Department of BiologyUniversity of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Dr. Mitchell has no skill with the brush or pen, but he can repeatedly click a mouse button. This occasionally generates aesthetic results, reminiscent of metaphorical monkeys and typewriters. Some of this effort has been solicited for web design and t-shirts, and the rest is just for fun. Below are some selected works of graphic design, web design, and artwork. All web design is done in Windows Notepad, and all graphic design in JASC Paint Shop Pro 7, which dates from 2001 but remains a surprisingly versatile design platform (and more importantly, it was free).



Hymenopteran diversity and behavior, inspired by the lab's tangential publication on wasp biology.


An illustration of sphinx moth species of the American southwest, celebrating decades of research at the University of Arizona.


Longhorned beetle species of eastern North America, arranged in a biologically improbable formation.


A depiction of carnivorous plant species of North Carolina, plus associated fauna, to help inaugurate the Renner Lab, now at Penn State.


i5k ALB Genome Project

A logo for the Asian Longhorned Beetle genome project, riffing off the logo for the 5,000 insect genome initiative.

i5k CPB Genome Project

Proposed logo for the Colorado Potato Beetle genome project, another early genome of the i5K.

Weevil Megadiversity Project

Logo drafted for the McKenna Lab at the University of Memphis. It seems that all my logos involve insects staring wistfully into the distance.

Web Design

International Society of
Chemical Ecology

Design for the website of the ISCE in 2012, along with webmaster duty.

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Department of Entomology
University of Illinois (UIUC)
Centennial Celebration

Design of website and logo for the department's 100th anniversary celebration in 2009.

Department of Entomology

Design of department website in 2006, and again (pictured) in 2010.

The Hanks Lab

Design of laboratory website, 2008.

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National Pollinator Week in Champaign-Urbana

A website for the eponymous entomology-related event in 2008.


26th Annual Insect Fear Film Festival

The winning entry for the 2009 Insect Fear Film Festival t-shirt at the University of Illinois.

29th Annual Insect Fear Film Festival

Final shirt design for the 2011 festival. An ant ripping up the Eiffel Tower - what's not to like?

Schedule of Events
National Pollinator Week in Champaign-Urbana

It took forever to format this poster, so it will remain in this portfolio regardless of age or relevance.