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my name is joe. i'm a simple laid back guy that has a passion for design and art. have been doing professional graphic and web design since 2000. prior to being a professional, i attended the van buren technology center in lawrence michigan for two years (1996-1998) where i became certified in commercial art. immediately after certification, i enrolled into al collins graphic design school (currently called collins college) located in tempe arizona where i attended for the following two years (1998-2000) and received my associates of arts degree in visual communication. i never really had any formal education in traditional art. ever since i...more
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Painted Circuit Board Series By Joe Dragt

Tempe, AZ - June 23rd, 2011

Arizona artist Joe Dragt is recycling old technology with a creative twist. His on-going circuit board series started in 2011, when his full-time job was about to send more than thirty old computers to a local company for recycling. A seasoned professional graphic and web designer, as well as a technology geek at heart, Joe is familiar with the inner-workings of computers. “Seeing the stack of old computers, the idea just struck me…the motherboards can make for a really neat canvas. The complexity and patterns of all the circuits could make for stunning backgrounds. I asked if I could take one computer home for a trial run, and it just blossomed from there.” Joe recycles 100% of the old computers. He meticulously takes out every screw and separates pieces into categories such as circuit boards, scrap metal, plastic, and any other eye- catching parts, and then plans accordingly. H...