Stephanie Milanowski                                                                                                                       (616) 304-1646                                                                                                                                     cardinalletterpress@gmail.com

2012–Present Cardinal Letterpress, Grand Rapids, MI                                                                 Owner, Graphic Designer, and Letterpress Printer
Platen letterpress printing, operating five vintage printing presses and delivering high-end graphic design services. Cardinal Letterpress creates original, limited edition products. Exploring, mixing, experimenting and combining a century-old handcraft with new technology to communicate through color, form, line, and light

2009–2015 Hope College, Holland, MI                                                                                         Howard R. & Margaret E. Sluyter Endowed Assistant Professor of Art & Design
Created and designed curriculum to instruct basic graphic design and advanced graphic design courses with emphasis on proficiency in Adobe CS software and interdisciplinary studies. Managed design lab, collaborated with faculty members, participated in assessment activities, supervised student internships, internal and external professional related activities, served on college committees; creative, scholarly, and professional

1999–Present Stephanie Milanowski Design, Grand Rapids, MI                                                  Art Director, Designer, and Consultant                                                                                     Create, illustrate, and design innovative consumer products and packaging, textile designs, licensed paper goods, brand identity packages, annual reports, brochures, white papers, social media content, digital media products, books, catalogs, commissioned drawings for corporate and private collections, exhibition collateral for Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Dale Chihuly, Dietrich Klinge, Mark di Suvero, and Louis Bourgeois

1996–1999 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, MI                              Senior Graphic Designer
Designed academic and general trade book covers, jackets, interior pages, series logomarks, seasonal catalogs, promotions, tradeshow materials and mailings

1995–1996 Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI                                                            Assistant Visiting Professor of Art & Design instructed advanced graphic design courses

1994–1995 Zingerman’s Deli, Ann Arbor, MI                                                                         Graphic Designer and Illustrator
Designed and illustrated multi-page newspaper format menus and assisted in-store displays

1993–1995 Univ. of Michigan Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, Ann Arbor, MI     Teaching Assistant for Printmaking and Drawing Professor Takeshi Takahara                         Assisted with Life Drawing I course preparation and instruction

1993–1995 Wayne State University, Detroit, MI                                                                       Adjunct Professor
Instructed Graphic Design II and III courses

1991–1993 Moorehead Design, Columbus, OH                                                                         Senior Graphic Designer
Designed corporate identities, non-profit collateral, annual reports and promotional graphics

1990–1991 Herman Miller, Inc., Grandville, MI                                                                                 Graphic Design Apprentice
Marketing Communications Department under Creative Director Steve Frykholm

2014 Botanical illustrations for all guest rooms at Harbor Shores Inn, St. Joseph, MI
2014 Designed Plank’s Tavern logomark and letterpressed coasters for Governor’s event,           St. Joseph, MI                                                                                                                                       2013 Conceived and Co-Curated “Art for Commerce” Exhibition featuring the works of                Charles Spencer Anderson and Laurie DeMartino in collaboration with French Paper Company,  De Pree Art Gallery, Holland, MI
2013 Two works selected in the West Michigan Regional Juried Arts Competition, Lowell, MI
2011 Designed “Holly Jolly” logomark for Grand Rapids Downtown holiday shopping campaign
2010 Brand identity for “Fourteen East” coffee and pastry shop in Detroit, MI
2010 Sunshine Artist Magazine’s 15th Annual Poster Contest “Best Use of Color” Awardee    2011 Artist book selected in Marshall M. Fredericks Regional Biennial Juried Sculpture Exhibition, Saginaw, MI
2006 Signature sleepwear and home fashion designs debuted at premiere Fifth Ave. showroom, New York, NY                                                                                                             2003 Voted Best Designer, Grand Rapids Magazine’s Home & Design Annual

1995 MFA University of Michigan & Yale University School of Art in Brissago, Switzerland Printmaking under Professor Takeshi Takahara and graphic design under Professors Paul Rand, Wolfgang Weingart, Armin & Dorothea Hofmann, Pierre Mendell and Visiting Architect Mario Botta

1990 BFA Rhode Island School of Design                                                                                      Graphic design under Professors Malcolm Grear, Jan Baker and Inge Druckery, illustration under Professor Mahler Ryder