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EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts, painting

Utah State University, 1994

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts, cum laude

Utah State University, 1987

Major: Advertising Design

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

2004-present

Professor of Art

Chadron State College Chadron, Nebraska   

Responsibilities: Teaching, course development and program organization for all graphic design classes. Creation and upkeep of design computer lab. Teaching and course development for art appreciation classes, drawing and painting studio classes, and arts advocacy class. Creation and presentation of art department public relations  and recruitment materials. Student advising. Committee work.

 

1995-2004

Graphic Artist

Utah Agricultural Experiment Station,

Utah State University, Logan, Utah

Responsibilities: Art direction, design, layout and production of quarterly magazine, Utah Science, and college brochures and research reports. Logo design. Presentation preparation, creation of overheads, slides, posters and handouts. Scientific drawings and diagrams. Headline and photo caption writing. Initial UAES Web page design, organization and management.

 

1988-2004

Graphic Design, Art, Writing

Freelance   Logan, Utah

Responsibilities: Art direction, design, layout and production of brochures, ads, flyers and publications. Logo design. Newsletter design and production. Conceptual work and ideas. Writing of copy for brochures, press releases and headlines and copy for magazine and newspaper ads. Scriptwriting for promotional videos. Drawing and painting, mural painting. Creative writing. Clients include:  Journal of Western American Literature; Mountain West Center for Regional Studies; Utah State University magazine; Department of Communicative Disorders, Utah State University; College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Utah State University; Department of Art, Utah State University; Utah Department of Parks and Recreation; YP Technologies; Wellsville Foundation; Lundahl Astro Circuits; Weslo-Proform, Inc.; Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, Western Region.

 

1992-1994

Marketing Manager

Utah State University Press, Logan, Utah

Responsibilities: Promotion of scholarly publishing. Preparation and implementation of marketing programs and budgets, both for individual book titles and overall marketing. Oversee publicity and promotion program, including the distribution of review copies and press releases. Maintain contacts with reviewers. Organize public readings and introduce authors. Art direction, design, layout and production of catalogs, direct-mail campaigns, advertising and promotional material. Manage conference display and exhibits program. Copywriting for brochures, press releases, and book jackets. Book cover design.

 

1991-1992 & 1985-1987

Museum Assistant

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art,

Utah State University, Logan, Utah

Responsibilities: Assist with public relations. Art direction, design, layout, production and distribution of flyers, brochures, publicity and educational materials. Catalog and storage of drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramic, and sculpture collections using archival procedures. Gallery preparation. Hanging of shows and signage. Packing of traveling exhibits. Research and design of exhibition cases.

 

1989-1992

Teaching Assistant/Administrative Assistant

Utah State University

Department of Art, Logan, Utah

Responsibilities:  Prepare class materials. Assist instructor. Direct class in absence of instructor. Hire and direct drawing models. Correct tests. Publicize visiting artist program. Schedule classroom/auditorium space for lectures and seminars. Setup and operate audiovisual equipment. Arrange travel and hotel accommodations for guest artists. Assist in gathering support materials for grant proposals and final reports for grant awards.

 

1989-1991

Copywriter/Art Director

Scientific Advertising and Design, Inc.

Logan, Utah

Responsibilities: Conceptual work and ideas. Writing of copy for brochures, press releases, and new product briefs, and headlines and copy for magazine and newspaper ads. Art direction and design of brochures, ads, and flyers. Account management. Clients included: Logan Regional Hospital, Cache Chamber of Commerce, Cache Economic Development, Bridgerland Travel Region and Cache-Rich Tourist Council, HyClone Laboratories, Weslo-Proform Inc.

 

1988

Scenic Artist Intern

Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, Oregon

Responsibilities: Painting and texturing of scenery and props. Painting of Elizabethan theater. Productions: Henry IV, Part One, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Twelth Night.

 

1988

Public Relations Committee Member

and Artist Member

Siskiyou Artworks Artists’ Collective   Ashland, Oregon

Responsibilities: Gallery management and scheduling, publicity planning, press release writing, poster creation and distribution.

 

 

1987-1988

Copywriter/Art Director

Pihas, Schmidt, Westerdahl Advertising and Public Relations, Portland, Oregon

Responsibilities: Conception and execution of marketing objectives through creative headlines,

visuals, copy, and dialogue. Writing and art direction of ads, brochures, and promotions.  Creation and production of radio and television spots. Clients included: Oregon Lottery, Pacific Power and Light, Bonneville Power Administration, Oregon Bank, Tax Free Trust of Oregon, Pacific Hybrid Microelectronics.

 

 

 

HONORS & AWARDS

•Honors at Entrance Scholarship,

    Utah State University, 1983

•Utah Intercollegiate Design Competition,

    Bronze Award, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1987

•Graduate Student Association Travel Grant,

    1990

•American Association of University Women

    Fellowship, Utah State University, 1991

•Tuition Scholarship for Utah State Art Dept.

    Summer Workshop: Color Woodcut with

    Carol Summers, 1991

•George B. and Marie Eccles Caine Scholarship,

    Utah State University, 1991

•George B. and Marie Eccles Caine Scholarship,

    Utah State University, 1992

•Florence Ware Honor Award,

    Utah Women Artists Exhibit, 1995

•Inducted into the Honor Society of

    Phi Kappa Phi, 1999

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Association of University Women

Phi Kappa Phi

University and College Designers Association

American Institute of Graphic Arts

 

 

 

INTERESTS

Design, art, writing and literature, nature, running, backpacking, hiking, skiing, mountaineering, the 1970s, and chocolate