CONNECTED BY WATER® PROJECTS

CUSTOM SHIRT DESIGNS

Here’s a sampled selection of shirt designs created by our studio. Whether utilizing D.Friel licensed pelagic species artwork or coming up with a fully customized design solution we have all the bases covered.

Connected By Water® prides itself on delivering nothing but the highest quality apparel design. Nowhere else is that more apparent than seeing the work and thought process that goes into every shirt design we create. We take the extra time to get the layout just right and work through every detail to leave no stone unturned. In the printing and production process we sweat every detail to ensure all is being completed to the utmost satisfaction. We source only the best in class goods and materials. Our studio has the know-how, talent and experience to making you proud to wear nothing but the best.

With plenty of apparel packages to choose from and licensing our award-winning artwork in a custom style, you’ll see why taking advantage of our one-stop-shop concierge operation is the way to go.

CUSTOM BOAT WRAP DESIGNS

Connected By Water® takes boat wrap design and large format graphics to another level. By accessing our licensed award-winning artwork catalog, each design is completed in custom style just like our custom shirt design programs. This ensures your creative request is handled just how you want it. Again, we never sacrifice quality and always pay attention to every detail. There’s the way others handle custom large format and then there is our way. Trust us there is a difference. Our experience, level of artwork and design quality guarantees nothing but the best results.

By accessing our design services, you can also take advantage of accessing our wide network of installers who have been vetted and certified by our studio. We care how everything gets handled from beginning to end.

CUSTOM TOURNAMENT AND EVENT DESIGN

Designing for world-class tournaments and events is a specialty at our studio. Dennis Friel has been featured as a tournament artist both locally and throughout the world. Connected By Water® also provides full end-to-end event artwork, design and printing production services for fishing tournaments, festivals and community occasions. As always you will receive nothing but the highest level of service and quality at every level.

We also offer a full array of trophies, large checks and awards that truly showcase your custom tournament or event design. Each item can customize to your events specific categories.

POMPANO BEACH “ATLANTIC HARMONY” BRIDGE PROJECT

In 2019 Dennis Friel completed the Atlantic Harmony mural installation project that can currently be seen on the Atlantic Boulevard Intracoastal bridge in Pompano Beach, Florida.

The City of Pompano Beach commissioned Dennis to complete over 283 linear feet of artwork as part of their $5 Million renovation project which included two large tensioned sails at each end of the bridge with a computer-operated lighting system allowing the sails to change colors for special occasions.

Today the artwork underneath the bridge welcomes boaters and sightseers alike as the new promenade underneath the bridge connects the north and south sides of Atlantic Boulevard leading to a viewing plaza on the Intracoastal Waterway. It truly has become a landmark destination for residents and visitors that can be viewed at many vantage points such as local marinas, restaurants and of course by boat.

JIMMY JOHNSON QUEST FOR THE RING TOURNAMENT

The Jimmy Johnson Quest for the Ring is one of the world’s top offshore fishing tournaments and boasts the largest guaranteed purse over any other Billfish Tournament in the world. With that kind of payday, you know that the Jimmy Johnson showcases only the best of the best competing for the ever-coveted Ring of Champions.

Since the tournament’s inception in 2012 the Jimmy Johnson has only had one featured artist – Connected By Water® founding partner, Dennis Friel. At the very beginning Dennis was tasked with simply designing the shirt for the event, but that job has evolved into not just ever evolving new art every year, but Dennis and the Connected By Water team have also transformed the visual identity of the Jimmy Johnson into a world-class brand.

LAST MANGO

Our studio was born from the spirit of a Floridian saltwater culture that embraces that lifestyle in every aspect. So yeah… it’s safe to say we’re big Jimmy Buffet fans. We are honored to work in collaboration with both his personal and customized Freeman-Merritt hybrid vessel and the Last Mango Boatworks brand to provide them with the highest level of creative and apparel production services.

We are also distinctly proud that 100% of the profits that the Last Mango Boatworks brand makes all get donated to the Singing For Change and Freedom Fighter Outdoors charities respectively. Now that’s a cause that we can get behind and makes us even prouder to be a part of.

FREEDOM FIGHTER OUTDOORS

The Jimmy Johnson Quest for the Ring is one of the world’s top offshore fishing tournaments and boasts the largest guaranteed purse over any other Billfish Tournament in the world. With that kind of payday, you know that the Jimmy Johnson showcases only the best of the best competing for the ever-coveted Ring of Champions.

Since the tournament’s inception in 2012 the Jimmy Johnson has only had one featured artist – Connected By Water® founding partner, Dennis Friel. At the very beginning Dennis was tasked with simply designing the shirt for the event, but that job has evolved into not just ever evolving new art every year, but Dennis and the Connected By Water® team have also transformed the visual identity of the Jimmy Johnson into a world-class brand.

STRONGER TOGETHER

Here’s is where we feature you! The Connected By Water® community that became Stronger Together in support of our friends across the Gulfstream.

In 2019 as Florida’s aquatic community and beyond rallied to support those who lost some much during the devastation of Hurricane Dorian, our Connected By Water® studio was one of the first to answer the call by creating the “Stronger Together” custom designed shirt fundraiser. Without your support we never would have had such a successful campaign.

MAGAZINE EDITORIAL ILLUSTRATIONS AND COVERS

Here’s an array of editorial illustrations completed by Dennis Friel along with a few magazine covers. From time to time with some of our publication relationships such as Marlin Magazine and Florida Sport Fishing Magazine, Dennis will complete editorial spot illustrations in mostly cartoon style, but also at times traditionally. He often uses these projects to explore the more fun and youthful side of his work. “Drawing in this style for editorial stories takes me back to my younger days,” adds Friel. “They allow me to have a little fun with my ‘job’.”

DISCOVER THE WORK ETHIC AND VERSATILITY THAT SETS US APART FROM THE REST — CREATING STRONGER CUSTOM IMAGERY AND HIGHER SATISFACTION.

As a dedicated marine-influenced art and design studio, our experience and understanding of the marine industry ensures a proven process from initial concept, creative execution to implementing a versatile artistic and design skill set.

We live and breathe art, design and salt air in all we do and every service we provide.

  • Your goals and requirements will be clearly and mutually understood.
  • You will be utilizing premium D.Friel licensed artwork so you can be assured all your custom developed work will be only the highest of quality.
  • Our strategies and methods to achieve your goals will be well-defined and understood by all so everything is crystal clear, and any misunderstandings can be minimized.
  • Your project will include a team-player work ethic and expertise spanning all key disciplines required.
  • Together, we will build to work more creatively, yet efficiently and effectively to meet
  • or exceed your project goals.
  • Your success is our success. Our goal is to gain your trust, so we may establish a continued relationship.