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:

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.

Hovlid Hall + North Point Grand Opening


This poster was my second project working at UW-Stout Housing Design. The brick and tile textures I collected by photographing the actual North Point building. The type went through many versions until one was finally decided on. The final version the client wanted had “Grand Opening Ceremony” in bright orange as they requested. I believed this grey and blue text color was much more successful. This was also converted to a postcard and distributed to everyone living in the Residence Halls at UW-Stout.

Taking Residence Hall Bulletin Boards to the Next Level


Another responsibility I have for my Academic Resource Coordinator Position at the University of Wisconsin – Stout is to create academically focused bulletin boards. I felt that these bulletin boards were another great opportunity to experiment with new design ideas and to create images that would stand out and catch peoples attention. Listed below are two of the bulletin boards I created for this semester.

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.