In the fall of 2016 I had the opportunity to develop a mobile application for my alma mater, Tabor College. Its main focus is for prospective students, and it includes shortcuts to application forms, college visit information, arts, athletics, events and more.
Wings of Hope Publishing Group is a small publishing company based in Hutchinson, Kansas, that publishes uplifting fiction and non-fiction. I’ve teamed up with the company as their designer, and have the opportunity to create the cover artwork and interior typsetting for both print and eBook publications. I had a lot of fun design for […]
New Horizons RV, based in Junction City, Kansas, builds luxury customized RVs. The website, completed in late fall 2016, was designed to reflect the premium craftsmanship of the RVs that New Horizons makes, and features a rich gray and gold color pallet, classy serif typefaces and lot of small finishing touches that I hope communicates […]
It is both an honor and slightly stressful when you’re entrusted with the website design for the organization that is responsible for an entire city’s economic well-being. In the summer of 2016 we launched the Marion Economic Development’s first website, a standalone site from the city’s own website. The website is full of information for […]
Parkside Homes is an award-winning non-profit senior living community located in Hillsboro, Kansas. It was quite an honor to be selected to design a new website for an organization that is so invested in the city and its people. The website was completed in the late spring of 2016 and is packed with information for […]
Wings of Hope Publishing Group is a small publishing company based in Hutchinson, Kansas, that publishes uplifting fiction and non-fiction. I’ve teamed up with the company as their designer, and have the opportunity to create the cover artwork and interior typsetting for both print and eBook publications. “Autumn’s Grace” was released in the fall of […]
In the summer of 2016, the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce launched the Hillsboro First Campaign, a promotion to help remind local consumers to “keep it at home.” Part of the campaign included a mobile app that benefited both businesses and customers: it was free for businesses to sign up to use, and had loyalty “punch” […]
I was contacted in the summer of 2015 by the McPherson Veterinary Clinic: they were happy with their regular website, but it was responsive for mobile devices. They wanted a stand-alone mobile website that would automatically load on smartphones when a visitor typed in their regular web address that would make it simple for pet […]
Cottonwood Law Group, LC, is a new business along Hillsboro’s Main Street. The owner/operators are a young couple, both attorneys, who are very active in the community (and a lot of fun to work with!). The homepage’s centerpiece is a video element of cottonwood tree cotton floating to the ground, which I think really makes […]
The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce website was completed in the spring of 2016. Its most prominent feature is probably the searchable membership directory, which includes an interractive map of all member businesses.
Based out of Newton, Kansas, Moving Toward Health is a health and wellness company specializing in on-location American Heart Association CPR and First Aid classes for individuals and organizations. This website design project includes very unique angled lines, an appointment request form, and class schedule, and was completed in the summer of 2017.
The Newton Young Professionals is an organization that facilitates learning, hangout and community service opportunities for 21- to 39-year-olds who live, work or play in the Newton, KS, area. The group originally just had a page on the Newton Chamber of Commerce website, but its leaders approached me when they decided to create a website […]
My dad is a choir director, so I started attending Kansas Choral Director Association conventions when I was 11 or 12. And I still do. It’s a fun weekend to get away with Dad and spend some time with one of the most fun and fascinating breeds of people in its natural habitat: the American […]
The Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church app rolled out in the Summer of 2015. Sporting a soft, earthy color palette and a set of custom-designed tab icons, the app for Apple and Android phones includes a collection of handy features including on-demand sermon audio, calendar, weekly bulletin, mobile giving, RSS feed, online Bible, contact form, staff […]
This web project was an absolute blast to do because I really, really (reallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreally) like pumpkins. Papa’s Pumpkin Patch (located just north of Newton) has been serving up free fall family fun for just about 10 years now, and I can personally testify that it’s a great place to visit during Jack-o-lantern season. We launched […]
Wings of Hope Publishing Group is a recently-founded privately-owned publishing company that publishes uplifting fiction and non-fiction. I’ve teamed up with the company as their designer, and have the opportunity to create the cover artwork (plus interior layout) for both print and eBook publications. A Place of Refuge is a collection of novellas by seven […]
I opened Instaboro, an automated DVD rental kiosk, in the fall of 2014 after Hillsboro’s long-time movie rental spot closed. Part of Instaboro’s marketing package includes this free mobile app for Apple and Android phones, which I can use to alert customers to new releases and deals. The app also features a coupons page, support […]
Watermark Communications, Inc., is a media production company based out of Nashville, TN. (How I landed this gig is a story for another day.) In addition to doing audio/visual work for churches, events and concerts, Watermark also has a portable studio, a complete professional recording studio packed into a truck that can travel across the […]
I had the opportunity to create the logo for Patch to Plate when I was hired to refresh the Papa’s Pumpkin Patch Website. Papa’s Pumpkin Patch (located just north of Newton) has been serving up free fall family fun for just about 10 years now. A more recent addition to the family’s mini agri-tour-commerce empire […]
inmanmuseum.com – I believe that the museum in Inman, Kansas, is one of the best-kept secrets in the state. It’s more than just a small, rural town’s archive of trinkets and photos; the museum houses around a dozen room-size dioramas depicting 1800 and early 1900 culture and business, a life-size 1800s village square constructed out […]
The recent branding work Hillsboro MB did over the first half of 2014 prompted the church to order a complete stationery set, including letterhead, envelopes and business cards for staff members.
hillsboroac.com – In the late summer of 2014 I had the opportunity to redesign the Hillsboro Animal Clinic website. The new design features a full-width layout, simplified navigation, unique page design elements (with a parallax effect) and bold, large photos (take by local photographer Vance Frick).
In the spring of 2014 I had the opportunity to design and print promotion brochures for Bethany Home, a continuous care retirement center in Lindsborg, Kansas. The design styling for this built on the website I designed for the home earlier (bethanyhome.com), and was instrumental in establishing the branding artwork that we went on to […]
During the summer of 2014, I ran a “The Summer of the App” promotion in Hillsboro. The first nibble came from the manager of the Hillsboro and Marion Ampride Cenex stores. What resulted is this full-featured app that is available for free in Apple’s App Store and for Android devices in Google Play. The app’s […]
In the spring of 2013 I worked with Golden Heritage Foods (now Barkman Honey) in Hillsboro, KS, to develop packaging artwork for a new product line that was in development. One of the two final pieces for the presentation, this was a more homemade, “farmer’s market” style, featuring post-consumer paper and rich colors.
This design was created for the Tabor College Student Senate in early 2012. The plastic cards were distributed to students for discounts at area businesses.
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Vogel Design, a Hillsboro-based digital and print design studio operated by David Vogel, received four 2016 American Graphic Design Award certificates last month, recognizing outstanding new work and design excellence.
The national competition is sponsored by Graphic Design USA magazine.
For more than five decades, GDUSA has sponsored a range of national design competitions, and its American Graphic Design Awards is the original and the flagship, open to the entire creative community: design firms, ad agencies, corporations, non-profits, institutions and more. It honors outstanding new work of all kinds and across all media.
“I’m excited and honored to have my work recognized by the national design community,” Vogel said. “I love what I do, and receiving these four certificates is an appreciated affirmation that I’m doing it well.”
Vogel is a 2008 graduate
David B. Vogel is an award-winning graphic designer based in Hillsboro, Kansas. As a child he branded and created signage for his summertime start-up, Yellow Giraffe Lemonade, and has been passionate about design, web development, new technologies and marketing ever since.
Vogel focused on art, design and publishing in high school, and received recognition in 2008 from Music Theatre of Wichita in its Jester Awards program for outstanding graphic/playbill design. He graduated from Tabor College in 2012 with a bachelor of arts in Communications Studies, and minors in Integrated Marketing and English.
Before founding his full-time studio, Vogel worked as a graphic designer for Lenexa Christian Center, a megachurch in the Kansas City area, and at the Hillsboro Free Press as a web developer and graphic artist. In 2014, Vogel received two awards from Midwest Free Community Papers for ad design, as did his redesign of the Free Press website, and was also awarded three certificates of excellence for his work in a national contest by Graphic Design USA magazine. He was again honored by Graphic Design USA in 2015, which awarded him nine more certificates of excellence.
It’s no accident that Vogel based his design studio in the heart of small-town Kansas. “Creative firms are often out of the financial reach of rural Main Street businesses,” he said. “My aim is to fill this gap; to provide high quality, effective design and marketing materials at an economical price.”
Brenda M., entrepreneur
I have worked with David Vogel for 4 years. He is very responsible, creative and helpful. I’d use him again.