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Stanley Friesen

Associate Professor
(716) 878-4212
Campus Address: Upton Hall 211C

M.F.A., Graphic Design, Fort Hays State University

Faculty Portfolio

Stan Friesen earned his a B.A. in art/graphic design from Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas (1980). He designed for a screen print shop in Kansas, then worked with youth in Newfoundland and Ontario, Canada (1981-85). He returned to Kansas as marketing manager and graphic designer for Multi Business Press (1985-92), taught art/design at Tabor College (1990-93), then moved to Pakistan and taught art and additional courses (1993-96). He was hired as Director of Information Services at Tabor College (1996-2000). Stan earned his M.F.A. from Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas in 2000. He is currently employed as an associate professor/communication design at Buffalo State and does freelance design.

Abbreviated resume

Education

M.F.A. Graphic Design, Fort Hays State University, 2000, Hays, Kansas

B.A. Art/GraphicDesign, Bethel College, 1980, North Newton, Kansas

Biography

Stan Friesen graduated in 1980 with a B.A. in Art/Graphic Design from Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas. He worked for a graphics studio in Kansas and then, from 1981-85 worked with disadvantaged youth in Newfoundland and northern Ontario, Canada.

He returned to Kansas as marketing manager and graphic designer for an offset printing company from 1985-92, and taught art/design courses at Tabor College 1990-93.

He moved with his family to Pakistan and taught art and various additional courses from 1993-96.

Upon returning to Kansas, he was employed as Director of Information Services at Tabor College from 1996-98. He worked as graphic designer for Information Services and began full time work on his M.F.A. in Graphic Design at Fort Hays State University in 1998.

Stan graduated from FHSU with an M.F.A. in Graphic Design in May of 2000. He also operates a freelance graphic design business Anno Domini Graphix.

He is currently employed as Associate Professor/Communication Design in the Design Department at Buffalo State, State University of New York (SUNY.)

 

Experience

Associate Professor/Communication Design, 2006-present, Buffalo, New York, Buffalo State, State University of New York

Assistant Professor/Communication Design, 2000-2006, Buffalo, New York, Buffalo State, State University of New York

Owner, Anno Domini Graphix, freelance design company

Graphic Designer/Public Relations Department, 1998-2000, Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kansas

Restored/modified 1979 Yamaha XS650 motorcycle

Director of Information Services, 1996-1998, Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kansas

Art Teacher, Grades 7-12, 1993-1996, Murree Christian School, Murree, Pakistan

Adjunct Instructor of Art; Basic Design, Drawing I and II, Painting I and II, Watercolor, Intro to Art, and Graphic Design, 1990-1993, Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kansas

Art Gallery Director, Ibid

Graphic Designer: Graphics, product photography, Don’s Studio, Hillsboro, Kansas

Anno Domini Graphix, founded in 1991

1991 - Purchased first computer, a Mac IIsi!

Marketing Manager, Graphic Designer, Bookstore Manager, Multi Business Press, 1985-1990, Hillsboro, Kansas

Drop-in Center Co-director, 1982-1985, Mennonite Central Committee, Cochrane, Ontario, Canada

Group Home House Parents, 1981-1982, Mennonite Central Committee, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

Graphic Designer, 1979-1981, High Plains Graphics, Walton, Kansas

 

Exhibitions

2001-14
Design Faculty Exhibition - Buffalo State, SUNY, Buffalo, New York

2014
Designing for Social Change: Open Type, Monograph: The Climbing Tower: Creating physical challenges for youth in a non-digital environment. KODDCO Conference, Hanyang University, ERICA Campus, Ansan, Korea. 

2013
Cross Point of 'E to W', New York School of Visual Arts, Special Invited International Design Exhibition, downtown SVA, New York, USA

Cutting Edge 2013 - KODDCO (Korea Digital Design Council), Gallery IANG, Seoul, Korea

2012
Designers to Cheer! - Best Digital Designer Invited International Exhibition 2012 - KODDCO (Korea Digital Design Council), Sangji University, Wonju, Korea

Rhizome - Cutting Edge 2012 - KODDCO (Korea Digital Design Council), Gallery IANG, Seoul, Korea

2001
M.F.A. Alumni Exhibition - Fort Hays State University, invitational, Hays, Kansas

Emergence - CIT 2001 SUNY-wide Digital Art Exhibition invitational, Geneseo, SUNY, Geneseo, New York

2000
Design Faculty Exhibition - Buffalo State, SUNY, Buffalo, New York

Apostrophe 'S - M.F.A. Exhibition, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas

In a Different Light - Group exhibition, invitational, Lindsborg, Kansas

1999
Blocked - Area artists show, invitational, The Art Council, Fort Hays, Kansas

1998
Kansas Artists Postcard Series Retrospective , Russell, Kansas

1996
Identity - Joint graphics show with Nancy Miller, Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kansas

1993
AIGA Benefit Show - Variations on the Heart, joint project with Drawing students

1992
Voices - Instructors' show - with Orley Friesen, Anita Lehman, Tabor College

 

Awards/honors

Neenah Printing Award, Promotional piece for Saluda Shoals, Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission, South Carolina.

The Tabor Society, promotional piece - silver at CASE Conference, national association.

Mountain High, Inc., Frequent Customer Campaign ‘Best of Show’ in Kansas printing competition, and 2nd in International (Canada/US).

Thai Gardens Menu , 1st in a Kansas printing competition, silver in International.

Numerous (more than 20) other pieces in the years at Multi Business Press won recognition. (Credit should be shared with the camera, pre-press, press and bindery personnel.) Kansas, local and state.

Watercolor, ‘Anna’s Porch,’ 1of 15 printed in Kansas Artists Postcard Series, juried exhibition. (over 400 entries)

Watercolor, ‘Sunrise on First Street,’ top honors in juried competition.

Cover illustration, Mary (mother of Christ), for The Christian Leader - Honorable Mention in a national venue.

 

Theatre/Set design

Music Man - Tabor College, Hillsboro, KS
The Good Doctor - Tabor College, Hillsboro, KS
An Enemy of the People - Tabor College, Hillsboro, KS
The Visit - Tabor College, Hillsboro, KS
My Fair Lady- Newton Community Theatre, Newton, KS
Fiddler on the Roof - Tabor College, Hillsboro, KS
Lost in Yonkers - Tabor College, Hillsboro, KS
The Diviners - Tabor College, Hillsboro, KS
Godspell - Tabor College, Hillsboro, KS
Beauty Pageant - Cochrane, Ontario, Canada

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