Gae Helton, graphic artist

ClockPrints Logo Clock

Gae Helton


My years of working in digital art and photo restoration combined with a friends woodworking hobby. Clocks became a favorite project. It is fascinating to build something that moves and works. Constant reference during the day for the time gives a continual appreciation of the design and craftsmanship. With our second clock I began using Illustrator and Photoshop to design custom faces. ClockPrints came about to share these designs and soon many more styles followed.

Adobe Icons

Clock Face Software?
No, It's Adobe Software!

ClockPrints clock faces are not created with "Clock Face Software" or clip art. I have created all of the art for our clock faces using Adobe's professional illustration software. I am currently using Illustrator CC 2018 and Photoshop CC 2018. I have learned to use this software by working in some of the top pre-press and printing facilities in the Cincinnati area. I have over 20 years experience as a pre-press technician and have worked with packaging, commercial printing and fine art reproduction. I also have a degree in commercial art.

I research antique clocks, furniture and fabric styles as well as current design trends as inspiration for our faces. I will spend from 4 to 10 hours designing each face. Some designs are exact representations of historical classics. Some faces are inspired by traditional design. Some designs are purely out of my imagination.
I will not be creating "software" or clip-art from my designs, as I would not be able control the quality of paper, ink or printing.

Your craftsmanship will last for years, so should the clock face.


3674 Westwind Dr
Beavercreek, OH 45440