Category: Travel & Vacation

Vortex InterActive for Blonde Dog

Vortex InterActive Owners, Zivan & Melissa Mendez, are proud to have produced art and design-work for The Blonde Dog Brewing Company, LLC out of Batavia Ohio established in 2012. Zivan is excited to have been additionally hired as Blonde Dog’s Media Director as of early November 2012 and has been busy working custom photos in Photoshop and Illustrator since. Plans to introduce the Blonde Dog Pale Ale for sampling, and the general public, are about two to three months out. Six months from now, The Blonde Dog should be out in force and “coming to a glass near you!”

The Brewers of Blonde Dog Brewing Co. have strong naval military backgrounds. This includes Blonde Dog’s Operations Officer, Bill Greenwald, who is also an active flight instructor for the support group assisting the USS George H.W. Bush, the world’s largest and most revered aircraft carrier, in operations across the globe.

Some of the label designs and brew names are indeed military based and patriotic in nature. It is our hopes if you love Freedom and the USA, you’ll love our beverages as the exceptional ale brewed for exceptional people.

Visit the  Blonde Dog site or call direct for more information on pricing or how to obtain this refreshing and satisfying product for you or your retail establishment, 513-432-4000.

Highfield Discovery Garden For Sale

Photos of the Highfield Discovery Garden, within Glenwood Gardens, is now for sale through Vortex InterActive: this is a limited edition 8″x10″ print with only 200 signed copies for sale at $60.00 each. The photo comes framed within the green matte and beautiful distressed black wooden frame featured below:

Children's Highfield Discovery Garden Pond

20% of each sale will go towards the Highfield Discovery Garden’s Children’s Education Program. The second image is of the Gleenwood Garden Welcome Center and Gift Shop. Both images were HDR (High Dynamic Range) processed for better color and detail beyond what ordinary photography can capture. Shipping is available, contact us for details 513-432-4000 or by email.  
Glenwood Discovery Gardens

Vortex InterActive in Cincinnati

You may or may not have been aware of our work, but if you’re within the Cincinnati region, most likely you have seen us…

Great Oaks Billboard with Vortex InterActive Images - Beechmont

For the past 6 months, our images have shown up on billboards across the Cincinnati Region for Great Oaks on major roads and highways as well as on Cincinnati Metro buses.

by Melissa Mendez - Instagram

Last year, we did a full video production for their new website featuring 11 of their main courses which you can catch a glimpse of both (images and video) in our galleries:

VortexInteractive – Great Oaks Gallery

VortexInteractive – Great Oaks Videos

Indeed, everytime a new brochure gets published, you are also viewing our images – Vortex InterActive is proud to have been on most of their front covers for the past three years as well as on cut-sheets and on banners throughout their campuses.

Vortex InterActive Front Cover of Great Oaks

Contact Vortex InterActive for your digital imaging needs be it photography, Adobe lessons, or consultation: 513-432-4000.


Aquatic & Garden Decor

If you live in the Greater Cincinnati area and are into gardens in any fashion, you will need to put the Aquatic & Garden Decor store on your list to at least visit once. Especially if you live in the Sharonville, Blue-Ash, West-Chester, Fields-Ertel or Landen areas. It’s been awhile since I’ve visited them and I remember their previous location for which I am glad they have moved down the road to a much larger plot. It just speaks volumes for their interest & quality work. Here are just a few photos from our recent visit:

Also, be sure to visit their website: Aquatic & Garden Decor

Galleries and Video

We are pleased to have just a few photos of the thousands we’ve taken displaying in our new website gallery along with a sample of videos we have done for The Great Oaks Career Campuses. We have had a lot of fun in our journey as photographers/videographers and will continue to enjoy our work long after we retire. We hope you will do so as well! On a personal note, Zivan has posted the San Francisco Gallery in tribute to Fior D’Italia, America’s Oldest Italian restaurant, closing on May 22nd, 2012. It comes as a suprise, but the memories of having eaten there at its original location across from St. Peter and Paul remain. The restaurant has served celebrities and famous people world-wide such as Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennet. Having been open for 126 years, one can only hope they will find the support to recover and re-open in the days ahead.

Vortex InterActive 2014