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Alumni News: May 2009-May 2010




1000 Handmade Greeting Cards
Title: Holiday Vintage Ornament Card and Salutations Flourish Card
Designer/Printer: Maeve Rogers, BFA 2007

Basic IDENTITY (Index Books, due Oct. 2010)
Title: Kilowatt Bikes logo, stationery, print ad and tradeshow banners
Client: Kilowatt Bikes
Designer/Art Director: Tadd Dobbs, BFA 1998
Copywriter: Steve Smith
Photography: Geno Loro

Best of Business Cards Design 9
Title: Fain Models Business Card
Client: Fain Models
Designer/Creative Director: Bronson Ma, BFA 1994

Communication Arts 2010 Design Annual
Title: DSVC Sept/Oct 2009 Rough Magazine
Client: DSVC
Designer: Francis Yllana, BFA 2001
Firm: The Brand Hatchery 

Communication Arts 2011 Design Annual 51
Title: The Park Logo
Client: Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation
Designer: Michael Beukema, BFA 2007
Creative Director: Laura Root
Studio: Squires & Company
Let’s Talk, Michael Cina, Jan 15, 2009
Michael Cina, 1995.

Design DNA: Logos by Matthew Healy (due September 2010)
Title: Cash Plus Credit Services logo
Designer: Tadd Dobbs, BFA 1998
Studio: Mosaic Creative

Title: Creative Squall logo
Designer: Tadd Dobbs, BFA 1998
Studio: Creative Squall

Title: Gretta Sloane logo
Designer: Tadd Dobbs, BFA 1998
Studio: Mosaic Creative

Title: H&M Racing logo
Designer: Tadd Dobbs, BFA 1998
Studio: Mosaic Creative

Title: Kilowatt Bikes logo
Designer: Tadd Dobbs, BFA 1998
Studio: Starr Tincup

Title: Nobles & Baldwin logo
Designer: Tadd Dobbs, BFA 1998
Studio: Mosaic Creative

Title: Joe Allison & This Machine logo
Designer: Tadd Dobbs, BFA 1998
Studio: Creative Squall

Title: Starr Tincup logo
Designer: Tadd Dobbs, BFA 1998
Studio: Star Tincup

Design for Obama (Taschen Books)
Patrick Macomber, 2006, is a featured designer.

Michael Cina, 1995, is a featured designer.

January 2010
Portfolio / Daily Inspiration -- Patrick Macomber, BFA 2006

The Dieline
Title: Boxsal 
Client: Three Blind Ants
Design, Copywriting + Art Direction: Francis Yllana, BFA 2001
Naming + Branding - Boxsal Name, Tag + Logo 
Firm: The Brand Hatchery

An Interview with Michael Cina, 1995.

Other Publications featuring interviews or work of Michael Cina, 1995
Computer Arts (2009)
Grain Edit Feature (2009)
iDN 15th Anniversary Book (2009)
Notes on Design (2009)
Computer Arts (2009)
Gopher Magazine Feature (2009)
Relevant Magazine (2009)
J People Magazine Feature (2009)
Straight No Chaser Magazine (2009)
Work in Letterform Collected from Grafik Magazine (2009)
Quotation No. 5 (2009)
XLR8R Feature (2010)
Gopher Magazine (2010)
Typolyrics book (2010)

Flashback: Retro Design in Contemporary Graphics by Viction:ary (Dec. 2009) 
Title: Austin City Homes
Designer: Ben Barry, BFA 2007

FLAUNT: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work (Feb 2010) 
Title: Final College Portfolio
Designer: Ben Barry, BFA 2007

For Print Only (Dec. 2009) 
Title: Facebook Holiday Gift
Designer: Ben Barry, BFA 2007

Grab Bag Book (Aug. 2009) 
Title: Assignment: Design a Building
Designer: Ben Barry, BFA 2007

Grain Edit (2009)
Feature: Mike Cina, 1995

Graphis 2011 Design Annual
Title: “Cougar, For a Great Performance” paper promo – Silver Award
Client: Domtar paper
Designer: Michael Beukema, BFA 2007
Creative Director: Laura Root
Writer: Elizabeth Mateja
Studio: Squires & Company

HOW Magazine — May 2010
Title: Torres/Highfill Wedding Invite
Designer/typographer/illustrator: Tadd Dobbs, BFA 1998
Copywriter: Blair (Highfill) Torres

HOW Self Promotion Design 
Title: Addyland poster
Client: Dallas Ad League
Designer: Brandon Murphy, BFA 1993
Illustrator: Nathan Trimm, BFA 2002

IDN Magazine (Vol. 15, No. 6, Jan. 2009) 
Title: Pick of the Month
Designer: Ben Barry, BFA 2007 

Logolicious by Peleg Top (2010)
Title: Cash Plus Credit Services logo
Designer: Tadd Dobbs, BFA 1998
Studio: Mosaic Creative

Title: Creative Squall logo
Designer: Tadd Dobbs, BFA 1998
Studio: Creative Squall

Title: Gretta Sloane logo
Designer: Tadd Dobbs, BFA 1998
Studio: Mosaic Creative

Title: H&M Racing logo
Designer: Tadd Dobbs, BFA 1998
Studio: Mosaic Creative

Title: Kilowatt Bikes logo
Designer: Tadd Dobbs, BFA 1998
Studio: Starr Tincup

Title: Scientific Notation logo
Designer: Tadd Dobbs, BFA 1998
Studio: Creative Squall

LogoLounge 4 
Title: Standard Meat Company logo
Designer: Craig Parsons, BFA 2006

LogoLounge 5
Title: Let Them Eat Cake logo
Designer: Craig Parsons, BFA 2006

LogoLounge 6 (Publication date Feb 2011)
Title: Papa Panini’s logo
Client: UNT Dining Services
Designer/Creative Director: Bryant Canzoneri, BFA 2004

Title: Kleckner Consulting logo
Designer/Creative Director: Bronson Ma, BFA 1994

Title: Excentus logo
Client: Visual Market
Designer/Creative Director: Bronson Ma, BFA 1994

Title: Cinnamon Perryman logo
Designer/Creative Director: Bronson Ma, BFA 1994

Title: Path-to-Market logo
Client: Hostess Brands/QMobius
Designer/Creative Director: Bronson Ma, BFA 1994

Title: Fain Models logo
Designer/Creative Director: Bronson Ma, BFA 1994

Title: Action Fire Pros logo
Designer/Creative Director: Bronson Ma, BFA 1994

Title: Print Green
Client: Boy Scouts of America
Designer/Creative Director: Eric Ottinger, BFA 1991

2009 Print Regional Design Annual 
Title: Caliber
Client: Caliber stationery system
Designer: Brandon Murphy, BFA 1993
Studio: Caliber Creative

Title: DSVC/Starbucks poster
Client: DSVC
Designer: Josh Ege, BFA 2002
Copywriter: Wayne Geyer, BFA 1993

Title: The Van Cliburn Foundation logo
Client: The Van Cliburn Foundation
Designer: Maeve Rodgers, BFA 2007
Creative Director: Greg Chapman


STEP Magazine (Jan./Feb. 2009)
Title: 25 Emerging Talents
Ben Barry, BFA 2007




2009 American Graphic Design Awards
Title: Rough magazine Spring Issue
Client: DSVC
Designers: Josh Ege, BFA 2002, and Garrett Owen
Illustrators: Josh Ege, BFA 2002, and Garrett Owen
Photography: Jeremy Sharp
Studio: Range

Title: Mammoth Vision brochure
Client: Cypress Equities/Ritz-Carlton Residences
Art Directors: Josh Ege, BFA 2002
Creative Director: John Swieter
Designers: Garrett Owen, John Swieter
Studio: Range

2009 Art Directors Club of Houston Show
Title: DSVC & Polaroid Announcement – Gold Medal and Judges Choice Award
Client: DSVC
Designer/Art Direction: Josh Ege, BFA 2002
Photography: Sandro

Title: Logo for Kleckner Consulting – Silver Award
Client: Kleckner Consulting
Designer/Creative Director: Bronson Ma, BFA 1994
Studio: Bronson Ma Creative

Title: Bronson Ma Creative Holiday Card – Bronze Award
Client: Bronson Ma Creative
Designer/Creative Director: Bronson Ma, BFA 1994
Copywriter: Bronson Ma, Kelli Ma
Studio: Bronson Ma Creative

2009 DSVC Professional Show
Title: DSVC & Polaroid Announcement – Bronze Medal
Client: DSVC
Designer/Art Direction: Josh Ege, BFA 2002
Photography: Sandro

Title: Rough magazine Spring Issue – Merit
Client: DSVC
Designers: Josh Ege, BFA 2002, and Garrett Owen
Illustrators: Josh Ege, BFA 2002, and Garrett Owen
Photography: Jeremy Sharp
Studio: Range

Title: Caliber poster  – Bronze Award
Client: Caliber
Designer: Brandon Murphy, BFA 1993
Studio: Caliber Creative

Title: FCB 2008 Annual Report  – Gold Award
Client: First Community Bank
Designer: Brandon Murphy, BFA 1993
Copywriter: Max Wright
Studio: Caliber Creative

2010 DSVC Professional Show
Title: 6 Degrees of Influence Poster -- Gold Award
Client: The Dallas Society of Visual Communications
Creative Director: Aaron Opsal
Designer/Art Director: Frances Yllana, BFA 2001
Agency: The Brand Hatchery

Title: Urbino Pizza Posters -- Silver Award / Judge’s Choice
Client: Urbino Pizza (RIP)
Creative Director/Illustrator: Jeff Barfoot
Designers: Jeff Barfoot / Shay Ometz, BFA 1998
Agency: BarfootWorldwide

Title: Identity: A Photographic Meditation From The Inside Out -- Silver Award / Judge’s Choice
Agency: Stewart Cohen Pictures
Creative Director: Todd Hart, BFA 1983
Writer: Bill Baldwin
Photographer: Stewart Cohen
Designers: Todd Hart / Zech Bard
Client: Stewart Cohen

Title: Birds Limited Edition Print Series (Meadowlark, Puffin, Terns, Zebra Finch) -- Silver Award
Client: bee things
Creative Director/Illustrator: Jeff Barfoot
Designers: Jeff Barfoot / Shay Ometz, BFA 1998
Agency: BarfootWorldwide

Title: Monkey Snack Sacks -- Silver Award
Client: bee things
Creative Director/Illustrator: Jeff Barfoot
Designers: Jeff Barfoot / Shay Ometz, BFA 1998
Agency: BarfootWorldwide

Title: Portfolio Site -- Bronze Award
Client: Sibley/Peteet Design Austin
Art Director: Rex Peteet, 1979
Illustrators: Matt Wetzler / Jed Rogers
Designers: David Gillory / Matt Wetzler
Agency: Sibley / Peteet Design Austin

Title: 2010 South by Southwest Identity -- Bronze Award
Client: 2010 SXSW Music, Film, and Interactive Conference
Designer: Susan Birkenmayer, BFA 1991
Illustrator: Matt Wetzler
Designer: Matt Wetzler
Agency: Sibley / Peteet Design Austin

Title: Texas Poster -- Bronze Award
Client: Mohawk Paper Show
Art Director: Kim Neiman
Illustrator: Virgil Scott
, BFA 2003, MFA 2006
Designer: Virgil Scott
Agency: Studio 204

Title: Hockey Bunnies Logo -- Bronze Award
Client: University of North Texas Inline Hockey
Designer: Alex Egner, BFA 2003
Agency: eggnerd

Title: Warning Signs -- Bronze Award
Client: The Voice Foundation
Creative Directors: David Wilgus, BFA 1980 / Diane Seimetz
Art Director: Dean Oram
Writer: Kevin Byrd
Photographer: Randal Ford
Agency: Launch Agency

Title: “Cougar, For a Great Performance” paper promo – Silver Award
Client: Domtar paper
Designer: Michael Beukema, BFA 2007
Creative Director: Laura Root
Writer: Elizabeth Mateja
Studio: Squires & Company

Title: Hope Gala logo – Merit
Client: Operation Kindness
Designer: Josh Ege, BFA 2004

Title: Take Back the Streets logo – Merit
Client: Frito Lay
Designer: Josh Ege, BFA 2004
Creative Director: Bruce Wayne-Jones
Studio: Brand Agent

Title: DSVC Sept/Oct 2009 Rough Magazine
Client: The Dallas Society of Visual Communications
Designer/Art Director: Frances Yllana, BFA 2001
Agency: The Brand Hatchery

Title: Tyler Museum of Art logo
Client: Tyler Museum of Art
Designer: Sharon Lee, BFA 2009
Creative Director: Chris Rovillo, BFA 1977
Studio: Rovillo Design Associates

Title: Tyler Museum of Art stationery
Client: Tyler Museum of Art
Designer: Sharon Lee, BFA 2009
Creative Director: Chris Rovillo, BFA 1977
Studio: Rovillo Design Associates

Title: AT&T Performing Arts Center/Architectural Forum Program, Winspear Opera House
Client: AT&T Performing Arts Center
Designer: Sharon Lee, BFA 2009
Creative Director: Chris Rovillo, BFA 1977
Studio: Rovillo Design Associates

Title: AT&T Performing Arts Center/Architectural Forum Program, Wyly Theater
Client: AT&T Performing Arts Center
Designer: Sharon Lee, BFA 2009
Creative Director: Chris Rovillo, BFA 1977
Studio: Rovillo Design Associates

Title: Neiman Marcus / Tom Shoes invitation
Client: AT&T Performing Arts Center
Designer: Sharon Lee, BFA 2009
Creative Director: Chris Rovillo, BFA 1977

Title: Addyland poster -- Bronze Award
Client: Dallas Ad League
Designer: Brandon Murphy, BFA 1993
Illustrator: Nathan Trimm, BFA 2002
Studio: Caliber Creative

Title: Addyland poster -- Bronze Award
Client: Dallas Ad League
Designer: Brandon Murphy, BFA 1993
Illustrator: Nathan Trimm, BFA 2002
Studio: Caliber Creative

Title: Poster Series for "One Spark"
Designer: Craig Parsons, BFA 2006
Studio: St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Division

Title: Logo for Kleckner Consulting
Client: Kleckner Consulting
Designer/Creative Director: Bronson Ma, BFA 1994
Studio: Bronson Ma Creative

2010 ADDYs (Fort Worth Chapter)
Title: Lot-A-Bucks brochure – Silver Award
Client: Konami
Creative Director/Copywriter: Khris Kesling
Designer: Brandon Alcorn, BFA 2005
Studio: Concussion

Title: Get Your Kicks poster series – Silver Award
Title: Get Your Kicks outdoor – Silver Award
Title: Get Your Kicks print ad – Bronze Award
Client: Route 66 Casino Hotel
Creative Director: Derek Johnson
Art Director: Alex Arellano, BFA 1999
Photographer: Moshe Brakha
Studio: Concussion

Title: New Year’s Eve invitation – Bronze Award
Client: Route 66 Casino Hotel
Creative Director: Derek Johnson
Senior Art Director: Alex Arellano, BFA 1999
Designer: Brandon Alcorn, BFA 2005
Copywriter: David Allen
Studio: Concussion

Title: TCU Football-Spring poster series – Silver Award
Title: TCU Football-Intro video – Bronze Award
Title: TCU Football-Reasons TV Campaign – Bronze Award
Title: TCU Football-Reasons multi media – Gold Award
Client: TCU Football
Creative Director: Derek Johnson
Senior Art Director: Alex Arellano, BFA 1999
Junior Art Director: Johnny Tijerina, BFA 2008 (on Spring poster series)
Studio: Concussion

Title: iMap Weather.com website – Bronze Award
Client: iMap Weather
Interactive Creative Director: Brian Blankenship, BFA 1999
Creative Director/Copywriter: Carol Glover
Sr. Copywriter: Tina Stovall
Studio: Balcom Agency

Title: Justin Boots.com – Bronze Award
Client: Justin Boots
Interactive Creative Director: Brian Blankenship, BFA 1999
Designer: Kobee King, 2009
Studio: Balcom Agency

Title: More Than a Bowl Game campaign – Gold Award / Special Judges Choice Award
Client: Armed Forces Bowl
Creative Director: Derek Johnson
Senior Art Director: Alex Arellano, BFA 1999
Junior Art Director: Johnny Tijerina, BFA 2008
Studio: Concussion

Title: Metropolitan campaign – Silver Award
Client: The Metropolitan
Senior Designer: Holly Aguilar
Creative Director: Carol Glover
Interactive Creative Director: Brian Blankenship, BFA 1999
Studio: Balcom Agency

Title: Fort Worth Zoo-100th Anniversary – Gold Award
Client: Fort Worth Zoo
Creative Director: Derek Johnson
Senior Art Director: Alex Arellano, BFA 1999
Studio: Concussion

Title: Fossil Fuels-They’re a Gas – Bronze Award
Client: Fort Worth Museum of Science & History
Senior Designer: Holly Aguilar
Creative Director/Copywriter: Carol Glover
Graphic Designer: Carolyn Sedinger
Asst. Graphic Designer: Brian Forosiski, 2008
Studio: Balcom Agency

Title: Ozone posters – Bronze Award
Client: Fort Worth Transportation Authority
Creative Director/Copywriter: Khris Kesling
Designer: Brandon Alcorn, BFA 2005
Associate Creative Director: Rose Gomez
Studio: Concussion

Title: Fort Worth Police and Firefighters Memorial – Silver Award
Client: Fort Worth Police and Firefighters Memorial
Senior Art Director: Mick Swindell
Senior Designer: Emily Gordon
Creative Director: Carol Glover
Interactive Creative Director: Brian Blankenship, BFA 1999
Copywriter: Tina Stovall

Studio: Balcom Agency

Title: Ozone Guerilla – Bronze Award
Client: Fort Worth Transportation Authority
Creative Director/Copywriter: Khris Kesling
Designer: Brandon Alcorn, BFA 2005
Associate Creative Director: Rose Gomez
Studio: Concussion

Title: The Guide to Getting Ahead – Gold Award
Client: Cockrell Printing
Designer: Tom Martens, BFA 1998
Designer: Bill Brammer
Studio: Enovation Group

Title: Balcom Agency website – Silver Award
Client: Balcom Agency
Designer: Kobee King, 2009
Interactive Creative Director: Brian Blankenship, BFA 1999
Studio: Balcom Agency

Title: Creative Squall website – Bronze Award
Client: Creative Squall
Principal, Creative Director: Tad Dobbs, 1998
Web Developer: Jason Vriezema
Copywriter: Michelle Mire
Studio: Creative Squall


2010 ADDYs (San Antonio Chapter)
Title: Logo for Kleckner Consulting
Client: Kleckner Consulting
Designer/Creative Director: Bronson Ma, BFA 1994
Awards: Gold ADDY
Studio: Bronson Ma Creative

Title:  John Paul II High School View Book
Client: John Paul II High School
Designer/Creative Director: Bronson Ma, BFA 1994
Copywriter: Karen Kimball, Max Wright
Awards: Bronze ADDY
Studio: Bronson Ma Creative


2010 ADDYs (Dallas Chapter)
Title: Tyler Museum of Art logo -- Bronze Award
Client: Tyler Museum of Art
Designer: Sharon Lee, BFA 2009
Creative Director: Chris Rovillo, BFA 1977
Studio: Rovillo Design Associates

Title: Tyler Museum of Art stationery -- Bronze Award
Client: Tyler Museum of Art
Designer: Sharon Lee, BFA 2009
Creative Director: Chris Rovillo, BFA 1977
Studio: Rovillo Design Associates

Title: Cowboys Stadium logo -- Bronze Award
Client: The Dallas Cowboys
Designer: Sharon Lee, BFA 2009
Creative Director: Chris Rovillo, BFA 1977
Studio: Rovillo Design Associates

Title: Neiman Marcus / Tom Shoes invitation-- Silver Award
Client: AT&T Performing Arts Center
Designer: Sharon Lee, BFA 2009
Creative Director: Chris Rovillo, BFA 1977
Studio: Rovillo Design Associates

Title: Addyland poster
Client: Dallas Ad League
Designer: Brandon Murphy, BFA 1993
Illustrator: Nathan Trimm, BFA 2002
Award:  Gold Award and Judge's Choice Award
Studio: Caliber Creative

Title: Still the One
Client: Domtar Paper
Designer: Brandon Murphy, BFA 1993 and Bret Sano
Awards: Silver ADDY
Studio: Caliber Creative

Title: Sustainability in the Office
Client: The Rainforrest Alliance
Designer: Brandon Murphy, BFA 1993 and Ernesto Pacheco
Awards: Bronze ADDY
Studio: Caliber Creative

2010 ADDYs (Philadelphia, PA Chapter)
Title: TCM Summer Under the Stars 2009 -- Gold Award
Client: Turner Classic Movies
Designer: Rob Reed, Eli Vargas, Patrick Macomber, BFA 2006
Studio: Ro1 Trick Pony LLC

Title: CM Underground (tcmunderground.com) -- Gold Award
Client: Turner Classic Movies
Designer: Patrick Macomber, BFA 2006
Studio: Ro1 Trick Pony LLC

Title: Virgin Festival Calgary -- Gold Award
Client: Virgin Mobile Canada
Designer: Patrick Macomber, BFA 2006
Studio: Ro1 Trick Pony LLC

Title: Give a Drop (giveadrop.com)-- Gold Award
Client: Virgin Unite
Designer: Patrick Macomber, BFA 2006
Studio: Ro1 Trick Pony LLC


2010 ADDYs Southwest Regionals
Title: Neiman Marcus / Tom Shoes invitation-- Silver Award
Client: AT&T Performing Arts Center
Designer: Sharon Lee, BFA 2009
Creative Director: Chris Rovillo, BFA 1977
Studio: Rovillo Design Associates

Title: Addyland poster -- Gold Award
Client: Dallas Ad League
Designer: Brandon Murphy, BFA 1993
Illustrator: Nathan Trimm, BFA 2002
Award: Gold ADDY 
Studio: Caliber Creative

Title: Still the One
Client: Domtar Paper
Designer: Brandon Murphy, BFA 1993 and Bret Sano
Awards: Silver ADDY
Studio: Caliber Creative

2010 National ADDYs
Title: Addyland poster -- Gold Award
Client: Dallas Ad League
Designer: Brandon Murphy, BFA 1993
Illustrator: Nathan Trimm, BFA 2002
Award: Gold ADDY 
Studio: Caliber Creative

2009 Marcom Awards
Title: Web Design for Creative Squall -- Platinum Award
Client: Creative Squall
Designer: Tadd Dobbs, BFA 1998
Copywriter: Michelle Mire
Development/Programmer: Jason Vriezema
Photography: Trevor Kobrin
Studio: Creative Squall

Title: Logo for Creative Squall -- Platinum Award
Client: Creative Squall
Designer: Tadd Dobbs, BFA 1998
Studio: Creative Squall

Title: Business Card for Creative Squall -- Gold Award
Client: Creative Squall
Designer: Tadd Dobbs, BFA 1998
Letterpress: Cranky Pressman
Studio: Creative Squall


Mediabistro Logo Awards
Title: Gretta Sloane -- Bronze Award
Client: Gretta Sloane
Category: Fashion
Designer: Tadd Dobbs, BFA 1998
Studio: Creative Squall

Title: Scientific Notation -- Silver Award
Client: Scientific Notation
Category: Science
Designer: Tadd Dobbs, BFA 1998
Studio: Creative Squall



QR Code Show
Pink Hobo Geek Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Michael Cina has 20 pieces in the show which closes on July 29.
Smart phones become art phones in this group show featuring framed QR Codes that unlock cell phone secrets. Load up your digital device with QR Code software or look over a stranger’s shoulder.


SXSW 2010 Interactive Awards / March 2010
Selection in Television & Film Category
Client: Turner Classic Movies
Title: TCM 15th Anniversary
Designers: Rob Reed, Patrick Macomber, BFA 2006
Agency: 1 Trick Pony LLC






HOW Top 10 Sites for Designers -- January 2010
Title:  “The Squall Line” blog
Designer/Art Director/Illustrator: Tadd Dobbs, BFA 1998
Copywriter: Tad Dobbs/Michelle Mire
Studio: Creative Squall

Finch Paper Blog -- May 7, 2010
Title: Marrying Design & Paper: Torres/Highfill Wedding Invitation
Designer/Typographer/Illustrator: Tadd Dobbs, BFA 1998
Copywriter: Blair (Highfill) Torres
Studio: Creative Squall

San Antonio Business Journal
Issue: 6/25/2010
Bronson Ma Creative named one of the top 25 Graphic Design Firms in San Antonio






Creative Summit 2010
Brandon Murphy served as one of the panel of judges who awarded more that $30,000 in awards to students.

Flashbelt 2010
Michael Cina was a speaker at this conference especially for Flash Developers held in Minneapolis in June 2010. His presentation was titled “Surrounded by Design.”

5th Annual National Student Show
Josh Ege presented “Quick Thinking.”

WebVisions, May 2010
Nicolle Mueller presented “Designing for the web in a multi-channel retail environment.”






Ben Barry, BFA 2007, currently works at Facebook as a Designer/Chief Analog Researcher in Palo Alto, California.

Michael Beukema, BFA 2007, is happily working as a designer at Squires and Company in Dallas.

Bryant Canzoneri, BFA 2004, is the Senior Graphic Designer at the UNT Dining Services Marketing Department.

Michael Cina, 1995, is the proud new father of Solomon Michael Cina born on March 25 of this year and of his new studio, Cina Asociates born in January!

Shane Clevenger, BFA 2001, earned his Masters of Arts and Science in Art Direction from Texas A&M Commerce in 2006. He is currently working as a Senior Art Director at TPN Reimagine Retail here in Dallas. He and his wife have a 2-year-old son named Colton and are expecting little girl in August.

Tadd Dobbs, BFA 1998, opened his own design studio, Creative Squall, based in Trophy Club, TX last year.

Josh Ege, BFA 2002, is an Art Director at Fossil. The Communication Design at UNT faculty want to thank Josh for his service as President of the Dallas Society of Visual Communications in 2009-2010. It was a tough year for the organization financially (as it was for all of us) but Josh did a great job! We are all proud of him.

Alyssa Ferrer, BFA 2009, has been working at Brad Cecil & Associates (  http://cecilcommunication.com/ ) in Arlington for over a year. They are a small consultancy that specializes in fundraising for nonprofits.

Natalie Ferguson, BFA 2008, will be celebrating her one-year anniversary as the graphic designer for the Houston Symphony in Houston, Texas this August 2010.

Sharon Keyes Grace, BFA 1992, is the Director of Creative Services in the Office of Marketing and Communication at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.

Mallory Grigg, BFA 2008, is a freelance designer in Austin Texas. She will be participating in the next round of Project M (www.projectmlab.com) in Frankfurt, Germany beginning August 28, 2010.

Rion Byrd Gumus, BFA 1997, is a designer at Pentagram, New York and just had her third son!

Jason James, BFA 2009, is an Art Director at TPN Dallas working on the Bank of America account. He also became a father for the first time on May 10 to little Jesse Kelly James who weighed all of 7 pounds 7 ounces. That’s a big name to carry on such a little man!

Linda Varghese Joseph, BFA 2000, is an art director for Ecommerce at Fossil. She also got married to Anish Joseph June 9, 2009.

Sharon Lee, BFA 2009, is a designer at Rovillo Design Associates in Dallas, Texas. Her boss, Chris Rovillo, is also a UNT grad, BFA 1973.

Patrick Macomber, BFA 2006, is a lead designer at 1 Trick Pony in Philadelphia, PA.

Courtney Mankin, BFA 2007, has been working as a graphic designer at American Campus Communities in Austin, Texas (a town she loves, loves, loves) for the last two years.

Carter Martin, BFA 2005, has opened his own shop, Cameo Creative, in Dallas with new office space in Highland Park Village.

Nicolle Mueller, BFA 1999, recently became the International Creative Manager, Internet for Land’s End in Dodgeville, WI. She also gave birth to her third son, Erik, in 2009. Nicolle has been a busy woman!

Svetlana Geft Mueller, BFA 2001, is living in San Francisco and working at Bare Excentuals in the Product Development Department.

Brandon Murphy and Kris Shelton Murphy, both BFA, 1993, are celebrating their 16th wedding anniversary and have a 3 1/2 year old princess, I mean daughter, named Meagan. Brandon opened his own studio called Caliber Creative in 2008 where they are currently using three UNT interns to make their lives easier (Brandon's words, not mine!).

Eric Ottinger, BFA 1991, has his own design studio in Oswego, Illinois called O Positive Design.

David Pappenhagen, BFA 2007, is currently freelancing at the Decoder Ring in Austin. He paid cash for his ’97 Corolla and sleeps on a borrowed futon mattress on his floor. Ah, the simple life.

David Pappenhagen, Blake Gantz, and Ryan Caruthers, all BFA 2007, created an artists’ collective called Undertow. The held an art show named “Testing the Waters” in Portland, OR at the Nemo Design Studio on June 4, 2010. The Nike/Jordan brand helped with the funding and matched donations with proceeds going to charity. Can see samples of the artwork in the show and the one of a kind shoe designed for auction primarily by Ryan Caruthers at their site.

Justin Pocta, BFA 2008, recently took a new position as Senior Designer at Dodd Creative Group in Dallas after moving back from Memphis. We’re glad you are back in the area.

Kyle Poff, BFA 2003, is a Senior Designer at Leo Burnett and is the Principal Designer at Monument Design, both in Chicago.

Lonna Henderson Poorman, BFA 1993, is the Art Direction Manager at BeautiControl in Carrollton, Texas. She and her husband, Hank, are the proud new parents of a little boy, Jett Zimmer Poorman, born in early June this year.

Andres Rendon, BFA 2006, is a Senior Designer for CB Richard Ellis. He and his wife are also expecting their second child this coming December. Congratulations!

Maeve Rogers, BFA 2007, is currently a contract designer for JCPenneys based in Plano, TX, and new mother of an adopted three-year-old tabby named Molly.

Kevin Thomas, BFA 2004, is the Associate Creative Director for SWOON the studio in Dallas.

Sarah Treanor, BFA 2008, is on the web team at Fossil and excited about the new directions the work is taking. She has also exhibited her photography twice this year, once at the Alpha Omega Gallery in Austin, Texas and then in the Vermont Photo Space in a show titled “The Wild Exhibit, July 2010” in Essex, Vermont.

Francis Yllana, BFA 2001, is the senior art director at The Brand Hatchery in Dallas, TX, the Chief Creative Organizer and Founder for Good for Grasshopper, and a DSVC Board Member for Social Networking, Field Day, and she was the 2010 DSVC Dallas Show Chair.

Adrian Valderrama, BFA 2009, is currently doing freelance design -- recent and upcoming projects include business cards & stationeries, cd packaging, and custom-made indoor drumline floors, shirts & drum head designs for music programs locally and nationally. She is also the head of the percussion program at Clark High School in Plano, TX and is teaching lessons and involved at their feeder middle schools and Plano East Senior High School.  AND she is pursuing a second Bachelors degree in Music Education at Texas A&M Commerce.

Everett Vangsnes, BFA 2008, is a designer for Nike Brand Design in Portland Oregon, and married his wife Abigail on November 28, 2009.