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Patrick Redmond

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A creative director, designer, consultant, artist, and author, Patrick Redmond, 60, is founder and owner of Saint Paul, Minnesota-based Patrick Redmond Design (PatrickRedmondDesign.com), an independent brand identity and design firm, a consultancy tracing its beginnings to 1966 when Patrick began working in the field.

Patrick's career, to date, has included providing design for over 130 clients through his firm; and, in addition to owning and operating his own ongoing business, has included positions as: senior layout artist and special projects designer at $1.5 billion diversified retail corporation Gamble-Skogmo, Inc.; creative art director, Norwest Corporation (now known as Wells Fargo) where, among other projects, he designed the "MODERNISM" logo and material introducing the Norwest (Wells Fargo) Modernism collection [he worked in the Cesar Pelli-designed Norwest Center, later known as Wells Fargo Center, Minneapolis]; a senior art director, Carlson Frequency Marketing Company, Carlson Marketing Group, Carlson Companies; designer for the University of Minnesota's Department of Design, Housing and Apparel (DHA) and the Goldstein Gallery (now known as The Goldstein: Museum for Design) [note: DHA is now part of the University of Minnesota's new College of Design]; independent consulting art director/designer for publishers Mid-List Press and Dos Tejedoras Fiber Arts Publications; co-founding and serving as vice president of pioneering computer graphics firm COMCEPT (a spin-off of Patrick Redmond Design); and teaching at the University of Minnesota (for many years in the evening extension program), the College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MCAD, Augsburg Weekend College, and University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin's Polytechnic University.

In addition to his ongoing business, earlier in his career he served respectively in rural and greater Minnesota communities as artist-in-residence in the small town of Eagle Bend, Minnesota, and as a graphic designer-in-residence in the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area.

Patrick was the first person to lead the graphic design sessions at the University of Minnesota Design Institute's first "Design Camp" in 2000.

Patrick's early career included working for industrial designer Robert J. De brey, at De brey Design (Robert De brey is a graduate of the "New Bauhaus" Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago) and for Peter Seitz, at premiere interdisciplinary design firm InterDesign, (Peter Seitz, AIGA Minnesota's first AIGA Fellow, is a graduate of Hochschule fr Gestaltung Ulm (HfG Ulm), Ulm, Germany, and Yale). At 20, Patrick had even worked on a freelance project for Ron Siechrist, founder of Portfolio Center, Atlanta, and Miami Ad School.

Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Patrick was a student in the Milwaukee Art Center's (now known as the Milwaukee Art Museum) Children's Art Program. He is a graduate of Pius XI High School, Milwaukee, a school recognized regionally and nationally for its exceptional art program.  

Design by Patrick Redmond has been included in Graphic Design+, Japan; Graphis Annual and Graphis Packaging, Switzerland; Biennales of Graphic Design, Brno, Czech Republic; Print Regional Annual; SIGGRAPH; Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition; and in competitions including New York Art Directors Show; Society of Publication Designers; Creativity, Art Direction magazine, New York; Desi (now known as the American Graphic Design Awards), Graphic Design: USA magazine, New York, and American Corporate Identity; and The Show, Advertising Federation of Minnesota & Art Directors/Copywriters Club, Minnesota.

He has presented at icograda, UNESCO and National Council on the Arts/National Endowment for the Arts conferences. He coined the term "Designers As Entrepreneurs"TM at the 1977 International Design Conference in Aspen, Colorado (see DesignersAsEntrepreneurs.com).

He has been a member of AIGA Minnesota for many years (beginning in1977 and continuing membership over various years; renewing membership 2005 to 2007; 2009-present; president, MGDA, AIGA Minnesota, 1979-1980), and is a former member of AdFed (the Advertising Federation of Minnesota, AdFed.org, a member club of the American Advertising Federation, AAF.org), the College of Design Alumni Society, University of Minnesota Alumni Association (he served as a Board Member of the College of Human Ecology "CHE" [formerly known as the College of Home Economics with DHA "Design, Housing and Apparel" later becoming part of the University of Minnesota's College of Design] Alumni Society during the early 1990s... he served as Co-Chair of the CHE Alumni Mentoring program), and the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, Saint Paul, Minnesota.