My name is David Bahm and I'm a graphic designer and fine artist originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 2017, my wife and I relocated from Parker, Colorado to the Tampa, Florida area to be closer to family and escape the snow and cold. I am currently freelancing for a local client, but always open to additional freelance or other opportunities.
My experience is primarily with printed materials, but also website design and some html coding. Below are examples of projects I've created during the past several years. Click on each thumbnail image to see more details.
Just two of the many catalogs I've designed during my 17 years of employment with the company. The Industrial Magnetic Solutions Catalog has 40 pages, and the Permanent Magnetic Materials Catalog has 24 pages (click on bold text to view in new window). Additionally, I photographed and "Photoshopped" many of the product images in both catalogs.
AOM is a subsidiary of Master Magnetics, Inc. and prints customers' logos and information on colorful and unique magnetic products. The Ads on Magnets Catalog has 20 pages (click on bold text to view in new window). In addition to layout and design, I photographed and edited many of the images in this catalog.
Various print ads I've designed that have appeared in national retail, point of purchase and industrial trade publications.
As part of the 40th anniversary celebration, I was asked to create an anniversary logo, update a product logo, and completely redesign the company logo. During 2017, the new company logo will gradually replace the former on packaging, marketing materials, business cards, envelopes, letterhead, several magnetic assemblies (embossed), the company website and more.
A variety of illustrations I created for website use, retail packaging and trade show graphics.
This is one of my favorite projects. Each year the company mails these items to about 1,500 customers and vendors. The postcard is glossy cardstock, and the calendar is printed directly to flexible magnetic sheeting.
For Master Magnetics' 40th anniversary, I was asked to design two timeline presentations for social media. The History of Magnets and the History of Master Magnetics were a lot of fun to create (click on bold text to view in new window).
I illustrated all of the elements for displays used at the NBM (National Business Media) Shows in Indianapolis and Philadelphia. The purpose was to give attendees ideas on how they could use magnetic sheeting in point of purchase and advertising applications. Click here for more details.
A large percentage of the redesigned retail packaged products were clamshell insert cards. Here are just a few of the insert cards I designed (click on bold text to view in new window).
I designed large fabric and retractable display graphics for various shows the companies participate in (click on bold text to view in new window).
The guild's largest show draws thousands of attendees during the last weekend in August every year. I've designed ads, posters and the brochure for the show for several years, but in 2014 I illustrated the theme and prepared art for t-shirts, plus designed tri-fold brochure, shopping spree postcard and various newspaper ads (click on bold text to view in new window).
I've promised to continue to design these items for the show after my relocation to Florida. The committee chairman said she would resign if I didn't. It's nice to be needed!
I illustrated the theme for this year's show and designed the show brochure, postcard, poster and newspaper ads, plus prepared art for t-shirts.
Pieces included letterhead, envelope, business card and more.
Full color tri-fold brochure and large format display graphics I designed. Images were stock photos.
BookCrafters is a business that assists authors in self publishing. The owners were fellow members of the Parker Artists Guild and asked me to design over a dozen book covers for their clients.
The state's highway department was looking for a logo to promote their Scenic Byways. They conducted a logo design contest, in which I entered this design. It was chosen from about 20 entries, and has been used for printed promotions and road signs. The signs have appeared along roadways all over New Mexico since Summer 2000. The sign in the photo is located on Hwy. 337, about 40 miles southeast of Albuquerque.
The publishers have relied on me to create nearly all of their quarterly magazine covers during the last ten years. Many of their sponsors do not have the resources to design their own ads, so I create those as well.
The New Mexico Route 66 Association gave me the opportunity to create, design and edit this publication. It started out as a 4-page black and white newsletter. When I relinquished my duties to another designer nine years later, it had expanded to a 32-page glossy magazine in full color.
Various images I've created while freelancing for Wasatch Photonics.
Design and maintenance of 220+ page website.
The address is magnetsource.com
The magazine publishers asked me to serve as their webmaster. I completely redesigned the site and gave it a more trendy look versus the previous site. I'm also responsible for quarterly content updates.
The web address is route66magazine.com
Design and maintenance of website for private tennis instructor.
The address is douglascountytennis.com