAM Scrawling Insect Killer
I finally get to share a very rewarding branding project I have been working on with an amazing client, Tomie Gartland, owner of SCRAM Crawling Insect Killer. The product has been approved for sale in all 50 states, and can be purchased at scrambugs.com.

Scram Crawling Insect Killer -- Comprehensive Solutions Award -- William D. SIEMER II

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Rolling Stone's Intentional Mistake

Rolling Stone's Intentional Mistake

Although it is old news now...working in/with Design, PR and Marketing for as long as I have, you have to assume this Rolling Stone magazine mistake was intentional. A large amount of professional proofreaders, photographers, editors, and designers would have seen this, and somebody would have known this was incorrect before going to print.

If "John Hancock" wasn't "mistakenly" put on her back tattoo, this cover would have been ordinary, and easily ignored; however, the mistake made it talked about for weeks.

You can't believe everything the media feeds you...

E-Online's Article

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wine Header

Wine Header

Designed, and have been printing/producing a number of these wine headers for retail.

Tick in a Jar

Tick in a Jar

Pretty gross. I guess this is what I get for taking the dog out in the woods for 8 hours. Removed this "sucker" from the back of her neck, and threw it in some alcohol.


screw NO (Design Short)

screw NO (Design Short)


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Green Tea Kit-Kat

I've been very lucky to work with a lot of great people. Charles saw my love for green tea and Kit-Kats, and turned it into this generous gift.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Zamboni Model

Zamboni Model

Getting out the millimeters for the design/production of these custom decals for a Zamboni model.


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Custom Canvas

Custom Canvas

Let me know if you need a custom mounted canvas print whether for family, personal, or business.


Product Labels

Product Labels

I need to get my own photo, or a high-resolution professional shot of these product labels I created. These are off their website. The two off-color labels must have been printed in-house.



Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Pin the Carrot on Olaf

Pin the Carrot on Olaf

A fun game I'm creating for a birthday party. A 4 foot Olaf from "Frozen" with a hollow spot left to attach the carrot nose.

Update for high-resolution:
http://wdsiemer.blogspot.com/2015/02/pin-carrot-on-olaf-high-resolution.html


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Funny Easter Bunny Photos

Funny Easter Bunny Photos

Here are a few I enjoyed. It's really difficult to pull off a full-grown individual wearing a bunny suit. Imagine if intelligent life from another planet caught sight of this...




Thursday, April 17, 2014

Cincinnati Skyline

Cincinnati Skyline

Well, our awesome team knocked this right out. I wish I had more design time for some awesome details, but working on the clock still made a great piece.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cincinnati Skyline Silhouette Panorama

Cincinnati Skyline Silhouette Panorama

I had posted a Cincinnati skyline silhouette some time back, and posted some updates of other designers uses of the image. Now, I'm back to the drawing board, and this project is intense! Preparing a 50 foot sheet of black vinyl of Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky's panorama view for install on a company's wall. Will need to post updates when this is finalized.


Bare Threads Banner

Banner design for table...


Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Banshee - Kings Island - E3 Fabrication

The Banshee - Kings Island - E3 Fabrication

I've been waiting patiently to post this because I think it's awesome. Now that I see FOX19 has posted an image, I believe I'm okay. The company that created this sign, E3 Fabrication, did an amazing job!! I am really glad they involved me in this project, even as small as a role that I had. Seriously cool!


Mid-Century Modern Homes

Mid-Century Modern

I go in-and-out of architectural flavors, but I'm obsessing over these mid-century modern homes. We went to see this home at an Open House months back in Paddock Hills, but it was pending before we arrived. I'm still looking... Frank Lloyd Wright/Rudy Hermes.... I love you.


Frosted Vinyl Squares

I'm a designer, but production work has made me a better designer. I can handle anything.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Model Trains and City

Model Trains and City

I'm really enjoying miniatures at my old age. The details are superb.

Coney Island Model

This cityscape  includes a billboard of a favorite client


Monday, March 31, 2014

Vehicle Graphic Production

Vehicle Graphic Production

Corporate guidelines: Responsible for measurements, art layout, plotting masks, PMS color matching, proofing, and printing for two milliCare vans.