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Calvin Foster

Graphic Design
Professor
Office: Art & Communication  43
Phone: 901/678-2949
Fax: 901/678-2735
Email: clfoster@memphis.edu
Website: bleuhausdesign.com


EDUCATION

BFA, 1972
Graphic Design/Painting
University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee

MFA , 1974
Painting
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama


ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS

2002 - 2007
Assistant Chair, Department of Art, University of Memphis

2000 - Present
Chair, Tenure and Promotion Committee, Department of Art, University of Memphis


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2002 - Present
Professor, Graphic Design Program, University of Memphis Professor of six studio courses; Print Communication; Business Practice for Graphic Design; Package Design; Senior Thesis Portfolio Graphic Design; Painting I; Painting II Professor, Department of Art, University of Memphis 1976 - Present

1997 - 2006
Associate Professor, Program Coordinator, Graphic Design Program, University of Memphis Instructor of seven undergraduate courses; Image Design; Graphic Design Methodology; Print Production; Design Practice Studio; Senior Thesis Portfolio Graphic Design; Beginning Drawing

1982 - 1997
Associate Professor, Graphic Design Program, University of Memphis Instructor of six undergraduate courses; Image Design; Graphic Design Methodology; Print Production; Design Practice Studio; Senior Thesis Portfolio Graphic Design

1976 - 1982
Assistant Professor, Graphic Design Program, University of Memphis Instructor of nine undergraduate courses; Package Design I; Package Design II; Print Production; Illustration I; Illustration II; Senior Problem Thesis; Lettering and Layout; Photography I; Photography II


ACADEMIC AWARDS

1989 - 1990
Professional Development Award; Rolling Stone Magazine; Professional development leave for one semester to study editorial design at the New York offices of Rolling Stone.2001 - 2002
Advisor Of The Year Award; The College Of Communication and Fine Arts.


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

1997 - PRESENT
Principle, Designer / Illustrator, Bleuhaus Design, Memphis Tennessee
Advertising design firm working with direct clients. Projects range from product design, book design, package design, poster design, consumer magazine and newspaper retail advertising design, etc.

Sample Client List:
Advertising and logo design for software company, Genieworks Inc.

Book design, Visualizing The Blues, for Dixon Gallery Memphis; Rizzoli New York

Poster series for downtown block parties produced for Belz Corporation

Design and illustration,brochure for Terminix International (South America)

Design and illustration for product display poster for Smith & Nephew-Trigen

Advertising and logo design for Number One Beal Restaurant

Designed stationary system, Black & Red Society; Rhodes College, Memphis Corporate branding/product design development; Nutshell Media Software Designed retail product packaging, Costco International; Stylecraft Lamps

Creative director and design on all TV & print for Chuck Hutton Auto Group Illustration and logo design, retail packaging for, LaMont’s Southern Sampler Logo and marketing material for Woody’s Smokes & Brews, Nashville, TN

Corporate branding/product design development, ICG Copyright, Nashville Poster illustration, Definitely Downtown’ for Memphis Center City Commission Musical Artist brochure and poster design for Freeman Music Productions

Retail application designs for Battle of Antietam Park, Maryland Illustration for poster, dedication of WWII Memorial for the National Red Cross Design and illustration for poster announcing 2005 ADDY Awards Competition

1992 - 1997
Partner, Designer / Illustrator, Royal Design, Memphis Tennessee
Full service Advertising design firm working with direct clients. Projects range from product design, corporate branding, book design, package design, poster design, consumer magazine and newspaper retail advertising design, etc.Sample Client List:
Wine event poster and invitation for Brooks Art Museum, Memphis,TN

Serv-o-matic branding for Service Master, Memphis, TN

Paper promotion books for International Paper

National concert campaign for Sparrow Music, Nashville, TN

75 th Anniversary poster design for Arcade Restaurant, Memphis Magazine cover design Savories, Osaka, Japan

Designed promotional materials for Memphis AdFed Design Competition

Golf bag packaging design for Apollo Golf Inc.

Designed product line brochure for Reynolds Bike, England

Annual Report design for Morgan Keegan Investment

Cover design for Andrew Wyeth Watercolor Paper, Strathmore Art Papers

Package design for sports and safety glasses, Olympic Optical

Designed label and six-pack container for Goldcrest Beer

Annual report design for Boys and Girls Club of America

Brochure pastel illustrations for Federal Express

Illustrations for the packaging for three retail baby gifts, Mitchell Creative

West Rogers, five illustrations for brochure for Orkin Pest Control

Shades of Grey, Inc.; Pastel illustration for brochure cover for Hampton Inns.1976 - 1992
Illustrator, Regional / National, Memphis Tennessee
Professional Illustrator practicing at the regional and national level producing work for advertising agencies and magazine publications.Sample Client List:
Thirteen cover illustrations for Memphis Magazine

Rolling Stone Magazine illustration of Janet Jackson

Brochure cover illustration of Federal Express

Design / illustrate brochure for the opening of a new bridge for Louisville, KY

Series of 6 billboard illustrations for Belz Enterprises for the state of Florida

Cover illustrations for 3 tabloid magazines for Belz Enterprises

Brochure cover for Maybelline Cosmetics

Illustration for billboard for Wright Jewelers

Illustration point of purchase for Maybelline Cosmetics

Cover illustration for paper sample booklet for International Paper

Magazine ad illustration for Chamber of commerce, Birmingham, AL

Ward Archer and Associates; Designs for the Pyramid Logo, Memphis,TN

Meadow Green Music, design and illustrations for the young adult musical production of “Christmas Tree”, Nashville, TN

Two pastel illustrations for Federal Express

Mitchell Designs, illustrations for the packaging for three retail baby gifts

West Rogers, five illustrations for brochure for Orkin Pest Control

Shades of Grey, Inc.; Pastel illustration for brochure cover for Hampton Inns


AWARDS / PUBLICATIONS

2006
Gold Award, Memphis Advertising Federation Annual Awards Competition; Concept and design call for entries poster announcing annual awards event for 2005.2005
Communication Arts Magazine Advertising Annual; January 2005. Publication of the National Red Cross (Washington DC) poster illustration. CA magazine is the premiere publication for the Design and Advertising industry worldwide.

Memphis Advertising Federation Annual Awards Competition; ADDY Award, Best Poster; National Red Cross.

Memphis Advertising Federation Annual Awards Competition; Juror’s Special Award for Illustration; National Red Cross Poster.2004
Georgia Hall of Fame 25 th Anniversary Invitational Exhibition, January 2004; Portrait of Music Hall of Fame member Brenda Lee.

Communication Arts Magazine; Published Poster illustration for Memphis Center City Commission; EXHIBIT feature Jan/Feb issue.1997
How Magazine International Design Annual; 5,000 entries worldwide with 300 selected I had three pieces published in the exhibition publication.

Aurora Award, National Competition Honoring Excellence in Film and Video; Wrote and directed ten minute film for national sales conference,’Arcade’ promotion for International Paper.

Print Magazine Regional Design Annual; Three pieces published out of twenty chosen from the state of Tennessee for publication.

Memphis Advertising Federation ADDY Awards; 900 entries, won 9 ADDY Awards including Best Of Show / Art Direction and Best Of Show / Copy Writing.1996
American Advertising Awards, New York; Two Awards Of Excellence.

VOX Awards, Public Relations Society Of America; Four VOX Awards.

Premier Print Awards, Printing Industries Of America; Best Of Show; ‘Paper People’ promotion for International Paper, 5300 entries.

Print Magazine Regional Design Annual; Four pieces published, more than any other design firm from the Southern Region.

Museum Fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany, Museum Of The Decorative Arts; The Arcade Restaurant Poster was selected for induction into the museum’s permanent collection. Established 1877, houses the oldest and most extensive poster collection in the world.

Memphis Advertising Federation ADDY Awards, 1,100 entries in 70 categories; 11 Best of Category ADDY Awards.

Deep South District Addy Awards; 7,000 entries from the Southeastern United States. Won 2 District Addy Awards.

Communigraphics Design Conference Memphis; 500 entries. Won 1 of 5 Communigraphics Awards presented at the competition.1995
Graphic Communications Today; (Book) by Theodore Conover, West Publishing Corp. St. Paul, MN. Poster selected for publication in textbook intended for use in undergraduate journalism and graphic communication education. 8,000 copies, hard cover book, published May 1995.

Print Magazine; Review of promotional brochure developed for International Paper entitled " Paper People."

Graphic Design USA; Publication of project designed for International Paper.

Memphis Advertising Federation ADDY Awards; 21 pieces chosen as finalist for the exhibit, won 12 ADDY Awards; Awarded Best Of Show / Print.

Deep South District ADDY Awards; Gold Certificate.1994
Print Magazine Regional Design Annual; 35,000 nationwide entries, 3 pieces included out of only 18 from the state of Tennessee. 2,500 published.

Communication Arts Design Annual; The oldest and most respected publication in the field of Graphic Design. 20,000 entries, one piece included in 250 published.

How Design Conference; May '94, Boston, MA. Poster for the Arcade restaurant was chosen for display in the invitational National Design Conference exhibit.

Memphis Advertising Federation ADDY Awards; 700 entries, received 8 ADDY Awards and Best Of Show Award.

1993
Print Magazine Regional Design Annual; 35,000 entries submitted nationwide, 2 pieces included out of 2,500 published.

Print Magazine Casebook 10 (Hardback); Publication of 2 poster designs including a full page article.

How Design Magazine Self Promotion Competition; 2,000 submitted and 150 selected for publication. 3rd place in poster design category.

North Coast Print Awards Competition; Capabilities booklet design won a Gold and a Silver Award. 800 entries submitted.

International Graphic Arts Awards Competition; Two Certificate of Merit Awards. 5000 entries submitted from printing and graphic arts firms around the world.

Advertising Age Creativity Magazine; October issue. Paper promotion piece published in the "Gallery Section "of the magazine. Article entitled "Paper Boom".

Memphis Advertising Federation ADDY Awards; 800 entries, received 2 ADDY Awards of Excellence and 6 Gold Certificates.

Communigraphics Design Conference; Memphis. 400 entries, received 1 of 5 Awards of Excellence awarded at the competition.1992
Champion Papers Annual Awards; Certificate of Distinction; Annual awards given for pieces printed on Champion paper.

Print Magazine Regional Design Annual; National competition of work produced in all regions of the U.S. Poster design was one of twenty pieces chosen from the Southeast.

Memphis Advertising Federation ADDY Awards; 700 entries,160 exhibited. Had 10 finalist and was awarded 3 ADDY Awards and the Judge's Special Award.1991
Schering Plough Corp., New Jersey, Permanent Collection. Three fine art tempera paintings purchased for their permanent collection.

Jamhouse Publishing, Osaka, Japan. Poster designed using one of my Tempera paintings advertising concert series for the Osaka Symphony Orchestra.

Deep South District ADDY Awards; 7,000 entries from the Southeastern United States. Awarded 2 District ADDY Awards.1990
Rolling Stone Magazine; Published full page portrait illustration of Janet Jackson.

Savories Life Magazine; Osaka, Japan, December issue; Published in ZIP Gallery section featured seven page spread of Tempera painting portfolio. Jamhouse publisher.

National Agri-Marketing Assoc.; Annual NAMA Awards are given to recognize creative excellence in Agricultural-advertising and public relations. Advertising for VALMAC, produced for Archer/Malmo; First place in Advertising and First place in Illustration1988
Memphis Advertising Federation ADDY Awards; University of Memphis Art Department Poster Design. ADDY Award for best poster1980
Society Of Illustrators Annual Exhibition, New York; (Book) Cover illustration for Memphis Magazine about the Memphis Chicks baseball team.


COMMUNITY SERVICE

2006
National Red Cross; (Washington D.C.) Concept and design and illustration for a poster for the Katrina hurricane relief program. This poster was to be sold through the online Red Cross store, but the organization decided they should not be advertising the bad job they had done, so they scraped the project.

Belden Street Music Publisher, Nashville; Design and concept rebranding, all print material.

2005
River City Publication; Book; Honenberg Foundation, University of Memphis. Concept and designed book jackets for two published and nationally distributed books.

Memphis Advertising ADDY Awards; Designed and illustrated call for entries poster.

Internal Revenue Service; Logo Design for MIRSC Transition Team.2004
River City Publication, Book; Honenberg Foundation, University of Memphis. Concept and designed book jackets for two published and nationally distributed books.

Bateman Masonry; Stationary system and logo design, brick and stone artisan.

Randy Cox Publishing; Stationary system and logo design, music publishers, Nashville.

2003
River City Publication, Book; Honenberg Foundation, University of Memphis. Concept and designed book jackets for two published and nationally distributed books.

Arcade Restaurant; Designed new format and cover for menu.

Morgan Keegan Financial; Designed and illustrated nationally distributed Christmas card.

Starr/Toof Printing; Designed two calenders as self promotional direct mail pieces for printing capabilities.2002
River City Publication, Book; Honenberg Foundation, University of Memphis. Concept and designed book jackets for two published and nationally distributed books.

Gamut Magazine; Designed two ad for the Department of Art, University of Memphis.

90th Anniversary of Making Music in Memphis; Designed CD packaging and booklet for Department of Music, University of Memphis.2001
River City Publication, Book; Honenberg Foundation, University of Memphis. Concept and designed book jackets for two published and nationally distributed books.

Department of Music, University of Memphis; Cover design for faculty and student compilation CD used for recruitment.

Memphis Planned Parenthood, ‘All Fired Up’; Annual event to auction pottery designed by local artist.2000
River City Publication; Book; Honenberg Foundation, University of Memphis. Concept and designed book jackets for two published and nationally distributed books

Enquest Inc., Dallas TX., Stationary system designed for oil industry corporation.

Nutshell Media Software Inc.; Concept and design for CD sleeve and retail packaging for Photoshop, Word 2000 and Powerpoint products.

Nutshell Media Software Inc.; Stationary system for the Video Production side of the instructional software development company.

1998
Boys and Girls Club of Memphis,Center City Commission; Poster illustration promoting their Annual Sports Ball.

Memphis Fire Museum; Design and Illustration for grand opening poster.

American Dream Safari; Design and Illustration for logo.

Star Service Mercedes Center; Logo design and stationary system.

Arcade Restaurant; B&W editorial advertisement series.

American Heart Association, Design and Illustration for poster and invitation to "Black Tie and Blue Jeans" Benefit.

1997
Equitable AXA/St. Jude Liberty Bowl; Poster and program cover design for the Equitable AXA/St. Jude Liberty Bowl College Football Championship.

Memphis Chamber of Commerce; Logo design for Chamber of Commerce downtown hospitality/security guard program, 'Blue Brigade'.

Ledbetter Lusk Gallery Invitational Exhibition; Poster design and illustration for Memphis Planned Parenthood Second Annual Auction.

Football Handbook for Women, Book cover design for author Cheri Cowan.1996
Memphis Advertising Federation ADDY Awards; Design and Production for the annual event. (Call for entry poster, informational packet, rules and regulations, invitation,
and tickets.)

Nationwide Papers Inc.; Invitation and booklet for promotional event.

Communigraphics Conference; Brochure design for creative shootout.

Germantown Symphony Orchestra; 1996 Brochure design.

Arcade Restaurant; Founding Father Oil Portrait.

Memphis Symphony Orchestra; Poster, Design and Illustration for the 1996 fund raising ball for the Memphis Symphony.

Gibson Guitar Inc.; Guitar design and illustration for Gibson Guitar auction to benefit St. Jude. Council for Independent Living; Logo design.

Memphis Magazine; Poster Design for a benefit for the homeless for Memphis Magazine.

Boys Club of Memphis; Designed Annual Report for Boys Club of Memphis

1995
NUMBER INC Arts Magazine; Donated painting for 'Black Velvet' fund-raiser auction.

Speech Communication Association; Poster Design national organization conference.

United Cerebral Palsy; Tee Shirt Design for Fund raising Events.

Memphis Advertising Federation; Logo design for Ad Club fund-raiser, "ADWARS",

Arcimania Architectural Firm; Stationary system.

Sherwood Private Retreat; Stationary system for Winston Wolf.

1994
Theater Memphis; Poster design, for Memphis Theater play "On the Verge".

Children's Museum of Memphis; Poster design for the Children's Museum entitled "The Cutting Edge" for the Leo Monahan exhibition.

Orpheum Theater; Designed letterhead stationary system for the theater and the personal letterhead and stationary for the theater director.

Memphis Dietician Association; Designed an invitation and brochure for their 25th Anniversary Ball.

Arcade Restaurant; Designed and illustrated poster for the 75th Anniversary of the oldest restaurant still in operation under the same management in Memphis.

Memphis Symphony Orchestra; Poster design for Memphis Symphony Ball.1993
Orpheum Theater; Concept, design, and project management for the annual major fund raising auction event.

Memphis Advertising Federation; Theme, concept, design, and project management of all printed material associated with the 1993 Memphis ADDY Awards Exhibition.

Memphis Arts Council; One of four artists chosen to produce art work for publication in the 1993 Memphis Arts Council Annual Report.

Living Rooms Aids Benefit; Concept, design, and illustrations for the invitation to the Living Rooms major fund raising event.

Ronald McDonald House; Spring Cleaning Fling Poster design.


DEPARTMENT SERVICE

Assistant Chair/ Department of Art 2002 - Present
Art Department Chair Search Committee (Chair) 2005/2006 - 2006/2007
Department Tenure and Promotion Committee (Chair) 2002 - Present
Advising and Planning Committee 1997 - 2007
Graphic Design Program Coordinator 1997 - 2007
College Tenure and Promotion Committee 2002 - 2005
Search Committee Art Education 2004
Search Committee Foundations 2003
Department of Art Scholarship Committee 2000 - 2003
Academic Enrichment (Chair) 1998 - 2001
Search Committee Art History 2004

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