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Award-winning graphic designer
Patrick Redmond, M.A., of Saint Paul,
Minnesota-based independent brand identity
and design firm, Patrick Redmond Design,
who has been included or featured in at
least three GD USA (Graphic Design: USA)
cover stories, is author of “The Design
Mentor” (1999). He is also a creative
director, artist, art director, illustrator, author, and retired educator.
As a member of the University of
Minnesota’s College of Human Ecology
Alumni Society Board, he was co-chair
and committee member of the inaugural
alumni mentor program at the University
of Minnesota’s College of Human Ecology,
a predecessor of the University’s College
of Design Mentor Program. As an alumnus
of MCAD (the Minneapolis College of Art
& Design), he was a mentor at MCAD’s
inaugural, all-school alumni mentorship
event earlier this year.
Among a variety of AIGA Minnesota
involvements over the years, he was
an early president (1979-1980) of AIGA
Minnesota; as a Board Member of the
organization, he was a member of
the first AIGA Minnesota “Design Camp™”
committee, when the event was known
as the MGDA Lutsen Design Conference;
he was Chair of the committee for the
organization’s prestigious Design for
Society Award; and he was a founding
member of AIGA Minnesota’s “Veteran
Designers” committee (now known as
“Expert Designers” committee).
Patrick Redmond served as one of many mentors at the AIGA Minnesota "60-Minute Mentor" luncheon, International Market Square, Minneapolis, September 26, 2013.
He has presented at international
conferences including UNESCO (Vienna,
Austria) and icograda (Chicago). His work as an artist in residence in a small, rural Minnesota community was featured in his presentation at a National Endowment for the Arts/National Council on the Arts conference. He has demonstrated pioneering computer graphics at ACM, SIGGRAPH and NCGA conferences.
He has been a guest speaker at Ringling College of Art & Design (Sarasota, Florida), Miami Ad School (Minneapolis), Minnesota State Universities at Moorhead and Saint Cloud, Minnesota, "Wisconsin's Polytechnic University" University of Wisconsin-Stout (Menomonie, Wisconsin), MCAD, and Tweed Museum, University of Minnesota, Duluth.
He is the past creative art director
at Wells Fargo (when it was known as
Norwest) where, among his responsibilities,
he was principal designer for the “MODERNISM”
collection, now at the Minneapolis Institute
of Arts (he designed the original “MODERNISM”
collection logo [wordmark], and whose colleagues
at the time includedHamilton Wood Type &
Printing Museum’s Bill Moran and AIGA Minnesota Fellow John DuFresne.
Patrick was also a senior art director at
Carlson Companies, Carlson Marketing Group’s
Frequency Marketing Company.
As an independent consulting graphic designer and art director, he has designed covers for
over 40 published books, including 15 books cover-to-cover, for publishers such as Dos Tejedoras Fiber Arts Publications and Mid-List Press, among others.
His own mentors have included industrial
designer Illinois Institute of Technology
Institute of Design “New Bauhaus” and Notre
Dame graduate Robert J. De brey; AIGA
Minnesota’s first AIGA Fellow, Ulm HfG
and Yale graduate Peter Seitz (former
Walker Art Center design director, and
co-founder of premier interdisciplinary
design firm InterDesign); the noted artist,
Cranbrook graduate, and MCAD Professor
Emeritus, Aribert Munzner; sculptor and
installation artist, Barry Le Va (see Art in America magazine, April 2005 cover story); Eugene Larkin, a “gold standard” graphic artist
(whose work is in the permanent collections of
the The Smithsonian, the Museum of Modern
Art, the Library of Congress, Chicago Art
Institute, and the Minneapolis Institute of
Arts); Regents Professor Emerita Joanne B.
Eicher, PhD, Editor-n-Chief of the 10-volume,
3.6-million word Berg Encyclopedia of
World Dress and Fashion (Oxford University
Press in conjunction with Berg Publishers,
2010); Color theory expert and artist,
Professor Emerita Marian-Ortolf Bagley;
and art teacher Sister Mary Irenita, SSSF;
among others, including, for examples,
art teacher Keith Beutin and English/Mass
Communication teacher Mary Sue Koeppel,
Patrick is an alumnus of [Pope] Pius XI
Catholic High School, Milwaukee, nationally known for its exceptional art program, among other distinctions. As Vice President of the school’s “Future Teachers of America” [“F.T.A.”] chapter, he was in charge of the F.T.A. tutoring program involving older, more knowledgeable students tutoring less experienced, often younger students.
He was one of three former students whose
work was included in the first Children’s
Art Program graduate exhibition at the Eero
Saarinen-designed Milwaukee Art Center/War
He is an alumnus of the University of
Minnesota, where he received Bachelor's and Master's degrees, and MCAD.
Under the direction of Gregg Berryman
through the California State University,
Chico, travel/study program, he studied
in London, Basel, and Paris.
Patrick attended Yale in 2013.
He is an alumnus of Landmark Education’s
rigorous “The Forum” and related courses and seminars.
In his early-to-mid 20s, he lived and worked in rural and greater Minnesota communities
as an artist in residence (Eagle Bend,
Minnesota) and as a graphic designer in
residence (Grand Rapids, Minnesota). He
has provided design for over 130 clients.
He co-founded pioneering computer graphics
firm “COMCEPT,” a spin-off of Patrick
Redmond Design. He was graphic designer
for The Goldstein Museum of Design (when it
was known as the Goldstein Gallery) at the
University of Minnesota.
During summer 2000, Patrick Redmond served
as a mentor for the University of Minnesota
Multicultural Undergraduate Research Program
[MURP] (now known as the Multicultural Summer
Research Opportunities Program [MSROP] at the
University of Minnesota).** According to MSROP at the University of Minnesota: "Established in 1986, the Multicultural Summer Research Opportunities Program (MSROP) at the University of Minnesota provides undergraduates an opportunity to develop research and inquiry skills with a faculty mentor on an individual basis or as part of a research team, which may include graduate students, research scientists, technicians and other MSROP students. Through the mentoring process, students are introduced to the methodology of their chosen discipline by involving them in research and other scholarly activities. Such involvement is expected to improve the quality of the students' undergraduate experience, to enhance the likelihood of their completing bachelor’s degrees, and to attract larger numbers of prepared students of color to graduate or professional schools."See
He was first to lead graphic design seminars as part of the University of Minnesota Design Institute's first "Design Camp" for high school students (documentation available).
For many years, in addition to owning and operating his ongoing business and working in various corporate positions, he taught college and university courses ranging from “Ideation” and “Design Process: Creativity” to “Introduction to Graphic Design and Visual Communication.”
An early graduate of the University of Minnesota’s University College University Without Walls program (later known as the University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education's Program for Individualized Learning), he is an advocate of “learning how to learn" and the importance of “lifelong learning.”
For examples: he began his Master’s degree
program when he was 33 (ten years after he
had received his Bachelor’s degree),
receiving his M.A. when he was 40. At
41, he attended the Grand Marais Art Colony
“Master Class” led by George Morrison, the
noted American landscape painter and sculptor,
who happened to be Ojibwe, or, as he preferred,
Chippewa, according to Mason Riddle, and whose
“Indian name” was “Wah Wah Teh Go Nay Ga Bo”
(“Standing In the Northern Lights”).
At 43 Patrick began coursework toward a PhD
at the University of Minnesota, with a focus
on designer William Morris’s lecture “The
Lesser Arts” (“The Lesser Arts of Life,
An Address Delivered in support of the
Society of Ancient Buildings by William
Morris, originally published in London:
1882.” Harriet and Veta Goldstein’s
influential 1925 book Art in Everyday
Life advanced some of the sensibilities
of Morris’s “The Lesser Arts.”
Patrick received the “Mini Master of
Business Communication” certificate from
the University of St. Thomas Opus College
of Business Center for Business Excellence,
Division of Executive Education and
Professional Development… when he was 61.
At 63, he attended the 2013 Yale Writers’
Conference at Yale University in June where
he continued work on his book about one of
his mentors, leading and influential graphic
artist, printmaker and design educator Eugene
Larkin (1921-2010). The biography sessions were led by M.G. Lord.
Re: William Morris on "The Lesser Arts,", see [see http://www.burrows.com/morris/lesser2.html, http://cn.penguinclassics.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9780140433302,00.html?sym=TAB and http://www.dwell.com/design-101/article/arts-and-crafts-movement ] ).
** [Of related note: Thanks, in part, to the support
and sacrifices of both paternal and maternal family, with an emphasis on a strong work ethic and the value of education, Patrick Redmond, with gratitude, was the first to attend college on the maternal side of the family. Patrick's maternal grandfather was an immigrant. Patrick's maternal grandfather's "second language" was English. - pr]
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