Behind The Itch
My name is Kirk Werner. I’m the sole proprietor of Itchy Dog Productions.
I’m a freelance graphic designer. I design logos, business cards, brochures, websites, book covers and layouts, plus all manner of marketing materials.
I’m also a freelance illustrator. I draw cartoon mascots, simple spot illustrations, and children’s book illustrations. I’m also an animator.
Heck, I’m even a published author. I have my own series of fly-fishing books for children.
You see, like most kids, I always loved to draw and color. Many outgrow that as they pursue other passions.
Fortunately, I never grew up.
Welcome to my world.
Graphic Design Services
Certainly every client has different needs, and some businesses lend themselves to a busier logo, but it still has to hold up to reproduction at a variety of sizes and minimum of colors. The lowest common denominator is black and white. Aim low.
In this day and age of electronic communication, a handshake and the exchange of a nicely designed business card can still carry a lot of weight. Long-live the Rolodex.
I provide the graphics and layout, but I don’t do the technical stuff. That’s for grown-ups.
I’ll select the fonts, and put it all together in a format that you will hand off to your printer. Then all you have to do is wait for the final product to roll off the presses.
Spot Illustration. Sometimes you just need a single drawing to illustrate a point. You can buy a piece of clip-art, in which case a customer will probably say, “Hey, nice clip-art” or you can have me create something unique.
Character Design. Let’s say you have an idea for a character or mascot, but you can’t even draw a good stick figure. That’s where I come in. I can take your input and create a professional cartoon character that represents you or your company. This may be your logo, or it may be used in conjunction with your logo. Or maybe it’s just something for fun to be used in promoting your company. Life is too short to take everything seriously.
Children’s Books. You’ve written a book. Now it needs pictures to make it really come alive. My style isn’t for everyone, and if I don’t feel that I’m right for your book I’ll be up front about it. But if I am a good fit for your project, I’ll take your words and bring them to life with fun, whimsical illustrations that’ll be put a smile on the faces of those who are young, or just young at heart.