An SUU alumna who uses her graphic design skills to brand installations and exhibitions at major art museums and galleries, Danelle Cheney returns to the campus for a vibrant presentation entitled The Eight Best Pieces of Advice I Have Ever Been Given (That Are True). Her appearance is part of SUU’s Department of Art and Design’s weekly lecture series, Art Insights, and is scheduled for Thursday January 31st, 2013. The lecture begins at 7pm at Gilbert Great Hall, Hunter Conference Center. Admission is free and the general public is encouraged to attend.
A native to Utah, Danelle attended Southern Utah University where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and Photography. While a student, she worked for the College of Performing and Visual Arts at SUU as a designer, which inspired her to continue a career in the arts. This inspiration led to an internship at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), where she created graphics for the exhibition Memery: Imitation, Memory, and Internet Culture. Now currently employed at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Danelle has developed identities for numerous exhibitions and events such as Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth and the annual A Taste of Duveneck fundraiser. Her work consists of mainly print design and environmental graphics, with an emphasis on typography and photography. In her spare time, Danelle obsesses over typefaces and is currently in the final stages of designing her first font family which will be released via the Lost Type Co-op.