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About Creative Point

Creative Point has many diverse services, mainly connected with digital graphics in some way or another. Having a background in publishing, graphic workstations, artwork and Technical Illustration Creative Point has some very interesting resources.

There are more graphic services provided than not. We've been at this stuff since 1976, and in business since 1987.

Generally speaking we have more experience, more education and more common sense than most of our local competitors combined. Many have used our ideas for years, and continue to use our ideas. We have created many sucessful designs and many logos which have lasted for decades.

We are not signers, printers or computer software users who claim to be designers, we are gifted artists who've been educated in computer graphics and have many, many years of experience. Our knowledge base goes back to darkroom film and quality graphic layouts which are rarely even seen today. We actually helped build part of the Quad City bridge that connects the old way to todays computer graphics. We have been beta testers for software like Corel, and many others over the years. We have traveled from one end of this country to the other testing and researching graphic workstations and software. We have trained many companies (IE: Deere & Company, Boss Manufacturing, and Federal Government's) employees how to use the very software we all know today like: Adobe, Corel, Isodraw and many others.

 FACT: You can't buy the talent you'll find at Creative Point or Walnut Ridge Studio, You can hire it!      Just call 792-2011.

Some History...

Creative Point/Walnut Ridge Studio began back in 1987 as State-of-The-Art Graphics while Craig Pirmann (Artist/Owner) was still working for Deere & Company as a publisher. Craig worked from his home doing primarily hand painted and manually drawn graphics, like mapping, technical illustration, hand painted signs, and even some custom framing. In 1992 Craig left Deere to develop his own company and fulfill his destiny of being an independant artist and graphic designer.   The business flourished during the 90's with Craig's vast experience and education in graphics.

Many companies struggled with the new technologies of computers and Craig was right there to help get them through it. State-of-The-Art Graphics was able to bridge the old with the new and maintain sanity.   Craig had traveled from one end of this country to the other during the 80's doing research and development for John Deere. He was able to get a glimpse of the future and he embraced what others fought. In doing so he built a reputation and quickly grew the company into the new millennium.   After 9/11 Craig decided to back off on the growth and offer the very thing he set out to do originally when he left John Deere in 1992, offer quality graphics and artwork to his clients. While computers got easier to use State-of-The-Art Graphics and the high tech services weren't as necessary, so Craig got back to basics and renamed the company to: Walnut Ridge Studio, which is basically where his private art studio is located a top a 2 acre estate in Silvis which is home to over 30 walnut trees, hence the name.

Creative Point grew out of necessity, with the ability to transform and conform the ever changing needs of the markets, Creative Point the digital graphics and Walnut Ridge the manual graphics (artwork) have transended the crazy fluctuations in the computer graphics industyry since 1992 and have stayed liquid. We recently divided the two companies to make life easier for our clients. It just makes more sense to separate them since they are so different, with the digital age of computers, and, the age old talents of being an artist.


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