My Business Cards Featured on Several Sites


I recently submitted a couple business card designs to a variety of websites. Several of the websites choose to feature a design or two! It is awesome to see some of my work on inspiration galleries.

Aluhu Business Card:

Dafouris Business Card:

Twas the Night Before the Ren Fest


So it was the night before the Renaissance Festival when the fog machine was put to use in its first photo shoot. The costumes were obviously as realistic as possible. The chain mail was made by hand over a period of several years by Calvin Keyes. The shoot was done in front of a 9 foot roll of green paper. The lighting setup was a simple edgy setup. A 580EX II and a 550EX were setup as the side lights with no light modifiers. An Elinchrom 400BX with a beauty dish was added as the main fill light. Reference the diagram below for a closer look.


A Switch from Design – Ceramics


Fall semester 2010 I was in a Ceramics class at UW-Stout. This class was a nice break from design classes. I enjoyed working with clay back in high school and I finally got to get my hands dirty again. I also got the opportunity to really work on my throwing skills. Most of the following pieces were done on the wheel. The red and blue twisty piece was created using coils. The hand sculpture was created using slabs and other techniques.

Business Cards, Oooh Fancy…


Near the end of last semester I designed business cards to have ready to hand out at AIGA’s Portfolio 1-ON-1. One of my main goals with the business cards was to come up with some creative way to illustrate that I am a designer and a photographer. I am also quite fascinated by spot uv coatings. And how can you resist the rounded corners and silk coating. I ordered the cards through I am very satisfied with their service. They were quick and the cards look amazing. The colors were spot on too. There is only one small printing error on the spot uv on the back. But I am probably the only one that will notice. Enjoy!

Hey! Did you go to Gourd Fest?


This poster was a lot of fun to make. Not only did I get to hand paint gourds but also crawl around in the grass and take pictures of gourds while people gave me all sorts of weird looks.

My name is Colin Schye. I am a designer and photographer that recently graduated from the School of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin - Stout. I graduated from the Multimedia Design program with a minor in Applied Photography. I am currently working as a Designer at Morsekode in Minneapolis.

As an artist in today’s society, I use my surroundings paired with my eye for detail to create art in many different ways. From drawing to technologically based art, my passions exceed far beyond the scope of normality. Relying solely on one type of medium does not satisfy my craving for originality and creativity. Gaining inspiration from different environments and people and the feelings they evoke is what gives my work a unique feel. My style is constantly changing as I experience different aspects of life and thus my artwork is always adapting to reflect these changes.

My work efficiently combines the usability and functionality of design with the beauty and marvel of art. I strive to create pieces that are clean and simple, yet appealing and memorable. By doing so, I leave my audience with a lasting impression that encompasses not only my passion but also my values in life. Working with different mediums, I am able to design truly unique pieces. My designs have evolved through exploration and instruction. They will continue evolving so long as I am determined to see past the initial, and most obvious, view of the world.