Alan Bucknam

Denver, CO, USA
Design should make compelling stories more compelling. Design should make people take action. Design should inspire people to be the best version of themselves. Design should be active, not passive. That's what I'm here to help you do.

Work Experience

Notchcode Creative


Designing creative, effective brand identities, print design, web design, and information graphics for clients both local and national.
December 1999 - Denver, Colorado, United States

University Of Denver

Art Director

Created and supervised creation of all print marketing for the University as a member of the Office of Communications and Marketing. Worked closely with copywriters, designers, photographers, and public relations to craft integrated marketing messaging and then translated strategy into practical materials. Lots of work on capital campaign fundraising, graduate education branding and recruitment, alumni giving, sports marketing, and undergraduate admissions marketing.
June 1997 - February 2002 Denver, Colorado, United States

Ellen Bruss Design (EBD)

production artist and graphic designer

As a designer: created and assisted in the creation of design campaigns for music festivals, event-oriented companies, jewelers, real estate, small businesses, and financial companies. As a production artist: created production-ready design art and files for printing. On-press quality assurance.
July 1994 - February 1997 Denver, Colorado, United States


Savannah College Of Art And Design (SCAD)


September 1989 - June 1993 Savannah, Georgia, United States


Art Directors Club - Denver

Annual Show: Public Service


American Association Of Political Consultants

Gold "Pollie" (with CTSG/Kintera)



Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Advertising Design, Brand Identity, Brand Strategy, Graphic Design, Information Architecture, Page Layout, Point Of Sale Design, Social Media Marketing, Social Media Strategy, User Experience, Web Design, Adobe Photoshop, Collateral Design, Integrated Marketing Strategy,