Linda Cranston

Graphic Design & Artistry

Over 30 years experience in the graphic arts world, with emphasis in print production. Specializing in the Adobe Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat utilizing the Macintosh.

 

Experience

 

Art Director
NBM
1987 – Present (30 years)
Art director for national trade publications. Responsible for identity and editorial design for Sign & Digital Graphics magazine. Work extensively in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Word and Acrobat on the Mac platform.

 

Graphic Designer
JCPenney
1982 – 1987 (5 years)
Typesetting, copywriting and design for local newspaper advertisements and inserts.

 

 

Education

 

Art Institute of Colorado
Associate Degree, Graphic/Advertising Design
1982 – 1984

 

 

Honors & Awards

 

Winner - Shock Art Competition - Longmont, CO - 2016, 2017

3rd Place in Division - Boulder Legionnaire Newsletter Design Award - 2009

2nd Place - Mixed Media/Stained Glass - St. Stephens Art Show - 2007

Honorable Mention - Stained Glass - New Core Art Space T-shirt Exhibit - 2002

Judge - The IAA Awards (International Achievement Awards) - Fabric Art and Graphics Category - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

 

 

Organizations

 

Longmont Artists Guild Member
Newsletter Editor/Designer and Member: Denver Glass Artists Fellowship Newsletter Editor/Designer/Public Relations Director: Boulder American Legion Post 10