Faculty & Staff

Anne Beekman
Anne Beekman
Associate Professor of Graphic Design
Year started at UF: 2008
Contact Information
Office Location: Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion Room 116
Telephone: 419-434-5508
B.F.A., Cleveland Institute of Art
M.F.A., Marywood University
  • Academic Credentials:
    Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts, Marywood University
    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration, The Cleveland Institute of Art

    Professor Beekman teaches introductory level through Senior capstone courses in Graphic Design and Illustration.
    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.

    Expert User in Adobe Design Premium Software
    American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
    Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI)
    The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
    Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society Theta Chapter

    MarCom Creative Awards for International Marketing and Communications
    Webby Awards of the Web Marketing Association
    Impact Award of the Business Marketing Association
    Summit Creative Award
    BIZI Award from Business News New Jersey Magazine
    American Society of Business Press Editors First Place Illustration
    Dimensional Illustrators Society Merit Award
  • Selected Presentations & Publications

    Designer Magazine - Summer 2012
    From Packaging to Apparel: A History of Feedsacks

    Ohio Communication Association Health Matters Conference - 2011
    Graphic Design for Health Communication

    University College Design Association Design Education Summit — 2011
    Good Work; Incorporating Service Learning into Graphic Design Curriculum

    American Popular Culture Conference — 2010
    Outstanding in Their Field; Outdoor Advertising in Rural America

    American Popular Culture Conference — 2009
    From Packaging to Apparel: The History of the Feedsack