Wayne

Wayne Stadler

Photographer | Graphic Designer | Traveler

ABOUT ME

WSfaceI’m a remotely working photographer and graphic designer on an extended road trip for my photography. I’ve decided to give myself the time needed to wait for the right light, find and explore the best spots and the other things I like to photograph. To enjoy life, document my travels via a blog and youtube channel and work from the road when needed.

  • Nickname
    waynerd
  • Languages
    English
  • Hobbies
    Film, Drumming, Writing
  • Website
    www.waynestadler.com

WHAT DO I DO

Photography

An avid photographer since my school days I became much more focused and dedicated to expanding my knowledge over the past 12 years. I have a love for stories told by the derelict and abandoned but also those told within the human form and face. Fine Art work as well as lifestyle, portraits and other fun projects. I’m currently on the road to take my time and capture the best images I can and expand my portfolio.

Graphic Design

I’ve truly almost done it all. From print ready graphic design to web design and development. Everything from logo design and branding, brochures, tickets, posters, magazine covers, CD, DVD and software covers, point of sale placards, bus bench ads, transit and bus ads, billboards both digital and paper, business cards, signage, t-shirts, and more. 

Web Design/Dev

I’ve built a lot of websites in my time. To the point that I’ve decided to focus more on the creative graphic design and of course my photography. I still may be persuaded to do the odd one but I’d have to be into it.

Drummer

For a very long time my main focus was drumming. I played in many bands from cover bands to indie recording bands to major label recording bands. It became a hard decision to set aside that pursuit to focus on my very close second love, photography.


Testimonials

“I contracted Wayne Stadler in November of 2003 to construct and design a website for my company. After looking at dozens of designers, I choose Wayne because the quality of his past work and the affordable price clearly distinguished him from his peers. Since contracting him, I have been ecstatic with his performance, his professionalism, and his creativity. The site that he created is perfect for our needs. What impressed me most about Wayne was the speed and attention that he gave the site, he returned emails promptly and answered any concerns that I had efficiently and effectively.

I recommend him without reservation.”

Sincerely,
Vincent Noto

Vincent Noto – Trantac

“This is now the second time we have used Wayne, the first time was in 2002 we contacted Wayne looking for a web site design that really captured the band’s attitude and philosophy (with no ideas of our own) Wayne ran with it and exceeded our expectation’s.

Now in late 2005 with new members new songs and a new look we went back to Wayne for a complete redesign of the site along with CD cover and liner graphics, merch designs and Myspace site all to match, once again Wayne delivered it on time and at a very competitive price. I highly recommend Wayne to anyone that is looking for a clean and user-friendly web site.”

Jacen Ekstrom
one900band.com

Jacen Ekstrom – One900

“Wayne designed and created an exceptional site for my new business. It is user-friendly, sleek, and eye-catching. People love it, and I can now update it myself whenever I want. Great guy to work with!”

Lucio Picciano
DLP Designs.com

Lucio Picciano – DLP Designs

“As an independent artist, I’ve seen my share of indie web sites, and I’m so happy we chose Wayne to do ours. As none even come close to it’s professional appearance.”

Miguel Staunton
sugarblade.com

Miguel Staunton – Sugarblade

“This letter is my personal recommendation for Wayne Stadler. I worked with this very capable man for several years at Ahern Rentals in Las Vegas. I found him to be consistently pleasant, tackling all assignments with dedication and a smile. Despite his regular telecommuting from Vancouver, Wayne always acted as part of the team when he was away or at our Las Vegas office.

Besides being a joy to work with, Wayne is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and can change those ideas with lightning speed to suit the current situation. He has successfully developed several web sites for Ahern Rentals that have resulted in increased web traffic and are still in use today, years later.

Though he was an asset to our training department, Wayne was also extraordinarily helpful in other areas of the company; designing graphics, forms, and assisting in production shoots. In addition to designing effective websites for all 12 branches of Ahern Rentals, Wayne heavily participated in meetings, inspiring and motivating other employees to try for greatness.

I highly recommend Wayne for any employment. He is a team player and would make a great asset to any organization.

Sincerely,
Julio Lonnie Lopez
January 28, 2010

Julio Lonnie Lopez – Ahern Rentals

I hired Wayne to create my travel blog and business cards. I consistently receive compliments on both. He has a keen ability to design logos, select fonts and personalise the format, hence making Nancy Under the Stars more ‘me’.

He is very good about making suggestions and critiquing. Wayne has always been quick to respond to my questions and makes changes in a timely fashion.

Nancy Morrison
nancyunderthestars.com
November, 2010

Nancy Morrison – Nancy Under The Stars

“When I first approached Wayne about building a personal website to promote myself as a freelance drummer , I had no real idea at all how I wanted it to look . I gave Wayne the raw materials and other than telling him that I wanted one of his excellent flash intros , I gave no other indication about interface or overall look. What I ended up with was an incredible website that far exceeded what I envisioned. I was amazed with the attention that he gave to small detail and design etiquette. The fact that he is also a musician, artist and photographer as well as web designer gives him a huge leading edge in the creativity department.

Wayne takes care with his craftsmanship and his clients needs. The manner in which he conducts his business is nothing less than professional. I got exceptional work done in a short time frame for a very competitive price. I was fortunate to have chosen Wayne. I highly recommend Wayne Stadler.”

Kelly Stodola
kellystodola.com

Kelly Stodola

“I was introduced to Wayne Stadler through an advertisement in Business In Vancouver.
After doing my due diligence, I called the number listed and had a conversation with Wayne, explaining what my expectations were for my website. Although I liked the sample sites that Wayne had on his website for preview, I felt that what I was looking for was drastically different than what I saw there. Wayne assured me that he had the knowledge and the resources to build my design to whatever specifications I required and offered to do three mock ups so we could get a feel for what my expectations were.

Wayne delivered a web site that I am proud to send my existing and prospective clients to for information on my company and the products and services that we offer. Check it out at and see for yourself what we put together without so much as meeting in person. Everything you see on this site was put together through e-mails and telephone conversations.
Dealing with Wayne on this project was a pleasure. Whenever I requested changes to the design, whether adding new content, modifying or deleting content or designing an online quotation form, it was handled in a professional and expeditious manner.
I am confident that no matter what your message or vision for your website may be, Wayne can design it for you and deliver it to you at a very cost effective price.
I am so happy with Wayne’s design on my site that I decided to have him host my site on his server. Do your due diligence and give Wayne Stadler a try. You’ll be glad you did. ”

Willard Wilton
dataclean.ca

Willard Wilton – Dataclean

PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECTS

I simply love to shoot. One day I will be out driving and exploring, looking for that next iconic landscape, old car or abandoned farmhouse. The following day I may be meeting up with a model to do a fun location shoot with off camera lighting. Perhaps I’ll be working on a shoot for my “pay it forward” photography project. I also have other personal projects I’m working on that will be revealed as I see fit.

Below is a list of many different avenues my camera has taken me.

The Argument
My Main Photography Work

Fine art prints, lifestyle work and showcase shoots

I have a love for exploring. Not just the natural wonders that this earth holds for us but also the interaction of discarded and abandoned man-made objects with them. I also do portrait and lifestyle work as well and am forever evolving and trying new things. My fine art prints and samples of my work can be seen and purchased at my online portfolio

The Burner Portrait Cart
Burner Portraits

Portraits I take and gift back to the participants of Burning Man

Since 2012 I have attended the Burning Man festival in Nevada four times. I take photos there of the people and gift them back to them once we are all home, returned to our daily routines. Here is the website that allows them to find their shots which I then send to them digitally.
Fotos Forward

My pay it forward photography project

The success and gratitude that I received through doing portraits at Burning Man pollinated a new idea to do the same type of photo gifting in the real world. I designed and created all the things I needed to get the word out and to gain some traction but regular people were/are simply not receptive to the idea as much outside of the festival, perhaps thinking there is some kind of catch. I’ve decided to share the project when opportunities present themselves but in general will be waiting to see if it will grow organically.
Personal Vacation Photographer

An idea I had to offer the best vacation photos ever

This is an idea that just popped into my head one day and I decided to create it and put it out to the world. Basically with the mentality of “build it and they will come”. The idea has actually gained some traction and I am more than willing to take on the first client and do some wonderful vacation photography with them but as of yet it’s been a sleeper of an idea. We’ll see what the future holds.
Winter Drive
Winter Drive
ArcAngel

This is were I licence my artwork for commercial use

If you are interested in licensing some of my work for things such as book covers, stock usage etc. You can contact me directly or also through ArcAngel which is where I license some of my artwork exclusively. If you don’t see something you want to licence here simply contact me and we’ll talk.

I am also oversharing all over social media so please stop by and follow along if my work interests you. I’d love to answer any questions you may have.

MY TRAVELS

In April 2016 I walked away from a 40 hour a week cubicle graphic design job to pursue my photography full time. I want to find the things I like to shoot and have the time to wait for the right moments, to try new things like time-lapse photography and video. The best way for me to do this was to free up my schedule. So over the past 4.5 years I worked and saved to clear off all my debt, saved up an initial travel budget and bought a vintage travel trailer which I fixed up to work for me and hit the road. With any luck I’ll be out exploring indefinitely. You can follow along via my travel blog at www.wayneontheroad.com

I’ve also started a fun Youtube channel to share my documentation of the places I go, things I see and the people I meet. Please check it out and follow along.


Back-road Sunset

DESIGN WORK

  • From 2012-2016 with the exception of one year I created all the print and web assets for each lottery campaign. Brochure, posters, ads, a new logo for the 50/50, complete websites and more.
    From 2012-2016 with the exception of one year I created all the print and web assets for each lottery campaign. Brochure, posters, ads, a new logo for the 50/50, complete websites and more.
  • Logo design and branding for Gadget Tech
    Logo design and branding for Gadget Tech
  • STARS Lottery web sites, both Alberta and Saskatchewan for 2014-2016
    STARS Lottery web sites, both Alberta and Saskatchewan for 2014-2016
  • A quick logo design based on the client's wording and wanting to use arrows and orange.
    A quick logo design based on the client's wording and wanting to use arrows and orange.

EXPERIENCE

Graphic and Web Designer | Stride Management

2011 - 2016

Stride Management handles all aspects and logistics of many charitable lotteries in the Alberta and Saskatchewan. Lotteries such as Kinsmen Home Lotto, Caritas Foundation Lottery, Red Deer Hospitals Lottery as well as some work for STARS Lottery (websites). I was one of two designer/developers that handled creating all the print pieces as well as the lottery websites which yearly raise millions of dollars for such institutions as the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

Graphic and Web Designer/Developer | Freelance

1999 - Present

Since purchasing my first PC in 1998 I was fascinated by the web and started building websites right away, learning fast and creating a freelance living. Self taught in HTML, CSS, the Adobe software suites etc I created hundreds of print pieces and websites over the years and am still available for remote freelance work.

Graphic and Web Designer/Developer | Ahern Rentals

2005-2008

Initially hired to design and build three websites I was kept on until the economy crash of 2008 managing the sites I built as well as creating a few more for other smaller off-shoots of the company.

Web Designer/Developer | Pro.Net Communications

2000-2004

Web design and development for various companies and associations including the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver, BOMA and Leigh Jigs as well as the BC Lions CFL team before they went with a more template version used on many of the CFL teams.


EDUCATION

Chilliwack Senior Secondary School

1986

I went to high school. I even spent some time on the student council. I graduated.

SKILLS

A little rundown of my fluency in select software and certain skills.

Adobe Photoshop
90%
Adobe Lightroom
90%
Adobe Indesign
80%
Adobe Illustrator
70%
Adobe After Effects
50%
HTML
80%
CSS
80%
PHP
30%
WordPress
50%

CONTACT

I’d love to hear from you regarding any photography ideas or freelance graphic design work you may have. Please do understand that I’m traveling for my photography and sometimes off the grid for a few days at a time. I will get back to you as soon as I am back on the internet.

  • Phone
    403.616.8224
  • E-mail
    [email protected]
  • Address
    Currently in Calgary Alberta, Canada

I’m also all over Social Media. If you prefer to reach out through those platforms check out the icons on my home page.


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