“I Make Stuff, So You Don’t Have To”
Hi, my name is Edward Bignar a graphic designer/music geek from Ames, IA.
I have an unenviable all-consuming interest in design. It doesn’t matter if it’s a quick 5-minutes business card, or it’s full scale cross-platform branding – what interests me is the process & creative thinking that goes into the minutia of art and design.

Experience
PRINTS COPY CENTER Graphic Designer (07–Present)
NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Graphic Artist 1 (15–16)
DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE Marketing Asst. (13–15)
PARTICIPANT Mary Mattingly “Wanderlust”
STELTER GROUP SCHOLARSHIP, Recipient (18)
PRESIDENT Seymour Art, Grand View (18)
DESIGN CHAIR Grand View Portfolio Night (18)
DESIGNER Bonfire Magazine (17-18)
MEREDETH CORPORATION SCHOLARSHIP Recipient (17)
HARRY K. WATTS SCHOLARSHIP Recipient (14)
DEAN’S LIST Spring and Fall (13–17)
PRESIDENT’S LIST Fall (12)
Education
GRAND VIEW UNIVERSITY (16–18)
BA in Graphic Design
DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (12–14)
AAS Degree in Graphic Design
Degree in Visual Communications
Certificates: Interactive Media, Graphic Sales,
Digital Illustration, and InDesign
Art Exhibitions
04.18 Juried Exhibition Grand View Student Show
Prairie Meadows Gallery – Grand View – Des Moines, IA.
“ira rat #47” 2nd Place
“Good Citizen #1” & “Good Citizen #2” 3rd Place
“please #1”, “please #2” & “please #3”
03.18 Group Exhibition Iowa Artist Showcase
City of Ames Auditorium – Ames, IA
“One of Us”
“Giving Up The Ghost”
“Anxiety Creates”
“i’m sorry mom” (selections from body of work)
“please #1” & “please #2”
01.18 Group Exhibition quiet (riot)
Prairie Meadows Gallery – Grand View University – Des Moines, IA
“that joke isn’t funny anymore”
“mommy, why does everybody got a bomb?”
04.17 Juried Exhibition Grand View Student Show
Des Moines Social Club – Des Moines, IA
“Giving Up the Ghost”
11.16 Juried Exhibition GDM Exhibited
Polk Heritage Gallery – Des Moines, IA
“Beware Amateur Hypnotists

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