Celebrating 10 years of the Wildish Theater

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Working with Dan Egan at the Richard E. Wildish Theater, aka the Wildish Theater, has a familiar feel as he was my boss at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce a few years ago. A dedicated Springfield citizen, art supporter and musician, his focus on keeping the theater a “jewel” in the City of Springfield. Often a regular at the Wildish myself, I appreciate the architecture by renowned architect, Otto Poticha. He devised an ingenious design for the limited available space. With 283 seats in stadium seating, there is truly not a bad seat in the house. The excellent acoustics and flexible stage showcase a wide array of activities. I photograph for one of the resident companies, Chamber Music Amici and have photographed the theater itself. I was honored when Dan asked me to be a part of the 10 Year Anniversary Event with helping out with the design and event planning.


Springfield Arts Commission Public Art Brochure

I was asked by the Springfield Arts Commission to photograph, design and write a brochure for the downtown murals and sculpture that the Commission helped to procure. I also developed a route for the self-guided tour and mapped it in an easy to navigate path that made a loop of the downtown area including riding Lane Transit District‘s Emx bus route as many sculptures are located at LTD stations.

Included in the brochure are also the Indoor Cultural & Arts Exhibits such as City Hall Gallery, Springfield Public Library, Springfield Depot, Springfield Museum, Emerald Art Center and the Richard E. Wildish Community Theater.

Click the links below for two versions of the brochure. The first one is the Tabloid size brochure that is commercial print ready, the second is a version that prints as 4 letter size pages.

Download 11×17 2 page brochure
Download a 4 page letter brochure

Side note:

I drew the “Springfield” logo from this historical photo of City Hall. I skewed it in photoshop to be flat and adjusted some letter spacing as I felt the “S” was a bit too far away front he other letters.


More items including the “Springfield” hand lettered type:

Street banner:Artwalk Banner

Past posters for the Downtown Springfield 2nd Friday Art walk:


Nana’s Caffe

Nana's Caffe'Terry Dawson, Owner of Coburg Pizza Co. and Nana’s Caffe, contacted me about taking a thumbnail sketch an artist created for him and creating vector art that he could use for many applications such as a facebook icon, signage and flyer logo for his caffe that he has at his Coburg location.

Nana's Caffe