Brian Donahue

Art Director / Graphic Designer

Minneapolis, MN, USA
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Work Experience

Bedesign, Inc.

Principal, Art director/designer

• Art Direction and design for books, magazines, and iPad/tablet Apps. Specializing in start-ups, redesign, photo art direction, book and magazine layout, and other print/web needs for a variety of clients including: Minneapolis Institute of Art, Creative Publishing International, University of Minnesota Press, Meredith Publishing, MSP Communications, and Delta Airlines.
October 2000 - Present Minnesota, United States

Minnesota Monthly Publications

Art Director

Senior art director for Minnesota Monthly Publications. (20 issues/yr.)

• Responsible for creative direction and design of three magazines including Minnesota Monthly, Midwest Home & Garden, and tcTaste. Managed art staff, coordinated photo shoots, set and maintained art budget, and improved production workflow. Principle designer in charge of covers, features, and graphic standards.
June 1992 - October 2000 Minneapolis, United States


The University Of Kansas

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

August 1988 - May 1992 Lawrence, Kansas, United States


Minnesota Magazine Publishers Awards

Best Overall Design


Minnesota Magazine Publishers Awards

Best Cover Design


Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Grand Prize Winner for Best Overall Design


PubWest Awards

Silver Award for Historical/Biographical books


Midwest Book Awards

Grand Prize for Total Book Design


Midwest Book Awards

1st Place Winner in Midwest Regional Interest category



Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Audtion, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Publishing Suite, Excel, Illustrator, Indesign, IPad App Books, IPad App Magazines, Microsoft Word, Open Office, Photoshop,

Need an App for That?

bedesign uses Adobe Digital Publishing Suite for a variety of publishing clients, including digital books, digital magazines, and prototypes.