About

THEM  To put it simply, Graphite Design + Build does just that – they design and they build.  To put it less simply, they specialize in custom sculptures, models, signs, and spaces. In short, they make things.  And they make things more interesting than they are.

From small-scale models to large-scale sculptures, Graphite Design + Build transforms ideas of any size into objects.  With a list of past clients that includes the Indianapolis Zoo, the Toledo Museum of Art, and the Toledo Metroparks, there is no typical customer for these guys.

 HIM  Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Jeremy moved to the Toledo area to attend Bowling Green State University where he earned his Bachelors in Fine Arts.  He majored in Computer Modeling and Animation and minored in Glassblowing, but decided that he’d rather not spend his life in a computer lab, so he pursued a career in the hands-on art field.  After graduating, Jeremy was hired  by a sculpting/special effects company where he sharpened his sculpting, painting, molding, and design skills over the next decade.  It’s also where he met his good friend and future business partner, Douglas.   During that time, he learned how to use hundreds of different materials, chemicals, and skills to produce just about any type of product a customer could possibly want.  With this background, Jeremy decided that starting his own custom design and build company would give him the artistic freedom he desired as well as the limitless potential to make anything possible for any type of client.

HIM  Douglas attended Bowling Green State University where he earned a Bachelors degree in three-dimensional art. He has an affinity for traveling off the beaten path along the equator, collecting antique motorcycles and bicycles, and for his Great Dane, Ecco.  His years of developing as a sculptor, combined with a decade of experience as a designer and fabricator in the industrial design field have made him quite knowledgeable when it comes to developing ideas. Having worked on and designed projects all across the globe, in all types of conditions, has helped to shape him into a fearless creator of anything imaginable. This, in tandem with Jeremy’s wealth of knowledge in materials, makes them the think tank that they are – Graphite Design + Build, the pursuers and builders of your idea.

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