Origins Resumé page 2


Principal Design Projects
History of Dayton Family

World’s Fair Exhibit for Pillsbury

Minnesota Pavilion

Jordan Millwork Company

Egger Structural Steel Company
corporate identities

Decor for 1969 Convention of International Chiefs of Police

Midwest Research Institute

Kansas City Missouri Police Department
public programs, annual reports, etc.

City of Kansas City, Missouri
city identity program


Professional Recognition
Honorary Doctor of Fine Art
The Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 1992

Master Teacher Award
Graphic Design Education Association, 1989

Honorary Graphic Designer
Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, 1983

Design for Society Award
Minnesota Graphic Designers Association, 1983

The Kern Institute Professor for Communications
Rochester Institute of Technology, 1974 - 1975

Baton Award
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, 1970

Purchase Award
Fourth Biennial of Prints and Drawings
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1956

Purchase Award
Second Exhibition of Contemporary Art
American Life Insurance Company, 1956


American Wood Types 1957 – 1969
published 1969, republished 1977

Trivets & Stands 1981 – 1991
published 1991

American Kitchenware in the Post Civil War Period 1870 – 1930
(in progress)

From 1983 to Present:
Collecting and researching kitchenware from post Civil War until 1930. Collected and cataloged roughly 1,500 items which now reside with the Arizona Historical Museum, Tempe Arizona. The collection has been assembled as a study collection, and research developed to support that concept. Currently working with museum staff to develop a web site displaying the collection and linking it to the research.

Ongoing Research of Visual Education and Educational Organization:The impact of educational organization and administrative definitions on faculty productivity and educational effectiveness.

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Trivets from Rob Roy's collection

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