Barbara Lyman

1812 Ulysses Street NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Phone: 612.824.0607 •

Work Experience...

Alternative Designs 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 2006
Post-Secondary 5-Year Fulltime License in Commercial Art and Electronic Publishing
University of Minnesota, BA, Journalism 2004
Emphasis in Design, Illustration Creative Writing and Advertising Campaign Planning
Normandale Community College, AA 1978
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.
Thank you for your consideration of my education, experience and talents.