My Story

RESUME

ARTIST- STATEMENT

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Design is a way of life, a point of view. It involves the whole complex of visual communications: talent, creative ability, manual skill, and technical knowledge. Aesthetics and economics, technology and psychology are intrinsically related to the process.

~Paul Rand

Mission statement

I will continue to develop levels of understanding, intercommunication, and reach plateaus beyond the criteria in ability, experience, and knowledge.

Artist statement

“Once upon a desert bleak, while I sketch, contour line and ink,

Rummaging through the morgue and light box glow,

When I burn the midnight oil, by the recharging of the Apple…”



I can’t say that my art is different than anyone else’s, but I try to use lots of color. I believe that the use of color has a distinct impact on the people we love and come in contact with. I have experimented extensively with many different media and have brought it down to a few based upon time and expense. The am technically trained as an artist in many field of fine art, graphic arts, and drafting. I was told that maybe one should specialize, but I believe you will be more valuable if you can do many disciplines very well.

I have found this to be true. I have been working as a Senior Designer/Art Director for twenty years with success. I wish to continue this trend. I enjoy anything and everything about creativity. Professionally I have the ability to turn it on it a second. Evaluating the project and analytically and systematically from start to finish go through the process from conception to completion. This is a valuable tool when I am in a working environment. I am definitely a self-starter and can go into any work arena and hit the ground running. I am inspired by many things such as the small guy that make huge wave despite the odds. This is tremendously inspiring. My work has move inside and out, up and down to evolve as I am evolving.


The creative process is king.

“It is not the inspiration that drives us but the motivation that is created upon others.”

 

Many have an influence on the journey but some have a lasting impact and come from unlikely places. Some are not welcome but are undeniably sound in the logic. Finally, fine art and design give great pleasure, freedom, and purpose. It transcends and infects all other genres and makes the special people that much better. 

Resume

Ransom Murray

rmurray@asu.edu

Education

Arizona State University

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Tempe, Arizona

08/2018-2022

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Mohave Community College

Bullhead City, Arizona

04/2018

Associate of Arts

Al Collins Graphic Design School

Tempe, Arizona

04/1998

Bachelor of Arts

Selected Group Exhibition

Harry Wood Gallery

​​Winter Undergraduate Juried Exhibition

12/6/2019

Student Art Contest

MCC Campus

Bullhead City, Arizona

04/2017

Honor and Awards

Arizona State University

Herberger Institute Student Council-(Secretary)

Alpha Rho Chi, Satyros

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) at ASU

Dean's List 2019-2020

Mohave Community College

Deans List 2016, 2017, 2018

 

Mohave Community College

Phi Theta Kappa 2016

Officer-Secretary

Collections

“Adam”

Adam Hall

Bullhead City, Arizona 2016

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