Melissa Mann Bean is a photographer/artist who has been an art director, designer, photographer, instructor, and business owner since she stepped out of college. She has worked at different design companies and universities, including Golden Circle Graphics in Jackson TN, Union University, Lambuth University, Business First of Louisville, and Pizza Today magazine, and now she owns her own photography business, Mann Photography. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband, son, and two dogs.
Leslie Friesen is both a professor and practitioner of graphic design. Since 2002, Friesen has served as the Power Creative Designer-in-Residence, a full-time faculty position in the Communication Art & Design BFA program at the University of Louisville’s Hite Art Institute. In addition, she continues to work as a designer through Point A Consulting. • After graduating cum laude from the University of Louisville in 1980 with a degree in Fine Arts, where she concentrated both on photography and graphic design, Friesen worked for more than four years as Assistant Art Director for Louisville Magazine. • From 1985 until 2002, Friesen headed a graphic design group within the public relations and marketing firm, New!West. During that time, the focus of her design work was on internal and human resources communication for clients including Yum!Brands, KFC, Humana, and GE.
Andrew Spalding is a graphic designer from Louisville. After graduating from the University of Kansas with a BFA in design he worked as a freelancer with numerous agencies and clients. Since August 2015 Andrew has worked at strADegy Advertising in Louisville.