Jessica Blackford Design

Jessica Blackford Design
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Florida Today featured a video of Assael Associate, Jessica Blackford Design’s client, Suzan’ah Free, singing her song “Space Coast” from her new album “Sweet Tropical Dreams”, which features Jessica Blackford Design’s artwork on the cover of the CD Album. The CD artwork can be seen at the beginning of the video here.

See more of Jessica Blackford Design’s work here.

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Creative Opportunities

Creative Opportunities
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For our scale model division, we have creative opportunities for artists, crafts people, model builders, sculptors, fabricators and tinkerers at flexible hours in an open studio in Winter Park. Hand skills are a must, computer skills are a plus.

No phone calls please.

Please send your information via our Contact Form here.

Artist Designer Wanted

Artist Designer Wanted
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Entry Level Artist Designer.
Skilled in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) a must.
Other skills a plus, such as, 3D programs, traditional art and/or craft skills.
Flexible hours.

No phone calls please.

Please send your information via our Contact Form here.

Daniel Charles Assael – Calendar Boy

Daniel Charles Assael – Calendar Boy
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Every year, Blackhawk Color and Print Specialists asks talented creative professionals to contribute to their annual 12 month calendar. This year, Fred Daunno, our associate and friend, was chosen to provide original art for third quarter 2015.

Fred Daunno is a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design, majoring in Advertising, Design and Illustration. He has over 30 years of experience in all areas of management, design, illustration, art and production, most notably as the Creative Director/Art Director for Tupperware Brands Corporation in Orlando, Florida. Under his own Daunno Studio, he has worked with clients such as Walt Disney World, AAA, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, The Saturday Evening Post, and many others.

Fred chose to use a photo that he art directed with photographer, Mark Taulbee. Daniel Assael was the subject. It is genuinely an honor to be a subject of Fred’s work.

The captions under the photo read:

“People Who Inspire” series.
Designed and illustrated by Fred Daunno with photo by Mark Taulbee.

Daniel Charles Assael is a designer, artist, writer and principal creative director at Assael Associates, Inc. in Winter Park, Florida

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Steve Leary Elected Mayor of the City of Winter Park

Steve Leary Elected Mayor of the City of Winter Park
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All of the principals of AAI | Assael Associates, Inc. proudly supported Steve Leary for mayor of the City of Winter Park. Steve won the mayoral seat by a very respectable majority margin. AAI supports Mayor Leary’s vision for Winter Park and believes he will facilitate positive changes for all Winter Park residents, businesses and visitors.
Congratulations Mayor Leary!

The Historic Icons of Orlando

The Historic Icons of Orlando
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The Historic Icons of Orlando is a project of The Orange County Regional History Center and Orlando Remembered. Did you grow up or live in Orlando Metro area between 1960 & 1985? If so, help us name the top people, places, events and objects from the period. Share your experiences here www.HistoricIconsofOrlando.com

Joining Advisory Committee for History Center

Joining Advisory Committee for History Center
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AAI, Assael Associates, Inc., is proud to announce that associate, Daniel Assael, has accepted an invitation to join the Collections and Exhibits Advisory Committee of the Orange County Regional History Center. We are excited about volunteering and lending our time and expertise to the Committee’s mission to make the History Center a successful and effective community resource.

AAI Interview with Graduating Design Student

AAI Interview with Graduating Design Student
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Recently, Daniel Assael, principal associate of AAI, was interviewed by a graduating student who was about to enter the world of commercial art and design and was seeking advice on how best to navigate, avoid pitfalls and succeed as a professional creative. Read the entire interview here on AAI | Assael Associates, Inc.’s Facebook Page.

American Custom Dollhouses

American Custom Dollhouses
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Visit AmericanCustomDollhouses.com to learn about AAI | Assael Associates, Inc., sister company, American Custom Dollhouses Company where Custom Dollhouses for American Girl® Dolls and all 18″ Dolls are designed and fabricated. Check out American Custom Dollhouses Facebook Page, too, and while you’re there, please “Like” us. Thanks!

Orlando Scale Models

Orlando Scale Models
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As “a picture is worth a thousand words”, a model is worth a thousand pictures. OrlandoScaleModels.com is the scale modeling and maquette service of AAI | Assael Associates, Inc.

AAI | Assael Associates, Inc. on Facebook

AAI | Assael Associates, Inc. on Facebook
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Read daily updates about what’s going on at AAI | Assael Associates, Inc. and while you’re catching up…don’t forget to “Like” us! We really appreciate it.

Assael Fine Furniture

Assael Fine Furniture
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AAI | Assael Associates, Inc. has a proud heritage of hard working, talented artisans and their craft inspired many of the services we now provide. Read about how our history caught up with us recently.

Gleb Derujinsky

Gleb Derujinsky
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Gleb Derujinsky, legendary fashion photographer, and his beloved wife of 42 years, Wallis Fairfax Derujinsky, were killed together in a car crash in Durango, Colorado on June 9, 2011. A few months prior, on March 19, 2011, Wallis took this photo of Gleb enjoying his 86th birthday doing what he loved to do. The Derujinskys were not just professional associates of AAI, they were family. We miss them very much.

Centra Care Florida Hospital Urgent Care

Centra Care Florida Hospital Urgent Care
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Take a virtual tour of the beautiful new Florida Hospital Centra Care Urgent Care Center in Sanford, Florida, our latest project in coordination with Adeo Media Group. AAI custom designed and built Acrylic Adjustable Information Racks, Hand Sanitizer Station Units, Themed Custom Built Children’s Interactive Game Play Unit, and installed Large Format Graphics, Interactive Magnetic Play Character Walls and Interior Signage.

Fred Daunno

Fred Daunno
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It was an entertaining and informative evening at the AIGA sponsored event at Full Sail University. The speaker was Fred Daunno, Tupperware’s Art Director for more than three decades. To learn more about Fred, here’s an article from the Orlando Sentinel.

The principals of AAI value their continued friendship with Fred and are honored to have been a part of his esteemed career. Some AAI Tupperware projects assigned by Fred included: Product Illustrations; Line Illustrations; Display Fixtures; and some real Characters like Munchkid, Bud Seedling and Safe-T.

Ken Bradley Elected Mayor of City of Winter Park

Ken Bradley Elected Mayor of City of Winter Park
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All of the principals of AAI | Assael Associates, Inc. proudly supported Ken Bradley in two races for mayor of the City of Winter Park. In both elections Ken won the mayoral seat by a very respectable majority margin. AAI supports Mayor Bradley’s vision for Winter Park and believes he will facilitate positive changes for all Winter Park residents, businesses and visitors. Congratulations Mayor Bradley!

Sydgan Corporation of Winter Park, Florida

Sydgan Corporation of Winter Park, Florida
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AAI is proud to have been engaged to design and create mobile advertising graphics and billboards for real estate properties and Ravaudage developer, Sydgan Corporation of Winter Park, Florida.

Centra Care Florida Hospital Urgent Care

Centra Care Florida Hospital Urgent Care
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AAI is proud to be providing, in coordination with aDeo Media, for Centra Care Florida Hospital Urgent Care, custom designed and fabricated children’s play area themed electronic game interactives, specialized Centra Care logotype acrylic units and indoor signage, and large scale vinyl graphics.

20th Century Toy History: Erector, Tinkertoy & Magic 8 Ball


Daniel and Toni Assael of AAI | Assael Associates, Inc., talk about their role in the
“Kids Stuff” toy exhibit at the Orange County Regional History Center in Orlando, Florida.

Smart Woman


AAI | Assael Associates, Inc. and Toni and Daniel Assael in Ivanhoe Productions
“Smart Woman” newsfeed Titled “The Pros and Cons of Sharing a Business with Hubby”.

Columbus Zoo & Aquarium Polar Frontier Rockwork Maquettes

Columbus Zoo & Aquarium Polar Frontier Rockwork Maquettes
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AAI is proud to have been engaged by The Nassal Company to have created the original design maquettes for The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium’s new Polar Frontier exhibit area, including polar animal rockwork habitats and topographical rockwork.

Floridays Resort Orlando Scale Model

Floridays Resort Orlando Scale Model
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AAI is proud to have been engaged by The Nassal Company to have designed, and fabricated the Sales Scale Model featuring Highly Accurate Architectural and Landscape Details and the Construction Field Maquette for Floridays Resort Orlando.

Naples Big Cypress Market Architectural Graphics

Naples Big Cypress Market Architectural Graphics
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AAI is proud to have been engaged by Basik Development to create, render and illustrate architectural graphics for Naples Big Cypress Market.

St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park New Zoo Exhibits

St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park New Zoo Exhibits
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AAI is pleased to have created two new and exciting original exhibits for St. Augustine Alligator Farm® Zoological Park, “Emerging Life”, a sculpture of alligator hatchlings emerging from their nest, and “Crocodilians of The World”, a large size graphic display of all twenty three species of Crocodilians.

IGFA Exhibit Design

IGFA Exhibit Design
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AAI is proud to have been engaged by Sparks® Exhibits to design and render the interactive exhibit for the IGFA / International Game Fish Association World Fishing Center.

WiDeFi™ Xtender Wireless Home Networking Promotion

WiDeFi™ Xtender Wireless Home Networking Promotion
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AAI is proud to have been engaged by Infinite Ideas & Designs to design and illustrate the WiDeFi™ Xtender Wireless Home Networking Promotion.

Jungle Jim Greene’s Alligator Safaris New Logotype & Branding

Jungle Jim Greene’s Alligator Safaris New Logotype & Branding
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AAI is pleased to have created and launched a highly successful new branding program for Jungle Jim Greene’s Alligator Safaris Guided Eco-Tour Nature Adventures on Florida’s St. Johns River.

Jungle Adventures New Logotype, Branding & Wayfinding Program

Jungle Adventures New Logotype, Branding & Wayfinding Program
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AAI is pleased to have created and launched a highly successful new branding program and an interactive animated park map for Jungle AdventuresSM A Real Florida Animal Park.

The Billy Graham Library Signage Design

The Billy Graham Library Signage Design
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AAI is proud to have been engaged by ITEC® Entertainment Corporation to design signage for The Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Las Vegas Springs Preserve Themed Rockwork Maquettes

Las Vegas Springs Preserve Themed Rockwork Maquettes
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AAI is proud to have been engaged by The Nassal Company to have created the original faux rockwork design maquettes for Las Vegas Springs Preserve’s new “Every Drop Counts” outdoor water garden, “Desert Lifecycle”; desert canyon theater, “People of the Springs” Mojave Pithouse replica and multiple desert environment animal habitats.

Columbus Zoo & Aquarium Asia Quest Sculpture & Rockwork Maquettes

Columbus Zoo & Aquarium Asia Quest Sculpture & Rockwork Maquettes
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AAI is proud to have been engaged by The Nassal Company to have created the original design maquettes for The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium’s new Asia Quest exhibit area, including the iconic 16′ high sculpted Asian tiger ruin themed entrance and multiple Asian animal habitats and environments.

Georgia Aquarium Themed Children’s Slide Sculpture Maquette

Georgia Aquarium Themed Children’s Slide Sculpture Maquette
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AAI is proud to have been engaged by The Nassal Company to have created the design concept drawings and maquette for The Georgia Aquarium’s new 20’ sculpted Atlantic Right Whale themed children’s slide.

Student Veterans Resource Center

Student Veterans Resource Center
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AAI | Assael Associates, Inc. is proud to have designed the logo for the Student Veterans Resource Center, affiliated with the Oregon National Guard Soldier Reintegration Team.

The Orange County Regional History Center

The Orange County Regional History Center
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The principals of AAI are honored and fortunate to be chosen to participate in the planning of The Orange County Regional History Center 2008 exhibit, Kid Stuff: Great Toys from Our Childhood, and to be able to continue as Advisory Committee members for the 2009 exhibit, Jim Henson’s Fantastic World.

Human Resource Executive Magazine’s Award Winner

Human Resource Executive Magazine’s Award Winner
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AAI is proud to have created, illustrated and produced all of the interactive iconic graphics for Full Throttle® by Solutions HouseSM, Winner of Human Resource Executive® Magazine’s Top Five Training Products of the Year for 2005!

Park Green of Winter Park

Park Green of Winter Park
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The principals of AAI are honored to have been elected to serve their homeowners association as officers and board members of the Park Green of Winter Park Homeowners Association, Inc.