What is Sketchbook B? 

Sketchbook B is the online home for the projects, writing, typefaces and assorted randomness created by designer Bob Wertz. Every project on Sketchbook B is an opportunity to develop creative and effective solutions and to grow as a designer in the process. 

 

Who is Bob?

Bob Wertz is a Columbia, South Carolina-based designer, creative director, college instructor, student, husband and dad. He’s particularly obsessed with typography, the creative process and the tools we use to create. Resume / Work Samples

I’ve been a professional designer since 1997. (I’ve been creating much longer than that.) I helped start AIGA’s South Carolina chapter, serving as Vice President for two years and then President for two years. I still work with my local chapter as much as I can, currently serving as Co-President. 

I stay busy — but only because I really love all of it.

 

What's with all the green?

For most of my career, I've worked for companies whose corporate color is some shade of blue. So when I started Sketchbook B, I wanted to use any color except blue. And since green is my other favorite color, the decision was easy. I've expanded the SbB color palette a little bit over the years — adding a dark blue and a red. But green is still everywhere. Bright green has become a bit of a signature for me, spreading to messenger bags, phone cases, watch bands, pens, pencils, notebooks and more.

 

Questions or comments?

If you have questions about the projects here, fill out the contact form or reach out to me on Twitter – @sketchbookb.