Michael Brehm

work experience (1989–Present)

Assistant Design Manager, The University of Chicago Press (2005-present)
Administrative responsibilities include schedule oversight for 6 designers and the maintenance and development of department databases and procedures. Design approximately 20 books a year. Compose 4-6 books per year using InDesign.

Senior Designer/Technical Coordinator, The University of Chicago Press
Administrative responsibilities: Developed art guidelines for the Press which were adopted by the AAUP. Developed a PDF workflow for the department. Created standards for pdf documents for the Bibliovault. Designed and deployed databases for tracking the department archive of cover and jacket keylines. Designed The Chicago Homer web site. Designed 35 books per year. Composed 6-8 books in house
per year.

Senior Designer, The University of Chicago Press (1992-1998)
Design 35 books per year. Composed 5 to 6 art books a year. Developed and maintained department font library. Recommended purchase of computer hardware for design department. Using Fontographer, altered typefaces for use in books composed in house. Trained the rest of the department in Quark Xpress, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop. Instituted in-house archiving procedures for coves, jackets and books.

Junior Designer, The University of Chicago Press (1989-1992)
Managed 200 reprint titles a year. Reprint work included paperback conversions of jackets, frontmatter alterations, specifying type for new essays, patch corrections, and complete resetting of books. Dummied large illustrated science and art books using traditional techniques of paper and wax. Used Ventura Publisher to compose 4 books a year. Designed 3-4 new books per year

Early work experience (1980–1989)
Spertus Museum of Judaica, design of catalogs, posters and postcards
The Field Museum of Natural History, case layout and mutascope volcano animation
Ellsenor and Associates, illustration of personal injury claims
Product illustration for various clients

Minneapolis College of Art and Design (1976-79). Bachelor or Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking
Croyden College of Technology and Design (1977-78). Associate of Arts in Printmaking

Print Magazine Regional 1993
Print Magazine Regional 1994
Print Magazine Regional 1995
Chicago Book Clinic 1998
Print Magazine Regional 1999
AAUP Annual Catalog 2000
Print Magazine Regional 2003
Chicago Book Clinic 2004
AAUP Annual Catalog 2005
AIGA 50 books / 50 covers 2006 catalog for my self published collection of portraits, Alter Ego
nnual Catalog 2007
Chicago Book Clinic 2008

Software expertise
Acrobat, InDesign, Quark, Illustrator, Photoshop, Painter, HTML, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Filemaker, and Fontographer

Publishing projects
Storyhead Magazine (1992-1999). Started in 1992 with writer and poet Joe Peterson. Storyhead was a magazine devoted to the illustrated story. We edited, illustrated, composed, and promoted the magazine. We published and distributed 10 issues.

Albatross Press
Pioneer to Auckland by William Harold Cripps
Alter Ego by Mike Brehm

Freelance clients:
The University of Pennsylvania Press, Naval Institute Press, The University of Chicago Law School, The University of Chicago Press Journals Department, Regenstein Library at the University of Chicago