Originally I was hired by Design Lighting Products, Inc. with sister company, 2nd Ave. Great Stuff, Inc. who later combined to become 2nd Ave. Design. After much growth this manufacturer of iron lighting and furniture entered the retail scene with their first Scottsdale, AZ store, Iron Factory, Finely Crafted Homefurnishings, Inc. Needless to say the growth during my 13 years as an employee was astounding! While an employee I changed along side the company (or "companies" I should say) illustrating and designing product for the residential and commercial/hospitality industries to creating an in-house graphic design department from the ground up where I ultimately became Art Director producing all the companies advertising in both national and local publications including trade pubs, and all marketing collateral for Dealers, Reps, our retail and outlet stores including all collateral for private label lines. After my departure, I eventually returned to offer my services, going on to produce one of their largest commercial/contract catalogs they had ever had. 


The results below show a very wide range of projects I had completed on retainer or while an employee. 

ILLUSTRATIONS: Digital Adobe Illustrator® & Hand-Renderings

2nd Ave.  •  Iron Factory  •  Design Lighting

​Copyright © 2009-2018  •  Denise Wantz  •  All rights reserved.

Annual Gala Graphics Package - New Mexico Chapter

Theme: "Under the Big Top"

Logo: designed/illustrated text based logo design with supporting themed elements

Save The Date

Website Banner

Invitation: with custom Die-Cuts, Fold-Outs and Pockets including Event Cards, RSVP Card and Envelopes 

Event Program: 66 pages, spiral bound with tabbed section dividers

Photography & Photoshop® work

Loose Leaf Binders, Catalogs & Supplement Layout / Designs

Print Advertising & Direct Mail / Post Card Design

​Copyright © 2009-2018  •  Denise Wantz  •  All rights reserved.

Logo & Identity System

Logo: concept based off of a plasma cut metal swirl design that 2nd Ave. used in one of their largest lines at the time. When printed, the metallic silver swirl was embossed,

creating a 3D effect.

Letterhead: custom die-cut edge & embossed logo

#10 Envelopes: custom die-cut edge, converted

Product Hang Tags: custom embossing

Note Pads