Alice Kresse
Graphic Design, Bethesda Maryland United States
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Contact details
Tel: 301 219 9713
Brief Summary
After a long career as an art director and graphic designer I've repurposed myself as an illustrator and jewelry designer. What does illustration have to do with jewelry? Nothing really, but I love paper in all its forms, and you can see the passion by viewing my portfolios of paper jewelry, collage illustration, and monoprints.
Illustration - The Washington Post

Jewelry - Corcoran Gallery of Art Museum Shop, The Phillips Collection Museum Shop, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (eXtreme Tea exhibition, 2010), National Glass Centre Museum Shop.
Professional Experience
1980 to 2006
Art Director and page designer for various feature sections of The Washington Post, including Home, Health, Outlook and others. Art Director of Good Health Magazine, a joint venture with The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune and The Los Angeles Times.
Responsibilities included planning visual coverage for news and feature stories, including hiring and directing photographers, assigning and art directing illustrators, image research, designing pages and creating information graphics and illustrations.
Assistant Art Director for Centrum Corporation (now defunct), a design consulting firm.
Washington liaison for Philadelphia-based typsetter, Typo

BFA, printmaking, with honors, Ohio University,
Athens OH, 1974.
Corcoran School of Art and Design, Open Program: painting, illustration, paper-making, artist’s books, jewelry design, computer graphics and multimedia (including Adobe Photoshop, Aldus Premier, Macromedia Director and Adobe Flash.)
Awards and Recognition
Certification of Excellence

Communication Arts
Awards of Excellence

Metropolitan Washington Art Directors Club
Gold medal
Certificates of Excellence

New York Art Directors Club
Merit Awards

Print Regional Design Annual
Certificates of Excellence

Society of Newspaper Designers
Silver Awards
Awards of Excellence

Society of Publication Designers
Awards of Merit


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