“OK, I am not a minimalist.
I began designing professionally since graduating from the University of Kansas with a B.F.A. in Visual Communications. Before joining DEG Digital as Associate Creative Director, I was at the Kansas City Art Institute as an assistant professor. Prior to that I launched Ludwig Design, a graphic design and marketing agency, with clients ranging from new business to major pharmaceutical, as well as book design, publishing and app development.
My design work has been recognized in many national and international publications and award shows, including: Print Regional Design Annuals, the Rx Club of New York, Print’s Best of Logos and Symbols, Society of Illustrators, as well as Kansas City’s Art Directors, Omnis and Addys.
I have blended my passion for photography, design and travel experiences with the latest technology, and created two travel apps for the iPhone, the award-winning “Best Road Trip Ever” and “Road Trip 66.” Detour Art, Travel-o-Pedia, and Home Court Advantage are just a few titles in the long line of books, design and marketing projects I have authored. My photographs have been exhibited in a number of museums, magazines and books.
My love of self taught and folk art has led me to all regions of the country — collecting art, meeting artists, and photographing the visionary sites. This passion has resulted in authoring the 2007 book Detour Art, Outsider, Folk Art, and Visionary Environments Coast to Coast. My extensive folk art collection just returned from a two year nationwide tour.
I also share my knowledge and expertise in design and art direction by working with students in the classroom and the field. I was an assistant professor and program head of the graphic design department at the Kansas City Art Institute.”