1960s style illustration

Seafood Illustration in Vintage Style

This Seafood Illustration is created in pen and ink with watercolor wash that replicates a swanky style popular in the 1950s.

Vegetable Spot Illustration

This vegetable spot illustration is fun and lively, created for a blog on vegetarian cooking and used for a party invitation.

Mid-Century Kitchen Cookbook

Mid-Century Kitchen Cookbook cover retro illustration mock the vintage look of a 1950s cookbook. Designed with vintage appeal.

Cocktail Party Illustration

Cocktail Party Illustration. An invitation with a fun mid-century modern personality.  Vector drawings like 1950s  cookbooks

Mid-Century Modern Candles Licensing Samples

Mid-Century Modern Candles Licensing Samples – based on a best selling card illustrated for RetroChristmasCardCompany.co

Santa’s Stack Licensed Art Samples

Santa’s Stack Licensed Art Samples- based on a holiday greeting card illustrated for the RetroChristmasCardCompany.com.

Vintage Main Street Art Licensing Samples

Vintage Main Street Art Licensing Samples are based on a best selling card illustrated for the RetroChristmasCardCompany.com.

Event Poster for Musical Performance

This Event Poster for Musical Performance was a fun tribute to the Swing Era and the talents of the wonderful Frankie Manning

Mid-Century Modern Ranch Houses Licensed Art

Mid-Century Modern Ranch Houses Licensed Art. Vintage style gift products and prints inspired by 1950s and 1960s architecture.

Mid-Century Blendo Glassware Licensed Art

Mid-Century Blendo Glassware Licensed Art samples. Vintage style gift products and prints inspired by 1950s + 1960s glassware.

I’m not old, I’m mid-century modern art licensing

“I’m not old, I’m mid-century modern” art licensing samples. Vintage style gift items + invitations

Woodland Winter Wildlife Art Licensing Samples

Woodland Winter Wildlife Art Licensing Samples.  Original holiday card artwork created for the Retro Christmas Card Company.

Mid-Century Christmas Couple Art Licensing Samples

Mid-Century Christmas Couple Art Licensing Samples.   Original holiday card art created for the Retro Christmas Card Company

Mid-Century Christmas Decorating Art Licensing Samples

Mid-Century Christmas Decorating product samples. Original holiday card artwork created for the Retro Christmas Card Company.

About

Diane Dempsey designer/illustrator

design-a-strator | noun (di-`zīn a strā tor):
Rare creative type who cleverly blends good design with enhancing, communicative illustrations. Possesses the uncanny ability to capture a client’s unique style in an eye-catching and thought-provoking way. Is happiest with a mouse in one hand and a paintbrush in the other. Thrives in out of the box environments and has been known to color outside the lines.

Hello! I am an illustrator and graphic designer living in Tampa Bay and working with clients internationally. My years of work in ad agencies and corporations as well as heading my own Studio have given me a depth of experience that informs my design and illustration projects. I am available for freelance projects in illustration and design, I frequently coordinate both, thus my brand as “Design-a-strator”.

Contact Diane Dempsey at: hello@diane-dempsey-design-studio.com

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I was educated at the Ringing College of Art And Design in Sarasota and have two certificates; graphic design and illustration. I also had continued education at the Portfolio Center in Atlanta. I have worked as an art director within multiple ad agencies and in-house as designer, illustrator and art director for the Cabbage Patch kids, aka The Appalachian Artworks. My experience has included advertising design, logos, product packaging, games & toys, plush characters, book illustrations, magazine illustrations and covers, posters, and brochures. 

My specialties include: Illustrations for advertising, children’s books, cook books, collateral, event promotions, art licensing, graphic design of promotional materials including logo designs, advertising design, event promotions, web design and collateral.

Expanding upon the work shown here at The Studio I have also created a seasonal business: RetroChristmasCardCompany.com – A unique and fun line of Christmas and holiday cards.  All of the illustration and design on the product line was created right here at The Studio.

My artwork is also licensed and represented by Carol White of Artworks! Licensing, specializing in the development of brand, character, art, and publishing based licensing opportunities for presentation to the manufacturing and retail communities of the home decor and gift ware markets. See the whole licensing portfolio and reach my rep here:: http://www.artworkslicensing.com/diane-dempsey.html

I began my independent freelance Studio after my first 10 years in the business and have been honored to work with many national and international businesses:

Client list includes:
Odyssey Marine Explorations
The Lions Eye Institute Foundation
LifeLink Foundation
The Florida Orchestra
Outback Steak House
The Miller Brewing Company
The National Basketball Association
The San Diego Zoo
Lowery Park Zoo
Busch Gardens
Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Merchandising
Harbour Island Master Planned Community
Mariner’s Club Resort
Fusion Flavors USA

Event Planners:
The Florida State Fair
Swing Dance USA/ Swing Gang
2PlySwing
SavoyStyle
Savoy South
SwingTime
ZenaSwingers.com – Genova, Italy

Museum Exhibitions:
Splendors of Ancient Egypt
Alexander The Great
Jurassic Park
Fabergé, The Exhibition
Silk Dragon

Publishers:
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
McGraw Hill
Chronical Books
MORE Magazine

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Contact Diane Dempsey designer/illustrator at: hello@diane-dempsey-design-studio.com

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Antiques Show Logo Design for Sunshine City

Antiques Show Logo Design for The Sunshine City event in St. Petersburg, Florida. Retro logo design utilizing halftone effects

Retro Christmas Card Company Logo Design

The Retro Christmas Card Company Logo appears in several forms so that it looks its best on websites, social media and print.

Vintage Logo Design for Savoy South

A Vintage Logo Design for a place that takes you back to the days of the Swing Era. This nostalgic logo design does that too.

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