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Karl Janssen
12561 S. Alcan Circle
Olathe, KS 66062

kjanssen@ku.edu

 

EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
BFA in Graphic Design, December 1991
Graduated with Honors - 3.8 Cumulative GPA

University of Kansas
Non-degree seeking, Spring 2006 semester
Took one course in Geographic Information Systems - received an A

 
EXPERIENCE University Press of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
Art Director and Advertising Manager
August 1999 - Present
Design and production of all book jackets and covers. Interior book design and typesetting for selected titles. Archiving, retrieval, and repurposing of book and jacket files for different editions and bindings. Scheduling, purchasing, and design of all advertisements. Design of all printed promotional materials and sales catalogs. Creation and maintenance of Press website. Management and submission of metadata and images to online booksellers (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Ingram, etc.). Assistance in file preparation for ebooks. Participation in manager meetings to discuss Press policy and strategy.
  HG Design Factory, Inc.
Wichita, KS
Graphic Designer
February 1995 - February 1999
Design and production of printed promotional materials, publications, and advertisements, and web site design for a variety of commercial and nonprofit clients.
  Typed Letters Corporation
Wichita, KS
Supervisor - Pre-press department
September 1994 - February 1995
Graphic Designer (Part Time)
October 1997 - December 1998
Digital and conventional pre-press production for a large direct mail printing company. Design and production of printed promotional materials and web site for the Wichita Wings professional soccer team.
  John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Sheboygan, WI
Graphic Designer
February 1994 - September 1994
Design and production of scholarly publications, printed promotional materials, indoor and outdoor signage, and graphic identity for museum exhibitions and performing arts events.
  Pace Publications and Enterprise Magazines, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI
Graphic Designer
May 1993 - February 1994
Design and production of internationally distributed automobile buyers’ guides, business opportunity magazines, and various promotional materials.
  Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee, WI
Graphic Designer
September 1991 - May 1993
Design and production of scholarly publications, printed promotional materials, indoor and outdoor signage, and graphic identity for museum exhibitions. Layout and supervision of exhibition installation.
SKILLS

Computer Experience
Proficient in the following Mac software: Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite,
FileMaker Pro, Quark XPress, Freehand.

Production Experience
Prepress experience (the preparation of graphic artwork for the printing press) in both
digital and traditional photographic methods.

Administrative Skills and Experience
Requesting bids from printers, typesetters, and other graphic arts services; reviewing blueline
and color proofs for accuracy; preparing cost estimates for clients; attending press checks;
managing an advertising budget.

Professional Associations
Association of American University Presses (AAUP)
Attended the AAUP annual meetings of 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, and 2008.
Served on the AAUP design and production committee in 2007.

Languages
Spanish: beginning verbal proficiency, intermediate reading proficiency
French: beginning verbal proficiency, intermediate reading proficiency
Chinese: novice verbal proficiency, intermediate reading proficiency (traditional characters)

Genealogical research
Compiled a family tree database of historical data on over 60,000 individuals from over
2,000 sources. My findings are presented online at http://www.karljanssen.com/wc_toc.htm.

Writing
Since January 2012 I have been writing a blog for fans of classic literature called Old Books
by Dead Guys,
where I’ve reviewed over 400 books. http://obdg.blogspot.com/

Fine Art
Painting, printmaking, illustration, mural painting
Assisted professional muralist David Loewenstein in the design and painting of two community murals in Lawrence, KS.
Have exhibited paintings and linoleum block prints in exhibitions in the Lawrence, KS area and in national juried exhibitions.

 

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