Contact Graphic Design

Contact Graphic Design

For questions about the Graphic Design Technology program or enrollment assistance, please contact Trudy Book at 918-293-5050 or email her at trudyb@okstate.edu.

Mailing address:
OSU Institute of Technology
Graphic Design Technology
1801 E. 4th Street
Okmulgee, OK 74447

Trudy BookSr. Administrative Assistant
918-293-5050
trudyb@okstate.edu
 

The faculty of the Graphic Design Technology program are highly experienced designers, creatives, artists, who have worked for and with a varied clientele locally, regionally and nationally. These are practicing professionals who continue to work and bring their expertise into the classroom every day. The depth of their skills, their dedication, and the extent of their experience, help to prepare our students to enter into the extremely competitive arena of graphic design, branding, advertising, 3D modeling and other creative endeavors. It is the goal of our faculty to instill the passion, desire and dedication it will take to be the next generation of outstanding, working creatives!

Mary Miller

After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Art in Commercial Art from OU in 1985 and freelancing as an illustrator for a short time, Mary Miller decided to enroll in OSUIT’s graphic design program due to its excellent reputation. She credits OSUIT with launching her career as a graphic designer. She has designed logos, brochures, print ads, stationery, food labels, signage, trade show graphics, t-shirts, gift books, party supplies, festival banners and jockey silks for clients in the real estate, medical, telecommunications, home healthcare, firearm shooting range, ATV recreation, horse racing, restaurant and catering, non-profit, and gift book industries.

When recruiting students and giving tours for the AAS in Graphic Design, she tells perspective students that she learned more about the real-world, graphic design industry in one semester at OSUIT’s she did the entire four years in OU’s Graphic Design program. Research universities have their strengths and purposes for certain degree programs, but the most industry-related, most cost-effective program— and the fastest track to the visual communications industry with a portfolio that will launch your career—is OSUIT’s graphic design degree. And that’s why Miller has devoted over 21 years of her life to sharing her passion for graphic design, typography, branding, and OSUIT with thousands of like-minded students.


Brian Caldwell

Prior to joining OSUIT in 2005, Brian Caldwell worked for many varied PR firms, marketing, design and pre-press/printing agencies with a broad range of clientele in the Oklahoma City area. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design in 1997 from Southwestern Oklahoma State University located in Weatherford, Oklahoma. He continues to work with a wide range of design clients throughout the Midwest via Flyingeye Creative, his freelance design business he started in early 2000.

Tony Johnson

Tony Johnson has over 20 years in advertising as a creative designer, copywriter, web and video producer and motion graphics artist. Having graduated from OSUIT in 1997, he has created national level work for clients like Remington Firearms, Twentieth Century Fox, Arvest Bank, as well as a host of local businesses, startups and regional clients. His time at agencies, including Fireant, XOR, Brothers & Co., and Ackerman McQueen, as well as operating his own boutique agency for nine years makes him a unique resource for students looking to gain insight into real world experience, as well as the technical aspects of the creative industry.

Mark Combs

Mark Combs received an Associate in Applied Science from the OSUIT in 1990 and is currently working on his bachelor's degree in Graphic Design. He returned to OSUIT from August 2000 to teach graphic design courses until 2004.

Combs has served in advertising agencies, design studios and corporate marketing departments. He opened his own studio DzinDNA.com in 2006 and still serves clients while teaching with his branding and marketing services. Mark returned to teach at OSUIT in Spring 2018 and has enjoyed teaching Basic Design, Digital Imaging, Consumer Design & Capstone.