Energy, creativity, efficiency and most of all, results. Sabre Design is where these all come together.
With more than 87 combined years of experience in design and publishing, we’ve managed major campaigns, created original projects from ground up and in the process we’ve earned our clients return business. We are experts in working with many key industries such as the entertainment industry, government, IT, real estate, health care, financial, professional services, nonprofits, education and our list of clientele continually expands. At Sabre Design, we are always ready to take on new challenges in creating solutions that exceed our client’s objectives.
You and your company can always count on working closely with seasoned professionals, whatever the scope of your project. And you’ll get sound and timely response from our award-winning team.
Our expertise includes not only custom artwork and photography, but art direction, graphic and web design, account management, print production, media planning and placement, public relations and marketing.
You’ll not only like what you see; you’ll love what you get in return. With our creative minds, we’ll keep on top of your overall strategy.
|David & Christina Wilkinson|
DAVID WILKINSON — Owner / Creative Director of Sabre Design
David holds a Bachelors degree in Theatre Arts from San Jose State University. While he has been an artist since he was still in grade school, his dream was to perform on stage. So during his time at Fresno City College, Fresno State University and SJSU, he appeared as the lead in more than a dozen plays.
Throughout the years, he gained valuable knowledge in costume, stage/set and lighting design. This expertise helped to move David up very quickly to becoming the youngest lighting designer in the State of Nevada in 1993. He worked alongside Natasha Katz (lighting designer of Beauty and the Beast) where he worked in designing and programming the world’s largest lighting system for the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. While there, he worked closely with his stage idol — Michael Crawford — the famous Phantom from Phantom of the Opera.
David’s path soon took him to another famous stage. The Siegfried & Roy Theatre at The Mirage Hotel where he not only designed the lighting for the volcano in front of the hotel, but he did the lighting for well-known duo, Siegfried & Roy, Masters of the Impossible.
During his time in Las Vegas, David was also doing costume, set and lighting design as well as graphic design projects for other famous celebrities, including David Cassidy, Jay White, Desi Arnaz Jr., Bill Cosby, Randy Travis, Alabama, Lionel Richie and many more. In 2002, David left the full-time work force in theatre to commit to Sabre Design where he continues to create amazing works of art and design. He continues to work with celebrities in the theatre as well as with local theatres.
But that’s not all, David grew up just outside of Yosemite National Park where as a teen, he started taking photographs of the area. Since then, he has become a professional photographer, exhibiting and selling his photos in many places. He specializes in wildlife and nature and travels many places to get that perfect photo, but he is also venturing in to portrait photography.
CHRISTINA WILKINSON — Owner / Art Director / Marketing of Sabre Design
Christina has been an artist since she was old enough to pick up crayons and draw on walls.
She began in the Air Force as an artist and graphic designer for 10 years and upon leaving the military she became the Art Director for two major publishing companies spanning 9 years. During her time as Art Director at KC Publications (The Story Behind the Scenery, publishers of books on National Parks) she created close to 100 National Park maps and designed over 50 publications. In 1997, the NPS hired Christina to teach a 2-day class in graphic design in Phoenix, Arizona to a group of 20 employees who were not designers. She also developed and created the custom publication to teach the class.
Christina served as a judge for the 2001 Nevada State VICA competition in advertising. She was also instrumental in establishing the STAR internship program for high school artists in the mid-90s in Las Vegas. Because of her background in the arts, she was selected to assist in developing and become an active member of the Clark County School District’s Joint Technical Skills Graphic Design Committee where she served on that board for several years. She is currently a member of the Summerville High School ROP committee for design and visual arts. Other boards she has served on include Red Rock Canyon NRA, Clark County Museum Guild, Tuolumne County Visitor’s Bureau, the Yosemite Chamber of Commerce, Highway 120 Chamber of Commerce and Art Quotient.
She has won several art awards throughout her life. A poster design she created in 2002 for historic preservation was selected as one of the top 10 in the nation by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It was on exhibit in the National Building Museum in Washington DC for a year. Then in February 2004, Christina was presented a Bronze Quill Award by the Las Vegas Chapter of International Association of Business Communicators. But the most prestigious award she received by far was in 2000 given by Graphic Design U.S.A. It is only awarded to the top 10% of over 25,000 artists nationally. She was recognized for her custom illustration of the “Tree of Life” logo design for KidsCharities.org.
As a full-time graphic designer and traditional artist, Christina creates her artwork and illustrations using watercolor, pen & ink, pencil and color pencil as well as digital mediums. She exhibits and sells her artwork periodically and enjoys working alongside other artists and designers.
JUDI WILKINSON — Accounting and Office Manager of Sabre Design
Judi has loved math since she first started school. But, ironically, one of her first jobs was in the print shop of a major furniture company. Later Judi went on to become a bookeeper, an accountant, and the controller of a publishing company. After many years as a designer in the fire sprinkler industry (a business most of her family was involved in at one time or another ) Judi went on to become the Administrator of a major manufacturing company in the bay area.
Judi brings both her love of math and her affection for designing to her position with Sabre Design.