Dillon's Diabolical Designs

The Background

Dillon Stienike is an American artist born in the 1980's in the west-coast state of Washington and then later raised in the great state of Nebraska. His artistic style draws inspiration from a vast range of popular culture influences. Influences include the likes of: Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Heavy Metal Magazine, Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Ghostbusters, Mad Max, and of course "the greats"... Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo.

He earned his graphic design and multimedia degree while living in Denver, CO, in the late 90s. It was an exciting time. Dillon would spend many hours: drawing, studying typography, and learning the ways of the graphic designers' best friend... The Mac Pro and Adobe Creative Software Programs. After graduating from college, he headed back to Nebraska and began the quest to advance his career.

In the beginning, he worked for a local newspaper, then a local print shop, and eventually moved on to the music / art promotional business. In the spring of 2007, Dillon was inspired to go into business for himself and started the art project called "Dillon's Diabolical Designs®".

Since that time, Stienike's artwork, graphic design, and photography; has been featured on everything from art galleries, album covers, apparel items, outdoor music festivals, and websites. He currently lives in Nebraska. In his spare time, Dillon enjoys drawing and working on classic cars and pickups.

Awards & Recognitions

Kearney Jaycees
Battle Of The Arts
Best Battle Award
October 2019

Extreme Nebraska Music
Artist Of The Month Award
May 2018

The Client List

  • American Gunfight
  • Architect Or Arsonist
  • BadassConcert.com
  • Beatmaker Bill
  • Boster Entertainment
  • Crum Productions
  • DadRock
  • DeadEnd
  • Dirtfedd
  • Dreaming Of A Nightmare
  • Drowning In The Platte
  • Dusk Bled Down
  • El Jefe
  • Electric Sky Entertainment
  • Empires End
  • Faith Buried In Flames
  • Fascinus Rex
  • Halloween Hot Rod
  • Hellanova
  • Kentucky Dungeon
  • King Slay Productions
  • Midwest Elite Concerts
  • Mr. Smith Acoustic
  • Play It Cool Records
  • Prey For Reign Productions
  • Primal Waters
  • The Process Promotions
  • Redneck Death Truck
  • Sin/Fixx
  • Slantpiece
  • Standing On The Sun
  • Trent Louis
  • Tri-Stone Studios
  • Upset

Previous Exhibitions

2023

September
2nd Annual Fecht Fest 2023
The Otherside | Kearney, NE
July
Memoriam Music & Arts Festival
District Event Center | Norfolk, NE

2022

September
1st Annual Fecht Fest 2022
The Otherside | Kearney, NE

2020

February
1867 First Friday Exhibit
1867 Bar | Lincoln, NE
January
NEXUS Music & Arts Expo
The Otherside | Kearney, NE

2019

October
Battle Of The Arts | Kearney Jaycees
The Otherside | Kearney, NE

2018

April
Clenched Fist Productions
Stormfest 2018
Lookout Lounge | Omaha, NE

2017

September
Kearney Nebraska Night Market
Downtown | Kearney, NE
April
Clenched Fist Productions
Stormfest 2017
Lookout Lounge | Omaha, NE

2016

April
Clenched Fist Productions
Stormfest 2016
Lookout Lounge | Omaha, NE

2015

August
SinFest IV
Heavy Metal Culture Festival
The Depot | Norfolk, NE
May
Day Of Havoc Year Two
The Depot | Norfolk, NE
April
Clenched Fist Productions
Stormfest 2015
The Hideout | Omaha, NE

2014

August
SinFest III
Heavy Metal Culture Festival
The Depot | Norfolk, NE
April
Clenched Fist Productions
Stormfest 2014
The Hideout | Omaha, NE

2013

July
SinFest II
Heavy Metal Culture Festival
The Depot | Norfolk, NE
April
Clenched Fist Productions
Stormfest 2013
Sokol | Omaha, NE

2012

October
Razorwave's
Phantasma-Gore-Athon
The Grove | Lincoln, NE
August
2nd Annual
Plattsmouth Festival 2012
Downtown | Plattsmouth, NE
July
SinFest
Heavy Metal Culture Festival
The Depot | Norfolk, NE
May
Helltastic 2007-2012
5 Years Anniversary Celebration
Knickerbockers | Lincoln, NE
May
Dreaming Art, Music, Fashion Show
The Diamond On 16th | Omaha, NE

2011

December
Project [101]: REDUX
Studio 101 Gallery | Omaha, NE
June
Metal Awareness Concert
Camp Pawnee | Columbus, NE

2010

March to July
Prey For Reign Productions
Music & Art Concert Series
Gibby's Pool Hall | Grand Island, NE
& The Empire | Grand Island, NE
March
Beta Art & Music Show
El Diamonte | Grand Island, NE

2009

October
The Halloween Eve Alcoholocaust
Gibby's Pool Hall | Grand Island, NE
June
Diabolic Farewell Fest 2009
Gibby's Pool Hall | Grand Island, NE
June
Electric Sky Entertainment
Cornstock 2009
Conestoga Mall | Grand Island, NE

2008

June
Electric Sky Entertainment
Cornstock 2008
Downtown | Grand Island, NE