Freestanding Post & Beam Exploration for Exterior Signs

This was part of a proposal that we modified for a client for a 30′ tall freestanding sign for Grant Illuminated Signs. The base was a full concrete structure, but it could be manufactured with cladding instead of concrete and rock. Since this was only a structural review, the artwork wasn’t completed in 3D. Engineering drawings were created and stamped for production and the sign went up perfectly.

Yacht Render Color Selection Experiments

This rendering was an experiment in color combinations for high end yachts. I rendered a few yachts for the purposes of letter placement and design for custom stainless channel letters for high end yachts that we manufacture at Grant Illuminated Signs. It worked out well and it truly demonstrated how beautiful these high end letters could be.

Color experiments with yachts

3D rendering with embedded logo for Grant Illuminated Signs


Grant Signs Cube Van Driver Side

This was recently designed to display the Grant Signs logo on the recent addition to the fleet. Rendered in Keyshot 7 at 7680×4320 in this blue version and one with carbon fiber detailing. We even created an animation for a short movie with this layout.

Mahogany Plank Spiral Staircase

Mahogany Spiral Staircase with frost tempered glass 'hand rails'


I rendered this mahogany spiral staircase about a year ago. I imagined this with the glass slotted through the wood beams and dowel mounted in place. Another option would be to run stressed threaded rod through the beams and clamp the glass in place with felt bushings, depending on the expected use of the staircase.

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19 x 8 Center Lock Hub Wheel Design

Anodized Center Lock Wheel Rendering

The first wheel I’ve ever designed. This is a simple clean wheel with bronze anodized spokes designed for a center lock hub mechanism. The brake rotor is a full floating brake rotor modelled after many available big brake kits available today. This is actually the second rotor and hat I have designed. The first was a rotor kit for a race car I built about a decade ago. That rotor had a different hat and rotor bolt kit however, but was designed so that I was able to mount a set of AP Racing callipers to the car.

The wheel shown above is designed as a 19″ x 8″ wheel with a negative offset (for this render). The wheel design would be altered to fit a range of offsets easily and will clear any brake kit out there.

I have sketched out sets of wheels in the past, but this is the first time I have ever set one up in 3D and I think it turned out nicely!

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Royal Canadian Air Cadet Wilga 2000MA Tow Plane

Pacific Region Royal Canadian Air Cadets Tow Plane

This layout was designed for the Pacific Region Air Cadet League for their new PZL Wilga, an aircraft that was intended to be used as the replacement for their storied L-19 Aircraft. The L-19′s had been in use for decades to haul the Air Cadets gliders around. The replacement program hit a roadblock when PZL shifted resources to Airbus and the Wilga program died. We sold this aircraft and now the Air Cadets are running upgraded Cessna 185′s.  Continue reading

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Cessna 180H on Amphibious Floats

Cessna 180 on Amphibs

This paint scheme was painted in our paint partners Campbell River paint shop a few years back and turned out beautifully. The dark red metallic paint suited this aircraft. Feel free to give me a call to discuss your project. Call Jonathan at 1-250-507-5555 or email  Continue reading

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R44 Ribbon Paint Scheme in Blue

R44 ribbon paint scheme

This paint scheme was designed for a client looking to purchase an R44. The client wanted to develop an intricate paint scheme that was subtle when painted. The paint chips were brought out and the choice of colors selected. If you like the look of this, give me a call and I can sort one out for your aircraft.  Continue reading

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