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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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Demonstratives: Construction Graphics

Construction litigation often involves complex facts relating to the details of large-scale building projects.  Judges and jurors who lack a technical background in construction often struggle to visualize the designs and processes at issue.

Demonstratives: Enlargement Graphic

July 2020 Demonstratives: Enlargement Graphic An enlargement is a graphic that shows a view of something as an enhanced rendering, often upscaling the portion of interest. In this manner, minute details can be more easily discerned, while still preserving the larger overall context.ThemeVision routinely works with clients to develop enlargements that help accurately focus attention … more »

Demonstratives: Demographic Maps

Maps are important visuals for analysis and essential in making decisions on many levels. Contact ThemeVision if you need specialized maps to support your persuasive point

Demonstratives: Alternative View Graphics

May 2020ThemeVision uses graphic techniques to show parts and processes in a clear and concise visual. This helps focus attention on the facts that matter.The example shown here is an alternate view created to show issues related to chimney construction. Extraneous details were minimized and materials were layered in order to enable them to be … more »

Demonstratives: Large Format Exhibit Boards

May 2020ThemeVision routinely utilizes mounted boards to show your argument in a compelling manner.PowerPoint and TrialDirector may be the presentation formats of choice today, but don’t forget about the tried-and-true workhorse, printed trial exhibit boards.ThemeVision graphic designers still encourage the use of boards in many litigation presentations. The impact and importance of well-designed printed trial … more »

Visuals Bridge The Language Barrier

May 2020 As litigation and legal counseling become increasingly global, visuals become increasingly important for overcoming language barriers. When facing language barriers with clients or decision makers, visuals can provide clarity and avoid confusion. Visual aids (pictures, graphs, charts, etc.) can help you construct an effective bridge to your listeners. On a recent trip to … more »

Schematic Trial Graphics: Process Chart

April 2020 Schematic Trial Graphics: Process Chart Schematics can convey complex processes to the jury in a manner that simply cannot be achieved with words alone.In the process chart shown here, ThemeVision helped to show the nuances of a manufacturing process. Process Charts Also called: process flowchart, process flow diagrams These can be instrumental in … more »

Demonstratives: Theme Maps

Maps are important for aiding understanding. However, the amount of unnecessary information on a typical map can be overwhelming and actually distract from making a simple point. Our thematic maps boil a typical map down to only the information that matters for your purpose. By removing unnecessary detail, we can focus the decision maker in … more »

Demonstratives: Illustration of Scale

April 2020 Demonstratives: Illustration of Scale The size of a aircraft carrier… The length of a football field… Scale often matters in litigation cases. Accurately depicting how big (or small) things are can be critical. ThemeVision is often called upon to illustrate relative size comparisons. In toxic tort case, it may be critical to show proper … more »

Demonstratives: Enhanced Patent Drawings

November 2019 Demonstratives: Enhanced Patent Drawings Recently, ThemeVision was asked to help show technologies described in patent language. The original patent drawings were not sufficiently able to show the directions of air currents circulating through the device. The language of the patent accurately described this pathway, but without an enhanced visualization, the description was unclear … more »

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