Photo by Laura Ruth Bidwell
Photo by Laura Ruth Bidwell

My fine art practice focuses on handmade collages that are digitally scanned and manipulated before outputting, often with various additional mediums like screen printing & laser etching. I also create miniature paintings on 35mm slide film using a wide array of mediums and techniques that are projected or digitally scanned.

As a designer, I’ve worked on a broad range of projects within the music industry and arts community: Graphic design and package design / Identity and branding / Web design and domain management. I also have extensive experience with event curating and logistics.

Currently, I work as a Creative Production Specialist in the Imaging & Media Solutions department at American Greetings. There, I work with a wide array of technical and creative processes to create pre-market prototypes. I supervise a team of on-call employees to manage multiple production jobs simultaneously. My position is a crucial step in between design and manufacturing, ensuring quality control and accuracy as products move from concept to production. Additionally, my department is involved with a fair amount of company-wide R&D and new product innovation projects. I also serve on the Gallery Committee, jurying exhibitions and assisting with exhibit layout and installation. Routine jobs require: Paper prototyping and hand die cutting / Laser cutting and etching / Programming and assembly of complex tech modules / Large format mounting and laminating / Screen printing.

Prior to working in the design production field I enjoyed a successful and robust 17 year long career working as an art handler for many reputable institutions in Cleveland, Akron, Chicago, Miami and Basel, Switzerland. Since then I have continued to work as a freelance art handler for corporate and private clients.

For design and art handling inquiries contact: mimicmuseum@gmail.com

Resume available upon request

David Russell Stempowski, August 2019