CricketBow Design was founded in 1999 by Timothy Zulewski and offers the following services: Illustration, Graphic Design, Website Design, Brand Identity, and Conceptualization.
The name CricketBow arose from listening to all the crickets chirping outside my window late at night when I’m still up working. There is also a reference in a Jane’s Addiction song about falling asleep to the sound of cricket bows, which I always thought was a cool lyric.
This website is mostly a portfolio of my work, but also includes some fun freebies and high quality art prints and postcards for sale in my Store. I use this site to concentrate more on my illustration. I also design and build websites, but my time is limited nowadays, so I don’t focus on site design here.
Please have a look around and feel free to send any comments or questions you have to me. If you are interested in website design and development send me a message, but please keep in mind that I am a one-man design studio and I also work full time, so I may not be able to meet tight deadlines.
Thank you for visiting!
About Timothy Zulewski
I grew up near Detroit, Michigan in the 70's and 80's and have been drawing since I could hold a crayon. As a kid, I gravitated towards drawing subject matter like dinosaurs, movie monsters and Spider-Man. I did, in fact, dress up as Spider-Man for several Halloweens to ensnare as much candy as I could from the friendly neighborhood. I spent many Saturdays watching Sir Graves Ghastly, a local Detroit television host who played old monster movies, and during commercial breaks I would conjure up some of my own creepy creations on paper.
As I grew older, I discovered artists like Edward Gorey and Tim Burton, who had a profound effect on my style. My love of Halloween drove me to illustrate whimsical Jack O'lanterns and other quirky Halloween creations. I have illustrated several book covers and a children's book and appear at a couple comic/art conventions every year.