About Wally

Who is Wally?

Wally Thompson is a Colorado native who has made artistic waves across all media platforms, including print, web, and outdoor. Wally's original sense of artistry and unmatched work ethic have made him the go-to freelance design specialist from local organizations to national corporations, from special occasions to regional events.
Why choose Wally?
  • B.A. in Commercial Art from Midland Lutheran College
  • Expert in Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign
  • 10+ years of full-time experience (not a "hobbyist" designer - real graphics tools & critical design skills)
  • Full-Time Freelancer with constant availability (no waiting around for his "day job" to end!


Who knows Wally?

“Wally is a consummate professional and his talents in graphic design are superb. He is a master at transforming an idea into a top-tier marketing piece and is truly gifted in his ability to infuse it with precision, appeal, and simplicity - all tenants of effective branding and messaging. In addition, he is perhaps the most organized and conscientious person I know, placing the highest priority on performing ahead of schedule while exceeding expectations on quality. If you want to work with the best, you want to work with Wally Thompson.”

Trevin Bensko-Wecks, General Manager, NextMedia Outdoor - Colorado


“Wally is easily one of the most talented graphic designers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. His originality, his excellent use of space, his color and texture choices, you name it... he has an unbelievable talent for creating exactly the right design for any given project. And on top of Wally's talent is his drive, his attitude, and his genuine personality. Wally has a confidence about his work that is so important, but he is also amazingly good at accepting critiques from his peers and management and trying to better himself always. He is not afraid to devote the time and energy that is required to produce designs that make statements, evoke emotion and that can make a real difference to a company. I truly consider Wally to be one of the most talented designers I know and I do not hesitate to give him the highest recommendation.”

Travis Rolf, Catalog Production Manager, Sierra Trading Post


“In my 17 years in the outdoor business, I have worked with many designers. Mr. Thompson is without a doubt in the very upper echelon of those designers in terms of the superior impact of his designs, his ability to manage workload, stay on deadline and his communication with his clientele. Wally consistently delivers TOP-NOTCH work and is the first person I would call if/when I am in need of professional design services. He is certain to produce work that clearly communicates the message, is innovative, and provides significant punch. Well worth the investment in time and money.”

Dave Menk, General Manager, NextMedia Outdoor - Virginia


“Wally was responsible for generating design concepts for the Sierra Outdoors Catalog that I managed. Aside from helping out his department with other catalogs, he was able to produce these 48-page books every month. Wally was hands-down, the most progressive catalog designer in the group--coming up with new ideas and ways to display product. Additionally, his design work raised the bar at the company and was extremely effective in selling product. Wally made me look good and was a pleasure to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending his work and personal ethics.”

Steve Tatarchuk, Outdoor Buyer, Sierra Trading Post

“Wally is a talented designer and a team player. I was confident when bringing abstract ideas to him that he would always exceed my expectations. His outstanding artwork with quick turnaround time helped enable my clients to find success in outdoor advertising campaigns. I recommend his work and the creative energy he brings into the workplace.”

David Brunacci, Senior Account Executive, NextMedia Outdoor - Colorado




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