Welcome to the official site for artist, inventor, & creator, Jim "Wizard" Waskowiak. This page gives you some insight to
the past, present, & future of Jim's background & experience.
Jim has been an artist his entire life. At the age of 5, Jim's mother enrolled him into art classes, and from there it has
spawned into a flourishing career in art. In his earlier years, he attended classes The Art Institute Of Pittsburgh,
Westinghouse, & The Carnegie Museum. At the age of 13, he was accepted into The Pittsburgh High School For The
Creative & Performing Arts, with a total student body of only 250 students. There he studied fine arts, photography, video
production, painting, etching, and an array of other mediums in art.
At the age of 16, Jim painted his first sign. He shown talent and interest in many facets of music. He began learning to play
guitar, drums, & blues harmonica, all while writing original lyrics/music, and polishing his skills as a vocalist. He also studied
the art of recording and running sound for live bands.
After high school, he felt as if creating signs & ads was his "true calling" in art. Over the next few years of worked
construction, and created signs & other outdoor advertisements in his spare time. Then, at the age of 24 he decided to take
the plunge of starting a business.
In 1995 Wizard Graphics Company was born. Jim totally submerged himself in outdoor advertising design, fabrication, &
installation as his full time career. He learned from the "Old Skool" methods, when billboards were still hand painted, &
computer generated graphics still had no clutch on this field. As the years rolled on, so did Jim, buying his first computer in
1997, to take his designs to the next level, mastering Adobe Photoshop along with other computer programs that helped him
excel in art, video and music.
From then until now, Jim has designed & created hundreds of ads, fliers, posters, signs, billboards, logos, & whatever
else he put his imagination to. During that time, Jim sculpted custom bobblehead dolls for many famous and regular people,
carved custom foam pumpkins like no other, and built some very unique, innovative, and interesting creations.
Now, today, Jim is displaying all of his greatest work here on this website. Whether it's for sale, or just on display, it will
give you a good idea of the limitless possibilities of the work Jim Wizard can perform. This website is a virtual portfolio of
over 2 decades of projects that have been
created by Jim Wizard. So, please, take your time and check it all out.
Hopefully, after you have seen it all, Jim Wizard will be the one that can bring to life any ideas you may have.
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