Saturday, April 11, 2009
Coming up this week is the Student Review. For the uninitiated, ADCD and AIGA are putting the ones with the new books together with people who have, shall we say, seen a lot of them. That is bringing some of Denver's Best Creative Directors together with this year's best and brightest students to give them (thde students that is) a chance at improving their books and presentation skills. We thought we'd take a few of the best and deliver their bios:
Eric Winslow attended Colorado State University and holds a BFA in Design Communications. He has been involved in art and design from an early age and has learned that these two things can have a profound influence on people as well as himself. Eric has developed many successful promotional campaigns for such clients as Coors Brewing Company, Boston Market, Reebok, Qwest Communications, Mastercraft Boats, Coca Cola and Carter’s. His experience has won numerous regional and national awards in disciplines such as interactive media, corporate identity, advertising, environmental design, packaging, point-of-purchase, promotions and collateral. Eric’s work has been featured in HOW magazine, Print magazine, Logo Lounge, Best of Stationery, POPAI (point-of-purchase book), Graphic Design USA and the Denver Business Journal.
Eric was selected as one of Denver’s Forty under 40 in 2007 for his community involvement and successful business leadership. He has Helped organizations like the Nathan Yip Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Mountain States Cup Regional Mountain Bike Championship Series, Donor Alliance, Denver Zoological Foundation, USA Cycling, Colorado Arts Festival and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Eric was selected in the top forty out of over 700 entrants. In his earlier days he raced downhill and MX mountain bikes during a 12 year career.
Andrew Hoffman is the senior art director at Brand Iron, a denver-based branding agency. He has been working at Brand Iron since May of 2008. Before Brand Iron, Andrew was the lead creative designer at gopixel Design Studios, a small design boutique located in Castle Rock, Colorado. Prior to gopixel, Andrew was a graphic designer for Western State College's Marketing Department. Andrew is also an established fine artist and has shown work in various galleries around Colorado, his first solo art show is in May of 2009. Some of the clients Andrew has done work for include: Duracell, Prudential, Flobots (musical act), The Denver Athletic Club, Western State College, and Alegria, Costa Rica. Andrew's hometown is Bailey, Colorado and he graduated with a BFA in graphic design and a minor in Business Administration from Western State College. Andrew's personal portfolio can be viewed at www.andrewhoffmandesign.com.
Rick Griffith is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver, typographer, and owner and creative director of MATTER. He's got awards...blah...blah... blah. He lectures around the US on the various outputs of his studio and volunteers his time teaching 8-12 grade design intensives primarily focused on student run publications. He's not hiring right now, but is willing to be surprised. His staff and family are patient with him.
Becky Clark is a graphic designer in the Communications Department at the Denver Art Museum and enjoys the challenge of creating promotional materials, large format graphics, and print collateral for the museum while maintaining the integrity of its brand. After earning a BA in Visual Arts, she went on to study graphics and apprentice as a designer in the print industry while successfully securing a variety of freelance print and illustration projects including a nationally published poster. Also an advocate of arts education, she holds a masters degree Creative Arts in Learning and has taught at several colleges and institutions Colorado. Just about any day of the week, you can find her reading or drawing comics, poring through design blogs, and—shameless plug—wandering through the rock poster art at The Psychedelic Experience (at the DAM until July 19).