Linda Cranston

Graphic Design & Artistry



Over 30 years experience in the graphic arts world, with emphasis in print production. Specializing in the Adobe Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat utilizing the Macintosh.




Art Director
1987 – Present (30 years)
Art director for national trade publications. Responsible for identity and editorial design for Sign & Digital Graphics magazine. Work extensively in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Word and Acrobat on the Mac platform.


Graphic Designer
1982 – 1987 (5 years)
Typesetting, copywriting and design for local newspaper advertisements and inserts.





Art Institute of Colorado
Associate Degree, Graphic/Advertising Design
1982 – 1984



Honors & Awards


Winner - Shock Art Competition - Longmont, CO - 2016, 2017

3rd Place in Division - Boulder Legionnaire Newsletter Design Award - 2009

2nd Place - Mixed Media/Stained Glass - St. Stephens Art Show - 2007

Honorable Mention - Stained Glass - New Core Art Space T-shirt Exhibit - 2002

Judge - The IAA Awards (International Achievement Awards) - Fabric Art and Graphics Category - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016





Longmont Artists Guild Member
Newsletter Editor/Designer and Member: Denver Glass Artists Fellowship Newsletter Editor/Designer/Public Relations Director: Boulder American Legion Post 10



Linda Cranston





Original Paintings:




Professional graphic design with over 30 years experience.


Brochures, business cards, postcards, newsletters, advertisements, magazines, posters, retail packaging, t-shirt design, Photoshop retouching and more.


Original logo development to improve and enhance your company image.


Award winning stained glass design using the copper-foil technique.


Unique illustrations using a variety of media.

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