Package Designs – Fusion Flavors Spices

The Fusion Flavors package designs included the illustrated artwork and photo direction for each package, label, + promotion.

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

Toy Packaging Illustration and Design

Toy Packaging Illustration and Design retro style. Multiple comps were presented, a retro ’60s color scheme was selected


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:


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: – A unique and fun line of Christmas and holiday cards.

We have also added a year round shop: All of the illustration and design on the product line was created right here at The Studio. Mid-Century Inspired and Vintage Style Designs  – Unique home decor, apparel and gift ideas. A growing collection of original retro artwork, available nowhere else. Every item is printed on demand when you order it – just for you.

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
Savoy South
SwingTime – Genova, Italy

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

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
McGraw Hill
Chronical Books
MORE Magazine


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Mid Century Modern House Illustration

Mid Century Modern House Illustration created for use in posters, advertising and greeting cards. All artwork is vector based.

Game Package Design for Maze Escape

The Maze Escape Game Package Design for Tree Toys included the fun illustrated artwork for the game board and the logo design.

Vintage Event Promotions

Vintage Event Promotions designed to create excitement and gather a crowd in fabulous swing era style. Always a sold out event

Jazz Illustration for Event Poster

A Vintage style jazz illustration for an event poster. This fun line art technique from the 1960s is an authentic retro style.

Perfume Illustration

Vintage style illustration of a collection of perfume bottles for a department store. For store promotions and shopping bags.

Happy Christmas Shoppers Illustration

Happy Christmas Shoppers illustration is a fun scene of a vintage department store. Cheerful shoppers riding up the escalator

Vintage Main Street Christmas Illustration

This Vintage Main Street Christmas Illustration was created for my line of Holiday cards at The Retro Christmas Card Company.

Retro Chair Christmas Illustration

Retro Chair Christmas Illustration is a special vintage design in 1960s style for fans of the mid-century modern trend.  

Christmas Tree Shopping Illustration

A  Christmas Tree Shopping Illustration in the style of mid-century Little Golden Books for The Retro Christmas Card Company.

Retro Santa Claus Illustration

Retro Santa Claus Illustration created in a 1960s mid-century modern style for The Retro Christmas Card Company holiday line.

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