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educator , Graphic designer

Renee Claire Tafoya, American graphic designer, educator. Recipient design commission Santa Cruz County Cultural Council, l989, 90. Member Western Art Directors Club, Professional Ski Instructors American (instructor l978-80), North America Ski Instructors Association (head certified program l978-80), Alaska Setnet Association, Kvichak River Setnet Association (organizer, founder).

Background

Tafoya, Renee Claire was born on September 7, 1954 in Billings, Montana, United States. Daughter of Robert A. and M. Estelle (Strong) Tafoya.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design, San Jose State University, 1985.

Career

Graphic designer, various advertising agys. and corporations, California, l976-90;art director, The Express newspaper, Santa Cruz, California, l984-86;art director, Taste magazine, Santa Cruz, l986-87;art director, Monterey (California) Life magazine, l987;owner, principal, Renee Tafoya Design, Santa Cruz, Red Lodge, Montana, since 1987. Instructor graphic design University of California, Santa Cruz, l987-90. Consultant art director Apple Computer, Inc., 1990.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Designer book History of Steinbeck's Cannery Row, l986, A Miner's Christmas Carol, l988. Designer book cover Politics and Structure, l989.

Membership

Member Western Art Directors Club, Professional Ski Instructors American (instructor l978-80), North America Ski Instructors Association (head certified program l978-80), Alaska Setnet Association, Kvichak River Setnet Association (organizer, founder).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: kayaking, downhill skiing, travel, commercial fishing in Bristol Bay, Alaska.

Connections

father:
Robert A. Tafoya

mother:
M. Estelle (Strong) Tafoya