process for commissioning:

  • Email me at or call and leave a message describing who you are and what you're looking for.

  • We arrange a time to meet/talk (or email if you prefer) to go over the details and give an estimate for the project (price, time, number of feedback exchanges, etc.).

  • If the project is a go, I work hard and make you something amazing, then issue an invoice!

More about me...

I'm a local Madisonian with a BFA from UW Stevens Point (double emphasis in printmaking and graphic design). I have a full-time job with UW, but manage that and freelancing just fine. I enjoy traveling to US national parks, and hope to land some artist residencies coming up. 


Let's get started by answering some questions:

What is  

Hi, I'm H.C. Sandvold, and this website is both my professional portfolio/personal website as an artist, as
well as the "front-end" to my freelance graphic design & illustration business. I have a lot of experience working on a wide variety of projects - see for yourself!

Okay, so what does a "wide variety" include?

I've done logos, print bundles (letterheads, business cards, etc.), digital bundles (social media banners/profile images), form layout, training manuals, collectors' manuals, wedding invites, copy writing, ux mock-ups, and posters. So many posters!

I've also done story-boarding, book covers, public comic-making work-shops, children's book illustrations, and scientific diagram illustrations.

When I’m not freelancing, I make prints, which are occasionally featured in shows/for sale. Because I don't do enough already, apparently...

What makes you different from other designers?

There's no project too big or small. I genuinely love visual communication and being able to give dynamic presence to ideas and ventures I can get behind. I like to meet with my clients to really understand what they're after, and help give their dreams real impact. Therefore, whether you're a brand new start up, or a larger company that needs to outsource a project here and there, drop me a line and we can get started.


A R T   &   D E S I G N   R E S U M E   

2018         - Hawthorne Hootenanny - Hawthorne Public Library, poster & web promotional images
- FLYY icons/illustrations - Cuppa SEO, web icons and header illustrations [in progress]
                  - “Holy Surprises: An Evening of Theater and Music” - Ted & Co., poster and program graphics/layout
                  - Assorted design adjustments - Ted & Co., program layout, reformatting
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2017         - Business cards - A. Brookins
                 - Hungry Siblings Blog - M. and H. Vanderhill, logo
                 - “Boots, Buckets, and Barrows” - Ted & Co., poster and program graphics/layout
                 - “Discovery: A Comic Lament” - Ted & Co. and A. Brookins, poster and program graphics/layout
                 - Assorted design adjustments - Ted & Co., layout, reformatting

2016        - “Ted & Co. Litergiggle Calendar 2016-2017” - Ted & Co., 12 month calendar layout and hand-lettering
                 - “Concert to End Gun Violence” - Madison Mennonite Church, poster graphics/layout
                 - MSCR, 6 week art activities programing, staff instructional seminar, elementary student workshop
                 - "Sweet William" - Broom Street Theater; poster, promotional materials, illustrations for animation, logo design

2015        - Macromolecules article 2-figure illustration - M. Ediger, digital magazine
                 - Media Mentors workshop - Little Elit, illustrations for librarian seminar
                 - Black Glass Buttons: A Handbook for Collectors - National Button Society, 65 page booklet layout & design
                 - J Michelle Professional Interiors LLC - J. Dassow, logotype
                 - The Troubadours - P. Ressler, theatre troupe logo

2014        - Graphic Design Intern - Design Center - UWSP Dept. of Art and Communication
                - Stand By Me: Hymns of Hope & Healing - Pax Ressler, digital album cover
                - Fabulous, Fierce, & Sacred: A Gathering of Anabaptist LBGTQA Community - logo, facebook flier, & poster
                - John Howard Yoder: Radical Theologian - J. Denny Weaver, book cover illustration
                - - J. Robinson, logo
                - MennoWorks - logo
                - Custom Sharpie Shoes - 5 pairs
2013        - Graphic Design Intern - Design Center - UWSP Dept. of Art and Communication
                - Private Art Lessons - Madison, WI
                - “Untitled” - Robert Erickson, woodblock carving: labor
                - “Snow Wheels" - J. Liang, woodblock carving: commissioned block & framed print
                - Macromolecules - Mark Ediger, digital magazine cover illustration
                - Wedding invitations - L. Shank & S. Gonzales
                - 2013 BFA Senior Exhibition – poster and postcard design identity & layout
                - Alexander Landerman artist booklet – multi-page booklet layout & design
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2011        - Dido and Aeneas set design - Goshen College: design, paint & other finishing touches

S E L E C T E D   E X H I B I T I O N S 

2015       - Madison Squash Workshop, Madison, WI - August/October
2014       - LaFollette High School Exhibit, Madison, WI - October
                - 2014  Juried Student Exhibition - Carlsten Gallery, University of Stevens Point
2013       - “Visions of War” exhibit -  Carlsten Gallery, University of Stevens Point
                - “2013 BFA Senior Exhibition” – Carlsten Gallery, University of Stevens Point


2014       - Nancy Bahling Graphic Design Scholarship, Department of Art and Design, UW of Stevens Point
                - 2014 Juried Student Exhibition - Carlsten Gallery, University of Stevens Point
2013       - Student Research Fund Grant: Printmaking – University of Stevens Point 

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