80/35 Portraits for DMS Magazine

Dan recently had the pleasure of creating some artwork for  DSM Magazine featuring Jill and Hillary from On Pitch marketing agency, the beloved Poison Control Center and Justin from the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition, all of whom are heavily involved in this years 80/35 music festival. Dozens of separate images were photographed and collaged with tape and scissors to create whimsical backdrops tied together  by iconic Des Moines architectural elements. The cut-and-paste style is intended to celebrate the way music ties us together and the power it has over influencing our attitudes and perceptions.

The story can be read here :)

Lissy & Daniel (married)

Lissy and Daniel's wedding day unfolded at First Baptist Church, a beautiful venue with great architecture in Ames, IA. The DIY decor was bursting with bright colors and charm, very much an extension of Lissy and Daniel's fun-loving personalities. Everything from the flowers to their post-ceremony balloon exit (brilliant, see below) was playfully vibrant. The reception (held in the basement following the ceremony) even had centerpieces with live goldfish swimming around in them! Their pastor's message was very personal, filled with both great Godly insight and loads of laughter - during the vows he accidentally said "Do you Lissy take Daniel to be your wife?" It was an occasion that you couldn't witness without smiling from ear to ear. We had a ton of fun being a part of this occasion and we wish Lissy and Daniel enormous joy in their new life together.