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: email@example.com
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.
We have also added a year round shop: RetroLifestyleCompany.com. 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
The Florida Orchestra
Outback Steak House
The Miller Brewing Company
The National Basketball Association
The San Diego Zoo
Lowery Park Zoo
Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Merchandising
Harbour Island Master Planned Community
Mariner’s Club Resort
Fusion Flavors USA
The Florida State Fair
Swing Dance USA/ Swing Gang
ZenaSwingers.com – Genova, Italy
Splendors of Ancient Egypt
Alexander The Great
Fabergé, The Exhibition
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Contact Diane Dempsey designer/illustrator at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Illustrated Greenhouse Catalog for Commercial Grower
A printed catalog and inserts for a commercial greenhouse. Original illustrations with a fun earthy, rustic block print style.
Concert Poster for Florida Orchestra
A concert poster for an event in Ybor City known for Hispanic Heritage. Design features vintage cigar box graphics and colors.
Mariner’s Club Resort Ad Campaign
The Mariner’s Club Resort Ad Campaign was an assignment that included print magazine ads, brochures, menus + direct mail
Mariners Club Key Largo Ad Campaign
Mariners Club Resort Key Largo Ad Campaign. Brochures and condo sales kits featuring the aqua waters of the lush Florida Keys.
ICS Merrill Investigative Services Ads
ICS Merrill Investigative Services Ads- 3 designs to communicate their Customer Pledge the founding principals of their firm
Contact + Copyright
Thank you for visiting The Studio. Contact Diane Dempsey directly to discuss your next design or illustration project or licensing proposal. I look forward to working with you!
Copyright, Privacy – The images on this site are all rights reserved copyright © Diane Dempsey / Chameleon Studios Inc. © RetroChristmasCardCompany.com protected. Please do not use them without permission. We take reuse and copying of our properties without permission very seriously, and will pursue unlicensed use of our artwork with legal action.
As of November 20 2019 we hearby notify that any license of artwork by Diane Dempsey / Retro Christmas Card Company/ Diane Dempsey Design Studio to Zazzle or its affiliates is formally and legally withdrawn.
About The Studio and Designer Diane Dempsey
What goes on here at The Studio? I opened The Studio in 1990, officially known as Chameleon Studio, Inc. It was created afte
The Studio specializes in custom illustration done on a freelance basis that will support your advertising efforts. Created to your specifications, these one-of-a-kind images will set you apart from the crowd. Illustrations for your print advertising, websites, packaging and collateral will add excitement and personality to your website and promotions. This collection is a small sample of my illustration work. The illustrated images throughout this website are my original work.
Original graphic design by The Studio of Diane Dempsey. Graphic design to support your advertising or editorial projects. The Studio creates graphics for use on your websites as well as print materials, packaging, posters, direct mail and outdoor.