Guten Tag.

My name is Schnitzel Bear. I come in peace and mean you no harm. Rawr.

It is my pleasure to unveil and introduce Schnitzel Bear Studios, the new home for the art and design of Carolyn Adkins. I am delighted you’re here. Now, let’s roll up our sleeves and create stuff.

Guten Tag.

My name is Schnitzel Bear. I come in peace and mean you no harm. Rawr.

It is my pleasure to unveil and introduce Schnitzel Bear Studios, the new home for the art and design of Carolyn Adkins. I am delighted you’re here. Now, let’s roll up our sleeves and create stuff.

Carolyn Adkins, owner of Schnitzel Bear Studios LLC

Who the h*ck is Schnitzel Bear, you ask?

Superhero-astronaut,
dog mom, live music lover,  art & design animal

Over the past fifteen years I’ve undertaken a wide variety of freelance projects – murals, pet portraits, small business websites and branding, installation art, you name it. I love getting my paws into all things creative, and a special affinity for screen printed gig posters. Did I mention that I love live music?

Seeking creative solutions?

I can help you out with all of your creative needs including merch, marketing, branding, website design, and even brainstorming middle names for your dog if necessary.
Let’s make it happen.

Screen Printing

Hand crafted, illustrated gig posters designed and printed in-house

Brand Identity

Logo, identity and branding design that turns heads and makes your business shine

Web Development

Superior, artistically crafted and developed to take your web presence a cut above the rest

Illustration

Specialty illustration for murals, printed materials, album art, posters, invitation – you name it

Painting

A true passion of mine is to capture the unique spirit of each pet

Web Hosting

Receive outstanding, affordable hosting service through reputable hosting partner

Featured projects

People Brothers Band Poster
Highbridge Hills Disc Golf Jamboree

Kind words from some lovely folks.

Each and every time we work with Carolyn, the result is always a masterpiece we could not be happier with. She consistently delivers high quality original artwork that is unique to her style. Carolyn captures that treasured design you’re searching for and brings it to life.
Ben Majeska

Musician, Armchair Boogie

Carolyn designed and built the logo and website for our nonprofit organization. She worked closely with us with great attention to detail, bringing creativity, vision and deep understanding of our mission to her artwork and presentation. The website is beautiful with well-chosen imagery, it’s easy to navigate, and it conveys our organizational identity perfectly: a great combination of art with practical messaging.

Dr. Noelle Kateri Brigden (Ph.D.)

Founder/President, Pesas y Poder

Working with an artist to make our vision come true (plus some) has never been so easy. Carolyn goes the extra mile in creativity, communication, and final product.

On top of listening to our project goals, Carolyn has a good instinct on when to reach out for direction and brings additional ideas to the table. We originally hired Carolyn to make artwork for each single that our band, Old Oaks, was set to release. She listened to the music, discussed what we had in mind and what visuals the songs brought to her. While drafting the artwork she would check in on major details and take notes of small options for how the product could be changed depending on our preference. After one review we not only met our expectations and ideas — but some of Carolyn’s artistic fingerprint improved our original concepts! Next, Carolyn brought the idea of putting all the single artwork images into a fold out book — this book has been one of our best eye catchers at the merch stand ever since. Marvelous.

Frank Laufenberg

Musician, Old Oaks

Carolyn designed a sharp, user friendly website for our band. She accommodated our needs and was easy to work with every step of the way. Her attention to detail and quick turnaround time on orders have been great and she’s since designed many tour posters and other graphics for us. Very professional and courteous!

Nick Clutter & Alex White

Musicians, Pine Travelers

We are beyond impressed with the creativity, style and professionalism of Carolyn’s prints & design work. The band and our business appreciates the time, effort & heart she puts into the artwork we use to create the image we are looking for each and every time.

Tim & Crickett Lochner

Owners & Musicians, Driftless Music Gardens, People Brothers Band

We cannot recommend Carolyn enough for all of your graphic needs! She was a one stop shop for our logo, menus, branding, website and merch including the cutest custom illustrations. She absolutely knocked it out of the park and was very responsive and so easy to work with the entire time. We constantly field compliments about our branding and recommend her to everyone we know!
Laura & Nathan

Owners, Hot Dish Pantry

First we chat.
Then we create stuff.