My studio will be open for Open Studios Port Dover, Nov. 30 - Dec. 1 I will have my paintings, sculpture and some new experimental pieces available for purchase. There will be 22 artists in 12 studios in our sweet lakeside town. Hope to see in the studio! ...

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Flashback to 2013. Show graphic created for @lighthouselft ...

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Getting ready for Open Studios Port Dover Nov. 30 & Dec. 1 ...

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I created this image for a seniors vibrancy project. I love the colours and the impact it has. This was the first step in creating a successful event identity. The image was applied to all marketing materials and provided opportunities to create some very unique pieces. If your group needs some guidance to get a project going, give me a call. I can help. Let’s start a new project together. ...

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Logo design for Lone Dawg Marine in Port Dover. If your business needs an identity I can help. A strong logo is the first step in creating a strong brand. Let’s start something together. ...

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Potential.

I see it too.

If you’re tasked with taking your business to the next level I can help. Put creativity and good design to work for you. Whether it’s creating awareness, fundraising, promotion or events, I have the imagination and the experience to help.
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Annual reports can be so much more than numbers. Beautiful, functional and easy to navigate. Graphs and charts can be simplified in the process so information is clear and simple. If a report is on your to do list, send it my way, I’ll make you look great regardless of what the numbers say. ...

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the World Famous Arbor in Port Dover Ontario. I designed and built their sign a few years ago and I wanted it to reflect the past and all the fun visitors to our beach town have. Im putting the finishing touches on the dimensional pylon sign, getting ready for the installation. Photo: Tim Warris ...

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Looking through some old files and found this graphic I created for our Canada 150 celebration that was spread across 5 communities. The project was spearheaded by Adam Veri.... it was a huge undertaking and in the end, funds were raised for an Arts and Culture fund right here in Port Dover. The design was the starting point for web, print and signage promoting the events. ...

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I’ve recently completed the design for the 2019 September Friday the 13th biker event in Port Dover. This is the 10th design that incorporates the Wicked Fish image. When I started the design process years ago I wanted to create something that was unique to my town and the fishing heritage that’s so important to the people that call Port Dover home. Most of us see biker culture as motorcycles, skulls and flames, but it’s much more than that...it’s friendship, camaraderie, fun and good times. I like to think the Wicked Fish represents all of that. Over the years several people have had the Wicked Fish tattooed in their flesh and that’s pretty awesome, I guess I did something right. So whether you ride a Hog hundreds of miles, come in on a bus or walk a few blocks downtown to the event, this was created for you. ...

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Put the vinyl on this fun storefront today in downtown #simcoe Thank you @_artwithheart for trusting me with your project. Had a blast painting this sign. What an awesome project to be part of. 🙏 ...

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I’ve designed the show graphics for @lighthouselft for over 10 years now, it’s one of my favourite things. This design is for the first show of the 2019 season. If you’re near #portdover be sure to check it out. You will certainly enjoy it. ...

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Just installed this dimensional sign in Port Dover for @cshell.sw The scrollwork is powder coated steel by @lonedawgmarine I distressed the wood to look like old beams and used gold leaf and metallic vinyls for a bit of bling..... appropriate for this particular client. The logo was existing, created by Stacy Bradshaw. If your business brand needs a refresher or you need a new storefront, let’s chat..... I can help. ...

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Passing through Waterford I noticed a design that I did a few years ago on an awning. What a great entrance they’ve created for this space. Happy to be part of this process. ...

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I found this newspaper photo from 1993. I was 26 and had just started my own business...Strictly Visual. I’m working on the sign here and wearing a t-shirt I designed for Howlin’ Hound. My garage was my studio back then. My painting career had also just started. I lost my dad that January (you can see his Harley in the background), and painting was helping me heal.... I didn’t know it at the time. In fact I was quite shocked that there was interest in my paintings at all, they weren’t created for that. Looking back over the years I’ve certainly learned a lot and continue to learn daily. I’ve worked with some amazing people on some awesome projects. My time is split now between design and art. If you’d like to see my art you can check out @michaelbarber_art ...

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