Danny Burleson

"I arrange things in boxes."


A selection of projects: professional, personal, and volunteer.
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Skills and Experience

I am well-versed in illustration, web design/coding, and a variety of computer applications.


  • Web Design
  • Web Coding
  • Graphic Design
  • Print Layout
  • Illustration (digital & traditional)
  • Comics (penciller, inker, color flatter, colorist, and letterer)
  • Office Management
  • Music Notation
  • Video Editing


  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign (+ Acrobat)
  • Avid Sibelius
  • Google Suite
  • Microsoft Office
  • Proprietary Applications
  • Misc. Code / Server Appliations, incl. Coda, Filezilla, and Notepad++
  • Working knowledge of several other Adobe Creative Cloud applications, incl. Premiere, Audition, and Lightroom

Code / CMS

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • jQuery
  • PHP
  • Bootstrap
  • WordPress
  • Grawlix
  • Linux VPS Server

Illustration / Cartooning

I have studied and practiced illustration for over 30 years—with a primary focus on cartooning—using both traditional and digital tools. I have launched several comic series online (including one designed for responsive browsers) as well as published a collection of strips.

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary

In late 2016 I was tasked with re-creating the 935-page Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary (ELH) for the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS). This book was originally published in 1996 and the master layout files were no longer viable for modern printers. I converted and exported hundreds of existing Finale music notation and Word files for use in modern applications. Using Sibelius, I re-created several dozen musical pieces that were either no longer available digitally or did not survive the conversion process. Ultimately, I re-created the complete existing print layout from scratch in Adobe InDesign.

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Preschool Power-Hour

Power-Hour is a preschool program for children ages 2-5 AND their caregivers. I have supported this program via my illustration and web skills by maintaining their program info on a WordPress site as well as providing illustrations for program activities. I also have re-created their logo in Illustrator—referencing a low-res source—as it was not previously available in vector or high-resolution.

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Fan Art and Parody

Whether crafted during the annual "Inktober" event or just as a fun excercise, I have created a number of illustrations and other content that showcase and/or parody pop-culture.

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Lutherhaven Camp
Songbook + Extras

For the 2017 session of Bethany Lutheran Church's summer camp at Lutherhaven (by Wildcat Lake in WA), I was tasked with creating a 32-page songbook, plus, supplemental material. In addition to creating the layout for the book and releated resources in InDesign, I also created several original illustrations.

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Peanuts Pinball (prototype)

Using traditional tools and Adobe Illustrator, I created and formatted the artwork for the cabinet and playfield of a "Peanuts" themed, prototype pinball machine.

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