EDUCATION

2004-2006 : University of Memphis : MFA in Graphic Design
1999-2000 : University of Arkansas at Little Rock : Master of Arts (6 credit hours awarded)
1988-1994 : University of Arkansas at Little Rock : Bachelor of Arts, Emphasis in Graphic Design/Illustration

EXPERIENCE

August 2006 - present
University of Arkansas at Little Rock : Assistant Professor of Art - Graphic Design
Currently in a tenure track position of graphic design professor responsible for teaching core and upper level graphic design classes, web design courses, and core art major classes.

August 2004 - May 2006
University of Memphis : Graduate Instructor
Instructor for core graphic design class Computer Assisted Graphic Design as part of graduate school assistantship. Introduced class of 20 to computer applications used in graphic design through conceptual and technical design problems.

January 2000 - December 2003
ALLTEL Corporation : Graphic Designer Specialist II
Responsible for conception, layout, design and production art of print materials including direct mail pieces, ads, collateral, bill inserts, and store graphics for ALLTEL’s northeast telecommunications market. Also designed internal marketing materials for use in presentations and sales meetings.

Spring 2003, Fall 2003
University of Arkansas at Little Rock : Adjunct Graphic Design Instructor
Instructor for entry-level graphic design course, Designing with New Technologies, introducing class of 16 students to the applications used in visual communication and to create conceptual layouts within the computer platform.

1995 - 2000
Heathcott Associates Advertising Agency : Assistant Art Director
Development, layout, design, and production art of print materials for more than 60 active clients. Also implemented and maintained an office file backup and retrieval system, and provided Macintosh computer technical support and maintenance within the office.

1993 - 1995
AlphaGraphics Printshops of the Future : Typesetter/Graphic Artist
Responsible for all computer layout and design and pre-press work for more than 25 account-holding clients as well as all aspects of customer service and consultation in a full-service retail print shop environment.

HONORS/AWARDS

2005 : University of Memphis Student Competitive : Silver Award : Story
2005 : University of Memphis Student Competitive : Design Featured : SUV Brochure
2005 : University of Memphis Student Competitive : Design Featured : Personal Portfolio
2005 : University of Memphis Student Competitive : Design Featured : Bullies
2005 : University of Memphis : Chancellor’s List
2004 : University of Memphis : Chancellor’s List
2003 : University of Arkansas at Little Rock Student Show : Design Featured : Ski Action
1997 : Arkansas Advertising Federation : Silver Addy

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2005 : University of Memphis : Computer Assisted Graphic Design
2004 : University of Memphis : Computer Assisted Graphic Design
2003 : University of Arkansas at Little Rock : Designing With New Technologies

PUBLISHED WORK

2005 : Number: An Independent Journal of the Arts : 2 pieces featured (Don’t Vote, p. 37)

Kevin Cates Graphic Design

Kevin Cates, MFA