Art Direction · Design · Illustration

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Work

I've been fortunate to work on a wide variety of design projects with individuals, businesses and corporations.

Each has their rewards, challenges and constraints which make every project interesting and worthwhile.

Web Design

Web Design

A client's courage combined with well-thought-out design allows their business to make great strides with their marketing materials.

Brochure Design

Brochure Design

A straight-up layout job for potential clients on our benefits in the marketplace. Our partner gave us the text and I packaged it using information design.

Poster Design

Poster Design

If you want to get people's attention, don't put the same thing in front of them over and over again. Audiences need and deserve your best.

Branding Program

Branding Program

Taking an industrial company and moving them beyond the literal showed their capabilities and differentiated them from the competition.

Brochure Design

Brochure Design

With a well-known subject, it's a balancing act to be familiar enough to be recognized, and different enough to stand out.

Wayfinding Signage

Wayfinding Signage

In a large workforce housing complex, wayfinding signage helps to keep the traffic flowing and the frustration to a minimum.

Magazine Design

Magazine Design

In-house magazines are a great way to engage your employees and clients in the successes and challenges of your business.

Brochure Design

Brochure Design

Luxury pieces don't need to break the bank. You just need to make the right choices of materials and pay attention to every detail.

Branding Program

Branding Program

Building a village: Logo development, discovery centre, collateral and advertising for a luxury condominium development.

Editorial Illustration

Editorial Illustration

Learning about new topics is one of the perks in design and illustration. And then making the information clear and readable at a glance.

Infographics

Infographics

Infographics take complex subjects and make them easily accessible, quickly readable, and understandable for your audience.

Promotional Illustration

Promotional Illustration

Vector illustrations are clear and accurate, and they're also infinitely scalable for tradeshows, vehicles and sides of buildings.

eBook

eBook

Displaying right on multiple devices – including Apple and Kindle – demands you custom code and not rely on automatic converters.

eBook

eBook

Sometimes you don't originate the design when making ebooks. The challenge is to adapt the print design to the interactive space of the ebook.

eBook

eBook

eBooks allow for different design paths. Not tethered to a print run, different editions can be prepared for different audiences.

eBook

eBook

Working out illustration and footnote placement for non-fiction was an interesting challenge, and would be straightforward to apply to textbooks.

eBook

eBook

How many ebooks have you seen that look like an unformatted text doc? You can expect more, and I do that here.

eBook

eBook

No matter what the project is, you have to do your research, both with the subject matter and the intended audience.

Personal Project

Personal Project

Hand-coded website with original writing, illustrations and document design, with contributions from the Star Trek community.

Personal Project

Personal Project

Like all of us, I'm influenced by what's around me. The good, the bad, the serious… and the fun. And big, amazing ideas are the most fun to play with.

Personal Project

Personal Project

Three interests – how stuff works, vintage pop culture and technical illustration – came together in this piece.

Services

For over 20 years, being a creative professional has been more than a career to me.

It wasn't enough to be just a designer and illustrator.

I gladly learned more skills, because knowing what others need to do their work makes effective collaborations.

Design

I'm an experienced art director in print and online. We'll work together to define your communications goal before we create up-to-date design solutions that reach your audience.

Illustration

While my practice is primarily digital these days (vector, raster, retouching and restoration), I've worked in ink and watercolour in magazines, books and comics.

Copywriting

Creating messages people respond to means uniting words and images into effective storytelling. I've written communication strategy, ads, brochures, blogs and more.

Books

Books, ebooks and magazines are a passion of mine and I deliver high quality publications. In ebooks, I hand code for Kindle, iOS and other devices for superior results.

Comics

I started out wanting to work in comics before I focussed on art direction and design. Today, I keep my hand in restoring and colouring vintage art. You'll find it in the Blog.

Listening

"Listen with the intent of understanding." The first rule of effective communication. I listen to you, and I hope you'll reciprocate. Together, we'll bring our strengths to successful projects.

Store

Original Designs · High Quality · Pop Culture · History
Requests for new designs and new products always welcome!

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Contact

The mailbox always works. I sometimes sleep.

Contact

+1 780 884 4454
dutton@catspawdynamics.com
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