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Local Designer Takes First Place… Twice… in Awards Competiton

Thom Zahler, owner and operator of Thom Zahler Art Studios in Timberlake, Ohio, has won two separate first place Apex Awards from the Lake County Professional Communicators.

“For my first year entering the competition, I’m more than thrilled with the result,” Zahler says.

Zahler won first place in Illustration for his “Where Am I?” piece, done for the Cleveland Indians’ “It’s Slider Time” feature in Game Face magazine. The illustration was a seek-and-find puzzle page, where children had to find Slider, various Indians players and umpires in a sea of over 400 people.

Zahler also won first place in Website Design for his work for Millwork Design Solutions. Millwork Design creates custom cabinetry and woodworking, and the site serves as sample portfolio and advertising piece for the company.

The Apex Awards are held annually and recognize excellence in print and graphic design, web design and video and broadcast work and are sponsored by the Lake County Professional Communicators. LCPC promotes and encourages responsible, creative, professional advertising, public relations and marketing efforts.

Thom Zahler Featured in MacDesign Magazine

Thom Zahler, owner and operator of Thom Zahler Art Studios in Timberlake, Ohio, will be a featured designer in the “Design Makeover” section of the July/August issue of MacDesign Magazine.

“I’m thrilled that Jake Wildman and the fine folks at MacDesign asked me to be part of it,” says Zahler. “It was an interesting challenge, and a chance to really show off my stuff.”

The “Design Makeover” section spotlights three graphic designers who are each given the same task of redesigning a project for a company or organization. Zahler’s task was to redesign the logo, business cards and letterhead for a Deca Manufacturing, a Florida manufacturing company.

“We were given guidelines on what the owner of the company was looking for, but they were pretty open. After that, it was up to us to work our magic.”

Thom Zahler Art Studios has created the “Crimson Dynamo” logo for Marvel Comics, as well as logos for Dever Surface Care, Mid-Ohio-Con, and The Neat Freak cleaning service, among many others. The Studio also creates other printed materials, websites and television commercials.

MacDesign Magazine is published bimonthly by KW Media Group of Oldsmar, Florida, and is available at Barnes and Noble and Borders, among other retailers.

Ohio Designer Goes Hollywood

Thom Zahler Art Studios of Timberlake, Ohio is pleased to announce the launch of the new Andy Hallett website, at

Andy Hallett can most recently be seen as “Lorne” on the Warner Brothers network series “Angel,” a role he originated in 1999. He has also been in “The Enforcers” and “Chance,” and is will be performing the voice of Cricket in the forthcoming “Gepetto’s Secret.”

The new site features a sizable image gallery and all the latest news and updates on Hallett and his upcoming appearances. Visitors to the site can also join a mailing list, allowing fhem to receive periodic e-mail updates.

Millwork Designs Now on the Web

Thom Zahler Art Studios of Timberlake, Ohio is pleased to announce the launch of the new Millwork Design Solutions website,

Millwork Design Solutions was founded in 2001 by company president Ray Wojtasik.  The company has more than 60 years of combined experience producing custom woodwork and furniture for both residential and commercial clients. They cut, assemble and finish by hand every cabinet they make.

The  new web site features a sizable image “showroom” which highlights many of their past and current pieces, as well as company and contact information.

Millwork Design Solutions is located at 4547 Beidler Road in Willoughby, Ohio, and can be contacted directly at (440) 946-8837, or by e-mail at

Dever’s Surface Care™ introduces the Exterior Wood Care System. Dever Enterprises, LLC has launched Dever’s Surface Care™ , a series of high-quality surface care products. The first of the series, the Exterior Wood Care System, is now available.

Dever's Surface Care Launches the Exterior Wood Care System

The Exterior Wood Care system is an easy-to-apply four-part system of products, which includes a spray-on/hose-off prep series to quickly restore wood to it’s natural beauty, and a simple spray-on/brush-on/roll-on protector system, offered in six beautiful colors.

The Exterior Wood Care System is recommended for old and new natural wood decks, docks, siding, roofs, fences, playground equipment and much more. Additionally, all Dever’s Surface CareTM products are environmentally friendly.

The system can be purchased at Commonwealth Lumber Company, located at 37940 Depot Street in Willoughby (440) 946-9800.

Dever Enterprises, LLC, an Ohio-based company, was founded by company president Jack Dever. For additional company and product information, please call (888) 293-7951 or visit on the World Wide Web.

The Dever’s Surface Care logo and product labels were designed by Thom Zahler Art Studios, and feature a unique modular design system, allowing for a consistent brand identity, yet ease of differentiation for this, and future, product lines.