Author Archives: Joe Diaz

About Joe Diaz

Joe is the 2011 CorelDRAW International Design Contest Grand Prize Winner. He helps run a family owned sign shop and design firm in Pontiac, IL called Diaz Sign Art ( His work has been published in several trade magazines and he also teaches seminars on design. Joe is heavily involved in the Walldog Movement ( Joe specializes in logo design and vector illustrations.

How Winning the International Design Contest Changed My Life

Entering the contest Well, it has been almost two years since the last CorelDRAW International Design Contest . When I try to think back to the competition and the process of creating my design, I remember first my decision to … Continue reading

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Northern Exposure: My Canadian Trip with CorelDRAW

I absolutely love talking about all things design, and when I’m talking about my love for design it’s only natural for me to also talk about my love for CorelDRAW. That is why I enjoyed doing my webinar earlier this … Continue reading

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From CorelDRAW Tricks to Cajun Kicks: My Trip to The Big Easy

I have been asked several times: “What is it like to win the CorelDRAW International Design Contest ?” My answer is that this whole experience is like a gift that keeps on giving. Early October, the fine folks at Corel … Continue reading

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