Biography

Background

Born in the city of Yakima, Washington, and growing up in rural Nebraska. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. I spent my childhood reading comic books, drawing, playing video games, and listening to massive amounts of heavy metal music. This is what fueled my creative inspiration. I would read Marvel and Now comic books and just draw for days. If you're wondering who Now Comics is, I'm sure they're out of business today.

Moving on, after high school, I attended college in Denver, Colorado, for two years. I received my Associates Degree in the "Applied Sciences of Graphic Design & Multimedia" from Westwood College of Technology. After college, I returned to Nebraska to find creative employment. The search for such a position at the time was pretty non-existent. So in 2007, I started my own business titled, Dillon's Diabolical Designs®.

Since that time my artwork has been featured on everything from album covers, t-shirts, to outdoor music festivals. In my spare time, I enjoy drawing and working on vintage vehicles. I currently live in Nebraska.


Awards & Recognitions

  • Kearney Jaycees | 2019 Battle Of The Arts | Best Battle Award
  • Nebraska Music Extremists | May 2018 | Artist Of The Month

Clients

  • American Gunfight
  • Architect Or Arsonist
  • BadassConcert.com
  • Beatmaker Bill
  • Boster Entertainment
  • Crum Productions
  • DadRock
  • DeadEnd
  • Dirtfedd
  • Dreaming Of A Nightmare
  • Drowning In The Platte
  • Dusk Bled Down
  • El Jefe
  • Electric Sky Entertainment
  • Empires End
  • Faith Buried In Flames
  • Fascinus Rex
  • Hellanova
  • Kentucky Dungeon
  • Midwest Elite Concerts
  • Mr. Smith Acoustic
  • Play It Cool Records
  • Prey For Reign Productions
  • Primal Waters
  • The Process Promotions
  • Redneck Death Truck
  • Sin/Fixx
  • Slantpiece
  • Standing On The Sun
  • Trent Louis
  • Tri-Stone Studios
  • Upset

Previous Exhibitions

2020

  • NEXUS Music & Arts Expo | Visual Grooves
    01/20 | The Otherside, Kearney, NE

2019

  • Battle Of The Arts | Kearney Jaycees
    10/19 | The Otherside, Kearney, NE

2018

  • Clenched Fist Production's STORMFEST 2018
    04/18 | Lookout Lounge, Omaha, NE

2017

  • Kearney Nebraska Night Market
    09/17 | Downtown on the Bricks, Kearney, NE
  • Clenched Fist Production's STORMFEST 2017
    04/17 | Lookout Lounge, Omaha, NE

2016

  • Clenched Fist Production's STORMFEST 2016
    04/16 | Lookout Lounge, Omaha, NE

2015

  • SinFest IV Heavy Metal Culture Festival
    08/15 | The Depot, Norfolk, NE
  • Day Of Havoc Year Two
    05/15 | The Depot, Norfolk, NE
  • Clenched Fist Production's STORMFEST 2015
    04/15 | The Hideout, Omaha, NE

2014

  • SinFest III Heavy Metal Culture Festival
    08/14 | The Depot, Norfolk, NE
  • Clenched Fist Production's STORMFEST 2014
    04/14 | The Hideout, Omaha, NE

2013

  • SinFest II Heavy Metal Culture Festival
    07/13 | The Depot, Norfolk, NE
  • Clenched Fist Production's STORMFEST 2013
    04/13 | Sokol Underground, Omaha, NE

2012

  • Razorwave's Phantasma-Gore-Athon
    10/12 | The Grove, Lincoln, NE
  • 2nd Annual Plattsmouth Festival 2012
    08/12 | Downtown, Plattsmouth, NE
  • SinFest Heavy Metal Culture Festival
    07/12 | The Depot, Norfolk, NE
  • Helltastic 2007 to 2012, 5 Years Celebration
    05/12 | Knickerbockers, Lincoln, NE
  • Dreaming Art, Music, Fashion Show
    05/12 | The Diamond On 16th, Omaha, NE

2011

  • Project [101]: REDUX
    12/11 | Studio 101 Art Gallery, Omaha, NE
  • Metal Awareness Concert
    06/11 | Camp Pawnee, Columbus, NE

2010

  • Prey For Reign Productions Concert Series
    07/10 | The Empire, Grand Island, NE
  • Prey For Reign Productions Concert Series
    07/10 | Gibby's, Grand Island, NE
  • Prey For Reign Productions Concert Series
    06/10 | The Empire, Grand Island, NE
  • Prey For Reign Productions Concert Series
    05/10 | The Empire, Grand Island, NE
  • Prey For Reign Productions Concert Series
    04/10 | The Empire, Grand Island, NE
  • Prey For Reign Productions Concert Series
    03/10 | Gibby's, Grand Island, NE
  • Beta Art & Music Show
    03/10 | El Diamonte Nightclub, Grand Island, NE

2009

  • The Halloween Eve Alcoholocaust
    10/09 | Gibby's, Grand Island, NE
  • Diabolic Farewell Fest 2009
    06/09 | Gibby's, Grand Island, NE
  • Electric Sky's CORNSTOCK 2009
    06/09 | Conestoga Mall, Grand Island, NE

2008

  • Electric Sky's CORNSTOCK 2008
    06/08 | Downtown, Grand Island, NE

Mediums, Materials, & Software

  • Pentel GraphGear Pencils 500 0.3
  • Staedtler Erasers
  • Staedtler Mars Plastic Erasers
  • Staedtler Mechanical Pencils 925 03
  • Strathmore Drawing Paper
  • Sakura Pigma Micron 005
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Corel Graphics Suite