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20+ Years of Creative Excellence


Brando Punk | Designer & Illustrator

Welcome to Upside Down Owl Studios, your creative gateway to the world of design. I’m Brando, your dedicated designer and the creative force behind our studio. Based in the vibrant Quad Cities metro area, I bring over two decades of design experience to the table.

A Legacy of Creativity:

With a passion for design that’s been growing since I picked up my first pencil, I’ve honed my skills over the years to transform ideas into captivating visuals. Whether it’s crafting unique logo designs, strategic branding solutions, or t-shirt artistry, I’m here to breathe life into your vision.

A Personal Artistic Journey:

In addition to my professional design work, I’m also an avid creator of personal art. My artistic journey extends beyond the boundaries of commercial design, allowing me to explore and express my unique vision. This personal connection to art fuels my creativity and shapes my approach to every project I undertake.

Twenty Years of Expertise:

My journey in the world of design has been marked by two decades of continuous learning and innovation. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of working with a diverse range of clients, each with their unique challenges and goals. This extensive experience has honed my ability to translate ideas into visual masterpieces, whether in the form of a logo that resonates with a brand’s identity, a comprehensive branding strategy that captivates audiences, or wearable art that tells a story.

At Upside Down Owl Studios, it’s not just about creating designs; it’s about building meaningful connections through the language of art. I’m excited to work with you, collaborate on your projects, and bring your creative ideas to life.

Let’s embark on a creative journey together, and discover the limitless possibilities of design. Whether you’re a fellow art enthusiast, a business owner, or anyone in between, I’m here to make your vision a reality. Get in touch and let’s start creating!


Let's Work Together!

Saibōgu Kunoichi

Offset Stencil Painting in a Refinished Frame

Saibōgu Kunoichi/2022/Refinished Frame/Laser Cut Wood/10 Layer Acrylic Stencil Painting/21″ x 22.5″

“Saibōgu Kunoichi” is a stunning stencil painting, meticulously created through laser-cut techniques, which transforms a discarded dumpster into a work of art. Offset in a beautifully refinished frame, this artwork brings to life the mystique of the Kunoichi, the female ninja of ancient Japan.

The piece captures the duality of their character, showcasing both their strength and grace. Through the intricate stencils and thoughtful use of colors, “Saibōgu Kunoichi” tells a story of empowerment and resilience. The juxtaposition of bold, dark shades against delicate, intricate patterns reflects the Kunoichi’s ability to blend into the shadows while retaining their unique identity. This artwork is not just a visual representation of strength and subtlety; it’s a testament to the transformative power of art.



The “Pop Icons” series is a vibrant and captivating collection of stencil paintings that pay homage to some of the most iconic figures in popular culture. With an innovative approach, I employ machine-cut stencils to bring precision and intricate detail to life on MDF canvases.

The result is a fusion of art and technology, where each stencil is a testament to the skillful synergy of human creativity and machine precision. Bold, bright colors take center stage in this series, infusing the portraits with a dynamic energy that mirrors the charisma and impact of the pop culture icons they depict.

“Pop Icons” is a celebration of the influential figures who have left an indelible mark on our world, portrayed through a unique fusion of artistic craftsmanship and contemporary technology.