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.
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.
Toy Packaging Illustration and Design
Toy Packaging Illustration and Design retro style. Multiple comps were presented, a retro ’60s color scheme was selected
Vintage Dance Event Posters
The Vintage Music and Dance Event Poster promoting a three-day swing dance celebration. Authentic 1940s Swing Era graphics.
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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”.
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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.
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
Mid Century Modern House Illustration
Mid Century Modern House Illustration created for use in posters, advertising and greeting cards. All artwork is vector based.
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