For a business, good design can be everything.

It’s what defines a company, a product and its community. A well designed company presence can be as important for closing a sale as the salespeople who work at the company. Good graphic design increases the value of a company the same way that improving a home with an addition increases its value. It’s no longer enough that a company hang out its shingle, you need to create a brand message that resonates with people and tell a story that engages people. Powerful Branding is more than a logo, it’s about crafting a message, getting it out there with the right kind of promotion and then backing that message up with everything you do with your business.

For a small business, design can be intimidating.

Many small businesses don’t have well designed logos, websites or advertising because talking to designers, design firms and marketers can be a daunting and expensive prospect.

My name is John Holtgrew and I’m the Founder and Creative Director of PowerBand Graphics and I want to change that…


I grew up on a farm outside a small town called Winside in Northeast Nebraska where I learned the value of hard work. From there I put myself through the toughest art school in the Midwest. After graduation I went to work immediately in the marketing industry.  Since then I’ve worked with marketing companies and businesses of all sizes in Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa. I understand the unique pressures that emerging businesses and organizations go through in trying to attract clients. I’ve seen how businesses get caught up in marketing double-speak and get left behind when it comes to new technology and services. I want to provide something better.

PowerBand Graphics LLC was founded as an approachable design and graphics house. Our goal is to provide affordable, high quality design and web solutions to help local and small businesses compete on any level. We are here to answer questions and create long term relationships with our customers.

It’s more than just design, it’s about giving business owners the tools they need to present their business in a creative and professional way. It’s about finding the best way to present their message while at the same time removing the pressure and intimidation that can come with trying to find the right graphic design solution.