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fine artist , Graphic designer , art educator

David Neil Decker, American graphic designer, fine artist, art educator. Certified teacher, Illinois. Named Best Graphic Designer in Springfield, Illinois Times, 1997.

Background

Decker, David Neil was born on March 2, 1948 in Salem, Illinois, United States. Son of Darrell Neil and Melba Jean (Mann) Decker.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Education, Eastern Illinois University, 1970. Postgraduate in Education, Western Illinois University, 1972. Postgraduate in Communications, University Illinois, Springfield, since 1998.

Career

Art educator, Petersburg (Illinois)/Porta Cmty. Unit District # 202, 1970-1977;territorial representative, Dunn Paint Company, Springfield, 1977;sales associate, Stix, Baer & Fuller, Springfield, 1978;graphic artist, Myers Brothers, Springfield, 1979;director advertising, Black and Company, Decatur, Illinois, 1979-1982;supervising graphic designer, Illinois Department Commerce and Cmty. Affairs, Springfield, 1982-1992;freelance graphic designer, Springfield, 1993;associate director development and committee, SPARC, Springfield, since 1994.

Design consultant Rutledge Youth Foundation, Springfield, 1998. Lecturer in field.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher, Illinois.

Works

Membership

Hotline operator Contact Ministry, Springfield, 1979-1980. Den leader Cub Scouts, Danville, Illinois, 1980-1981. Peer counselor/adult psych Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, 1989-1995.

Board directors Springfield Art Association, 1996-1997. Member Springfield Art Association (board directors), Petersburg Education Association (vice president).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: decorative arts, fine crafts, interior decoration, travel, museum tours.

Connections

Married Mary Lou Lesch, May 30, 1969 (divorced June 1978). Children: Saul David, Sarah Dionne.

father:
Darrell Neil Decker

mother:
Melba Jean (Mann) Decker

spouse:
Mary Lou Lesch

children:
Saul David Decker

Sarah Dionne Decker