“We take pride in not only the quality of work that we provide but also our community.” In 2009, during a recession, the Diaz family helped organize a Walldog Mural Festival in their hometown Pontiac, IL, which hosted 150 mural artists. 17 murals were hand painted in only 4 days! Shortly after saying goodbye to all of their Walldog friends that summer, they were awarded with the Citizen(s) of the Year award and also the Studs Terkel Humanities Service Award. The Diazs’ sign work and articles can also be seen in several different issues of popular sign making trade magazines, such as SignCraft, Signs of Times, and Sign Builder Illustrated.
In 2011 Joe Diaz was named the only finalist from the United States for the CorelDRAW International Design Contest for his Steampunk Stella’s design. His design later went on to win the grand prize. Since then Joe has been named a CorelDRAW Master. Corel chooses a handful of designers and artists from around the world to join the CorelDRAW Masters program. These individuals come from a wide range of professional backgrounds and all share one thing in common: an outstanding technical proficiency and passion for CorelDRAW. .