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Bill VanHoogstraat

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Bill VanHoogstraat

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1962
Washington University, St. Louis, MO

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Instructor of Art
St. Louis Community College at Meramec, St. Louis, MO
• Currently teaching full semester courses in Illustration and Graphic Design

Webster University, St. Louis, MO
• Currently teaching full semester courses in Illustration and Graphic Design

I also have had a long association with Dynamic Graphics Educational Foundation since 1984, as Faculty for Advanced Art Seminars, teaching in England, Germany, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, as well as in the USA.
Illustration and Graphic Design Experience
Bill Vann Studio, 1978 – Present
• Owner and sole proprietor of Bill Vann Studio- working primarily on Illustration and Graphic Design projects in Sports marketing, Book cover and interior art for young adult markets.

Helios Studio Inc., 1969 – 1978
• Owner and President of Helios Studio: Head Illustrator and Creative Director handling national and local Advertising Agency commissions. The studio functioned as a supplier to Ad Agencies in the area of concept development, comprehensive layouts, Television production, story boards and creating finished art Illustration assignments.
Bob Ruether Studio, 1964 – 1969
• Head Illustrator, primarily worked on advertising art and illustration for major Ad Agencies in the St Louis area. Became part-owner during employment.
Bob Watkins Studio, 1963 – 1964
• Entry level Illustrator, worked with established, local professional artists to hone skills and produce billable work (on job training).
Phil Gnaegy Studio / Monsanto, 1961 – 1963
• During the last two years at Washington University, while completing my studies to obtain my BFA, I worked part time with Phil Gnaegy in Clayton at his Design Studio doing Illustrations and Production art for Monsanto and several Shoe Companies. During this period, I worked at the Monsanto location for six months with Jack Sparkman, Creative Director, producing Internal Publications, Mailers and Direct mail Pieces.

My client experience includes Anheuser - Busch, Southwestern Bell, IBM Corporation, Seven - Up Co., NFL Properties, NFL Alumni Association, Coca-Cola Co., McDonalds Corp., Lincoln National Life, Monsanto Co., United Airlines, Sheraton Hotels, Ralston Purina Co., U.S. Naval Academy, Hasbro, Milton Bradley, Conoco Oil Co., R.J. Reynolds, Banquet Foods, Eagle Snacks, Ringling Brothers Circus, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Walt Disney, and others
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
• Member of the Community College Advisory board for the St Louis area
• Exhibit Chairman and past Vice-President of the St Louis Society of Communicating Arts
• Presently on the Board of Governors, as well as the Chair for the newly formed Illustration Section of the St Louis Artists' Guild of St Louis, and associated with the Graphic Artists Guild of New York

 

 

 

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