BS, Purdue University

Illustrator/New Media Design

Certified iPro Trial Director Trainer

Adobe Creative Suite

Powerpoint

Litigation Support

Multimedia organization & presentation

David C. Bartholomew

Graphic Artist, Indianapolis
Mr. Bartholomew works with clients to conceptualize, design, and create compelling graphics, demonstrative exhibits, and electronic presentations for use in trials, hearings, arbitrations, mediations, and other proceedings. Often, Mr. Bartholomew's work is tested and refined through focus groups, mock trials, and other jury research. His work ranges from static exhibit boards to interactive electronic presentations, animations, and 3-D models. A consistent thread throughout all of his work is the focus on effectively communicating complex information in a manner that is both comprehensible and compelling.
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Alerts and Updates

Demonstratives: Incident Scene Graphics

October 2019 Demonstratives: Incident Scene Graphics ThemeVision is often called upon to help trial teams show the scene of an incident. Photos are often useful for this purpose, but in many cases photos aren’t available or don’t portray the entire picture. For example, this incident occurred on multiple floors with walls and other barriers making … more »

Demonstratives: Timelines

September 2019 Demonstratives: Timelines Use timelines to communicate trial themes In a recent case, ThemeVision helped by creating a thematic timeline where non-compete agreements in a medical practice partnership were at issue. ThemeVision’s timeline not only provided a chronology of events, but also wove together numerous documents to visually and thematically tell the story of … more »

Demonstratives: Maps

f your case involves locations, distances or boundaries, then a map is an easy yet effective way to signal to your audience that these details are important.

Demonstratives: Cutaway Illustration

A cutaway is a graphic in which surface elements are selectively removed, making internal features visible, while maintaining the overall context of the item.

Evidence: Pullouts

A Pullout is a graphic that “pulls” important information or text from documents in evidence. These may also be known as Document Callouts.

Demonstratives: Schematic Graphics

A Schematic is a visualization of information in simplified or symbolic form that can help jurors understand complex processes. ThemeVision has found schematics to be an important communication tool in a wide variety of case types and whether the audience is a judge or a jury.

The Importance Of Graphics In Commercial Litigation

Amit Patel and David Bartholomew co-authored the article, “The Importance of Graphics in Commercial Litigation,” to explore four specific recommendations on how to effectively utilize graphics in high-stakes commercial litigation matters.

ThemeVision Consultants Now Certified in TrialDirector

ThemeVision consultants David Bartholomew and Amit Patel have earned TrialDirector certification. TrialDirector is a leading trial presentation application for organizing and presenting case documents and videos in court. TrialDirector certification requires more than 20 hours of intensive training, followed by successful demonstration of a high level of proficiency. For years, ThemeVision has used TrialDirector, a … more »

Strategies in Creating and Presenting Demonstratives and Animations

Trisha Volpe presented at The Courtroom Presentation Conference on “Strategies in Creating and Presenting Demonstratives and Animations,” was about strategic, effective and persuasive storytelling in court, including proven techniques and methods of educating and communicating through visual advocacy, and using high-end graphics and animation.

Demonstratives: Incident Scene Graphics

October 2019 Demonstratives: Incident Scene Graphics ThemeVision is often called upon to help trial teams show the scene of an incident. Photos are often useful for this purpose, but in many cases photos aren’t available or don’t portray the entire picture. For example, this incident occurred on multiple floors with walls and other barriers making … more »

6 Ways to Keep Jurors from Zoning Out

Dennis P. Stolle and Dennis Devine authored the Law360 article, “6 Ways to Keep Jurors from Zoning Out.” The article explores what a potential 50% inattention rate means for jury trials.

ThemeVision Sponsors North Central Region Trial Academy

September 11-13, 2014, ThemeVision served as a sponsor of the 2014 North Central Region Trial Academy held in Merrillville, Indiana, which was co-hosted by the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana. ThemeVision’s graphic artist, Dave Bartholomew, attended and took part in the mock trial presentations.

ThemeVision Sponsors DRI Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Seminar

On February 20-21, 2014, ThemeVision served as a sponsor of the DRI Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Seminar that was held in New Orleans, LA. The seminar was attended by ThemeVision consultant, Christina Studebaker. This is the second year in a row that ThemeVision has sponsored the DRI Toxic Tort seminar.

Creating effective courtroom graphics.

Bartholomew, D. & Stolle, D. P. (November 2013). Creating effective courtroom graphics. Invited lecture to Media Arts & Science Program at Indiana University School of Informatics, Indianapolis, Indiana.

ThemeVision Sponsors Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair for Law Students

On August 8, 2013, ThemeVision served as a sponsor of the Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair. The keynote luncheon was attended by ThemeVision consultants, David Bartholomew, Christina Studebaker, Dennis Stolle, and their guest, Barnes & Thornburg partner, Karoline Jackson.  The job fair attracted more than 70 students who interviewed with 28 employers.

Flash animations in the courtroom.

Bartholomew, D. C. & Stolle, D. P. (March 2010). Flash animations in the courtroom. Invited lecture at the Media Arts & Science Program of Indiana University’s School of Informatics, Indianapolis, Indiana.

ThemeVision’s Artist Tapped in Redesign of Governor’s Motorsports Web site

David Bartholomew, Graphic Artist for ThemeVision LLC, was part of a team selected to redesign Governor Mitch Daniels’ Indiana Motorsports Web site. The team was selected from outstanding students nominated by faculty at IUPUI. The selected group, from The Computer Graphics Technology Department, was assigned to analyze and re-tool the website: www.indianamotorsports.govThe project, a collaboration … more »

ThemeVision LLC Adds Graphic Artist as Resource to Clients in its Jury Research and Trial Consulting Practice

We are happy to announce the addition of David Bartholomew as ThemeVision LLC’s new graphic artist. David is primarily responsible for developing demonstrative exhibits, animations and electronic presentations for trials, hearings, arbitrations, and mediations as part of the services ThemeVision offers to its clients.David brings more than 11 years of graphic arts experience to the … more »

Get to know the team

Dennis P. Stolle, JD, PhD

Trisha Volpe, JD

Amit Patel, JD, MA

Keith Slyter

Dennis J. Devine, PhD, MJ