Inside the Design Studio

Artsy-fartsy ramblings from designer Geoff Bloom of Gigawatt Graphics

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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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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BEST OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE PACKAGING AWARD

April 22, 2014/0/0/
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BEST OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE PACKAGING WNNERS ANNOUNCED Fourteen of North America’s most creative packaging companies, designers and brand owners were honored as winners May 1 in the Best of Food & Beverage Packaging Awards, sponsored by Packaging Strategies. Awards were given in five categories at the Best of Food and Beverage Packaging Conference held April [...]

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My Adventures in 3D Printing – The Boombox

April 19, 2014/0/0/
3D Printed Radio Boombox

The Technology behind 3D printing I’ve been certified in 3D printing! Once I figured out the 3D CAD programming, I decided to go wild and make a vintage Radio/Boom box (I collect vintage radio from my DJ days). It took 13 hours to print, but the end result is awesome! See some photos of the finished product and [...]

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Throwback Thursday – 2004 Minnie Driver Charcoal Portrait

April 17, 2014/0/0/

I have a thing for British leading Ladies. My Wife can attest to this fact. Keira Knightley and Kate Beckinsale can do no wrong in my book, but Minnie Driver takes the leading roll as my all time favorite actress (british or not). Good Will Hunting & Gross Point Blank are staples in my movie […]

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Pen & Ink

January 23, 2014/0/0/

Some pen and ink sketches with a nautical theme, created these for some new home decor.

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Sweethearts Hot Hearts

January 12, 2014/0/0/

Two new valentines day products designed by yours truly are hitting store shelves today! Sweetheart Hot Hearts (cinnamon) and Sweethearts Cool Hearts (peppermint)… new products with a bit of bite! These one’s are geared more toward teens and young adults, so I spiced up the packaging, gave it a new modern look, and the saying’s […]

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Color Your Own Sweethearts

December 29, 2013/0/0/

I was recently interview by the Editor-in-chief of Package Design magazine for my latest Sweetheart product (read the full article here). Color Your Own Sweethearts is the latest in our marketing efforts to reimagine the brand. We wanted to kids to be able to have a shareable valentine candy that they could creatively express themselves with. So […]

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