Richard Kolkman


---- 2001 - Today

Seriocomics; Indianapolis / Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

Projects include: Indianapolis 500 Festival, Subway, Atz Ice Cream, Deflecto, Peg Perego,

Kamaya, The Lincoln Museum, MacMillan Publishing, NAACP, Science Central, Phelps Dodge, Zimmer,

Indiana Historical Society, Oxford Financial Group and American Senior Communities


Macintosh proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, QuarkXPress, and Acrobat.

Pragmatic proofreader - knowledgeable in electronic pre-press, production, and archiving procedures.


Adept at protean graphic illustration, portraiture, storyboards and cartooning.

Illustrations for: City of Fort Wayne, Natural History magazine, BradyGames, and TwoMorrows

Comic research work: Jack Kirby Checklist Gold Edition

weekly comic strips: One Girl / Things from Nowhere

---- 2000 - 2001

SFX Entertainment / Clear Channel; Indianapolis, IN

Worked as an art director for TourDesign Creative Services on tour concepts including:

Janet Jackson, Robert Cray, Reba McEntire, Aerosmith, Rod Stewart, David Gray, Rammstein, Gallagher,

KISS, I Love Lucy 50th , John Mellencamp, Bon Jovi, Madonna, Mark Knopfler and Sting.



---- 1997 - 1999

Deflecto Corporation; Indianapolis, IN

Worked as a senior graphic designer with complete project responsibility for brand identity,

new product development, packaging, signage, and sales promotion.



---- 1988 - 1997

GBI Design; Indianapolis, IN

Worked as a graphic designer with complete project responsibility

from conception to print, including direct mail, corporate communications,

corporate identity, exhibit, marketing, packaging, product identity,

sales promotion and signage.


National account solutions for DiscoverCard, Amoco, Sears, Norwest,

NOVUS Credit Services, USLife, Bank One, Eli Lilly Co., General Electric,

The American Legion and The National Arthritis Foundation.




---- 1984 - 1988

Herron School of Art - Indiana University
; Indianapolis, IN

Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Communication

with emphasis on typography and graphic production.



1974 ----- 1980 - 1988

Seriocomics; Fort Wayne / Indianapolis, IN

Clients included North American Van Lines, State Farm Insurance, and GBI Design.

Published in The South Side Times, Indianapolis Monthly, City magazine, and The Sagamore.

1987, 1988, 1989 Indiana Collegiate Publication Awards; comic strip category