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About the ArtistsSenior Design students from Northern Kentucky University – (L-R) Ryan Neltner, Zach Janszen, Andrew Stewart & Gina Grittner
RyanBorn and raised in Alexandria, KY, very few a moment has passed without a pencil in Ryan?s hand. Art became life for the young Kentucky native. Many days as a young boy were spent flipping through his Dr. Suess books illustrating the images he saw beforehim. Ryan taught himself the ins and outs of the art world without taking an art lesson until reaching college in 2008. Currently in his senior year at Northern Kentucky University, Ryan is obtaining his BFA in Visual Communications. His work is inspired bygreat designers around him both national and local. Ryan works as a freelance designer in his free time while not attending school.
ZachZach Janszen is a senior Visual Communication Design student at Northern Kentucky University. Zach is currently studying for his BFA in Visual Communications Design. Born and raised in Alexandria, KY, he showed a passion for drawing and art by tracingsports teams logos, making books, and drawing book covers. He became interested in design through gig posters and designers like Stefan Sagmeister, David Carson, Aaron Draplin, and with illustrators like Ken Taylor, Keith Neltner, and Ralph Steadman. Zachis always looking to push the boundaries of what is possible for a project, and thinking of conceptual meaning behind ideas. Zach currently works as a creative intern for Landor Associates in Cincinnati. He has worked for LPK, Madison Design Group, Activities Programming Board of Northern Kentucky University, and digital and print media for CAI/IT of Northern Kentucky University.
AndrewAndrew Stewart is a Visual Communicator from Louisville, KY. Currently studying in his final year at Northern Kentucky University; Andrew’s focus is in BFA Visual Communication Design and German. From an early age, art and design havehad a huge impact on Andrew’s life. Utilizing his experiences living abroad amongst different cultures; Andrew has taken an effort to emphasize communication on a broad scale. Andrew currently designs promotional materialsfor Northern Kentucky University in student activities. He has worked forMaksimovic & Partners in Saarbrücken, Germany and Bisig Impact Group in Louisville, Kentucky.
GinaGina Grittner is currently a senior at Northern Kentucky University, earning her BFA in Visual Communication Design. Since a young age she has had a love for design and art. You could have found her painting with watercolors, maker her own books, or collaging at any time of day–and not much has changed since then. With both school and independent projects, art and design are primary parts of her life. In fact, it’s rare not to catch her working on something! Her love for art has left her with a desire to share it with others, a driving force to one day becoming an art director or design professor. You can see her work at www.ginagrittner.com.
C.F . Payne Artist/Illustrator
C.F. Payne is an artist-illustrator whose artwork has graced the covers of Time Magazine, Readers Digest, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times Book Reviewand Sunday Magazine, MAD Magazine, der Spiegel, U.S. News and World Report, The Atlantic Monthly, Texas Monthly, Boys Life and more. He has been commissioned to paint countless politicians, authors and entertainers. He has illustrated ten children’s picture books, including The Remarkable Farkle McBride andMicawber, written by John Lithgow.
His artwork has been exhibited at The Cincinnati Art Museum, The National Portrait Gallery, The Norman Rockwell Museum, The Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration, The Selby Gallery at Ringling College of Art and Design and numerous college and university galleries.
Brian is known for his bold, yet clean art direction and unique way of taking an idea farther than anyone has a right to. He is a 20-year advertising veteran with lengthy stints at TBWA/Chiat Day and Lawler Ballard, two of the most renowned creative advertising agencies in the country. In addition to creating commercially successful campaigns for many different clients, Brian’s work has been recognized by The One Club, Communication Arts and the Kelly Awards. He was also selected as ADWEEK magazine Art Director of the Year. You can see some of his work at www.burke-creative.com
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Neltner Creative is the visual and verbal expression of the mind of Keith Neltner, brewed in his century-old summer kitchen in Camp Springs, KY. Keith’s approach to design, illustration, branding, and advertising began taking shape in the 80′s growing up his family’s farm. From the time he could grip a pen, he drew on anything he could get his hands on. Crates, labels, 2x4s-didn’t matter. This instilled in his spirit and his sensibility an appreciation for texture, vintage signage, and an honest hand-crafted feel that shows up in his work to this day.
Over the past 12 years, Keith honed his trade within respected firms such as Landor, Bridge Worldwide, WonderGroup, and most recently Intrinzic. His breadth of exposure and experiences has allowed his work in the music industry, merchandising, and film to flourish, often times collaborating with his brother Rick, as well as writers, illustrators, and designers all over the country. Keith has crafted his work for the likes of Hank Williams III, Sector 9, Sanctuary Records, House of Blues, The Kentucky Struts, and countless other bands. The work generated by Neltner Creative is sometimes evocative of 1950s apple pie Americana, other times infusing down home country visuals with macabre tendencies. Either way, the artwork retains a distinctively old-fashioned, vintage, allure.
Tom Post has been a professional artist for over 20 years although his interest in arts goes back to his childhood where he can remember drawing even at the age of five. He has a BFA in FIne Arts from Columbus College of Art and Design where he graduated in 1986. He pursued a freelance career even before graduation to help finace his education and has been freelancing ever since. He‘s illustrated for many of the major art agencies, fortune 500 companies as well as small companies in the Cincinnati area and beyond.
Other interest include fine arts where his work can be seen at the Raymond Art Gallery in Hyde Park. He also teaches art on a semi regular basis at the Evendale cultural art center and at the Womens Club in Clifton.