About

Hello. My name is Bryan Clendenen and I am a designer, photographer, and retouched based in the Southeastern United States. I received my B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Auburn University in 2003 and have worked for agencies, in-house design teams, and as a freelance designer. In 2012 I received my M.F.A. in Visual Studies and pursued a career in higher education. I currently am a Professor of Digital Communications at Savannah College of Art and Design.

 

Since my days as an undergraduate, imagery has always fascinated me. As a designer, I have enjoyed exploring how text and image can be combined to create powerful messages. Over time I found that this interest included being behind the camera…exploring compositions and concepts through the use of light and creativity. My primary focus is teaching younger generations to explore their creative endeavors through digital techniques. But in my spare time, I continue to explore my interests in design and photography.

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Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Experience

Iowa State University + Ames, IA : Lecturer : Fall 2016-Summer 2019
Instructor in the College of Design, Graphic Design. Teach undergraduate and graduate studio courses, serve as an advisor to undergraduate students, and serve as a representative for the graphic design department on university committees. I teach students the fundamentals of design while challenging them to explore graphic design beyond traditional methods. This includes interaction design, projection mapping, photography, video, and sound. Have also taught online design classes in the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Graduate Program.

 

Minneapolis College of Art and Design + Minneapolis, MN : Adjunct Faculty : Fall 2012-Spring 2013
Instructor for Media 1 and Media 2 Foundation courses. Students were introduced to the digital resources at MCAD while exploring digital media and laptop computing. This involved photography, lighting, stop motion, sound, and video. Also served as a teaching assistant for a motion graphics class.

Work Experience

Good Boy Bryan + Graphic Designer : April 2009-Present
Freelance graphic designer specializing in print design, motion design, web design, video, photography, and production. Clients have included: BBVA Compass, Protective Life, Southern Surgical Arts, Evolve Cosmetic Surgery, Smith Plastic Surgery Institute of Las Vegas, New York Surgical Arts, FitzMartin, Inc., SafetyPlus, Inc., Piano Sonoma, Gossypium Media, Two Stones Consulting, ClearPivot, and Marietta Eye Clinic.

 

Cloud Sherpas + Atlanta, GA : Lead Graphic Designer : April 2014-November 2015
Worked with clients to deliver varying design and marketing strategies suitable for their brand. Researched, developed, and implemented creative solutions for print, web, and digital/interactive technology to promote clients’ products or services, and managed projects from inception to completion. Also supervised the work of designers and other staff and acted as a mentor for the creative team. Led the group in delivering outstanding work and developing original creative concepts.

 

Creative Circle + Atlanta, GA : Graphic Designer : October 2013-April 2014
Freelance graphic designer specializing in print design, motion design, web design, and production. Worked with clients such as Porter Novelli, RMG Networks, and RR Donnelley.

 

Minneapolis College of Art and Design + Minneapolis, MN : Tech Support : August 2010-2012
Assisted students, faculty, and visiting artists with troubleshooting computer questions/issues. Also aided in advising and setting up different technology for classrooms and installations.

 

FitzMartin, Inc. + Birmingham, AL : Graphic Designer : January 2006-April 2009
Responsibilities included the design and production of marketing and promotional materials, collateral material, websites, and internal and external corporate publications. Worked with copywriters, interactive developers, graphic designers and outsourced vendors to develop the required campaign elements, and presented finished designs to clients. Supervised activities of illustrators, photographers and production artists. Managed project costs and worked with the production manager and traffic manager to remain within the approved budget.

 

FitzMartin, Inc. + Birmingham, AL : Production Artist : March 2005-January 2006
Prepared concepts for production; implemented designs and assisted the Creative Director with all aspects of layout preparation. Responsible for maintaining the firm’s internal IT processes. Kept computers up-to-date with the latest software, teaching employees basic software skills, and assisting employees with general use and troubleshooting.

 

UDA Technologies, Inc. + Auburn, AL : Art Director : August 2003-February 2005
UDA Technologies is a leading provider of construction technologies, software, application development, and architectural services for builders, construction professionals and individuals worldwide. Responsibilities were varied; designed the company’s corporate identity, product packaging, and print collateral. Other responsibilities included creating icons for product software and website as well as offering feedback on the user interface to developers.

Education

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
MFA  /  Visual Studies

 

Auburn University
BFA  /  Graphic Design

Software

Adobe Creative Suite
Davinci Resolve
Final Cut Pro
Mac OS
MadMapper
Microsoft Office
Processing
Sketch
Sublime Text
Windows

Other Skills

+ Knowledge of HTML5 & CSS3
+ Well versed with pre-press, photo editing, and video editing
+ Experience executing photo and video work
+ Other skills include technical troubleshooting

Awards & Exhibitions

Northern Spark Festival
Minneapolis, MN : June 2011
Synthetic Unity 2.0

 

Pro-Comm Award
Birmingham, AL : 2007