Inside the Design Studio

Artsy-fartsy ramblings from designer Geoff Bloom of Gigawatt Graphics

Sheds sheds sheds!

September 25, 2014/0/0/
Brochure Design post woodworking

Last year I worked with James & Matthew Co. & Post Woodworking Sheds to create their new & improved shed catalog. This was a fun project to tackle, finding a way to translate large amounts of detail while making the product attractive and appealing to their customers. Need new marking techniques for your company? Contact [...]

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Screening Room Poster

September 12, 2014/0/0/

Mashup Video The moment we bought our new house, I knew the basement would be a perfect fit for a projector Screening Room/Bruins Den/Man Cave/Toddler Toons room (it's mostly been used for the Later). The walls were a bit drab, and the room in general needed something extra, so I went about designing this giant poster [...]

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Sneak Peak Fridays – Nostalgia Posters

July 18, 2014/0/0/
Poster Vintage Design candy wrapper

It’s time for another #SPF (Sneak Peek Fridays) post! A few weeks ago, my team and I were tasked with the opportunity to make the NECCO HR Conference room more welcoming and inviting for future employee interviews. Since NECCO has such a historic background in candy manufacturing (over 150 years), I decided that we should [...]

candy, Design, packaging, poster

PROJECT UNPLUGGED – Book Binding

July 11, 2014/0/0/

The Latest in my Book Binding experiments, a line of sketchbooks made from old vinyl record sleeves, these are just a few that have made their way to eBay!  Want one? Shoot me an email here! Latest Tweets Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to this blog: Email address:

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Project Unplugged

June 21, 2014/0/0/

This Massive picnic table is one of my latest #unplugged projects. This is my first furniture refinishing adventure, and it came out pretty good. I saved this table from becoming tinder in my father-in-laws (Thanks David!) firewood pile and it had definitely seen better days. I had to go through a few trial and errors [...]

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Sneak Peak Fridays

June 20, 2014/0/0/

I’m implementing a new weekly summer tradition here on the Gigawatt Graphics blog. Sneak Peak Fridays! Also known as #SPF (clever, right?) where I’ll take a quick snap shot of what I’m current working on, usually concept art (unless my clients call it top secret, in which case you folks are cut off!). On this fine […]

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Freelance Barbie?

June 20, 2014/0/0/

I like the concept behind this Entrepreneur/Freelance doll, but as the father of a 3 year old girl, I can safely say that it doesn't matter what outfitted personality the barbie has, in the end it always ends up as a naked doll sitting in my bathtub, outfit forever lost behind a toy box in [...]

Article, Links

3D printing – the love album

May 31, 2014/0/0/

Every year I create a Love album for my wife on our anniversary. For volume 12 I decided to take my new found passion/fascination in 3D printing to pull out all the stops and create this 3D printed display case. This bad boy took about 30 hours to print but it came out great, and my wife [...]

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#TBT sketchbook

May 22, 2014/0/0/

Throwback Thursday from my old high school sketchbook. Does that guy have a wooden spatula for an arm? #interesting… #whynot #TBT

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