Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.
Borrowing from wood molding techniques they developed for movie sets, legendary designers Charles and Ray Eames crafted a modern, iconic chair from an old material ― plywood. The sculpted plywood eliminated the need for cushions and extra supports making the Eames chair comfortable, affordable and perfectly suited for homes and businesses.1
With the same vision that made the Eames molded plywood chair a timeless classic, we bring business, brand and design together to challenge the status quo, reinvigorate stagnant brands, solve everyday problems and discover hidden growth opportunities. We create communications focused on ease of use, clarity of purpose and compelling design.
And it all began in 1975 in Birmingham, Alabama, when artist Miriam McClung founded Drawing on the Promises as a way to share her art and faith with others. When her son, Frank McClung, started collaborating with clients in 2003, he borrowed the studio’s name and made something new — dotp— while designing on the same Promises.
Designer & Principal
Frank is dotp. He serves as chief creative, brand strategist, lead developer, meticulous project manager, and client collaborator for all dotp projects.
Frank sees design as a way to solve problems, connect people and communicate ideas. He’s very good at helping organizations define their brand position, clarify their communication goals, gain insight into their competition and create effective design that knock people’s socks off.
Before establishing dotp, Frank was an intelligence officer in the Air Force where he spent the first part of his career analyzing scary foreign threats and creating classified websites, reports and presentations for clients who shall not be named. He gained extensive experience managing the redesign of the Air Force ROTC website, brand strategy, identity, advertising and collateral.
Frank is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, a Fulbright Scholar and is married to his best friend whom he met while studying abroad in college. He operates dotp from his home office, occasionally getting work done between playing with and settling complex yet seemingly meaningless arguments between his six children.
“Frank’s insights were just what we needed. His strong direction helped us to move past our preconceived notions.”
– Brian May, Smith Salley
“First class in every aspect. Detail oriented, very professional and always available. If I had 100 thumbs, I’d put them all up for this guy. Amazing. ”
– Leo Kowal, SVG Cuts
“Frank took the harder course to tell us what should and should not be done, rather than simply doing as told.”
– Wendy Tam, MotherApp
All the brilliant patent illustrations used on this site come from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Patents secure exclusive rights for the inventor to make, use or sell their invention for a set period of time. Government patent examiners do not review the actual inventions, but rely on patent illustrations help them understand the invention’s workings and clarify its unique aspects.
And that’s why we chose to modify these public domain patent illustrations for dotp branding. In the same way patent illustrations serve as unique visual representations of actual inventions, we employ design to create exceptional brand communications for businesses, organizations, and individuals.
Also, hand drawn portraits of several inventors are scattered about the site. Howard Head’s portrait was done by Drawing on the Promises artist Miriam McClung. The Wright Brother’s portraits came from a 1903 newspaper article about them,1 while Thomas Edison’s portrait came from an old text book illustration.2