||1982 to present|
Owner, Graphic Designer, Writer, Illustrator, Campaign Strategist
Alternative Designs offers non profits and small businesses communication consultation services including
graphic design, copy writing, illustration, campaign and fund raising planning. Clients' ideas are brought to
life utilizing a wide range of print and web software. Varied and diverse projects include identity development,
logos, annual reports, capability brochures, newsletters, fund raising campaigns, web sites, business cards and
billboards. Campaign strategy for clients includes print, advertising, direct mail and web site development.
Alternative Designs strives to creatively meet communication goals while staying within budget without
sacrificing aesthetics, quality or effectiveness.
|Continuing Education: Minneapolis Community & Technical College
||2000 to present|
Instructor Graphic Design|
Teach computerized illustration, design, photography (Adobe CS5) courses on a part-time basis.
| Minneapolis Communications Center
||1979 to 1981|
Graphic Designer and Writer|
Responsibilities included: meeting with clients, accessing communications needs, meeting budget requirements,
creating concept, design, illustration, writing, and layout, and supervising printing.
|MPIRG - Minnesota Public Interest Research Group
||1978 to 1979|
Staff Artist, Production Manager for "State Watch" Newsletter|
Responsibilities included: illustration for a variety of publications, layout and design of MPIRG legislative
reports, booklets, books and posters. Responsibilities as Production Manager included: layout design, typesetting
and production supervision, selection of photography and creation of original artwork for each issue.
|Normandale Community College
||1975 to 1978|
Staff Artist and Audio Visual Assistant|
Responsibilities included: creation of all graphic required for slide and video tape presentation, layout and design
of various brochures, booklet and poster for administration and faculty.
|Minnesota State College and Universities
Post-Secondary 5-Year Fulltime License in Commercial Art and Electronic Publishing|
|University of Minnesota, BA, Journalism
Emphasis in Design, Illustration Creative Writing and Advertising Campaign Planning|
|Normandale Community College, AA
|College Activities & Honors…|
Graduated with Double Honors—Normandale College, Art Director of Eidolon—Literary Arts Magazine, NCC,
1976 to 1978, Art Director of Enclitic—Literary Publication, U of M, 1980.
Original art, prose and poetry published, private sale of painting and illustration, ongoing since 1972.