William I. Overbeeke Graphic Designer. Artist. Writer.

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Calvary Christian Reformed Church of Lowell Website

Calvary Christian Reformed Church of Lowell Website

October 2011 - January 2012


I worked with Calvary Christian Reformed Church of Lowell, Michigan, over the course of several months, consulting with them and gathering requirements for a website. The church had not previously been online, and I determined WordPress with a ChurchThemer theme (as a content management system) solution for their website. I purchased the domain names, hosting package, set up the website, modified some of the functionality, designed elements, edited images, and wrote some of the content for the new site. I worked with the pastor and staff to train them how to update the site. The website is located at http://calvarylowell.org.

Lenko-Walker Wedding

Lenko-Walker Wedding

October-November 2011


I worked with the couple, planning, designing, and printing their wedding invitations for their December wedding.

Christopher Brown Resume

Christopher Brown Resume

November 2011


I hand-coded custom CSS and HTML for Christopher Brown's online resume.

Dwelling Place Midtown Village

Dwelling Place Midtown Village

July 2011


I visually designed two temporary signs for Dwelling Place, a non-profit that works to create affordable housing, to advertise their Midtown Village properties in Holland, Michigan. Midtown Village is a renovation of the former E.E. Fell Junior High School, hence the academic theme of the signs: one report card (5 ft x 6 ft) and one ruler (12 ft x 2 ft), with appropriate copy-writing, listing the benefits of living at Midtown Village

Health Intervention Services

Health Intervention Services

January - May 2011

For my senior communication design class project, I worked for Health Intervention Services, a local non-profit health clinic, creating marketing and branding collateral. I designed and wrote copy for a set of six advertisements; composed brochures for volunteer and patient information; created mock-ups for billboard and website redesign ideas; arranged new letterhead, business card, and envelope layouts; and brainstormed new logo and brand identity iterations.

Ready For Life Brochures

Ready For Life Brochures

May 2011

I created a set of brochure templates for Ready For Life. RFL is, as stated on their website, a "non-profit that provides transitional services for people experiencing cognitive, learning, or social disabilities." RFL had a logo and a website, but needed templates for a print campaign. I developed a tiered system of cards that would fit easily inside an envelope or folder, one that could easily be presented to the target audience of potential donors. Customized content could be written on each card about each of RFL's programs: RFL College, RFL Horizons, and RFL Summer—and one more for the organization in general.

Baumann-Krommendyk Wedding

Baumann-Krommendyk Wedding

January - July 2011

I worked with the couple over the course of several months planning, designing, and printing their wedding invitations, programs, and thank you cards.

Grand Valley Collision

Grand Valley Collision

July - August 2011

I worked with this client to implement digital/vector versions of their logo and business cards to take to a printer's, including some illustration work.

Calvin News and Stories

Calvin News & Stories dotCMS Conversion

October 2010 - February 2011

I worked with members of the Calvin College Communications and Marketing department (News and Stories division) and fellow Digital Studio student consultants to enter all of Calvin's archived news and stories on the web from their old HTML format into a new content management system, through dotCMS.

Chemical Landscapes

Chemical Landscapes Drawings

September - December 2010

I rendered a series of drawings around a theme for my Advanced Drawing course, titled "Chemical Landscapes" at Calvin College.

Latin 101 and 102 Online

Latin 101 and 102 Online

June 2010 - May 2011

I worked with a professor in Calvin's Classics department, along with Digital Studio teammates, to organize and build Calvin's first two online courses, using Moodle--Latin 101 and 102.

Teaching and Learning Showcase 2010

Teaching and Learning Showcase 2010

August - October 2010

I designed a website, posters, and marketing materials for the annual Teaching and Learning Showcase.

Title II Grant Website

Title II Grant Website

June - August 2010

I created a sub-website (within the Calvin College website) and a registration wiki for a group of Grand Rapids area Christian schools that share a Title II Grant and meet on Calvin's campus annually.

Taos, New Mexico, Interim Branding and Ad Campaign

Taos, New Mexico, Interim Branding and Ad Campaign

September - December 2009

I branded a Calvin-sponsored trip to Taos, New Mexico, during the January Interim period. This included creating a logo, a series of advertisements, a poster, and a brochure. The ads were used by Prof. Naranjo-Huebl and hung up around campus to attract students to sign up for the trip.

Calvin Knights Season Ticket Cards

Calvin Knights Basketball Season Ticket Cards

September - October 2009

I designed a set of season ticket cards for Calvin Box Office and Calvin Knights Basketball.

Digital Studio Tutorials Web Portal

Teaching and Learning Digital Studio Tutorials and Training Manual

June - September 2009

I organized, compiled, wrote, and edited a comprehensive tutorials and training manual for new employees on the top Teaching and Learning Digital Studio services and designed a complementary web portal for the tutorials.

Second Beets T-shirt Overview

Second Beets T-Shirt

May 2009

I assisted in designing a T-shirt graphic for the Second Beets residence hall floor at Calvin College.

Schmidt-Huizenga-Peterson Campaign Logo

Schmidt-Huizenga-Peterson Student Body Executive Team Campaign

April 2009

I designed a campaign logo and a series of posters for the Schmidt-Huizenga-Peterson Student Body Executive Team for their campaign to win the Student Senate presidential election at Calvin College.

Third Beets T-shirt Overview

Third Beets T-Shirt

April 2009

I designed T-shirt graphics for Third Beets residence hall floor at Calvin College.

Calvin Nursing Dept. 2009 T-Shirt

Calvin Nursing Department 2009 T-Shirt

February 2009

I designed a T-shirt graphic for the Calvin College Nursing Department for Kalvin Kulture, a local clothing/screen-printing company that services Calvin College.

25th Anniversary Airband T-shirt

25th Anniversary Airband T-Shirt

March 2009

I designed a T-shirt graphic for the participants in the annual Airband show at Calvin College for Kalvin Kulture, a local clothing/screen-printing company that services Calvin College.

Dance Guild T-Shirt

March 2009

I designed T-shirt graphics for the participants in the biannual Dance Guild show at Calvin College for Kalvin Kulture, a local clothing/screen-printing company that services Calvin College.

Beets-Veenstra Yak

Beet-Veenstra Residence Hall Yak Playing Cards

January - February 2009

I designed a logo for the reverse side of a deck of playing cards for the Beets-Veenstra residence hall at Calvin College, which were passed out as party favors at a residence hall banquet. The residence hall's mascot was a Yak, spoofing the Klondike bar logo.

Human Nature Drawings

Human Nature Drawings

November - December 2008

I rendered a series of live-drawn portraits around a theme, titled "Human Nature," for my Intermediate Drawing course at Calvin College.

Motion Graphics for Calvin College Freshmen Orientation 2008

July - August 2008

I assisted an Calvin College Orientation Board team member by animating a traveling map in the style of the “Indiana Jones” movies for a freshmen orientation welcome video, using Adobe After Effects. My clips were intercut with the footage of the Orientation Board team actors.

Watch the video on YouTube.

Motion Graphics for Calvin College Teaching and Learning Digital Studio Mission Statement

June - July 2008

I animated a typographic motion graphic to display Calvin College's Teaching and Learning Digital Studio’s mission statement, using Adobe After Effects.

Watch the video on YouTube.

Sexual Tension Graphic

Freestyle Event Posters

September - December 2007

I designed a series of posters for a recurring residence hall event called “Freestyle”--an open forum for discussing college/life issues at Calvin College.