Before & After for Jakked Gym T-Shirt Design by Adam Zalaznik. Drawing by unknown artist. 

Before & After for Jakked Gym T-Shirt Design by Adam Zalaznik. Drawing by unknown artist. 

I recently had the opportunity to work with FGC Creative and Jakked Gym for a cool new t-shirt design. They had a local artist draw up a new design for their advertising and marketing campaigns in 2018. I was sent the black and white image you see above. I was then given the task by FGC and Jakked Gym to add 4-5 colors using their branding colors and incorporating fire somewhere as well. Using different tools in Abode CC I was able to create the final image you see above. I was extremely happy with the results and wanted to share the progress. The next step is to create the separations for t-shirt printing. This is where FGC Creative comes in. They print the separations, setup the t-shirts, and print each one by hand. Not only that they sort, box, and ship right to your door. WIN/WIN/WIN. Stay tuned with the progress and order your shirts soon at Jakked Gym. 


Brochure Design by Adam Zalaznik

I was given the final product today that I have been working on past few weeks. It was professionally printed by Union-Hoermann Press, and they did an amazing job. My favorite part is when they come fresh from the printer and have that "new toy smell". In reality its probably cancer causing fumes but nostalgic nonetheless. 

COMING SOON: Summertime Dubuque Pilsner with Lime

I was just recently notified that the government approved our label for the new Summertime brew. The design was designed for a 12oz. can. The beer goes into production on Friday and we look forward to sampling it. This label was inspired and designed for people who enjoy their time cruising on the Mississippi River or some pond in the middle of nowhere. One again I wanted to capture the nostalgia of old time beer labels with a slightly new feel. As soon as I can get my hands on the first 6 pack I will report back with reviews and photos of the sexy new can. Cheers.

AAF Dubuque AAAwards Winners Tab 2017

The 411 Son

There is a great piece on page 6 and 7. HINT: It's me. Spoiler Alert: It's about the award I won. Note: It has all the other winners from different categories too so it's not a total loss. Some good competition this year. I invite you to check it out. What is the point of a blog without shameless self endorsement and being a smug bastard once in awhile.