Thank you for visiting my Design is Mine web site. I hope I can be of service for your design needs.
I am Sally Gentieu Welch and have been an artist all my life. In grade school I created the winning design in a township-wide school levy poster contest. In high school I was involved in the art club and was selected to travel and illustrate several historic sites at Gettysburg, PA to be given as prizes in a history essay contest. I graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Arts (art major) and from Bowling Green State University with a Master of Arts Degree in digital design. Before starting my teaching career at Owens Community College in 1989, I worked as the art director of a newspaper publishing firm, even setting hot lead type on a Ludlow machine before they switched to cold type.
In 1989 I was hired as the Curriculum developer and full time faculty for the new Computer Illustration and Electronic Publishing associates degree program at Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio (at the time known as Owens Technical College). The degree program included classes in desktop publishing using QuarkXPress and Aldus Pagemaker. The vector design programs taught were Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia Freehand and as the computer technology evolved at a rapid pace, the curriculum expanded to include video, web design, multimedia and more. Obviously Adobe Photoshop is a fundamental class, as well as Principles and Elements of Design and Typography. I retired in 2019, but continue to teach as an adjunct professor.
I have exhibited in the Toledo Artists juried May Show at the Toledo Museum of Art, the Perrysburg Area Artists juried Exhibition also at the Toledo Museum of Art, the “Who Do You Love” juried Exhibition at Owens Community College, as well as every annual Owens Community College Faculty Art Show.
Among awards and publishing achievements are: Second Prize O'Reilly PhotoShop Cookbook contest: Layers category Designed the new International Graphic Arts Education Association logo (IGAEA) Designed new logo for Owens Community College; Received awards for logo & newspaper design Designed the 96 page R/UDAT report for Northern Wood County in a whirlwind overnight session Third prize nationwide in dress design contest