who is behind
this exciting
new resource?

who is behind
this exciting
new resource?

It was Barbara Loveland and Linda Powell, both nationally recognized graphic designers and experienced educators, who identified the need for the Archives through conversations with former colleagues and mentors. They recruited professionals with an interest in the intersecting fields of graphic design, paper, and printing to help shape the vision:

John Berry

Executive Director of Design West Michigan

Ted Etheridge

CEO of Etheridge Group

Lois Maassen

Partner, Hedgehog Arts & Letters LLC

Gwen O’Brien

Principal at Plenty and President of AIGA West Michigan

Chuck Oleniczak

Specification Sales at Central Michigan Paper

Sharon Oleniczak

Manager of Innovation Systems for Newell Rubbermaid

David Rosen

Former President Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University

This team has been supported by others in business and education who’ve been willing to lend their expertise to preserve and share West Michigan’s graphic design legacy.