Jeremiah Elbel (American, 1979 - ) Born August 30, 1979 in Omaha, Nebraska, Jeremiah Elbel lives and works in Des Moines, IA as a freelance graphic designer and fine artist. He holds an undergraduate degree from Grandview University in Visual Art and Graphic Design. Jeremiah began his career in 2005 working with small businesses in the local Des Moines area as a freelance designer. Since then, he has worked with several high profile clients such as: Visa, Uber, Cotton Incorporated, INC Magazine, Berkshire Hathaway, Twitter, Mule Software and Samsung. He continues to advocate creating branding and marketing solutions for small businesses nationwide while staying true to his roots as an active visual artist working in various mediums from his design studio in southern Des Moines. In 2009, Jeremiah Elbel won the second round of the Saatchi Showdown, a showcase for artists to display their work, with his piece on view for over 400,000 visitors. Elbel’s work focuses on the disconnect between verbal and pictorial information provided by media coverage and how language is often used to misconstrue devastating events in human history. Elbel’s work was the subject of an eight-page feature in a Japanese magazine in May 2010 called Vision and has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions including “Anonymous” in 2011 at Iowa State University.