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Associate professor of visual communication

School of Journalism
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Former newsroom artist

Orange County Register 2005-’08
San Jose Mercury News 2000-’05
The Seattle Times 1996-’00

I’m a graphic artist and designer with more than twenty years’ experience producing information graphics and illustrations for print and online publications. I’m also an associate professor in the MTSU School of Journalism’s visual communication sequence.

News Graphics

Most of the examples on this site were done for three U.S. newspapers, The Seattle Times, the San Jose Mercury News and The Orange County Register. They were created through a variety of media from traditional—pencils and paintbrushes—to digital—graphic and 3D-modeling software.

Newsrooms are highly collaborative operations and a lot of these examples were created through teamwork. In each case I have listed the names and roles of all who were involved.

Fine Art

I have an extensive exhibition record of oil paintings, drawings and relief prints: Six solo shows, twenty-one juried group shows, and ten invitational shows, earning six awards, including Best of Show, Patron and Purchase.


Phone: 408.382.9520
Campus email:

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— Garry Trudeau