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Our home base is in the Chicagoland area,

but we are willing to travel, and have done work nationwide!!!

Dark Spectre Designworks is the brain child of owner/operator Matt "Threeps" Propoggio. Matt has been meddling in various forms of art, design, and media, including multimedia & physical effects for over 30 years. He has worked in the printing industry for over 10 years, but has now decided to pursue his dream of business ownership in 2015!

Matt, along with a team of talented folks and multiple partners are here to help you.

While we may specialize in music(Metal mostly \m/), horror, and sci-fi-oriented projects, we can do anything!!! Whether you need something cute & fluffy, super clean & modern, or anything in-between, we are here to make it happen for you!

My name is Dane McCartney. I am the manager / lead singer of Judas Beast. I have been working with Mr. Propoggio for the better part of 7 years , and he continues to blow my mind with his talent and creativity. Our band has had opportunities to play such gigs as Summerfest, House of Blues, and Congress Theater. Along the way we've opened for several national acts Including Whitesnake and Cinderella. I can honestly say we would not be where we are today without Matt's amazing stage designs, very popular clothing designs and logos, eye-popping posters, and wardrobe ideas, among other things. He is also very equipped with the skills to handle the ins and outs of running a business. We've been doing it successfully for years now. Hehe, honestly, continues to impress me with his knowledge of every aspect of our field. I have the utmost confidence in him, & I enjoy working with Matt.

-Dane McCartney


My Name is Ralph Circelli. I am a founding member and guitarist of the band COLOR ME DEAD. I have known Matt Propoggio for several years, including my years with JUDAS BEAST. Matt does an incredible job, no matter what, be it logo design, stage props, flyers or pretty much anything you can dream up, Matt will take your idea and present to you mind blowing results. He has done several projects for COLOR ME DEAD including pamphlets, cd inserts, stage props and has even helped run video and effects at our shows. Matt continues to amaze no matter what project he undertakes. Thank you, Matt, for your tireless effort and great work!


-Ralph Circelli - Color Me Dead

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