One area in which I have been able to earn some coin is in graphics. I will never be confused with a professional graphic designer but I can take a pretty picture and I can occasionally come up with an original design. Most of the banners on this website, for example, are designed to tell a story relating to the page content. I'm sure there is a name for this type of pictoral representation, but I don't know what it is. The banner for this page, however, is not one of them.
The rise of the Internet has allowed the vanity publishing industry to make customized product available to nearly anyone. There are tens of millions of people with product and designs online; some are really good, others, not so much. This is the page where I throw my stuff up to be judged.
The graphic content on this page is divided into two catagories: photographic and design. For each item I will include a description and where it can be bought.
I have not included the full-size images for security reasons. If you would like to see how a particular graphic looks on product you can go to the Product page or to the indicated on-line store and if you would like a copy of the image you may contact me. I hope that you will drop me a line about the merits (or lack thereof) of the material on this page.
As always, everything on this page is original content and is protected by the copyright laws of the United States of America.
|Design||Description||Where To Get It|
|Two versions of the same design. I have also customized these for local bicycle shops.|
|The wholesale conversion of foodstuffs to fuel is economically unsound as well as not being very good for people who would like to eat. This sticker sparked a lengthy screed by one individual who apparently thought I was attacking them personally.|
|This design had an unusual genesis: I saw it in a dream. While still dreaming I wondered if I could reproduce it when I woke up. I could and did. The photograph is one I took looking east on Hwy. 20 in central Oregon.|
|This graphic was inspired while watching sailboarders and towboats on the Columbia River at Hood River, OR. While sail-powered vessels might have the legal right-of-way, some sailboarders don't seem to realize that a towboat captain is not going to be able to manuever a half-mile string of barges quickly enough to keep from running them down.|
Some artistic license here. I made the drawing from a photograph I took of the Portland skyline looking west. Mt. Hood is actually about 60 miles east of the city. There is a view of the skyline with Mt. Hood behind it from the Oregon Zoo, but it lacks many of Portland's signature elements, such as the bridges.
I wanted to put some trees in the blank space on the left, but I can't produce any acceptable renderings. I may stick the signature Portland Convention Center there, but that's also to the east of the skyline. Well, if I can move a mountain, why not?
This graphic was inspired by The Four Rules of Management, a series of precepts that I have endeavored to follow throughout my working career. You can read more about them and their origins here.
Currently this graphic is only available on mugs but I will put it on other formats if I can come up with an attractive way to do so.
|Photograph||Description||Where To Get It|
|Fall Colors. Taken in the vicinity of Ft. Monmouth, NJ.|
|Florida Sunset. Taken looking west from St. Pete Beach, FL.|
|Bright Spot on a Grey Day. An image from the Skagit ValleyTulip Festival in Washington.||Greetingcarduniverse.com|
|Rain Forest. Taken at the Quinault Rain Forest on the Washington peninsula.|
|Fire Escape. A study of fire escapes in Hood River, OR|
|Solar Desert. A view of a solar power station in the Mojave Desert, CA.||CafePress.com|
|The Patriarchs. A rock formation in Zion National Park, UT.||CafePress.com|
|Trophy Point. The view north up the Hudson River from Trophy Point at West Point, NY.|
|Warbonnets. Taken in central Oregon near Deschutes National Forest.||CafePress.com|