Sunday, January 14, 2018

Lending a Hand with Prosthetics

I started painting prosthetics and orthotics. The Wonder Woman one to the left was my first attempt. I learned a lot about the materials, and this was just a proof to show the woman how this might look when finished. I am told she loves it, and she will have me do the final.

It is a lot of fun to do this kind of work. It is a similar process to the paintings I have done in the past, but someone is actually going to wear these. I think it's pretty cool, and I hope to do a bunch more. So far I have done four prosthetic similar to this. I have done two types of leg prosthetics and two kids corrective helmets.

Here is another prosthetic that I did. It sits a little further down on the leg. I think the Wonder Woman one sits higher up on the hip. I'm not a doctor but I am learning. I love Pabst, or should I say that a younger Jamie loved Pabst. It was suggested that I do a Pabst one, and I loved the idea. I might stay away from using so much white in the future, but this was fun. It couldn't have gone smoother. I look forward to doing more of this. I like thinking about how the designs will wrap, and the order in which I paint things factors into the timing of everything. This is just a super fun puzzle for a designer, and I hope I brought a little color to some people's lives.

Read more to see some of the kids helmets.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Does Jamie Play Santa?

So I ended the year by creating a company calendar. The "Pet of Guaranty 2018" calendar. I collected about 90 photos of various employee pets, and assembled them into this cute little handout. I used clear protectors on front and back, and coil bound the whole thing. I physically produced about 300 of these babies. Everyone was happy and I got a new coil binding machine! :)

Now I play Santa every year, but this year someone else wanted a crack at it...

Read more to see if Jamie played Santa this year.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


So this is something important to me, but I held off on saying anything. This blog isn't a political place, and I am not trying to politicize myself through a tragedy. I grew up in Las Vegas, and I got my start in advertising there. I did work for Live Nation, and the Mandalay Bay was one of my favorite haunts. I proposed to my wife on top of the Mandalay Bay at the Foundation Room. Anyways, I worked on some promotional items that are flying off the shelves to help the victims of this senseless tragedy. Click here for a link to that site.

Read more to see a video of the hats being embroidered.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween 2017

So this Halloween I went on down to Mohawk Tavern, and cut a commercial for their Facebook page.

Read more to see my Halloween costume.