Linda Alexander

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Linda AlexanderLinda Alexander

Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Photographer

B.F.A. Art History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
A.A.S. Visual Arts/Graphic Design, Parkland College
A.A. Fine Arts, Parkland College

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 (217) 300-3070


General Interest/Area of Focus Description

Digital Artifact Photography, Artifact Illustration, Archaeological Exhibit Design, Illinois Archaeology Public Outreach, and Art History as it relates to Archaeology.

Linda Alexander has been a Graphic Designer/ Illustrator/ Photographer at ITARP since ITARP’s inception in 1994. Prior to 1994 she performed as Graphic Designer/ Illustrator for both the Resource Investigation Program and FAI-270 Project beginning in 1981.

As Graphic Designer, Linda creates the covers for ITARP’s archaeological publications: books, research reports, pamphlets, and special events. In addition, she designs exhibits, posters, business cards, and logos. Linda has designed the cover format for ITARP’s four publication series: Studies in Archaeology, FAI-270 Series, Transportation Archaeological Research Reports, Transportation Archaeological Bulletin. As Illustrator, Linda renders detailed and accurate scientific illustrations of archaeological materials in a realistic technique in pen and ink or in the medium most suitable to the unique item. As Photographer, Linda originates color slides and black and white photographs of archaeological materials on an almost daily basis with consideration to lighting, color, and final image placement— for publication, use in talks, and/or displays.

Linda serves a part of the ITARP Production team. Along with the Publications Manager and in coordination with the Media Coordinators, Linda plays an integral role in researching, forming, and implementing design, illustrative, and photographic decisions.

Memberships/Awards/Accomplishments

Painting Purchase Award, Juried Art Exhibition, Parkland College

Illustration Purchase Award, Juried Art Exhibition, Parkland College

Archaeological Illustration, Alumni Invitational Art Exhibition, Parkland College

Merit Award, Kodak Newspaper Photography Exhibition, New York

Asian Arts Invitational Exhibition, University of Illinois

CHAAMP Champaign Ad Club First Place Design Award, (CD Cover Photography of ITARP Birger Figurine, AMAI)
Member, Illinois Association of Museums

Exhibit and Poster Design

1994 Archaeology Awareness Month Exhibit, Crops Before Corn

1995 Museum Exhibit, Museum of Natural History at the University of Illinois

1995 Harvesting the Past

1996 Poster, Sourcing the Cahokia-Style Figurines

1996 Partnership Illinois Exhibit and Poster, Building Illinois’ Future: Preserving Our Past

1998 Traveling Exhibit and Posters, By a River Gently Flowing, The Grand Village of the Illinois

1998 Poster, PIMA, Clay Minerals Society Meeting Poster Session, Honorable Mention

2003 Illinois Archaeology Awareness Month Poster, Prairie Encounters, Frontier Archaeology in Illinois

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