Sarah Anderson Wichlacz

EDUCATION
BFA in Photography, University of Idaho, May 1999
BA in Graphic Design, University of Idaho, May 2001
Dean’s List Spring 1997, Fall 1998, Spring 1998, and Fall 1999
Member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, Eta Chi Chapter, University of Idaho
Special Skills
Advanced photo techniques and darkroom procedures- color and
black and white. Printmaking, watercolor, drawing, layout design,
webpage design, and sculpture. I have taught as well as tutored.
I have limited film and video shooting and editing experience.
I also read French well and speak it limitedly.
Fluent In
PhotoShop 4, 5, 5.5, 6, Fractal Painter, Microsoft Word 7, Adobe Illustrator, freehand,
Page Maker, Quark Express, Power Point, FrontPage. Windows 95, 98, 2000 and Mac operating
systems.

 

EXPERIENCE
Work
August 2001- Present
Freelance Graphic Designer
Freelance designer. Created websites for the International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture and the Monsters We Make CORE 101 University Course, reupdated the UI Library and Web Research Tutorial and created ads for the Vidmar Motors web site. Currently working on redesigning the University of Idaho, English department website.

 

January 2001- Present
Graphic Designer
Fugue

 

Graphic designer for Fugue, the University of Idaho's literary magazine. Designed whole Summer 2001 and Fall 2001 issues from the cover and logo to the entire interior layout. My art was featured on the cover of the Fall 2001 issue. Currently working on the Summer issue of the the magazine, and creating an art editorial board to oversee the submission of art.

 

June 2001- August 2001
Yearbook Teacher
UBMS

 

Designed and taught a three week (3 hours, 4 days a week) yearbook course for the Upward Bound Math Science program. The students were high school students from around the northwest. Directed the students in creating a yearbook for the entire UBMS summer program. Taught photographic techniques, computer layout (on PhotoShop), journalistic writing, and editing. Guided the students through the creative process allowing them to make all the decisions and do all of the work on the yearbook.

 

August 2000- May 2001
Mentor (TA) for CORE, Contemporary American Experience
University of Idaho, CORE program
Assisted the professor with in class discussion and class planing. Planned and taught a mentor section once weekly. Topics I've taught range from study skills to environmental artists. My lectures on urban legends as modern oral tradition and Native Americans in art (Pre-Columbus Indian art, the European perception of Indians in art, and Native American artists today) were perhaps the best received.

 

January 2000- May 2001
Tutor
Student Support Services, University of Idaho
Worked with a number of different students in many different courses: geology, geography, anthropology, art thesis, and others. Met with each student at least once a week and we discuss, review, study, work, edit, or what ever the student needs help with.

 

December 1999- May 2000
Web Designer
University of Idaho Library
Updated and repaired the University of Idaho's Library's award winning Web Tutorial. It can be found at www.lib.uidaho.edu/tutorial. The update consisted of gathering recent screen shots, animating gifs, polishing graphic, and making other small textual or image updates and repairs.

 

July 1999- December 1999
Digital Imaging Technician
PEI, University of Idaho
Assisted with digital output printing at the University of Idaho's digital imaging lab. Worked with a Phaser 740 laser jet, Tektronix Phaser 350 solid ink, Kodak DyeSublimation, and a HP Designjet 2500cp Inkjet.  Was responsible digital slide output including slide film developing and mounting. Also scanned on a flatbed and slide/negative scanner and provided scan cleaning and color correction.

 

June 1998- May 1999
Graphic & Web Artist
University of Idaho Student Union
Along with other projects I updated the SUB's website, created a Who's Who on campus webpage and presentation. I also created, coordinated, and managed a number of the Student Union's advertising campaigns.

 

May 1998- October 1998
Advertising Production Manager
The Argonaut

Produced ads for both the paper and online addition of the Argonaut and oversaw the advertising production staff. Laid out the Argonaut's business cards as well as their rate sheet.

 

August 1997- December 1997
Web & Ad Design
University of Idaho Collage of Mines

Among other projects designed an advertisement recruiting students to the University of Idaho's College of Mines which was distributed to high schools around Idaho.

 

June 1997- January 1998
Photographer
The Argonaut
Photographer for the student paper working on the Outdoors and Entertainment pages and occasionally for other sections. Photos of mine were on the front page four times.

 

September 1991- December 1994
Section Editor (and other positions)
West Side Story and The Tiger Times

Thoughout my high school career I was very involved in the school
newspapers in my sophomore year (1991-92) I was the photo editor.
In my senior year (1993-94) I was the Entertainment section editor.
No matter what my position I was always photographing.
*References Available on Request
Shows and Readings
November- December 2000
AIDS Awareness Poster Exhibit
Reflections Gallery, University of Idaho
Spring 2000
Clocks
Reflections Gallery, University of Idaho
April 1999
Urban Legends, BFA show
Ridenbaugh Gallery, University of Idaho
January 1999
Undergraduate Jurried Exhibition
Ridenbaugh Gallery, University of Idaho
One Night, 2nd place
May 1998
Mixed Media
Ridenbaugh Gallery, University of Idaho
Fall 1998
Graduate Fiction Workshop, Laura's Tea and Treasure
Reading and slide display of Want
March 1998
Second Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Jurried Exhibition
SUB Gallery, University of Idaho
Fall 1997
The Vox
Reading and slide display of PK's Place
Spring 1997
Communication Building Foyer, University of Idaho
2 portraits

 

Additional Information
Writer and photographer for GamesFirst! (www.gamesfirst.com) for three years, last fall I became a co-owner of the site and took over as Design Editor. Founding member of Weiner Dog Productions (www.wdog.com),  also responsible for the look of the page. Weiner Dog Productions is a collective of like-minded artists and as well as a web design company. The 1999 summer edition of Fugue featured my photograph on the cover as well as my cover design. Lance Olson's creative writing textbook Rebel Yell also features my photograph on the cover. Helped to put together a monthly independent newspaper called Guerrilla, photographed, solicited advertisers, managed money, did page design and layout, and helped determine content. While a student at the University of Idaho I taught and tutored. Including a semester managing the black and white photo lab. Worked with a band, The Clumsy Lovers, doing live and studio photography for posters, their web page, and promotional use. Take portrait photographs for personal or publication use. Document my own and other artist's work. Recently I've been working on a series of short films. Bad Neighbor (credited as assistant director/producer) and L'Ecrivain (credited as photographer) are both featured on Ifilm, L'Ecrivain was show on TechTV's show, You Made It. My documentary film debut Booth Babes (credited as director/producer) can be viewed at GamesFirst! (www.gamesfirst.com).