About Columbine Design
Founded in 1985, Columbine Designs has helped hundreds of small businesses get their start and helped many large corporations with their outreach and advertising.
We have always delivered more than was expected. Based in a beautiful, small community, our vision has always been to create eye-catching visuals that do the hard work of representing our clients.
Developing the branding and then creating the collateral printing and signage involved in creating and maintaining a business is the most satisfying part of our job.
Creatively driven, results oriented and client focused after 29 years.
Dave Bonnot has a degree in Mass Communications from the California State University at East Bay where he won many awards for photography and graphic design. He also interned at Mother Jones Magazine in 1977-78. He moved to Tuolumne County in 1980 to become the Production Manager for a weekly newspaper. After leaving the newspaper, he wrote and photographed for several publications before starting Columbine Designs in 1985. He has been the creative director at Columbine Designs since then, working with his two partners to help hundreds of businesses create identities, advertising materials, magazines and books.
Judy has lived in Tuolumne County for over 25 years. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, she studied and earned her BFA in Communication Arts and Design at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Judy is a lead designer for logos and branding and a multitude of print design products. She has a background as an illustrator that brings a style to her work appreciated by her clients. Her photography graces many annual reports. Her versatility answers design needs for many varieties of clients. Her client list includes local non-profits and new and established businesses alike.
She has a professional edge that comes from years of experience in the print and design field, but a sense of humor from her love of life.
Ken Jay is a Jersey Boy that moved to Tuolumne County in 1978. His educational background is in marketing and finance. In 1979 he began working in ad sales for the Mother Lode Weekly where he met Dave Bonnot. In 1981 he took a job with Viacom Cablevision and eventually became their marketing director.
In 1985 Ken and Dave created Columbine Type and Design. Along with newest partner Judy Stoltenberg, their vision is to provide graphic expertise and produce quality marketing products for their clients.
“It’s a wonderful friendship and a great team!” Ken brings sales and management skills to Columbine Designs as it enters its 30th year.