About Brandon

“I grew up with art on my brain. As a child I was always taking things apart, seeing how they worked, and then put them together in a new way (sometimes they come out better sometimes they don't). As I got older I had an appreciation for all thing old and forgotten. It seamed natural to create art from items like reclaimed and live-edge woods, metals, antiques, and vintage goods. Drawing & painting was second nature to me! And now meshing my love affair for the outdoors into every piece. "


Brandon DeNormandie (b. 1981, Oak Forest, IL) is a artist living out in the countryside in Manteno, IL with his wife, 2 dogs, and horse. Specializing in taking all types of mediums and creating them into pieces of art with inspiration for the outdoors. From wildlife, nature, mountains, landscapes, lamps, and anything in between.




It all started with CrankStart Design Co. “The Creative Services Division” was created to provide unique designs and strategic marketing plans for small local businesses to major corporations. Over the past 15 years we have been passionate in providing our customers with marketing plans, media planning and placement, creative assets, self promotions, and marketing materials to accurately showcase their businesses.

  • Corporate Identity, print, and direct mail
  • Web design, e-blasts, web banners, and other digital design
  • Strategic Media planning and buying services
  • TV/Radio production & graphics
  • Billboard, outdoor, mobile and business signage
  • Packaging and concept designs
  • Business presentations and promos