Matt Dobson is an artist and designer on a mission to make the world (or at least Louisville) a more beautiful place. He is currently the creative director of The Louisville Paper, former president of the Louisville Graphic Design Association (LGDA), and holds down a day job at Power Creative. He has a beautiful wife, an amazing daughter, and a stinky dog.
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.
Brett Marshall graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2004 with a degree in photojournalism. An award-winning photojournalist, Brett spent six years working in newspapers and independently as a photojournalist and multi-media producer before joining the Kertis Creative team. Brett served as an instructor for several documentary photography workshops in Eastern Kentucky as well as two years as an educator at Central Michigan University.