Eric Siebeneck has an Associates Degree in Graphic Design and a Bachelors Degree in Visual Communications. Since 1998 Eric has been a Website Designer/Developer living in Northwest Ohio. By the early 2000s, Eric not only became an Adobe Certified Expert (in Photoshop) but took 2nd place in Adobe/Microsoft's "Gimme Some Skin!" contest. Over his thirteen year career Eric has also won design awards from the Communicator Awards, AXIEM Awards as well as others. On the side, Eric also does artwork (mostly sketch cards and caricatures).
Eric is also a huge Star Wars fan and has been active in the "Star Wars Community" since 1999 when he launched his first fan website. Since then Eric has contributed artwork to the following groups:
- R2-KT / Albin Johnson, founder of the 501st Legion (patch designs)
- Save the Lars Homestead (illustration in the book)
- Rebel Legion - Corellian Base, The Wretched Hive, Puerto Rico Base, Reek Strike Squadron and Lightning Squad (logo and patch designs)
- 501st Legion - Rancor Raiders, Midsouth Garrison and Tython Terrors (patch designs, shirt design and graphics)
- The Jedi Assembly (patch design, event badge and donated art)
- The Princess Leah Diaries (donated art for auction in partnership with the Peter Mayhew Foundation)
- Ohio Star Wars Collectors Club (OSWCC) (t-shirts, sketch cards, event badge, patch design, etc)
Eric has even had art published in four issues of the Star Wars Insider (official magazine - issues #125, #126, #140 and #148) as well as websites like www.StarWars.com
. Eric is also an Honorary Member of the Rebel Legion's Puerto Rico Base (inducted by Rebel Legion CO).
FYI- in case you're curious "Siebo" has been Eric's nickname since junior high/high school. His last name "Siebeneck" is German for "seven corners". Because of this, the number 7 has always been Eric's favorite number (he also wore this number while playing soccer in high school). Since then, Eric has used "siebo7" as his alias for a number of online accounts including this deviantArt page. THX for visiting!!!