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  • Brian Donahue

    Art director/owner of bedesign, inc. in Minneapolis

    Minneapolis, MN

Award-winning art director + graphic designer with 20 years experience designing books, magazines, ebooks, and interactive HTML content. Versed in launching new start-ups, redesigns of existing publications, and digital publishing solutions such as Adobe Experience Manager, and Publish Online.

Work Samples

  • Book Design

  • Magazine Design

  • iPad App Design

Work History

  • Art Director

    • Macalester Today Magazine
    • 2007 - Present (10 years)
  • Owner + Art Director

    Award-winning art director and graphic designer. Owner of bedesign, inc. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 20 years experience specializing in magazine and book design, magazine redesigns and start-up publications, coffee table books, photography books, and children's books.

    See some projects here: http://www.bedesigninc.com

  • 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


  • University of Kansas

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

    • 1987 - 1989





Adobe TV’s App of the Week • 2012–College’s alumni magazine, Macalester Today. http://tv.adobe.com/videos/macalester-today Minnesota Magazine Publishers Awards (Minneapolis) • 2016–Overall Excellence (Over 30,000 circulation) Gold Award for Macalester Today Magazine • 2016–Best Overall Design (Over 30,000 circulation) Gold Award for Macalester Today Magazine •...
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