I am currently a Creative Director / Graphic Design Specialist / Photographer residing in Waynesville, NC. It's about hard work in a team effort to give clients a substantial ROI. For the past 25 years, my job has been to understand and meet the needs of my personal clientele, company product development leads and corporate marketing department chiefs in a way that not only meets/exceeds their brand identity needs, but to do it in a way that generates the biggest ROI that we can produce. That, is the bottom line. Below are testimonials from current/past clients that showcase my abilities and work ethic: "As an agency owner, nothing gets your attention better than having your #1 client rave about one of your employees. Craig Burgwardt has drawn rave reviews for his graphics from all of our clients time and time again. Even better: He's a breeze to work with and a bottomless well of innovative ideas. "My advice: If you get the chance to hire Craig, jump at it!" Clayton Makepeace, President and Founder, The Total Package, Clyde, NC ‚ on Craig as Art Director / Illustrator ______________________________________________________________ Craig, We couldn't have made it any easier could we? It's nice to get you work and with this shining example of a well-oiled art studio that you run, I can see this happening more in the future...Again, thanks for the quick turn around ... very much appreciated. S. Chaney, Clothing Art Director, Cabela's, Sidney, NE ‚ on B&W Pencil Parka Illustration quick turnaround time ____________________________________________________________ Craig, I love it!!!! I had no doubt it would be a fine work of art but it is awesome to look at on the wall. Thank you for all you have done. I will definitely pass on your name to new schools that are looking for artists. The kids love it also!! School spirit just got a boost! We had Back to School night last night and people all around were impressed! If you ever need an endorsement from a happy customer just call. Thanks again. S. Soule, Silver Creek High School Booster Club, Longmont, CO ‚ completion of "Raptors" mascot gymnasium mural __________________________________________________________ Craig, This looks so very cool ! You are one talented person. I can't even begin to tell you how much you help me. Thanks so much. It's the man behind the machine that makes the serger great! And your professionalism is up and beyond the call of duty. Thanks for all you do for us! You're the best. Just wanted you to know how grateful and lucky we are to have such an honest and hard working man on our side. Thanks. B. Smith, President, Sherwood Archery, Inc., Bellevue, NE ____________________________________________________________ Craig, Thank you for all your effort and going the extra mile to get this done on time. It's a real joy to work with clients like yourself that "do what you say". I look forward to working with you again in the future! M. Swanson, Account Executive, North American Hunter Magazine ___________________________________________________________ The images contained within are protected by copyright law with regards to the respective owner(s). ©2013 Craig T. Burgwardt. None of the images contained within may be reproduced, transmitted or published without the prior written consent of the publisher.

Work Samples

  • Biltmore House

  • Portrait of a Lady

Work & Education History

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Nevada Watercolor Society


3 Addy Awards over 35 years of producing revenue-generating graphic design that help keep my clients and employers in business. It's not about awards, it's about revenues.