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Brian Donahue

Minneapolis, MN, USA
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Experience
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Oct 2000Present
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: MHS Press/Borealis Books, University of Minnesota Press, Creative Publishing International, Meredith Publishing, MSP Communications, and Delta Airlines.
USA
Jun 1992Oct 2000
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.
Education
Lawrence, KS, USA
Aug 1988May 1992
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
Awards
2012
Minnesota Magazine Publishers Awards
Best Overall Design
2012
Minnesota Magazine Publishers Awards
Best Cover Design
2011
Grand Prize Winner for Best Overall Design
2011
Silver Award for Historical/Biographical books
2011
Grand Prize for Total Book Design
2011
1st Place Winner in Midwest Regional Interest category
Skills
 
Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Audtion, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Publishing Suite, Excel, IPad App Books, IPad App Magazines, Illustrator, Indesign, 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.