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.
bethanyhome.com – This website for Bethany Home, a continuous care retirement center in Lindsborg, Kansas, went live in the early spring of 2014. In addition to its wide, modern design, the website features a strong emphasis on photography, an interactive cost calculator, news streams and extensive information about the facility. The site is built to […]
This piece of identification was created for the Southern District of Mennonite Brethren Churches Youth Commission for its 2014 camps, conferences and programing.
Built for demonstration purposes only, this was used to show prospective churches what they could expect from an app developed by Revelation Graphic Arts (a subsidiary of Vogel Design) at a summer conference in 2013.
For a small Kansas community, the city of Inman has an impressive vision for the future and preservation of the past. This is most apparent at the Inman Museum, a gem of an attraction along Main Street. In addition to the predictable artifacts, the museum features a complete 1800s town square–built from 100+ year-old wood […]
Artwork for “Facing the Feelings of Life,” a sermon series at Hillsboro MB Church in the spring of 2013.
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 is the more modern, supermarket-y style, featuring bright colors and strong lines.
In the fall of 2010 Olde Towne Restaurant, a local tradition, finally reopened. Though the restaurant has since closed again, the business cards still look nice.
The youth pastor at Hillsboro MB Church commissioned this design. Ask one of the youth group members for the meaning. I think you’ll find it inspirational.
This logo for Hillsboro MB Church in Hillsboro, KS, was approved in January of 2014. The requests that the logo be Christ-centric, have a feeling of openness and appeal to the broad cross-section of members.
An impression of a very stylized white flag was used as the basis for this January 2014 sermon series at Hillsboro MB Church.
Used for a summer 2014 sermon series through the book of Galatians at Hillsboro MB Church.
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I spent last Saturday at Allen Field House. I’ve never invested much emotionally into competitive athletics, but there’s something that gets me excited watching the Jayhawks live. It’s not that I’m physically in the room, or that I’m overcome with the emotion conjured by the pump-up videos, announcer and pep band.
What it is, I think, is being in the middle of hundreds of fans cheering as one, and that’s inspiring.
If news of the Hillsboro Walmart’s closing accomplished anything, it opened a window to a slice of the public’s perception of our local economic climate. That Friday afternoon, my Facebook feed spun with opinion, and I took notes. Here’s a sampling of comments that seemed to demonstrate the over-arching sentiment:
“Goodbye, retail in Hillsboro!” “This is awful. We need the one
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.