Welcome to Vantage Point Design

I am Nick Wiesneski, Renaissance man and sole proprietor of Vantage Point Design. I build websites, among other things. I also have expertise in editing and copy writing (to go with my English degree), 3D modeling, CAD drafting, and logo design. Please take a look around and feel free to contact me.

Craig Selander, Architect, LLC


Craig Selander, Architect, LLC: http://www.selander-architect.com

Objective: Design and build Craig Selander, Architect, LLC's architectural firm website to establish an online resource for their clients and potential clients.

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Town of Trade Lake

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Town of Trade Lake: http://www.tradelakewi.com

Objective: Design, develop, and implement the Town of Trade Lake's online presence.

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A better path for black and white photo conversion


I've used several methods over the years to convert digital photos to black & white. Here's what I've learned. And don't worry if you don't have Photoshop (PS), I’ll discuss a solid free software option as well.

Starting out, the Desaturate tool in PS was the obvious choice. Using that in conjunction with the Contrast and Levels controls offered some tweakability control beyond the basic desaturation operation. While these methods may suffice for some applications, I learned a better (and more fun) way to pop some fantastic black and white photos by digging a little deeper.

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Vector Portraits

Andrew Bush has made a fascinating series of images called "Vector Portraits, 1989-1997, Photographs made while traveling at 50-70mph in Los Angeles and other parts of the Southwestern United States".

dude driving a yellow 68 camaro

An entertaining take on that momentary glimpse of your fellow motorist delivered with a minimalist page layout, equally minimalist narration, and interspersed with wonderfully dry humor. I'm a bit of a car aficionado, so it was fun to see a throwback to the automotive landscape of my formative years.

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1849 Marshall Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55104