Hello. We are Ron and Joe. Robin, too. And we’ve been working together for many years – since 1992 to be precise. Our partnership has lasted this long because our skills compliment each other very nicely. Read the brief synopses of our experience below, and you’ll see what we mean.


JOE Crabtree
Joe graduated from California State University, Long Beach with dual BFAs in Illustration and Graphic Design. Joe never utilized his training as a designer, however, because his illustration skills were so strong.  And he did very well right out of the box. Creating editorial illustrations for many years for such clients as The Los Angeles Times Business/Opinion sections and The Toastmaster magazine. Joe also illustrated for marketing uses as well. Working on projects for such clients as Mattel, Kia Automotive and Mead Paper.

Over the years,
Joe has also taught illustration at CSU, Long Beach.

Since 1992, however, Joe has mostly run a successful business creating and selling Stock Image products such as Art Parts clip art and stock illustrations, Letter Parts stock photography and even a font, called Regular Joe.


RON Romain
Ron graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a BFA in Graphic Design. On leaving school, he took a position at The Designory, a design studio in Long Beach, CA specializing in large automotive projects for clients such as Nissan, Toyota and Mercedes-Benz. Ron worked at The Designory for about four years, and then split off with a partner to start Marshall/Romain, a small, quality design studio in Orange County, CA. Marshall/Romain handled a variety of projects for clients and industries, such as: Yamaha Motorcycle, Snowmobile and Marine; industrial electronic component companies, such as Opto 22 and Beckman Industrial; even financial and fashion clients such as TRW and Raisins Swimwear. Marshall/Romain specialized in brochures, catalogs and print advertising.

Ron has taught graphic design at CSU, Long Beach and Chapman University. He has taught for the last eight years at CSU, Fullerton.

Since 1992, however, Ron has mostly run a successful business creating and selling Stock Image products such as Art Parts clip art and stock illustrations, Letter Parts stock photography and even a line of products called CD-RON.


ROBIN Romain
Robin graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a BFA in Graphic Design.  Robin’s degree was in design, but her passion ran to advertising. She started her art director advertising career at DMB&B Los Angeles, creating award winning print ads for Sea World, The California Avocado Commission and The Arizona Bank. She moved on to Grey Advertising as a senior art director, creating print and broadcast materials for clients Knudsen Dairy, Transamerica Life Companies and Southern California Edison. She took a break from the corporate life and founded a jewelry business “Studio RoJa”.  There she designed, manufactured and marketed an original line of hand-crafted jewelry.

At Ron and Joe, Robin concepts and designs products for Recycled Paper Greeting, High Cotton Gifts and a variety of National Gift Catalogs.

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