E d u c a t i o n
M.F.A., 2002, Utah State University. Emphasis: Graphic Design
B.F.A. magna cum laude, 1991, Utah State University. Emphasis: Advertising Design.
P r o f e s s i o n a l E x p e r i e n c e
Associate Dean, School of the Arts, Utah Valley University, 2014–present. Work with students and faculty in the departments of Art and Visual Communications, Dance, Music and Theater. Oversee RTP process, curriculum, technology, assessment and assist the Dean.
Chair, Department of Art & Visual Communications, Utah Valley University, 2010–2014. Oversee 20 full-time faculty, 50+ adjunct faculty, 2 staff and coursework for over 1,000 majors. Responsibilities include hiring, mentoring and reviewing faculty; overseeing curriculum, budget, faculty development; scheduling over 150 courses each semester; resolving student issues; working with other department chairs and with the dean of the School of the Arts.
Professor, Department of Art & Visual Communication, Utah Valley University, 2002–present
Courses taught: Typography I, II and Advanced Typography; Graphic Design I, II and Advanced Graphic Design; Interactive Design I, II and Advanced Interactive Design; History of Design and Visual Arts.
Jim has worked as a design consultant for many companies, specializing in web site architecture and design. Clients include HydraPak Seals, Uki Hoods and UVU.
Creative Director, KHG Advertising, 1995–2000
Together with two native Montanans, opened the doors of KHG Advertising in the fall of 1995. KHG was a full service agency, offering everything from media placement to web design. Managed the creative department, consisting of a staff of five, including a satellite office in Helena, Montana. Oversaw concept, design and technical production of billboards, television ads, radio ads, web sites, newspaper ads, magazine ads, brochures, corporate identities, catalogs, etc. Handled design and production of all collateral materials (brochures, invitations, travel guides) for Travel Montana, the state government’s tourism division. Other clients included: Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI), Billings Symphony Orchestra, CellularOne, Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA), Montana Power Company, New West Health Plan, Pella Windows of Montana, Red Lodge Mountain, Rocky Mountain Bank, and Yellowstone National Park.
Art Director, Penna Powers Cutting Haynes (PPCH), 1991–1995
Designed corporate identities, catalogs, brochures, newspaper and magazine advertisements, billboards, annual reports, packaging and other marketing and design materials. Handled everything from concept and design to overseeing photo shoots. Clients included CellularOne, Digitech, Dynatech, Easton Aluminum, Easton Sports, LDS Hospital-Amicus Foundation, Marker, Sun Valley.
P r o f e s s i o n a l O r g a n i z a t i o n s
Member, 2003–2008, American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
A w a r d s
2013 Print Regional Design Annual – Letterpress poster “Typographic Matchmaking”
2012 – Judges Pick, FPO Awards – Letterpress poster “Typographic Matchmaking”
2000 Telly Awards – 2 awards for 30 second television spots
1998 Montana Addy Awards – 3 awards, including direct mail and billboard campaign
1997 Montana Addy Awards – 11 awards, including catalog design, newspaper and magazine ads
1996 Montana Addy Awards – 6 awards, including corporate identity, direct mail, catalog design and newspaper ad campaign for Yellowstone National Park
1995 Montana Addy Awards – 9 awards, including newspaper ads, billboards and sales materials
1995 Utah Addy Awards – 1 award for a poster for Reflex, a division of Easton Aluminum.
1993 Regional Addy Awards – 1 award for a magazine ad for Easton Aluminum
1992 Utah Addy Awards – 1 award for a point-of-purchase display
S o f t w a r e K n o w l e d g e
Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, Premiere
L a n g u a g e s S p o k e n
CSS, HTML, Portuguese
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