Paul Berkbigler

P.Berkbigler Design & Multimedia LLC

Madison, WI, USA

Work Experience

P.Berkbigler Design & Multimedia LLC

Owner / Proprietor / General Honcho

Beginning with concentrated independent design work during my graduate studies, I've continued to maintain a freelance design and multimedia practice ever since the summer of 2002. I enjoy working as an escaped, independent designer & multimedia producer living and practicing in the Midwest, serving clientele throughout the United States.
August 2002 - Present Wisconsin, United States

Blackhawk Church

Director of Creative Video

Director of video planning and production within the Communication and Worship Arts Teams at Blackhawk Church. The position involved regular shooting, editing and motion graphic development that supported weekly worship services + a variety of ongoing ministry communication.
January 2014 - June 2018 Wisconsin, United States

AIGA Nebraska

Director of Education

I served as the Director of Education for the Nebraska chapter of AIGA working as an active ambassador between the design education community (faculty and students alike) and the professional design community. During my tenure as Director of Education I helped organize several design-education focused events, talks and workshops.
April 2008 - September 2011 Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Concordia University, Nebraska

Assistant Professor of Art

Full-time instructor in the Department of Art, working particularly in guiding student and department development in the areas of graphic design, visual communication and
interactive media. I was also involved in a number of departmental outreach activities directed at the design / illustration professional and educational communities.
July 2005 - July 2009 Seward, Nebraska, United States

St. Louis Community College - Forest Park

Instructor

Courses taught: Drawing for Graphics I / II & Illustration I / II

Providing weekly instruction in utilizing drawing as a tool for brainstorming as well as execution of design-related projects. Teaching illustration techniques and conceptualization to beginning and advanced students.
September 2004 - May 2005 Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Tyler School Of Art

Teaching Assistant

Courses taught: Sophomore Supplement & Junior/Senior Design Labs

Principal instructor of weekly lab sessions covering a wide range of compositional and technical concerns including instruction in mock-up construction techniques, software tutorials, book binding demonstrations, as well as additional project critiques and reviews.
September 2003 - May 2004 Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, United States

Tyler School Of Art Publications

Assistant Designer

Direct assistant to the director and head designer of the Tyler Publications office; responsibilities included print and interactive design work in addition to office management, obtaining printing quotes, working with clients, and general administrative assistance.
September 2002 - August 2003 Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, United States

Studio X

Assistant Designer

Direct assistant to the principal designer and owner of Kilfoy Design, part of the Studio X collective. In addition to print, interactive, and motion graphic design work, responsibilities also included obtaining print quotes, going on press checks, client interaction and negotiations, general administrative duties and office organization.
June 1999 - August 2002 Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Education

Concordia University, Nebraska

BFA in Commercial Art

I studied commercial art (essentially a combined program in graphic design and illustration) within a predominately fine art department that had a highly developed art-for-commerce study track. My undergraduate education included a solid foundation in traditional art media and practices, but came right in the thick of the heavy integration of digital art practices into the fields of design and illustration.
August 1994 - May 1999 Seward, Nebraska, United States

Temple University - Tyler School Of Art

MFA in Graphic & Interactive Design

In preparation for entry into full-time design teaching, I enrolled in grad school at Tyler School of Art to expand on my experience as a working designer and to further explore the continued integration of multimedia interactive design into the larger fields of design and illustration. My education at Tyler combined perfectly with the skills and knowledge I'd gained at Concordia University and at Studio X.
September 2002 - May 2004 Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, United States

Awards

Communication Arts

Work included in Typography Annual

2012

AIGA Nebraska: Book It! Competition

Top design / finalist work chosen

2011

Rockport Letterhead + Logo Design 12

Work included in curated annual

2011

AIGA Nebraska Show 2010

Professional Gold

2010

AIGA Nebraska Show 2010

Professional Silver

2010

AIGA Nebraska Show 2010

Professional Bronze

2010

AIGA Nebraska: Love / Hate Competition

Two top designs / finalist work chosen

2010

AIGA Nebraska Show 2009

Professional Gold

2009

AIGA Nebraska Show 2009

Professional Bronze

2009

Print Design Magazine

Work included in Regional Design Annual

2007

AIGA Nebraska Show 2007

Professional Silver

2007

AIGA Nebraska Show 2007

Professional Bronze

2007

Step Inside Design Magazine

Work included in March / April Issue

2006

AIGA Nebraska Show 2006

Two Professional Bronze Awards

2006

Graphis: New Talent Annual

Thesis work included in annual

2005

AIGA Nebraska Show 2005

Professional Bronze

2005

Print Design Magazine

Work included in Regional Design Annual

2004

Skills

Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Audition, Adobe Flash, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Soundbooth, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Encore, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere, Audio Editing, Copy Editing, Copywriting, Letterpress Printing, Motion Graphic Concepting And Development, Photography, Printmaking, Video Editing, Videography,