Tadpole Designs is the personal portfolio site of FJ Ventre, a designer located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

His past and present clients include The Distill Group, Springboard Design Group, The Independent Weekly, GlaxoSmithKline and The Campaign Network. He is available for all manner of assignments, including part-time, contract and full-time positions. If you would like to get in touch to discuss working with him, send an email; he’d love to hear from you.
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cd art direction | illustration | design

The design for the CD by Old-Time band Sweet August Ham is anchored by the humble watermelon (known in some quarters as an "August ham"). This design plays on the theme of the traditional family picnic by way of an old black-and-white family photo presented in the context of a well-worn family photo album.