Author Archives: Joseph F. Lindsay III

Chicagoland Pelvic Floor Research Consortium

The Chicagoland Pelvic Floor Research Consortium is a group dedicated to improving clinical care through interdisciplinary teaching and critical review of the medical literature related to pelvic floor and related disorders including pertinent gynecological, urological, gastroenterological, rehabilitative and psychological literature. They had a need to update their website’s look, functionality, responsiveness and to be able […]

J. Cizek & Sons Website

J. Cizek and Sons has been family owned and operated for over 54 years. They were in need of updating their website,, from a static, HTML based site to a modern CMS for ease of updating the content themselves, and a refresh of the look. We integrated their new logo and the needed functionality […]

IMA Magazine & Website

Publication & Website Design The Infragard Chicago Members Alliance had a need for a publication and corresponding website for their membership. Fanning Communications was awarded the project, and I developed the brand, the publication layout and design, the design of the website and managed their production.

Grande FIT

Video Editing/Titling This promotional video for Grande FIT was designed to promote their New Year’s Resolution campaign. While working for Fanning Communications, I took the raw video and edited it, adding the Grande FIT title screen, logo, and titles to the video. The music was created by Sound Designer Bob Thompson.

Country Club Hills

Project Management   The City of Country Club Hills wanted to update their website’s for the City’s Theater, their Park District and their main city site. The objective was to create sites that were mobile friendly, were image driven and were similar yet different from each other. While leading the team of designers and programmers […]

Inland Power Group- Holiday Card 2012

Interactive Holiday Card See it live here. Internet Explorer Users – view it here. Inland Power Group sends out a Holiday Card to their customers and suppliers every holiday season. I began working on this project annually while at SMGDM. While working for Fanning Communications, I conceived and created an interactive holiday card, utilizing HTML5 […]

The Chief Engineer

Publication Design The Chief Engineers Association of Chicagoland has been publishing their magazine, The Chief Engineer, since 1934. In 2011, while working for Fanning Communications, I undertook a visual redesign of the entire publication and became the primary designer and content manager for the magazine, producing it monthly.

Chicago Infragard

Website Design & Construction The Chicago Chapter of Infragard wanted to update the look of their site and upgrade the functionality for its members. While working for Fanning Communications, I created a new design and revised the existing content, while adding additional functionality and constructing it on the WordPress platform for easy updating.

Gaelic Park Players

Website Design & Construction The Gaelic Park Players are Chicago Gaelic Park’s theatre troupe. They perform to plays a year and participate in the international Acting Irish Festival. The Players needed to update their old, HTML-based site both for the look and the functionality. While working for Fanning Communications, I worked closely with the troupe […]

Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Fest

Website Design & Programming Chicago Gaelic Park has held an annual Irish Fest since 1986. For their 27th year, CGP wanted a separate and complete website to highlight the festival and the attractions, events and performances that happen there. It was important that the website standout and above other irish fest websites. While working for […]

Marketing All-Stars!

Collateral Design Created while I was the Graphic Designer at SMGDM, I was charged with the task of concepting and designing collateral materials for the 2010 HobbyTown, USA vendor convention. Working with the Account Manager, we came up with the concept of baseball cards and stadium program highlighting SMGDM’s product offerings. I executed an illustration […]

Our Year. Our Win.

Motivational Posters | 2009 American In-House Design Award Winner   “Our Year. Our Win.” was SMG Directory Marketing’s theme for 2008/2009. As the in-house designer, I was charged with updating six plexiglass displays with the new theme for all five offices. I started by selecting quotes that were appropriate to the theme. I then used […]

SMG Directory Marketing

Website Design | 2009 American Web Design Award Winner   As the Graphic Designer at SMGDM, I was charged with the task of redesigning and updating the company’s website. The design was based off of revisions I had made to the company’s credentials, essentially adapting the content and feel to the web. Working in conjunction […]

The Waco Brothers

Promotional Posters These three posters were designed while I was working as the lead designer for TG Printing, Inc. in Crestwood, Illinois. The first poster, “The Fabulous Waco Brothers” was a take on 1950′s concert posters. I identitfied and used the rockabilly style of the Waco Brothers as the inspiration. The other set of posters, […]

Papa T’s

Menu & Business Card Design This piece was also done while I was working for TG Printing, Inc. The client said he wanted something with a “South Side of Chicago” feel to it. This idea was chosen among three others. It was revised to have a sepia tone feel of an old 1920’s pub. I […]

Masters Grill Set

Product Packaging The packaging for this grill set is intentionally subtle, high-end, and male oriented. The idea was to create a look and feel for the successful, uptown man who still likes to have his friends over for football on Sunday, and loves to grill all kinds of creations to impress them. Each piece has […]

Hank Williams

Poster & Jem Case Design This promotional poster and jem case design is clearly influenced by its title “Hank Williams – The Greatest Country Singer of All Time.” I illustrated the hat and the guitar using a subtle palette. I then used a combination of gold type placed on black backgrounds to signify the feel […]

Heroes of ’44

Product Packaging The packaging for this toy soldier set, “Heroes of ‘44”, is simple, yet effective. I started by illustrating a map of the D-Day Invasion, which includes all the important locations of fighting. Though the design is aimed towards children, I put an educational element into the design. Each package has a message “paper […]

2001: A Space Odyessey

DVD Packaging Based on the imagery from the movie, this DVD Package intends to project the same feeling of awe that the movie inspired. I used a simple black bacground combined with a lens flare to give the feeling of space. I then combined it with a brick textured box, intended to be symbolic of […]

Joe Piccillo

Gallery Card The tricky part about this piece was using another artist’s work. I had to maintain Joe Piccillo’s artistic identity while not putting too much of my own design principles into it. I achieved this synthesis by using photos of his work combined with my own typographical sensibilities.

Illinois Institute of Art

Corporate Identity I decided upon this design after many different variations on the interplay between the letters “a” and “i”. I settled on this particular typeface because of the way the curve of the the “i” relaxed and leans on the natural curve of the “a”.

Captain Morgan

Advertisement The image I used of a ship sailing had two things going for it. First, the sheer boldness of the deep blue colors made it a very vibrant image. Second, the perspective that you the viewer are actually aboard the vessel is achieved easily by placing the horizon dead center of the advertisment. The […]

Eastman Chemical Company

Annual Report The object of this particular annual report was to convey the detailed numerical information so it it easily understood by prospective investors. I chose this desaturated red to represent headers and statistics. Eastman (more famous as the sister company of Eastman Kodak) traditionally has used a heavy red and yellow as its corporate […]

What Type of Revolution?

Magazine Layouts These two spreads are from a mag-rag entitled “What Type of Revolution?”, which covers the major typographical movements of the 20th Century. I chose the name because of its obvious play on words. I decided to have the spreads be a very clean layout, because the examples of work being shown are heavily […]

Are Your Tax Dollars….

Page Layout The article is about pork barrel spending in Washington, DC on “bridges to nowhere”, while the Iraq War and Katrina rebuilding is going on. I used a monotone green collage to represent the idea of “back room” pork barrel projects. I then carried that subdued green into the text layout on the next […]

Hatian Vodou

Collateral Design This project was for an exhibit at the Field Museum of Chicago entitled “The Sacred Arts of Hatian Vodou.” I started with the image of fire as particulary symbolic of sacredness and religon. I then manipulated the type to create a mysterious smoke like look. I then adapted the design of the poster […]

New, New Evolution Blues

Video Production The short piece, “The New, New Evolution Blues”, began as a video fundamentals project. My attempt was to take two dimensional images and use video software (in this case Adobe Premier) to move the viewer through them as if it was a three-dimensional space.