Since opening the doors in 1997, Lightspeed Commercial Arts has specialized in high-end technical and product illustration, science illustration, as well as logo design/visual branding. Early in his career, Mike Hamers, designer/illustrator (and founder of Lightspeed) has worked as an illustrator in the corporate art departments of Simplicity Lawn & Garden, Harley-Davidson Motorcycles (WI), Jeep/Renault (WI), and Ball Aerospace (CO). Since founding Lightspeed in 1997, Mike has worked closely with many companies, in many industries, both large and small, including: IBM, N.A.S.A., Dept. of Defense, Xerox, Microgravity Enterprises, N.C.A.R., Medtronic, Durect Medical, International Assn of Drilling Contractors, Mobil Oil, Alaska Clean Seas, Metron-Farnier Water Meters/Verizon), and with the Advanced Science & Technology departments of the Universities of Colorado, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin to name a few. We take great pride in having won over 35 national and international “Awards of Excellence” of our LOGO designs. Additionally, we have also won the “Best Of Category” in other areas – including “BEST USE OF”: Typography (Sweet Greens font DESIGN), Logo Usage Guide (for the Town of Mead), Photography (Addiction Recovery Story), Corporate Environmental Graphics (Dessault 3D Systems), and for Illustration (unpublished illustration called “Momentum”). Mike Hamers has authored several books including: “Walking With Rumi” and the soon to be released “The Little Book of Logo Design: A beginner’s guide to creating meaningful and memorable logos.” Within the fine art world, Mike has conceived, participated in, and curator many themed group art show in Colorado including: “Out of the Black and Into the Blue (Firehouse Art Center/2013); “Through Art, Visions and Dreams the Light Gets Through” (NCAR Galleries 1+2 / 2015), and “Art As Medicine” (Dairy Center for the Arts/2017). Mike also had a one-may mini-retrospective called “More Art Than Science” in 2018 (NCAR Gallery 1). Mike also helped to convert an unused library space in the Pine Street Church, into a public-access gallery space called “Colorado Art Asylum” with the overarching theme of “Where art and spirituality meet”.
Technical, Conceptual, Graphic, Logo Design, Black & White, Watercolor, Photoillustration, Line, Rich Picture, Airbrush, Digital, Special Effects, Vector, Pen & Ink, Concept Art, Design, Montage, Type Design, Line with Color
Product, Technology, Lifestyle, Information Graphics, Transportation, Sports, Icons, Science, Medical, Environmental, Industrial, Book Covers, Scientific, Leisure, Futuristic, Youth, Logos, Food/Beverage, Education, Branding