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BeekmanStudios is owned and operated by Anne Beekman, with a concentration on illustration, graphic design, art direction and audio-video production. At this time we only accept work from non-profit organizations that offer free services to those in need.

Anne is also available for speaking engagements on a variety of topics related to art and design.


Anne Beekman is a tenured Assistant Professor at the University of Findlay, Ohio, teaching multiple levels of Graphic Design for Print, Web and Interactive Media, as well as Illustration and Drawing. She also sits on the Mazza Museum accreditation board.

For twenty years she worked as an Art Director, Graphic Designer and Web Developer in publishing and advertising, winning multiple communication design awards for her work. Client accounts have included ADT, Calvin Klein, Johnson & Johnson, Oscar de la Rentá, US Army and Verizon Wireless.  She now writes about teaching design and donates her creative services to local non-profit organizations.

Holding an MFA in Graphic Design and Illustration with high honors from Marywood University, she wrote her thesis on the topic of agricultural advertising. Anne completed her BFA at the Cleveland Institute of Art and holds certificates in Teaching in Higher Education.

Technical Skills

Expert User & Instructor
Adobe Creative Cloud
Photoshop • Illustrator • InDesign • Dreamweaver
Quark 6
PowerPoint • Word

Proficient User
Flash • iMovie
HTML• CSS • Java Script
Mac OSX System & Font Management


Partial Listing of Awards

MarCom Creative Awards
2004, 2005 and 2008

Webby Awards
1999 and 2000

Impact Award

Summit Creative Award


View full Curriculum Vitae for comprehensive details of experience and credentials



Master of Fine Arts
Marywood University • Scranton, Pennsylvania
Graphic Design & Illustration Concentration
Thesis Topic: Rural Advertising & Design in America

Graduate Coursework in Art Education
Rutgers University • New Jersey

Bachelor of Fine Arts
The Cleveland Institute of Art • Cleveland, Ohio
Illustration Major • Photography Minor
Thesis Topic: Editorial Illustrations on Social Issues in America

Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
The University of Findlay • Findlay, Ohio
Fall 2008 to Present

Assistant Professor of Visual Arts
Chowan University • Murfreesboro, NC
Fall 2007 to Spring 2009

Adjunct Professor of Media Communications
East Stroudsburg University • Pennsylvania
2001 to 2006

Adjunct Professor of Art
Sussex County Community College
2002 to 2006

Professional Experience

Freelance Designer and Illustrator
Beekman Studios
2002 to Present

Senior Designer and Illustrator
MurrayMedia • Blairstown, NJ
1997 to 2002

Designer and Art Director
J. Friedman Associates • Florham Park, NJ
1995 to 1997



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