Paul Chessare Graphic Design


Snow, snow, snow...let it snow

Paul Chessare - Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Today is a good day to be working, snug-as-a-bug-in-a-rug. I have a hot mug of coffee, New Order, Ceremony is playing and I'm about to send a postcard order to the printer.

Here is a picture I took yesterday. A shred of sunlight illuminated my backyard so I thought I'd take a happy-snap, before the storm today and the whopper we're supposed to get tomorrow.

So what else is on the agenda today? Complete a logo design, stay warm, start a new logo design, lunch, continue working a website that has to launch soon, drink more coffee, more...

The holidays are over.

Paul Chessare - Monday, January 03, 2011

I've posted some holiday snaps at my photoblog - Togaville
I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to some non-holiday-related peace and quiet. It's been too much fun.

Paul :-}

Saratoga Kayak launched

Paul Chessare - Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Saratoga Kayak aka The Kayak Shak gets a whole new design with a bright, fun look.  New features include a photo gallery which chronicles the fun of kayaking on Fish Creek, and a much needed Contact-Directions page. The Kayak Shak is located at Fish Creek Marina, and right next to Harvest and Hearth Wood Fired Artisan Pizza.

It's not only a pleasure to do business with the Kayak Shak, but I'm a patron too. This summer my wife and I took our three-year-old granddaughter on her first-ever kayak adventure. She had a blast as we paddled along and pointed out the turtles and birds to her, she trailed her hand in the water and pulled at water lilies. The excitement proved too much and the gentle rocking and summer warmth led her to fall asleep in the bottom of the kayak.

So check out the new website and go kayaking as soon as the weather warms up -

Another year, another Ballet Beat

Paul Chessare - Thursday, June 17, 2010

Volume 13 of the Ballet Beat is now available for download.   For 13 years the volunteers of For Arts Sake have compiled stories and histories, written, drawn, sketched, and generally waxed poetic in support of the New York City Ballet's summer residency in Saratoga Springs, New York.  My contribution each year is the layout design and typesetting, while Shawn Banner creates simple and elegant drawings of the ballerinas and danseurs, and Jay Rogoff has provided poetry. Other contributors including Sarah Hall-Weaver, Rhona Koretzky-Forman, Alisa Forman, and Mary Anne Fantauzzi give us dance reviews, insights into who is retiring or moving on from the company, music reviews, and ballet-related events in town.

Even if you can't be in Saratoga this summer but would like a glimpse into the ballet season, download a copy of the Ballet Beat.

Download: Ballet Beat, PDF, 131k

Postcards designed, printed, delivered

Paul Chessare - Monday, May 31, 2010

Zum Photography gets new multipurpose postcards/business cards. Of course, with such great photography to work with, the postcards practically designed themselves.

Paul... they arrived... and they are incredible! They are seriously perfect. Came out great on the card and quality is good. My dad was so impressed, he now thinks you are the most talented artist this side of the Mississippi. Thank you for everything! Thank you for working so fast and keeping me updated along the way.

Check out Zum Photography, very cool. gets a face lift

Paul Chessare - Friday, May 28, 2010
My own site gets a new look. I didn't want to be the car mechanic whose old junker doesn't run, or the carpenter whose home is in disrepair, or even the cobbler whose shoes need new soles. Nope, not me.  I gave my website a pretty spiffy new look, fresh content and updated portfolio.

And you know what, it feels good. That must mean it's Sam Adams Summer Ale time!!


Site redesigned, launched

Paul Chessare - Monday, May 17, 2010

The Saratoga Integrative Practitioners Network (SIPN) was organized in 2001 and shortly thereafter launched its first website. Built on standards that have since become deprecated, the site was narrow as it was designed for monitors with a resolution of 800x600px, the prevalent size back then.

It was time to update and upgrade. The site was redesigned and built from the ground up, much larger and wider to accommodate today's wide-screen monitors. The new site is more colorful and brighter, making the huge volume of content easier to read and allowing for larger photos and graphics, especially on the individual practitioners pages.

Whole new sections have been added, Want Ads, a space for practitioners and businesses to post job opportunities, whether it's looking for work or hiring, space for rent, or looking to rent space.

A new Events section was created to help the SIPN members advertise all they offer the community, classes, seminars, lectures, retreats, etc... It's mind-boggling the amount and variety of knowledge and modalities available.

The site is xhtml and css code compliant, and if I don't say so myself, pretty darn nice.

Take a look: