A Don Garlock design sampler.
When it comes to your next project, you need someone you can count on. Your project is far too important to settle for less. Don Garlock brings a wealth of time-tested experience and market-proven creative to drive results you can measure.
The Mighty Elements themselves — Ralph Johnson, Verdine White & Phillip Bailey — selected two Don Garlock designs for their whirlwind World Tour in 2008. Here's one of them.Branding, LOGO Design
A Don Garlock original Vector-based illustration, executed from scratch in Adobe Illustrator, for the boys who have been called "the best band in the world," Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns.Concept, Branding, Vector illustration
High-resolution (300ppi) Adobe Photoshop illustration for the venerable band, Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns, by Don Garlock.Packaging, Photoshop illustration, Branding
Don Garlock wrote, designed and delivered a unique and compelling portfolio package to successfully raise the funds necessary to build the Veterans Memorial in Springdale, Ohio. Custom die-cut 9x12 Pocket Folder with three staggered-trim sheets, 4-color process plus Pantone Metallic Blue, plus varnish. Matching Booklet Envelope.Fundraising, Branding, Direct Mail
Don Garlock delivered a clean logo design for the Christian Legal Society branding, masthead, ancillary material.Branding, Logo Design, Packaging, Direct Mail
Don Garlock wrote and designed these mini-newspapers as Promotional Brochures for hand-distribution at events as well as in direct mail pieces for a major daily newspaper. Each page of the brochure showed a section front (Sports, Life, Arts, etc.) with copy highlighting the features of that section.Circulation Marketing, Brochures
Springdale, Ohio hired Don Garlock to write, design and manage the production of a Municipal Promotional Kit to aid in attracting new businesses and bringing more jobs to the fair city. Each stagger-trimmed stand-alone sheet highlited a different aspect of what makes Springdale such a special place to live and work.Don also delivered a collateral website to match.Economic Development, Branding, Web Design
In 1999, performer Carl Anderson — of stage, screen and recording fame — tasked Don with creating an Official Website. It continues to be the go-to site for his legion fans and has been quoted and referenced widely in the media.Concept, Research, Copywriting and Web Design
Don Garlock was given the challenge of delivering an iconic logo, brand and catalog for one of the most famous sporting dog kennels in the world. Don listened and delivered a logo featuring a vector-based illustration of one of their champions and produced a catalog featuring many generations of champion bloodlines that was mailed around the globe.Branding, Logo Design, Direct Mail
Eleven-year-old author Sammy Hamilton had written a delightful roller-coaster of a ride through what really happens at school when everyone has gone home for the day. Don Garlock delivered with editing, story-point selection, illustration, book composition, design and typography, and oversaw production, even an e-book and a Book Signing.Book illustration, editing, typography & Design
This campaign utilized direct mail, radio & television, posters, brochures, outdoor (DC Metro Bus & Rail), billboards, rack cards and more. It proved to be hugely popular in the consumer marketplace, bolstered circulation, and garnered numerous Press Association Awards for Don and his Team.Concept, Photography Direction, Circulation Campaign
This Don Garlock design landed in Chicago's 40th Anniversary CD package.Concept, Photoshop illustration, Album Design
Watercolor, 30x60. Private collection.Original Art by Don Garlock
An adult male Peregrine Falcon suns himself on his weathering block in anticipation of a flight. Charcoal on board. Private collection.Original Art by Don Garlock
An immature male Barbary Falcon (Falco pelegrinoides) prepares for flight from his master's gauntlet. Watercolor on board. Private collection.Original Art by Don Garlock
A first-year male hybrid falcon (Falco rusticolus x Falco cherrug). Watercolor on board. Private collection.Original Art by Don Garlock
A first-year Peale's Falcon (Falco peregrinus pealei) weathers on her handmade block. Charcoal on board. Private collection.Original Art by Don Garlock
An adult female Peale's Falcon (Falco peregrinus pealei) sunning herself. Watercolor on board. Private collection.Original Art by Don Garlock
An adult female Harris's hawk (parabuteo unicinctus) hunts from a favorite oak tree. Watercolor on board, 40x60. Private collection.Original Art by Don Garlock
Detail of Don's very own female Harris's hawk (parabuteo unicinctus) in her juvenile plumage. Watercolor on board, 30x40. Private collection.Original Art by Don Garlock
An adult female White Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) weathers on her handmade block. Watercolor on board. Private collection.Original Art by Don Garlock
An adult female grey Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) weathers on her handmade block. Watercolor on board. Private collection.Original Art by Don Garlock
A school booster commissioned Don Garlock to execute some watercolors featuring the jewel in the crown of the park-like campus of Georgetown Prep in North Bethesda, Maryland. The successful fundraiser was fueld by selling high-quality reproductions of the original Garlock watercolors.Original Art by Don Garlock
Detail from a larger watercolor (ca. 40x24) of an adult female Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii). The original was commissioned by the North American Falconers Association for their annual Field Meet Print. Reproductions went to each attendee and were signed by the Artst. The original was raffled off and resides in a private collection.Original Art by Don Garlock
A pair of still-downy young Barred Owls (Strix varia) at their nest cavity. Watercolor on board, 40x30. Private collection.Original Art by Don Garlock
Detail from a larger watercolor (ca. 30x30) of a cock Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus). Watercolor on board. Private collection.Original Art by Don Garlock
Young Great Horned Owls (Bubo virginianus) at their nest cavity in Ohio. Watercolor on board, 30x40. Private collection.Original Art by Don Garlock
Adult female Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) sunning herself. Watercolor on board, 30x20. Private collection.Original Art by Don Garlock
Don Garlock designs for effective communication. Don masterfully weaves meaningful words and visuals to communicate your message and achieve the desired outcome.
Don Garlock has helped numerous clients who were once startups achieve national and international prominence in the marketplace. Visual impact. Recognizability. Consistency across channels. Your brand is in safe hands with Don Garlock.
If great design is invisible, or at least seamless, then great copy is the cornerstone. Don Garlock is skilled as a wordsmith, proofreader and editor, with numerous articles, publications, and books in the marketplace.
Don Garlock's experience in broadcasting—as an on-air radio personality and live talk show host, as an emcee, and as voiceover talent for numerous radio and TV spots—is frequently brought to bear for his clients.
Don Garlock has written and designed effective direct mail packages for some of America's largest mailers, including circulation and membership, non-profit, B2C catalogs, and more... setting some industry benchmarks along the way.
In an age when nearly everything seems to be electronic and many creatives know only electronic delivery, Don Garlock brings a vast knowledge of print design and production to you. He knows the limitations of print and how to achieve breathtaking results.
A unique blend of focused talent and reliable real-world experience.Creative Professional
A small sampling of watercolors and charcoals by Don Garlock.
Don began drawing and painting at the age of four and later studied under noted artists Emery Bopp, Carl Blair, Jim Brooks and others. Don's lifelong passion for falconry helped to shape his unqiue style with watercolor and charcoal. Raptor enthusiasts around the globe have Don's originals and reproductions in their collections.
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Over his long career, Don Garlock has helped to launch startups, establish brands, lead creative teams, and improve the bottom line. On time, on budget. You will be glad that you put Don to work on your next project.
As the son of two college professors, Don spent his formative years on the campuses of small colleges and large universities coast to coast, where he gravitated to the Arts, fostering his passion for music, literature, art, falconry, theatre, film, American history and more. Today, Don draws on the breadth of his life experience to communicate with people effectively.
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