Clair Milanovich
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BACKGROUND

Education:
All But Dissertation in British Literature, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada (full scholarship).
Honors M.A. English, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo,
B.S. English, SUNY at Brockport (Regents Scholar)

Formal Art Study:
Two years in the MFA program at Western Michigan University in Graphic Design and Printmaking, including the non-studio courses of art history and the history of architecture. When Jon Henderson, head of the Design department left to become Research Librarian at Hallmark, I transferred to printmaking. I did not go on in that field because this particular MFA program was focused on lithography and I was only interested in intaglio work.

Photography:
A lengthy series of private photography lessons during my time in Kalamazoo.

Teaching Experience:
Community College of Vermont - St. Albans
    Graphic Design I & II, Web Development & Design, Typography
Private Instruction
    in Site Design for owner of a small Vermont ad agency.
Johnson State College
    Media and Society.
Bibliography
    required graduate English course, University of Western Ontario.
American Literature
     assistant instructor for freshman course, University of Western Ontario.
Virginia Woolf
    invited special guest lecturer at Western Michigan University.
Beginning Design
     for BFA students, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo.
MS-DOS & Word-processing courses
    for extension services, Western Michigan University.

Studio:
For more than 10 years I owned and operated my own graphic design studio in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Major national clients included U.S. Robotics, the French Paper Company, the Selmer Music Company. I also did a great deal of work for Western Michigan University and Medieval Institute Publications. Work for the latter consisted of complete design of a number of books for this major and respected academic publisher of medieval studies as well as the design of their publications mark which is still in use. Following are links to two books I designed still in publication:
Vox Feminae   &   Vernacular Poetics in the Middle Ages

Publications:
Nature Magazine: Quarter-page photograph in an article reviewing the years since the first Whole Earth Catalog was published.(2012)
The Ultimate Gardener: Full page photograph in book by Charlie Nardozzi, HCI Books, 2009.
Trampoline House, 2003:The Good Samaritan , a short story for this very interesting online art zine, now defunct.
Metropolitan Kalamazoo Magazine: Editor-in-Chief at the start-up (my last year in Kalamazoo-1987)
: art critic for two years in the mid-1980s (circ. ~100K)
DEC Professional: two articles on computer graphics in the early 1980s.
WMU Computer Center Newsletter: editor for one year, Western Michigan University, 1980-81.
Prindle, Weber, and Schmidt (Boston): Production Editor for college math and chemistry textbooks.
Man's Aggression: The Defense of the Self, by Gregory Rochlin. I edited this book prior to its publication by Gambit (Boston) in 1973. It became an important book in the annals of psychiatric publications.

Fairfax Press: Very early in my design career I began collecting letterpress lead type and printing equipment and for more than 30 years maintained it as an adjunct to my graphic design work. I sold the entire set up a few years ago in order to pay my property taxes in a thin year. All that now remains is the old web site for Fairfax Press.

Web Design:
I began designing web sites in 1995 and have been doing it ever since. I now only host and maintain the sites I have designed in the past.