MFA: Visual Communications, 1995
Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

BFA: Graphic Design, 1982
Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas

Higher Education Experience

Truman State University – 1998-present
– Professor of Art: Design, July 2010-present
– Assistant Professor of Art: Visual Communications, July 1998-June 2003
– Associate Professor of Art: Visual Communications, July 2003-June 2010
– Chair: Departments of Art and Theatre, January 2010-June 2013
– Chair: Art Department, July 2007-June 2016
– Art Discipline Convener, August 2000-May 2001

Courses Taught

ART101 Art Foundations I (Drawing I)
ART201 Design, Software and Process
ART202 Art Foundations II (Drawing II – Figure)
ART219 Illustration (Traditional and Digital)
ART220 Typography
ART320 Graphic Design I
ART321 Graphic Design II
ART337 Introduction to 3D Modeling, Motion and Animation (Cel-frame and Blender)
ART420 Graphic Design III
ART421 Graphic Design IV
ART488 Capstone Experience: Graphic Design

Joseph Baldwin Academy Summer Program
An Animated Course, 2005-present
Computers in Art and Design, 2003-2009

Professional Experience

Freelance Graphic Design and Illustration
Kirksville, Missouri, 1998-present

Principle, Nelson\Weis, Inc: Full-Service Advertising Agency
Creative Director, Salina, Kansas, 1995-1998

Nelson Creative LLC: Graphic Design/Illustration Studio
Art Director, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Salina, Kansas, 1992-1995

MarketAide Inc: Market Research and Full-Service Advertising Agency
Art Director/Designer/Production Manager, Salina, Kansas, 1988-1992

Brush Art Corporation: Full-Service Advertising Agency
Designer/Production Manager, Downs, Kansas, 1988

Freelance Graphic Design and Illustration
Graphic Design and Illustration, Salina, Kansas 1985-1988

Swicegood Studios: Graphic Design Studio
Designer/Illustrator, Kansas City, Missouri, 1985

Emerson, Nichols and Bailey Inc.: Full-Service Advertising Agency
Graphic Designer, Topeka, Kansas, 1983-1985


– Traditional Illustration: Watercolor, Gouache, Line Art, Graphite, Conte, Pastel
– Digital Illustration: Photoshop, Sketchbook Pro, Adobe Sketch, Procreate
– Traditional design processes: Copy-fitting, Marker Comps, Mechanical Production Art
– Digital design processes: Advanced Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop. Intermediate HTML, Introductory CSS, Intermediate 2D and 3D Modeling (Adobe Animate and Blender)
– Quality Matters Online Teaching Certificate