Craig McDowall, Owner and Art Director of Anvil Graphics, is a Colorado native and Greeley resident for nearly seven years. Craig and his wife Cathy were attracted to Greeley as a comfortable small city to raise a family and for the dynamic growth of the area. They have two elementary age children.
Craig is a 1985 graduate of Adams State College in Alamosa, CO with a Bachelor of Art in the Fine Arts, with concentrations in Drawing, Design and Sculpture. He pursued a career as a fine artist for 9 years, concentrating his effort on making and exhibiting very contemporary sculpture made of acrylic plexiglass, metal, wood and sometimes lights. During those years he exhibited widely in Colorado, Texas and Washington state, participating in many group shows, invitational, and special event exhibits. Mr McDowall showed his own
sculpture and drawing
in five solo art exhibits from 1985 to 1994. His artwork has received positive reviews in several publications. Craig McDowall was the finalist for a $25,000 outdoor public sculpture commission in Olympia, WA in 1994.
Craig has owned and operated his own graphic art business since 1988, when he started Artifacts Artist Service in Colorado Springs. This venture served small businesses in Colorado, Texas and Washington with logos, handcrafted signs, and occasionally print advertising. As computer technology began to be introduced into the sign industry, he began to shift his focus to large scale and custom sign work.
In 1996 the ground work began for Anvil Graphics, a company dedicated to quality graphic art & design for exhibit displays, web sites, print or multimedia advertising. In 1999 Cathy McDowall joined the family business as Project Coordinator and part-time accountant. In 2000 they brought on Christian DeFrancesco for his expertise with web design and implementation. Anvil Graphics maintains business relationships with a small group of freelance designers who are able to bring expertise in a variety of areas to our business. We work closely with a select group of electronic prepress, digital and offset printers, Internet support specialists and multi-media artists to ensure your consistent and unified corporate image across the many media available today.
We are prepared to bring over 20 years of design expertise and the latest computer hardware and software to your next project. We look forward to getting to know you.
Our motto -
"Imagination, Computing Power Where it Counts"