EHW Design

Graphic design for web and print

by Ethan Hazzard-Watkins

Light Reaction

Light Reaction is a traditional music duo based in western MA. I designed CD graphics and a web site for the release of their first CD. Working from some distinctive photos of leaves and sky, I created a design to highlight the saturated blues and greens of the natural forms against a simple textured greyscale background. The web site is powered by WordPress, and includes a gig calendar, music player, retina-display optimized photos and graphics, a responsive design, and a blog-like section for the client to post sound recordings.


Housetop is a Brattleboro-based swing vocal quartet. In 2011 I designed the CD graphics for their first CD, Two Foot Jumpin. I also created a web site and a poster design for the band incorporating many of the images from the CD package. The band commissioned an original digital collage by Matt Maranian. Matt’s design of a rooftop, chimney, moon, stars, and text became the basis for the CD cover, web site, and poster designs. I modified Matt’s art to fit the  CD layout, adjusting colors, proportions, and textures. I also extrapolated elements from his work to create the “village skyline” that can be seen on the inside of the CD package.

The Housetop web site builds on the same graphic concepts, and features a gig calendar, music samples, online store, and band photos. It is built in WordPress so the band can maintain and update it on their own.


Elixir is a New England-based, nationally touring contra dance band (of which I am a member). I created a web site for the band in 2007, and completed major redesigns on the site in 2008 and 2010. The current version is powered by WordPress, and includes an online store selling CDs, music downloads, and T-shirts; an embedded gig calendar that syncs with Google Calendar and band members’ desktop calendar applications; a photo and video gallery; streaming music samples; and much more. I designed the CD packaging for both of Elixir’s album releases, created the design for the band’s T-shirts and business cards, and produced dozens of posters for Elixir tours, performances, and other events.

What I Do

Design services in a variety of media…

I can help you with a wide range of design projects. Get in touch to learn more about any of the following:

  • Web site design and maintenance
  • CD or DVD Packaging design
  • T-shirt designs
  • Poster, brochure, and other print design
  • And more! Contact me for more info...

Contact Ethan

Get in touch about your design needs!

I'd love to hear from you about your design project. Drop me an email or check out the EHW Design Facebook page.

About Ethan

Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, designer and fiddler

When not tweaking images, writing code, or wrestling type, I work as a fiddler. I've been playing fiddle - and designing band web sites, CD covers, and posters - for more than fifteen years, and I love helping creative people promote themselves. Head on over to my music web site to learn more.

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