Award-winning art director and graphic designer with over 15 years experience designing books, magazines, and their iPad counterparts. Experience in launching start-ups, redesigns, and other custom publishing solutions.

Work Samples

  • Book Design

  • Magazine Design

  • Photography

Work History

  • Art Director

    • Macalester Today Magazine
    • 2007 - Present (7 years)
  • Owner + Art Director

    • bedesign, inc.
    • Oct 2000 - Present (14 years 1 month)

    Award-winning art director and graphic designer. Owner of bedesign, inc. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 15 years experience. Specializing in magazine and book design. Involved in several redesigns and start-ups of several national publications. Currently turning magazines into iPad apps.

    Samples of my work can be seen at http://www.behance.net/bedesign or http://www.coroflot.com/bedesign

  • Senior Art Director

    • Minnesota Monthly Publications
    • May 1994 - Oct 2000 (6 years 5 months)

    Responsible for creative direction and design of three magazines (20 per year) including Minnesota Monthly, Midwest Home & Garden, and tcTaste. Managed art staff, coordinated photo shoots, set and maintained art budget, and improved production by going direct-to-plate in the printing process. Principle designer in charge of covers, features, and graphic standards.

  • Art Director

    • Midwest Home and Garden
    • 1992 - 2000 (8 years)

    Location scout, art director, designer

Education

  • University of Kansas

    • B.F.A. Graphic Design
    • 1988 - 1992
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    • 1987 - 1989

Specialties

Affiliations

SPD, MMPA, CMRA, PDGA, PBRmeASAP

Awards

Minnesota Magazine Publishers Awards • 2012–Overall Excellence / Silver • 2012–Best Cover Design • 2012–Best Feature Design • 2009–Best Overall Design • 2009-Best Cover Design • 2008–Best Overall Design • 2008–Best Use of Photography • 2008–Best Cover Design • 2007–Best Overall Design • 2000–Best Overall Design • 1999–Best Use of Visuals • 1999–Best Overall Design

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