Inside the Design Studio

Artsy-fartsy ramblings from designer Geoff Bloom of Gigawatt Graphics

70th Birthday Party

Birthday party invites and posters for the Mother-in-law

October 4, 2014/0/0/
70th Birthday Invitation Graphic Design

My Mother-in-law is turning the big 70 this weekend and we are having a surprise party in her honor! I designed these invites with her in mind, she adores floral patterns so the invites are covered front and back in contrasting floral wallpaper, along with a set of 3 matching frames to decorate the function hall, should make [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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